Get your facts, forms and information right first time with top class web content

  Get your facts, forms and information right first time with top class web content Websites are a signpost, an online flag giving businesses visibility to a world of clients in waiting – and your website content will work hard to carry your message for you. As the first point of call, first impressions are vital. Spelling mistakes, poor punctuation ...

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SSL Changes

Why your website must be SSL encrypted or risk being penalised by Google Chrome Google Chrome is calling time on unencrypted websites as part of a campaign to ensure all data passes through a safe and secure channel.  This campaign includes changes to SSL with all websites required to have an SSL certification or risk being penalised by the browser ...

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Get to grips with mobile marketing once and for all

Get to grips with mobile marketing once and for all   Mobile marketing was one of the success stories of 2016 with businesses getting to grips with this promotional activity in order to maximise potential and boost their own turnover. In addition, there has been an ever-increasing surge in the uptake of mobile devices with increasing numbers of people … ...

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What’s New in 2017 for Digital Marketing?

  What’s New in 2017 for Digital Marketing?   As 2017 is well underway we’ve decided to write a blog post about what’s new in the digital marketing world.     What are the dominant trends, how will they affect your business and what do you need to prepare for? Here are our top six digital marketing trends for 2017 ...

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‘Tis the season to be merry and we have a sack full of jolliness!

Without a doubt 2016 has been the best year of our short ten-year lifetime. We’ve welcomed new team members, moved to new premises, gained new clients, through acquiring a separate business and through our own sheer hard work. We’re raising a huge glass this year and we’ve some big goals to set for next year if we want to continue ...

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Red Box Acquisition

Red Box Acquisition We're excited to announce that on the 12th of September 2016, Red Box acquired Rugeley based web design company The Web Workhouse. Over the last 15 years The Web Workhouse has provided local businesses with great looking websites, but the owner decided it was time to retire from web design to focus on a new venture. He had always ...

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How many pages does your website need?

When you're looking into getting a new website you'll probably have noticed that there's often an option for a “standard five page brochure site”. If your business is straightforward then 4 or 5 pages is ample to get across what you do and why you're a good choice for your site visitor. A home page, an about us page and ...

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Back up your website!

For anyone who does anything digitally or online, the mantra of "back everything up" always applies. Whether or not it gets done regularly or effectively is often open to question! So why is a web design company writing about something that is usually in the realms of IT support? Hundreds of customers of the UK's largest web hosting company 123-reg ...

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Why is it so important to have a good email address?

So you've taken the time to make sure your company has an engaging social media presence. You've had a professional website built for your business. All your contact information is easily available for customers to use.  So far, so good. Now it’s time to think about some of the finer details that can influence your potential customers. Have you thought ...

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Red Box: Frustration free website design

  The 5 most common frustrations with web design companies...  ...and why Red Box is different! When we’re creating a new website for our clients we often find that they’ve previously had a negative and frustrating experience. It can be very stressful if the web design company you're using isn't focussed on making the process easy for you. We’ve picked ...

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What are your goals for your website?

A common answer to this question is: “I want to be number 1 on Google” Being visible to search engines and being found by your customers is an understandable priority for any business. Being found by potential clients for relevant and specific keywords and phrases is a must. Having said that, what other goals should you have for your website? ...

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Getting a new website? Here’s 3 ways to help your website designer

How do you let your website designer know what you want your new site to look like? The chances are they’ll ask you a lot of questions to help them find out what you want. With a little research you can put together some ideas prior to your meeting to help things run more smoothly. A good web design company ...

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4 great ways to generate content on your website

Modern websites are constantly competing for the attention of potential customers and search engines like Google. One way to make sure your business stays visible is to update your website regularly with new and relevant content. The days where you could leave your website alone for a couple of years once it was launched are long gone. Here are 4 ...

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Why do you need an accessible website?

Your website is your online shop window. It makes sound business sense to make sure that it is accessible to the widest range of people. It also means that you can make progress in creating equity of access to your services, which is a legal requirement in the UK. So what can you do to start making your website more ...

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Getting the most out of your new website

Congratulations, you are the proud owner of a shiny new website! Now what do you do? There are some simple things you can do to make sure that your new site starts working for you: Tell people about it Very simple, but also very effective! Make sure you include your new website in your networking elevator pitch for a few ...

