Designing a website can be a complex and challenging task, even for experienced designers. With so many elements to consider, it’s easy to make mistakes that can negatively impact user experience and business results. To help you avoid these common errors, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 mistakes made when designing a website. From poor site speed to bad SEO, we’ll cover the most critical mistakes and provide tips for avoiding them. Whether you’re a seasoned web designer or just starting, this post will provide valuable insights and advice for creating a website that looks great and performs even better.
If you’re in the market for a new website one of the initial steps will be to shop around for quotes. There is no standard template for web design agencies to respond to quotes so it can be difficult for you to understand what the quote entails. The quote itself will show you the estimated price, but that doesn’t tell you what you’re getting for that price.
With this in mind we have created a list of questions that you should ask as part of your quote request. This should help you identify how much bang you’re getting for your buck.
WordPress is the most popular website content management system in the world and powers a reported 34% of all the worlds websites – that’s over 75 million sites! So it should come as no surprise that here at ClearSoft, we have a number of WordPress sites in that 75 million.
WordPress is robust, extendable, usable and has a vibrant community constantly working on enhancements and new features. Many of the top websites in the world such as TED, CNN, People Magazine, UPS amongst others use it as their chosen platform.
With great popularity comes great threats. Given the scale of its user base, it can be very attractive for hackers to probe for back doors into this system – and they succeed regularly. And when they succeed once, it’s very easy for them to propagate an attack to hit millions of WordPress installations around the world. The WordPress development community is in a constant ongoing battle to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.
Today we’re delighted to launch our new logo which is a revamped version of our old logo. The logo also features our new slogan
“Making The Web Work For You”
However this is more than a slogan, this is our purpose. But what does it mean?
Hackett Fireplaces & Stoves are a Gorey based business covering Dublin, Wicklow, Carlow & Kilkenny. We’ve been working with them over the last while to upgrade their existing site.
This week we’re delighted to launch their new site and it can be seen at the link below:-
See the result here
These are tough times and an a personal level I hope this message finds you all well. As business owners we’re all expecting certain challenges but nothing could have prepared business across Ireland (and the world) for the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. This is a really testing time for all of us and indeed some businesses may not survive through this, and the ones that do survive will most likely take a hit over the coming months.
This post is mostly cantered about why I don’t like online website builders. Am I biased? Of course I am! Is a part of me jealous of these companies? Sure. Is the technology impressive? Absolutely. Am I a website snob? Maybe ….
That said, I genuinely don’t believe these solutions are good for most businesses for a number of reasons that I’ll outline here. But first we must go back in time to 2006.
I established ClearSoft in 2006 and had visions of developing a product that would provide an affordable set of tools for non-technical people to create a website from nothing. This system would be web based and while it would work for sports clubs, community organisations and personal sites – it was specifically aimed at small business. Sound familiar?
One of the key decisions when shopping for a website is value for money. You can pay from as little as a couple of hundred euros to tens of thousands of euros. One thing to be careful of is understanding that the terms ‘value for money’ and ‘cheap’ are very different things.
All websites are not equal in the same way that all cars are not equal. If you were in the market for a reliable & safe family car, you wouldn’t open up a search engine and type in ‘Cheap cars for sale’. I think most people would have a fair idea on what makes and models they had in mind and this would shape their budget. So if you want a brand new German jeep, you’ll have different expectations and search parameters than if you wanted a second hand family saloon. You’ll see the difference between both – shapes, colours, comfort, technical features, power etc.
The same tells aren’t necessarily visible in a website. So when it comes to a website (and let’s stay with the car theme here), you may be in the market for nice new Mondeo but if you don’t ask the right questions, you could easily buy a 15 year old Fiesta that has 4 bald tires, a rusting engine and no NCT!
From time to time you may see the terms web design and web development intermingled and while they may be related, they are very different concepts.
Web design is the process of laying out web pages. Where to put the text, the images, the logo, the buttons – which fonts to use etc. A good web designer will have the skills to make the page attractive, intuitive and provide an overall good user experience.
Molloy Architecture is a Gorey based firm with expertise in a wide range of projects from residential, commercial, extend / renovate to government funded projects. They wanted a clean design for their website that reflected their business values.
https://www.MolloyArchitecture.ie went live today and we wish them the best with this content management website