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Tips for creating a website development specification

Tips for creating a website development specification

For anyone who’s worked in the website, software or application development industry for more than five minutes, I shouldn't need to explain the need for a really good specification.  It ensures...

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How to make your design feedback super-effective

How to make your design feedback super-effective

How can you ensure your design feedback process doesn't get stuck in an endless loop? Here are our top tips....

As the client in a website design project, you might be forgiven for thinking...

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Things everyone should know

Things everyone should know

There are lists all over the internet of things everyone should know. From wilderness survival skills, to everyday "life hacks". For my money, you should know how to listen, how to put yourself in...

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Does it matter if my website is fast?

Does it matter if my website is fast?

Website speed - who cares? We're not on dial-up any more, right? So everyone's using broadband, and some people (who don't live out in the sticks like I do) have fibre connections, and really all...

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Why it hurts your business if your tech website isn't mobile friendly

Why it hurts your business if your tech website isn't mobile friendly

There’s not much excuse these days to have a site that’s not optimised for mobile. And yet, we still regularly see technology websites that are not. So, at the risk of repeating things that have...

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What you should put on your website (and what you shouldn’t)

What you should put on your website (and what you shouldn’t)

I’ve been creating and working with websites for over a decade now. And one of the things that I always see people struggle with, is content.  Companies will engage an agency to redevelop their...

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Should my website be on HTTPS? (Tip: the answer is yes)

Should my website be on HTTPS? (Tip: the answer is yes)

What is HTTPS, and why do I need it? To find out if your website should be using a secure protocol to limit the chance of data theft, read on...

Recently, Google has announced that newer...

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How to make sure your technology website builds credibility

How to make sure your technology website builds credibility

If you’re marketing in the B2B tech sector, you’ll know that tech websites generally have a range of goals: to inform, to educate, to build the brand, to build a community, to attract investment,...

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5 easy ways to improve your website today

5 easy ways to improve your website today

This post will help you make your website better. It doesn't take long to read, and it's things you can do right now.

Everyone’s got a website. But most of us are caught in a cycle of ‘update...

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How to write better website content

How to write better website content

Writing more effective website copy is all about keeping it short and keeping it simple. Find out how with our 4 quick tips to improve your web copy.

Writing for the web is a particular art,...

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Four easy ways you can use the psychology of persuasion to improve your website

Four easy ways you can use the psychology of persuasion to improve your website

A look at how understanding the peculiarities of human behaviour can help you to make your website more successful for your business.

Most of us, when we look at our own websites, don’t think...

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Don't stick with bad stock - how to find great free images for your website

Don't stick with bad stock - how to find great free images for your website

A website design can stand or fall on its imagery. It’s possible to make a website beautiful in lots of ways, but trying to make one without any photography of at all is kind of a tall order....

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Better passwords that you can actually remember

Better passwords that you can actually remember

The protection of data is key to the internet. Here at Freshleaf we have put a great deal of time into making our password protected areas as secure as possible using the most up-to-date and...

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How to brief a web design agency

How to brief a web design agency

So there’s a feeling within the company that the website needs a re-think. You need to find someone to do the job, and it needs to be someone you feel you can trust – and then you need to...

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Security, vulnerabilities and best practice

Security, vulnerabilities and best practice

Style over substance has been an Achilles heel of company websites for too long. Quite rightly, there’s a lot of emphasis placed on how something looks and how it feels to a user, but what about...

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