Websites for £250? Is that too good to be true?

How does the idea of having your very own custom-designed website for just £250 sound? If you’re a charity or community group just getting started, or your current website needs an overhaul, this offer is just for you. For just £250, I will work with you to create a professionally-built WordPress website with five pages,…

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Making your website work better with screen readers

picture of a blind asian woman in a blue and black dress using a screen reader

My last post was all about getting text to look clear for people with visual impairments, so this time I’m going to take it one step further and talk about making your website work better with screen readers, and with virtually no technical knowledge. I should qualify that by saying that there are techy things…

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How to make your website more legible

dictionary definition of legibility: the fact of being easy to read, or the degree to which something is easy to read

  When it comes to website accessibility, most people’s first thought is that it means catering for visitors who use screen readers. Whilst this is true (and will be something I discuss in another post), designing for accessibility also includes designing for those with more minor visual impairments. For example: Most people are visually impaired…

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What Is A Parallax Website And Do You Need One?

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Wikipedia definition: Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines Due to foreshortening, nearby objects show a larger parallax than farther objects when observed from different positions, so parallax…

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Is there a quick way to speed my site up?

Site speed ups can be very complicated and involve a lot of tweaking, but if your site is loading really slowly have a look at the filesizes of the images on your pages. A large filesize will slow your site down considerably, particularly on mobiles which have restricted bandwidth. You should be aiming for images…

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Creative Calligraphy wins top UK Calligraphy Blog and Website in 2018

The very lovely and very talented Angela Reed has just been named as the top calligraphy blogger in the UK by Feedspot, coming top in the category ‘UK Calligraphy Blog and Website in 2018’. Feedspot is an online content reader, designed to help people keep an eye on their favourite blogs and websites in the…

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Seven steps to successful website design

Building a successful website is both an art and a science. And, like other sorts of design, it needs cooperation and understanding between me, the designer, and you, the client. No matter how sleek and powerful your new website is, it is a failure if you don’t like it or it doesn’t meet your requirements.

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Accelerated Mobile Pages – why speed matters

If (like me) you’re obsessed with understanding search engine rankings, you may have heard about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). But what is this mysterious AMP? In a nutshell, it’s a way of writing a web page using a slightly modified version of HTML and CSS – HTML-lite, if you will – that is designed to…

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Responsive web design

WHAT IS RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN? Responsive Web Design is a collection of techniques that allow a website to flex and adapt to the size of screen it’s being viewed on. Someone opening your site on a small smartphone will be shown the same site as the person opening it on their laptop but the site…

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