Why can’t I have a links page on my website?

Chain link fence, symbolising hyperlinks.

The links page is dead. And reciprocal links are dead too. However good the offer might seem, however well-intentioned the advice given to you by your friend might’ve been, however well your competitors’ website might seem to be doing, do not under any circumstances create a page full of links. Read on to find out why…

A beginner’s guide to #NorfolkHour

#NorfolkHour is a tweetchat — a real-time conversation that takes place between Twitter users. But getting started with tweetchats can be tricky. Find out how to get the most out of #NorfolkHour.

Does my business need a bespoke WordPress theme?

An example of one of our bespoke WordPress web designs

At EggCup Web Design we aim to build websites to suit most budgets. We build the majority of our sites using WordPress, which is already a cost-effective content management platform in itself. But if you run a small business or startup and have a limited budget, one of the key considerations when it comes to price is whether to use a ready-made off-the-shelf theme or opt for a custom-built solution instead.

Top Tips for Small Business Time Management

There aren’t enough hours in the day! How often do you find yourself saying that? The chances are, if you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, you say it a lot. But why is that? Let’s have a look at five easy ways you can manage your time more efficiently…

Use your website to build a mailing list

British Edwardian Postbox -- how many people are on your mailing list?

If you aren’t currently using your website to build a mailing list, you really are missing a trick. At EggCup Web Design we understand the power of social media and use it everyday to build relationships with new clients. But despite what the doomsayers might say, email definitely isn’t dead.

A free website: what is the true cost?

Black and white die

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?

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

Small Business Saturday

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.