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How to choose the right web design company for your next project

13 MAY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

If you’re totally new to website design, choosing the right partner to help you bring your vision to life can feel like a daunting prospect. There’s a lot you need to consider, which is why I’ve put together a checklist of the things you need to bear in mind when you’re researching the perfect web design agency or freelancer for you...

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5 of the best Wordpress plugins

08 MAY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Because Wordpress is an open-source platform, developers of all skillsets are able to contribute their own ideas to the global Wordpress community – and over time, this has resulted in the creation of a whole library of software that can be used to extend the functionality of a basic platform. From downloadables that will help you protect your CMS, to...

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How much should your start-up business website cost?

17 APRIL 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

We’re all in business – which means we all want to get a great deal on the service or asset we’re investing in. In a highly competitive economy that’s increasingly based online, it’s completely understandable that entrepreneurs want as much bang for their buck as possible when they are ready to invest in their new website. Bu...

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Why you need a strong brand before you start designing your website

01 APRIL 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Not every company has the time – or the money – to think too deeply about their branding. I find this especially true for start-ups. There’s so much else to think about during the launch stage that developing a great sense of branding often gets pushed to the side in favour of registering trademarks, finding a suitable office space and re...

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Personal branding...

19 MARCH 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

... it’s the new buzzword in business, but what does it actually mean? A new phrase has been circulating fiercely through our business circles for the last couple of years – but what really is personal branding, and how am I incorporating this new trend into my work as a graphic designer and brand identity specialist? Let’s start at the...

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10 of the biggest web design trends for 2019

26 FEBRUARY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Have you been wondering what’s in store for web design in 2019? Well, to satisfy your curiosity, I've put together a list of the 10 hottest web design trends for this year. It’ll be interesting to see how many designers start incorporating these cutting-edge practices into their work, and of course how their ideas are received by the peopl...

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Are Wordpress websites secure?

14 FEBRUARY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

There’s been a lot of talk recently of Wordpress vulnerabilities. From email salary scams to scam-injecting malware that looks shockingly legitimate to the untrained eye, a new Wordpress security concern appears to be emerging every week! If you’ve been thinking of investing in a beautiful new Wordpress while for a while now and you’ve be...

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5 key benefits of working with a graphic design support partner

28 JANUARY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Picture the scene. You’re the owner of a marketing agency, and you’ve had an enquiry from your dream client. The conversation is flowing - you feel that they’re really buying into your pitch, and you’re confident that you and your team will be able to do a great job for them. You’re so close to convincing them you’re th...

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New year, new brand.

08 JANUARY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Why January is the best time to invest in your corporate identity. Welcome back to business, everyone! I hope you managed to grab at least a little bit of much-needed time off with family and friends over the festive break. Spending some time away from the inner workings of your business over Christmas has probably got you thinking about what you want ...

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Is Clacton-on-Sea fast becoming Essex’s new business hub?

17 DECEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

It was once the go-to traditional seaside resort for residents of Essex and London – but throughout the last few decades, Clacton-on-Sea has grown to become much more than a holiday destination. More and more companies are choosing to set up shop in Clacton, and as a result, the economy here has never been so strong! So why is Clacton-on-Sea becomin...

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