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Feb
14
2019
Client Advice
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6 ways to manage the biggest cost influencing factors of a website project

Understandably it’s a very common question. However, here’s why there’s no simple answer, and how you can influence the bottom line.
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Barry Fisher - Director

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Barry Fisher

Technical Director
Oct
2
2018
Client Advice
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ROI Focused Websites: 8 questions you should ask before engaging a web design agency

The first article in our Return on Investment (ROI) series asks 8 important questions that will determine your success.
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Barry Fisher - Director

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Barry Fisher

Technical Director
Sep
11
2018
Client Advice
Drupal Tech
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What is Pattern Lab and why should I care about it?

Our front-end developer discusses why you and your business should be considering Pattern Lab for your next Drupal project.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jul
10
2017
Client Advice
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15 Stunning Free & Creative Commons Stock Photography Websites

As the internet matures we're realising the value of free content & tech so I went on a mission to find 15 free and creative commons stock photography websites.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jan
26
2017
Client Advice
Drupal Tech
Technology
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Drupal and SEO: A fly-by tour

Drupal is absolutely the best CMS platform when it comes to SEO, but our clients don't seem to be aware of this so we finally decided to break it down.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jun
1
2016
Client Advice
Drupal Tech
Technology
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12 SEO Essentials for a better ranking (with Drupal top tips)

SEO. Search engine optimisation. Where to begin with the elusive task of search engine optimisation, around which an entire industry has formed?
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Feb
24
2016
Client Advice
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Websites as an Investment Part 4: What happens if I wait?

The clock is ticking and time is money. It turns out that delaying your new website could actually be costing you money. We try and break down why that is.
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Julia Krajewska - Product Manager

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Julia Krajewska

Product Manager
Feb
17
2016
Client Advice
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Websites as an Investment Part 3: What will it cost?

Some web agencies will charge you £1000 and others £10000 but why? What's the difference? We try and break down the true costs and value of building a website.
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Julia Krajewska - Product Manager

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Julia Krajewska

Product Manager
Feb
10
2016
Client Advice
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Websites as an Investment Part 2: The 5 rules of selecting a web team

When you start thinking about your new website, you'll need to select a team who will drive success. Here are some great tips on how to do that.
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Julia Krajewska - Product Manager

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Julia Krajewska

Product Manager
Feb
3
2016
Client Advice
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Websites as an Investment Part 1: What exactly do I need?

When it comes to building a new website you'll need to think 'plan' before you think about 'budget'. What do you need to do to get ready to take the leap?
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Julia Krajewska - Product Manager

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Julia Krajewska

Product Manager
Jan
25
2016
Client Advice
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Responsive Design Part 4: Overcoming the drawbacks of responsive

Are there any drawbacks of responsive design and if so what can we do to minimise the impact? We explore many of the concerns we've heard from clients.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jan
18
2016
Client Advice
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Responsive Design Part 3: The seven deadly sins of responsive

Responsive design can be good, but sometimes it can go bad and even ugly. We explore the 7 deadly sins of responsive design. It's not going to be pretty!
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jan
11
2016
Client Advice
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Responsive Design Part 2: Why do I need responsive website design?

Responsive design isn't just a fad that will fade away. In fact it will make a tremendous difference to your online presence in ways you might not imagine.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jan
4
2016
Client Advice
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Responsive Design Part 1: What is responsive website design?

Everyone and their cat has a responsive website now don’t they? But what is a responsive website? We'll arm you with all the information you need.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Nov
4
2015
Client Advice
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Why you need a Branding Document

Your brand is the face of your business, and you need to be thinking and laying down rules about how your brand is communicated to your customers.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Feb
28
2011
Client Advice
Drupal Tech
Technology
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Drupal in a nutshell

What is Drupal? Why should you use Drupal? Is it really free? Why would it be free? Our quick overview of the benefits of Drupal will get you up to speed.
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Barry Fisher - Director

Written by

Barry Fisher

Technical Director