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My web design checklist for going live

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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 […]
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How the web design process works

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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, […]
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What does web design actually cost?

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What does website design actually cost? I get asked this all the time and the answer is always the same: it really depends on what the website is going to do! Every website design project is different. Us web designers and web developers, we don’t quote projects up per page any more, those are days […]
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Clearing Default Field Values on Gravity Forms

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Clearing Gravity Forms default values on click I have recently started using the WordPress Gravity Forms plugin since I started at Toast Design as a Web Designer at the start of the year. It is a great plugin! I used to only use Contact Form 7 for web forms but now I can’t see myself […]
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Good design isn’t cheap, and cheap design isn’t good!

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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, […]
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Responsive website re-design for Hanwell House

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Website re-design for Hanwell House Hanwell House bed and breakfast in Banbury came to me in search of a website redesign of the existing static HTML/CSS website. They had the website design created by a friend back in 2008 but realised that the web has come on leaps and bounds since 2008. They have updated […]
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11 reasons why WordPress is better than a bespoke CMS website

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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 […]
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How do I move a WordPress site

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How do I transfer my WordPress site? I’ve had to move WordPress sites more times than I would like to imagine! It’s not a painful exercise but can be confusing if you are new to moving WordPress sites . This blog post will give you a step by step guide to migrate your WordPress website […]
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Cool, creative 404 error pages. Have you got one?

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Got a nice, effective 404 error page? Having a good 404 error page is something a lot of web design companies ignore or just simply forget about. Has your site got an error page? Sometimes it may not be your fault visitors landed on error pages, but being able to communicate and direct them back to the […]
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10 Web Design Tools Every Web Designer Should Be Using

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Amongst the many mince pies, beer and festive foods over the last two days I thought I would just fit in a quick blog post showcasing some tools that I have used every working day in 2012!  I have compiled a quick list of basic web design tools every web designer should be using.  Whether […]
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