Blogs about ‘Website Creation’

WordPress and Elementor Customisations

October 25th, 2022 by Pavithra Kameswaran
Customising WordPress and Elementor Websites

What is Elementor? Elementor is a page builder solution that can be installed within WordPress, to provide efficiencies with regard to the build of a WordPress Website.  The efficiencies are mainly with regard to implementing mobile responsiveness, and quickly implementing modern looking site elements.  Elementor continually provides new user interface elements which are relatively quick … Read More

When to Use a WordPress Multisite

February 3rd, 2020 by Pavithra Kameswaran

WordPress Multisites might sound a bit scary when you think of the potential issues that can occur with multiple websites being handled under a single umbrella with regard to setup, migration, updates, etc. But in reality, multisites are not that difficult to deal with once you understand the underlying mechanisms. Often, it is assumed that … Read More

Accessibility is key to removing barriers for website visitors with disability

March 12th, 2019 by Erina Hoque

Exploring a website is effortless for many of us (unless you are looking at a very old, or poorly constructed website), but that is not the reality for those with a disability. My recent Accessibility Assessment of a client’s website brought me face to face with this stark reality. It is important to be aware … Read More

Latest trends in website design, and why …

January 22nd, 2019 by Heather Maloney

We have just undertaken the huge task of re-designing and re-building the Contactpoint website. Until last week, our website design was over 5 years old, which is ancient in web timelines, particularly for a web design & development company. Our previous website design was aimed squarely at indicating that we were working with the Windows … Read More

Cloud does not equal the Internet

November 13th, 2018 by Heather Maloney

People frequently use the term “cloud” or “in the cloud” to simply mean located on the internet or their private intranet. I’ve done it myself, for the sake of expedience. However, they aren’t the same thing, and it’s important to understand why so that you can wisely choose the internet services you are accessing for … Read More

Can voice input be added to my web form?

October 13th, 2017 by Heather Maloney

Given the recent proliferation of ads about Google Home, it’s now common knowledge that you can easily talk to electronic devices and instruct them to do things such as search the web, play your favourite tune, give you the weather forecast, call a friend, or tell you the time of your first appointment on a … Read More

Design-centric Application Development

December 6th, 2016 by Heather Maloney

A design-centric approach to application development (that’s web applications and mobile applications – is there any other sort these days??) differs from customer-centric or technology-centric approaches which have been more common of recent years. A design-centric approach focuses primarily on ensuring that the user experience is perfect – or perhaps more accurately “nearly perfect”. There … Read More

Is it time to fix my website?

January 24th, 2016 by Heather Maloney

The start of the year affords most business owners a little more space to consider our organisations from a more macro perspective. For many businesses, their “shopfront” is their website. Making sure that your shopfront is presenting your organisation appropriately, and delivering the best results, are macro questions businesses owners should ask on a regular … Read More

ecommerce; the amazing opportunity to improve customer service

February 19th, 2015 by Heather Maloney

People often think of online stores as being devoid of customer service compared to the local retail outlet. After all, in a physical store you can ask for help, discuss various products and what they do, and receive your product immediately. However, a scenario over the Christmas break gave me an example of where online … Read More

Parallax Scrolling Websites: What are they and why are they useful?

January 29th, 2014 by Vincent Lai

Parallax Design is set to be one of the biggest trends in web development in 2014. But what is it exactly? And why should we bother? Long story short, its all about impact. You may not know exactly what “parallax scrolling” means, but if you have been surfing around the web lately, chances are you … Read More

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