8 Reasons bespoke WordPress themes are better than bought themes

8 Reasons bespoke WordPress themes are better than bought themes

1) SEO Bought themes are often full of unnecessary code for features that you will never use, making them SEO-unfriendly. 2) Low Standards The majority of bought themes fail to follow the basic HTML standards eg. the proper use of H tags, minification of css/javascript etc. 3) Security Often bought theme developers combine plug-ins with […]

10 Reasons Visitors Dislike Your Website

10 Reasons Visitors Dislike Your Website

We have a wealth of experience of website design, so we thought we would compile a quick guide of the design “no-nos” for your website… 1) Slow page loading times Slow websites not on frustrate the visitor but also creates a bad impression. Visitors will abandon your site and go elsewhere. Almost 50% of consumers […]

Logo Design Tips

Logo Design Tips

Keep a logo design simple Simplicity makes a logo more versatile and memorable. A less fussy logo design is also easier to recognise and has the added benefit of making it easier to reproduce in different media (eg a full colour complex logo will cost more to embroider on clothing than a simple design that […]

Print Advertising Design Hints

Print Advertising Design Hints

There are many different ways to ensure that your print advertising design works as well as possible. Initially you must make a decision on your message and what it is that you would like to offer the reader. Here are a few ideas and hints from us, the Peak Districts number one advertising and design […]

Catalogue design hints and tips

Catalogue design hints and tips

In this digital age, where many try to convince us that ‘print is dead’, product catalogues are still a very much alive. They are still a very effective marketing tool and are a great compliment to an ecommerce website. A catalogue will often drive traffic to it and add credibility to a business. Also, after […]

Creating a successful catalogue design

Creating a successful catalogue design

Today’s marketplace is very competitive. The ranges of products offered by competitors is often very similar on both price and quality (often being the very same product from the same supplier). This is when good design and promotion will prevail. Creating the desire for your products above those of your competitors. Creating demand through good […]

Tips to promote and grow your business (Part 2)

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Tips to promote and grow your business (Part 2)

Following on from our previous blog, here are a few more ideas on how to promote your business for little or no cost: Professional business cards and stationery These are vital to promote a good image for your business, so do some bendy cheap Vistaprint type cards from a template will give the impression you […]

Tips to promote and grow your business (Part 1)

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Tips to promote and grow your business (Part 1)

Whether you’ve been in business for decades or are a fresh start-up, here are a few proven promotional and marketing strategies that will help your company or organisation gain new customers without “breaking the bank”: Planning is everything! Work out who your best prospective customers are and establish the best way to reach them. The […]