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06
June
2013

Responsive Website Design

on Thursday, 06 June 2013. Posted in Web Design


Now a requirement not an option!

Web design has always been a fast paced medium constantly changing as technology evolves. In the last couple of years we have seen this process quicken as tablets and smart phone flood onto the market. Initially designers focused on building separate mobile sites but as screen sizes expanded this quickly became impractical.

In response developers switched to a responsive approach where websites became flexible, adjusting to fit the screen they were being viewed on. Instead of having to pinch and zoom images and content blocks stacked neatly allowing users to easily scroll through the content.

14
March
2013

The benefits of using a local web design provider

Written by William Craig on Thursday, 14 March 2013. Posted in Web Design


When any business, large or small decides to improve their online presence through web design or online marketing there are plenty of options available to them in the market. It can be a difficult decision, from that company you saw with TV adverts to that friend of a friend who's a web designer and everything in between. It's important not to rush into any decisions as it's something you're going to want to get right first time!

So how do you decide?

Well I work for a small design agency so I'm always going to be bias towards choosing a local web design company, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm not right. Your website is going to be a huge investment for your firm and is a great opportunity for you to increase your market share. No matter what decision you make, no web designer is going to know your business as well as you do so the most important thing is communication and building a relationship with those who are going to create the face of your company online.

22
October
2012

6 Reasons to use a mate rather than a web designer!

on Monday, 22 October 2012. Posted in Web Design


1. They are cheaper and if family free

Good web design costs money! Web designers spend years studying all aspects of web design. We have premise, insurance, legitimate software and up to date computer to purchase before we start. Your mate down the road has no overheads as he is most likely working out of this bedroom.

2. They will provides unlimited revisions

It's true that we would normally only do a couple of revisions at the most, and in general we get it right first time. But if revisions are your thing then you will be in good hands.

03
August
2012

My time at Wombat so far

Written by Nadene Gemson on Friday, 03 August 2012. Posted in Latest News


As I've only been here for nearly a month, my knowledge on how to build websites is ever increasing and becoming more complex. Starting from simple tasks on understanding all the technical terms and tags, to installing the more crafty gadgets that appear within a site.

26
June
2012

Wombat Expands

Written by Jason Savage, Fraser Hannah on Tuesday, 26 June 2012. Posted in Latest News


Things have been getting rather busy at Wombat over the past few months so we thought it was time to take a natural step and find a new member of the team! After exploring serveral options we eventually found what we were looking for in the form of Nadene - our new apprentice:

29
October
2011

Choosing the right web design company

on Saturday, 29 October 2011. Posted in Web Design


Web design, like any business, has its sharks! The language can be technical and you can easily be confused or dazzled by a slick presentation. Thankfully there are few simple steps that can help you protect yourself from falling prey to unscrupulous web design companies.

Know your competition

Look at your competitors' websites and put yourself in the shoes of a customer. Are their websites easy to understand, do they leave you with unanswered questions? Do the websites convey a sense of trust or do they look thrown together? Web design is a visual medium and your website needs to look as professional as your competition if you are to be competitive.

17
August
2011

Is Google Eating Itself?

Written by Fraser Hannah on Wednesday, 17 August 2011. Posted in Search Engine Marketing, Internet


Content, content, content are Google’s watchwords. Create great content that users want and you will rank well in the search results.

It seems straight forward – Yes?

NO - far from it

Google appear to have thrown all that to the wind. For some time now I have noticed the huge rise in directory listings within the search results. I understand that directories have a place, but if I am looking to find a builder through Google, I want to find a builders website, not a directory listing this builder or that builder.

If I wanted a directory I would have typed Yell, Thompson or another such company into the search box.

11
July
2011

Beginners Guide to SEO (Part 2 - Keywords)

Written by Fraser Hannah on Monday, 11 July 2011. Posted in Search Engine Marketing


What are keywords?

Keywords are the search terms that you type into a search engine whenever you want to do a search. They can be a single word or a number of words, depending on what you are looking for.

How to discover your keyword!

The best way to discover the best keywords for your website is to go through each page individually and write down the keywords that you would use to find that page. Try to be as creative as possible don’t just stick to the obvious try to think out of the box. Try to think of phases rather than just one or two words as the more specific you can be the easier it is to target your customers.

The next step is to ask / bribe your friends, family, collogues, neighbors kids, in fact anyone you can possibly get, to do the same.

Take all the keyword suggestions and add them into a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, this will allow you to filter your keywords to display them in a number of ways.

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