My web design blog

Helpful articles on web design and branding

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.

A guide to Google Business Profile

8th August 2017

How to claim your Google Business Profile and use it to improve your local search visibility.

Contact page tips and advice

27th June 2017

Advice on designing a contact page with hints and tips on how to get it right and what details to include.

What makes a great About page?

20th June 2017

Advice for making a great about page including tips on getting good headshot photos and how to tell a compelling story.

Show your website some love

16th May 2017

Thoughts on how to keep your website fresh and up-to-date with website support plans.

What are backlinks and why are they important?

14th February 2017

A look at backlinks and why they’re important for your website’s search engine ranking.

Improving your local search ranking with Citations

1st February 2016

How to improve your website’s local search ranking by using Citations.

Can I use that image on my website?

17th June 2015

Advice on getting high quality images for your website and some of the pitfalls to avoid.

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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