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SEO – there is so much more than blogging…

Posted by Laurence, on July 2, 2018.

As part of an SEO campaign, fresh content can be posted in numerous forms; news, insights, white papers, how to guides, case studies etc. It is hugely important to have fresh content on any website. Why would Google rank a website that hasn’t been updated since 2015, for example, when competitor XYZ has new content, […]

The Ultimate WordPress Website Launch Checklist

Posted by Laurence, on October 19, 2015.

The ultimate WordPress website launch checklist Ah, there’s nothing quite like the day you launch a new WordPress website. All the weeks and months (hopefully not years!) you’ve spent planning, coordinating, organising, designing and developing are finally finished and it’s time to unveil your website – your work, even if it’s for a client—to the […]

Do I offer a WordPress Design Service?

Posted by Laurence, on June 18, 2015.

WordPress Design Service My website development tool of choice is WordPress, an open source piece of software that powers millions of websites around the world. It’s the only website CMS (Content Management System) that I build websites with. This site is of course built on…WordPress. As well as building WordPress sites I occasionally get asked “Laurence, do […]

WordPress Web Design Banbury

Why WordPress for website design?

Posted by Laurence, on May 20, 2014. Tags: , , ,

Why you should use WordPress for your website design. WordPress is undoubtedly one of the best website systems available, used by millions of blogs, websites and e-commerce websites across the web.  Approximately 18% of all websites online are built on WordPress. It isn’t easy to start developing for WordPress if you don’t have background knowledge […]

My web design checklist for going live

Posted by Laurence, on May 10, 2014.

All of a sudden the site you have been working on for months is approved and the client wants it live. However, things can still go horribly wrong if you are not prepared. We’ve all been there. After weeks and even months of development, meetings, conference calls, protracted arguments over typography, imagery, colour schemes and […]

How the web design process works

Posted by Laurence, on May 1, 2014. Tags: , ,

My web design process Today anyone can design a website, but not everyone should and not everyone can build them to a high standard. Anyone can build a template site using an online generator but will it get you found and will it bring in business? Building a website is more than just design, code, […]

Good design isn’t cheap, and cheap design isn’t good!

Posted by Laurence, on June 2, 2013. Tags: , , ,

Good design isn’t cheap, and cheap design isn’t good Design requires an understanding of the value of design beyond trendy styles, a knowledge of who you are, and a trust in me as a design professional to craft effective solutions at an affordable price. Since each web design project is different in terms of requirements, […]

11 reasons why WordPress is better than a bespoke CMS website

Posted by Laurence, on April 12, 2013. Tags: , , , ,

11 reasons why WordPress is better than a bespoke CMS website I have just had my second Brighton SEO conference over the last two days and after having a discussion with another SEO’er I wanted to write a quick blog post about why we should use open source systems for web development. Here are 11 […]