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What are the 3 absolute essentials for your website?

  Modern websites are a technological marvel. From picture galleries to online shops, the choices for the website owner are endless. It can also be quite daunting. Before you make and decisions about what you need to add to your website, make sure you have the basics covered. When you take your online presence back to the absolute essentials then ...

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Why allowing people to share your content is important

When people find something they like online they often want to pass that information on to others. How easy is it for visitors to your website to share what they’ve found on an email or though social media sites? Enabling and encouraging people to share your content gets your name known for all the right reasons. It can help with ...

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What is website hosting?

One of the most common questions we get asked is: What is website hosting and why do I need it? It's a fair question, particularly if you've not had the experience of having your own website before. Your website has 3 essential components: The files that contain the code, pictures and words Hosting A domain name In order for people to ...

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20 questions to help you get started with E-commerce, online selling and Magento

Selling products and services online has become an essential for many businesses. Customers expect to be able to see what you do on your website, then buy from you online. Whilst there are a number of options for selling through large organisations such as Ebay and Amazon, for some businesses having your own online shop makes a great deal of business ...

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Why do the words on your website matter?

We all know that how your website looks is a key part of getting prospective clients to contact you. However, the combination of the what the eye sees and what you read is critical. Your site can look amazing, but if it's full of spelling and grammar errors people will form unflattering conclusions about the products and services you offer. Proofreading ...

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Modern Day SEO

SEO, short for search engine optimisation, has been around almost as long as search engines themselves. Put simply, it is the practice of ensuring that the content of your website or blog is likely to show up when users search for related or relevant information. In the 'bad old days' this would involve heavy handed reliance on keywords, or unceremonious ...

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Stafford daredevils freefall abseil down Olympic Park sculpture

Stafford daredevils freefall abseil down Olympic Park sculpture Three staff from the Red Box Web Design company in Stafford have raised over £1,000 for charity by inching their way by rope down the UK’s highest sculpture. The iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park stands at a nerve wracking 376ft high, with 360° views across the capital city for those brave ...

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10 questions to ask about your Website’s Home page

Have you thought about how to make your website more appealing to visitors? To get you started here are 10 questions for you to answer about your home page. How well do you score?   1.  Is your logo crisp, clear and a sensible size? People form an opinion of you and your company from the look of your website and ...

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Why are videos great for your website?

Videos give you the opportunity to communicate with your website visitors in an engaging and easily accessible way. With the move to smartphones/tablets and better data networks your videos also get seen on mobile devices in addition to desk and laptop computers. According to research, 90% of online shoppers that visited a large retailer's website used video to inform their buying decision. ...

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Why is it a good idea to have your own images on your website?

The images you use on your website play a huge role in establishing your brand and your position in the marketplace. Most businesses will invest in some graphic design and have a company logo. This logo will be the basis for your visual branding and set the tone for the look and feel of your online presence. Because the logo ...

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Ten things to ask your web company before you hire them

Ten things to ask your web company before you hire them: 1 - Will my website work perfectly on all devices - including mobiles and tablets of all sizes and makes? Over half of all web browsing is now done on mobile devices so it's essential that your website looks beautiful and works perfectly on all of them. If they ...

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Why do I need a mobile friendly website?

The Office for National Statistics released some really interesting information in August 2014 about how people access the internet from their homes. To pick up on just two of the key points: In 2014, 38 million adults (76%) in Great Britain accessed the Internet every day, 21 million more than in 2006, when directly comparable records began Access to the Internet ...

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How do I make my website load faster?

When people look at your business website, how fast does it load on their computer, tablet or mobile phone? Why is it important for your site to load quickly? Here we take a look at the main reasons why your website needs to be quick, and what you can do to make your website load faster.   So why is website loading time important? ...

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Why do I need a CMS (Content Management System)?

Keeping the content of your website fresh and appealing is essential for a modern business. Not only does it help you respond to the needs of your customers, but it can also improve your ratings with search engines (SEO). Having a content management system (CMS) means you can alter things like pictures, text, stock and prices without having to get ...

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Do you need to use Social Media for your business?

The short answer is: Yes, you do. Prospective customers, and existing ones, want to talk to you where they feel most comfortable. For example, if they prefer Facebook and you're not on there then you're forcing them to use a way of communicating that isn't their first preference. Social media can also help with your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), but ...

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