My web design blog

Posts in the Opinion category

Breathing new life into a website

14th October 2020

How I breathed new life into a client’s WordPress website with a few simple design improvements.

Kick starting creativity during difficult times

8th October 2020

Thoughts on how to regain your creative muse when life becomes dark and challenging.

Choosing good website hosting

28th September 2020

How to choose good website hosting and all the factors to consider including cost, security, support and speed.

Dealing with website form spam

19th September 2020

Advice on using Akismet to deal with the problem of website form spam.

How I design a logo

12th March 2020

Looking into my logo design process and the different stages involved in a branding project.

Tips for working with stock photography

27th January 2020

Advice on working with Stock Photography from illustrating difficult concepts to setting a budget and finding free images.

Making the web a calmer place

16th January 2020

Thoughts on how designers and developers can build websites that facilitate good mental health.

Cleaning up old blog posts

8th January 2020

Advice on what to do with old blog posts, including when to update, merge or delete your posts.

Five simple website tasks

2nd December 2019

Use these five simple website tasks to keep your website useful and ticking over.

Social proofing your website

18th November 2019

Hints and tips on using testimonials and case studies to build trust in your business and social proof your website.

Does my website really need an SSL certificate?

27th May 2019

A look at SSL certificates, how to get one from your web host and the options available.

Speeding up your website

24th May 2019

Advice on making sure your website loads quickly including tips around hosting, image content and themes.

Kind words from my clients

I was looking for a web designer in Stockport at the start of the year and found John. He’s designed a fantastic website for my business that’s already generating enquiries and has also redesigned my logo. From the off he’s explained everything in very simple terms and guided me through the whole process. David Barnes, ColebarnHadfield, Derbyshire
John’s advice and feedback were invaluable as was the support provided after the project completed. Great quality of work, very professional and easy to deal with too. Gareth Watkin-Jones, MothaxCromford, Derbyshire
The quality of John’s work is excellent and I can always rely on him to give me unbiased, straightforward advice. Our new website looks fantastic! Mark Towey, Stonehaus BathroomsKnutsford, Cheshire
John had a refreshingly easy and professional approach which helped create a beautiful and simple website. A pleasure to work with. David Lisle, David Lisle Kitchen DesignMacclesfield, Cheshire
John has been fantastic to work with. From initial contact to our final design he has taken the time to fully understand our business needs and create a logo which fits so well with our business goals. Brittany Delany, John Delany MotorsStockport, Cheshire
John helped us create a modern, engaging website which has helped to push our business forward. John was easy to work with and was able to provide us with effective ideas which also reflected our thoughts and vision. We would highly recommend. Beverley Wilson, Paul Summers & Co.Stockport, Cheshire
I asked John to create a new logo and update my youth theatre website and the results are fantastic. He's approachable and friendly and it was easy to communicate my ideas. Naomi Radcliffe, Marple DramaStockport, Cheshire
I found John to be very easy to work with; he is attentive, takes the time needed for the job and his design and technical skills are excellent. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend John’s services and I look forward to working with him again in the near future. John Sherratt, VRS RegulatorySale, Greater Manchester
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I love to work with businesses who have a positive impact on the world and see the value of great design. If you need some help with a web design or branding project I’d love to hear from you.

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