A free website: what is the true cost?

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As a small business owner myself I understand the pressures small businesses are under and I know how hard it can be to find a suitable budget for your company’s website. A well-intentioned friend might generously offer to build you a website for free, but are you sure you’ll actually get good value?

Build your mailing list by building trust

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As website owners we have very little time to earn the trust of our visitors. Just one little slip-up can damage a fledgling relationship beyond repair. Always remember that your website visitors are only a click away from hitting that ‘back’ button and disappearing forever. Don’t undermine user trust to […]

Usability: the importance of user feedback in user interface design

An example of physical user interface design -- machine tool operator panel with push buttons.

A user interface should inspire confidence in the user. It should always offer them an escape route if things go wrong. The iPhone home button does this perfectly, so why don’t Macs have eject buttons?

New year, new start, new website!

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To celebrate the new year we treated ourselves to a new website! We’ve made improvements to the custom design, load speed, and search engine optimisation. Read on to find out more, and how we could help you too.

Give the gift of knowledge this Christmas

Scratch the cat -- the Scratch mascot.

Just recently, I wrote a simple shell script with my son. Whilst that is more difficult than using Scratch (I am a programmer after all), the point is that we both had fun, we both learnt something, and we solved a problem together.

Do what you do best, and don’t let others do it for you

Book cover: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh.

As the founder of a web design company, you might be surprised to learn that I myself am regularly approached by other companies who offer web design services too. Their offering is simple: they are happy to act as subcontractors for my own work, and they claim they can build […]

Join us for Small Business Saturday UK

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In the UK, small businesses account for nearly two-thirds of private sector employment and almost half of private sector turnover. Between us, we make a significant contribution to the UK economy, and I think that’s something worth celebrating in its own right.

But I also think small businesses have something distinct to offer that sets them apart from larger companies. With a small trader, nine times out of ten you’ll find yourself face-to-face with the person who owns the business.

New Twitter image previews in feeds: a beginners tutorial

IFTTT: If Instagram then Twitter

Twitter has been making quite a few changes to its web platform and mobile apps recently. If you’re a bit of a business and web geek like me, then you’ll know it’s all because of their proposed IPO. But how can you make the most of those changes to benefit your business?

Do you Buy Local in Norfolk?

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EggCup Web Design has recently joined Buy Local Norfolk, and has been certified as a business that is not only local to Norfolk, but that also buys from other Norfolk businesses. Naturally, we’re also proud to supply to other Norfolk-based businesses too!

How did you think of the name “EggCup Web Design”?

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I knew you’d ask that! You’d be amazed by how often people ask that question. Wonder no more — read on to find the answer!