09 April 2013
Here at Datrim Web Design, we get calls frequently from people who want to update their websites. After a brief question and answer session, it becomes clear that their main reason for doing so is to increase traffic to their site.
05 March 2013
First, let's look at the lower end of the price range. Let's say you have a budget of £500.00 or so – what will that get you? Well I cannot speak for other companies, but from us you will get a website built using a custom design to your specifications. It will have 3 – 5 pages of content, possibly a contact form. You will also get 1 year's web hosting and several email addresses. And last, but certainly not least, your site will have the ability to grow as your needs increase.
05 February 2013
This is a question, often the first, that all prospective clients ask. The answer is always the same: “that depends!” It depends upon what you expect to get from a website. Is its primary purpose to attract new customers? Will you be selling your products or services directly from the site – eCommerce? Or willl you do most of your marketing offline and just use the website as a source of information for prospective or existing customers? The answers to these questions can have a huge impact on the cost.
24 October 2012
All UK websites must comply with the EU "Cookie Law" which came into effect on May 26, 2012. The essence of this law is that all website owners must have the consent of their visitors before depositing cookies on their computers. The problem is that most people don't know what cookies are and how they are used.
27 March 2012
If you are planning a new website it is too easy to get caught up in the design and lose sight of why you are building it in the first place. This is not an extensive list, but does contain a few tips thay may help you get your design back on track.
03 February 2012
Here are some of the many acronyms used in the online world.
16 January 2012
At Datrim, we try to avoid the use of jargon when speaking with our customers, preferring to use plain English. However, it can be helpful to know some of these terms and here are some of the more common ones:
22 December 2011
This is a question that we hear frequently and the truth is that there is no single answer to it. However, the most common answer is, lack of content. Let's say you are a retailer selling purple widgets and you build a website to tell the world about your business. The site has a home page, an about page and a contact page - possibly a short article about purple widgets. Each page has a couple of paragraphs, so that's about eight paragraphs in total.
15 October 2011
According to Wikipedia, a responsive design is"...an approach to web design in which a site is crafted to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones)."
20 September 2011
Many small-business owners think they need a Web site. They're not sure what they will do with it, but everyone is telling them they should have one and in most cases, they're right. A Web site can be an important marketing tool for almost every small business, but there may be exceptions.