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Web Design

Dorset Web Design News from the superhero agency. Chris Ryu has been building websites for huge brands for over 15 years. Poole and Bournemouth represent our biggest client bases. Read our free SEO Tips below.

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WordPress Plugin Addiction

WordPress Plugin Addiction is on the rise but what is it? What are the signs and symptoms? Let us explain…As a child, and even sometimes today with Apple or other technology, I had the affliction of ‘shiny new toy’ disease.Put simply, anything new dominated my attention for a few days/weeks/months and sometimes longer (but that was rare) and then, I’d discard said toy/technology in favour of whatever caught my eye next.Now, we at...

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How to force your website to use https and SSL

You may have noticed that most website addresses start with https these days.This means that the site has an SSL certificate or Secure Sockets Layer, which means that data sent from the website and back again is encrypted and can’t be tampered with. You’re probably used to seeing this sort of thing when doing online banking or shopping on the web.So, aside from actually getting an SSL for your domain, which you definitely...

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WEB DESIGN: The web design process

Over the years there’s been a rapid growth in offerings from the likes of Wix, GoDaddy and 1&1 that seemingly allow you to create a functioning website - all without a professional web designer.The web design process isn't as simple or as easy as they sometimes make it sound, if it’s done properly. Find out how it works with Dorset Tech - the Dorset Web Design experts.Some people think that web design is...

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Why You Should use WordPress to Power Your Website

It’s certainly true that when trying to decide what will power your website, there’s a lot of different systems to choose from- but here we’ll tell you why you should use WordPress.No doubt as you talk to different web developers and designers, many will suggest something different. Some will swear by the holy grail of Magento. Others, it’s Drupal or die. You even get one or two who will suggest a custom built...

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Building Websites Advice: Why WordPress?

When it comes to building websites, it quickly becomes clear there’s a lot of different solutions. It’s easy to be confused on what’s what. Indeed, here at Dorset Tech, our in-house team of superheroes can build websites on a range of different systems.But one of the best platforms for building websites, and also one that’s great on a budget is WordPress. Did you know that a third of ALL websites worldwide are built...

Why won’t my Gmail SMTP work any more?

Why won't my Gmail SMTP work any more? While gmail is probably the most popular email provider, there have been some changes that make it harder to set up emails on some items - a prime example being your website. Some users report only being able to get a business email account managed by gmail to work by paying for the G-suite. Try this first though:In Google Mail, you must allow "less secure" apps...

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One Page Websites: Pros and Cons

One page websites are exactly as they sound, websites where the entire site consists of one single page. Rather than having to navigate around multiple tabs, all the information an audience needs is right there in front of them.  Sounds good, but are they really worth it? Like any website, one page sites come with their own set of circumstances and challenges, and it can be difficult to decide which is the right type...

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How to Implement Testimonials into Your Website

There are a lot of elements that can be considered ‘essential’ to a business website; and testimonials are no different. They reaffirm what your website content is telling your audience by attesting to your products, services and skills. People want to hear from a voice that isn’t the same as the business. Without a good clear set of testimonials, your potential clients can easily be turned away from your business, and towards your...

Top Web Design Trends of 2019

With 2020 only 4 months away (yes, really!), we’ve decided to have a look at some of the top Web Design Trends of 2019. These design concepts are ones that combine functionality with creativity, and they’re sure to last way into the new year.At Dorset Tech, we are experts in custom web design. We can create the perfect new website for your business - using these fashionable ideas below or any style...

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How To Optimise Your WooCommerce Store Conversion Rate

Conversion Rate optimisation is the process of convincing more people to complete the call to action. In terms of WooCommerce, that means getting them to make a purchase from your store, and in turn growing your business. Sounds simple, but with so many different ways to improve your eCommerce store out there, how do you know which will be the most effective in improving your conversion rate?This article will go through our top...