A selection of web design posts on website creation
Web design case study - DHBathrooms
Find out how I took over an existing website for a new client, improved and optimised it, and helped it to generate more leads for his business.
Find out how I took over an existing website and helped it to generate more leads for the business.
Cheap websites - What can you expect?
A low cost website could save you money and be ideal if you want something simple and your business doesn't depend on it. But be aware of what you might get!
Cheap websites - What to expect
International ecommerce websites
Some advice for businesses engaged in international ecommerce from a guy with more than 20 years in the industry.
Some advice for businesses engaged in international ecommerce.
Web design principles checklist
Here are some guidelines for building a website which could prove useful, whether you're building your own website or having someone else do it for you.
Here are some guidelines and things to consider when building a website.
What is User Testing?
One of the mains benefits of website user testing is to find out what visitors to your website really think. Is it intuitive enough for people to use? Will they stay and buy, or leave in frustration?
New website or marketing campaign? What do customers really think?
Website or Facebook? Do I need both?
Why do many businesses also have a website if they're already on Facebook? Having a website and Facebook page has its benefits, as they both have their strengths and could really help to broaden your reach.
Why would you want a website AND a Facebook page?
Is your website slow to load?
Websites can often be slow because of the way they have been built. Some causes of poor website speed are discussed here. You'll be pleased to know that some of the fixes are pretty simple!
Websites are often slow because of the way they have been built.
Preparing images for websites
Even though most websites are responsive (designer fit multiple screen sizes), poor image use on websites is a common problem which can cause problems with pay layout and page load times.
How to avoid some common pitfalls when selecting website images.
Buyer Personas and User Stories
How can buyer personas help us focus on what our customers want from our websites and our businesses?
How customer personas can help us focus on target customers.
Responsive websites. What are they?
Learn what responsive websites are, and get to understand some of the common problems which many web designers overlook which building websites.
What are responsive websites and why are they important?
Is your website mobile friendly?
With over 80% of internet users using mobile devices to surf the web, not having a mobile friendly website could be losing you business.
Not having a mobile friendly website could be losing you business.
Why page speed is important
Let's understand why page speed is important some of the things you can do to improve how quickly your website loads.
Why is my website slow? What can I do to speed up my website?
Website builders and slow web pages
Why are many websites which have been built with web page builders such as WordPress and Wix slow and don't work well on mobiles?
Why do many WordPress websites not work well on mobiles?
Websites That Add Value
Can a cheap website really save me money and add value to my business?
Can a website add value to my business?
Cheap Websites - Are there hidden costs?
What is the cost of a website and why are some websites so cheap whilst others cost many £1000's?
How much should a website cost?
What is a web page builder?
There are many
no code website builders or
web page builders
available. Some are free with restrictions, some have tiered monthly charges, but all have limitations. Let's explore...
What is a website builder? Are website builders free?
Web form security
How can unscrupulous and malicious web form submissions be reduced or managed?
How does Targa handle web forms containing malicious content?
Know your H1 and TITLE tags
Even just a little understanding about the importance of H1 and TITLE tags can have an impact on website's search engine performance.
The H1 and TITLE tags have a lot of influence on your search engine results.
Should you display prices on your website?
If a potential customer is trying to find out how much you charge, wouldn't it help if you were to display prices on your website ?
Should you display prices on your website?
Web Design and SEO Resources
A selection of links to recommended websites, posts and resources relating to web design SEO, etc.
Links to selected websites, posts and resources about web design and SEO.
About Daron Harvey:
I'm the founder of Targa Web Solutions, specialising in website management, testing, auditing, troubleshooting & consultancy.
I began building websites way back in 1996, and I'm now in my 27th year of professional website production, testing and eCommerce best practices, including management of large multi-lingual multi $Billion global websites. Note: AI was neither needed or used to write the content on this page!