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I have recently designed and built a new website for my own business Ridge Design.  It has been a great learning experience and has forced me to take some of the steps for my own business that I always advise my clients to take for theirs.  Looking at the same website every day can make it difficult to be objective about it's content and design so it was great to strip the website back to it's bare bones.  This allowed me to really...

Advantages of a Revamp A big advantage to a website revamp as opposed to a complete new build is the ability to keep your existing website online during the change process. If some of the website pages require a complete overhaul they can simply be saved in a draft format which means that the rest of the website can function as normal. The draft pages will only be accessible in their unpublished form to the people responsible for making...

Revamp of website - Part 4 A business website at it's most basic consists of a page or a series of pages which will describe your business, the services you provide and most importantly easily accessible contact details for any prospective clients. The content of the website will consist of images and text. Probably the most essential part of your website review will be a careful review of the text content. Don't just double check your text content, triple check it and if...

New website-Iago Design. I was really happy to have assisted artist Barry Bradshaw who is based right here in Wicklow town to build his website.  Iago Design is the name of Barry's business and he is primarily a printmaker and illustrator with some great prints available form his website, which can be viewed from here. The website is to act as a portfolio for Iago Design to be used by both retailers and clients who wish to purchase some prints....

Maintaining good website health. Good website maintenance is essential and will ensure optimal site performance. I have spoken in previous blogs about the ongoing maintenance required for the website content but this post is all about keeping your software up to date and doing all you can to ensure that your website doesn't get hacked or blacklisted. There are some simple tasks which should be performed every few months to ensure best website performance and security. If you are using a content management...

In my last blog I talked about the very first steps to be undertaken when revamping a website. So by this point we have: Decided how many pages are required. Figured out how the pages are to be displayed in the Navigation menu. Checked that all contact details are correct and easily found. Asked someone else to check our decisions so far. This is very important remember that it is potential clients who will be viewing the website not you. So what is the next step?...

So you are pretty sure that your business website needs a lot of work, the question is how much work and can a close look at your existing website give you the results that you need without spending a lot of time and money on a completely new build. There are some factors which will necessitate the designing and building of a brand new website. These will include some or all of the following items: A major change in technology. The way in...

I am really pleased to have built a new website for my business based here in Wicklow.  I have spent quite a bit of time over the last few weeks analyzing my own website to see how it has worked for me and where any improvements can be made.  I'm not quite there yet, a lot of the unseen work has still to be completed but so far so good, I am pleased with how it looks and hope that...

Before embarking on any revamp of your website it is important to spend some time analyzing your existing website and looking in detail at how it is presently working for your business and where any improvements can be made. Really this type of analysis should be completed every few months to ensure optimum website performance. Remember there is no point spending a lot of money on a website design and build and then just leaving it there unchanged for years. A...

As with all areas of your business it is important to keep your website up to date, this includes the design, text, images and layout.   If you answer yes to one or more of the questions listed below it might be time to look at a revamp. Has the website been regularly updated? Have the contact details changed? Have the text and images and website design and layout remained the same? How has your company evolved? Has the company merged with another business? Is it bigger or...