The Mobile-Friendly Test — is your website responsive?

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Learn more about Google’s latest algorithm update, known as ‘Mobilegeddon’. Is your website mobile friendly in Google’s eyes? And does it need to be?

Web design usability best practice: support your users

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Convincing people to pass their personal information on to you can be difficult. This isn’t just because it’s laborious, but also because of issues surrounding trust and privacy. This is why it’s so important to use best practice in web form design in order to reduce friction points and maintain user trust.

Optimising images for the web

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Images are a great thing to add to your website. They add colour, catch the eye, and help to break up long blocks of text. But the first rule of using images on the web effectively is to use them sparingly. The second rule is to make sure they’re as small (in terms of file size) as possible. Read this tutorial to learn more about optimising images for the web.

Use your website to build a mailing list: a beginners tutorial

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.

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 […]

How to choose a domain name for your business: a beginners tutorial

Choosing a brand name is difficult enough. But it can be even harder to pick up a domain that encapsulates your brand, is memorable and easy to type, and most importantly — still available! But what hurdles will you need to clear in order to find the right domain name for your business?