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We don’t need a web design agency - we have our own team!

If you’re lucky enough to have your own in-house website team you might assume that using an external web design agency is like bringing a polar bear to a picnic: it’s costly, unnecessary and introduces a whole lot of hassle.

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Evolution not revolution (how often should you redesign your website?)

How often do you redesign your website? Do you adopt a long-term view with your design agency to revisit, review and redesign your site in incremental steps on a regular basis?

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First impressions count – especially page impressions!

When a completely new visitor visits your website it’s a bit like a blind date. They type in your URL or click on your link with a sense of anticipation... then they set eyes on your homepage and form an instant impression about your whole website, your products and services, your organisation and your very future together based on this impression.

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Designing your brand

To build a great brand you need great design. Even if you are happy with a simple logo and plain packaging, quality design is still vital for the interaction you create with your customers.

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Blurred lines (the importance of a good Design Brief)

Whether it's a brief for the design of a brochure or a large web development project, a good design brief is hugely important

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Why your website should be hot and sticky

Your website needs to work harder to compete in keeping visitors on your site and returning regularly. To this end, content is king.

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What is Responsive Web Design and why should you have it?

By next year it’s expected that globally, mobile Internet use will surpass web access via desktops. Clearly the oncoming wave of mobile Internet usage is a tsunami – so if you want to embrace it you’ll need one site designed for computers and another version adapted for mobiles, right?

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P-p-p-picking up Penguin (Google’s latest search engine algorithms)

Hampshire web design firm Studio Republic give their take on the changes to Google's search engine ranking algorithms

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What makes a site search engine friendly?

What makes a site search engine friendly and what is the difference between search engine friendly and search engine optimisation?

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The website back end – out of sight but not out of mind!

Building a new website is a bit like buying a new car, it might look great with the sleekest, shiniest bodywork but if it’s only got a lawnmower under the bonnet the performance probably won’t live up to the good looks!

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