You may have noticed that you are now experiencing a Chrome https issue as your site is causing access problems for your WordPress site – for this you can thank a new Google Chrome update. It was picked up here this morning after a systematic look at a client site, so after a few checks, Gary and the team jumped into action.
Back in 2004, in the earlier days of Brave Creative, it didn't matter if your website was brochureware or ecommerce, SEO was a lot easier. Most people didn’t actually understand what it was, and you only had to try to explain to someone the way Search Engine Optimisation works to watch their eyes glaze over. SEO was mainly based around ensuring that the keywords were included in as many places as possible, and as often as possible. While this wasn’t necessarily “best practice” there were no real repercussions from it, since Google had no idea how to stop people from breaking the rules. Tools that gave sites their SEO scores were only based on how many times these targeted terms were included in each area. Link building was basically just about submitting to directories, and the biggest problem was how time consuming this was, so tools were soon available which allowed users to bulk submit to as many directories as possible. Luckily, SEO isn’t like this anymore. No one worried about the user experience, how the site looked, if it was readable, helpful, or even better than the sites that were ranked lower.
We are delighted to announce that we have yet again been given our RAR (Recommended Agency Register) certification for 2015! The Recommended Agency Register is an organisation that helps to reduce the risk and resources involved when searching and selecting the right marketing suppliers for your business.
Is your website optimised effectively for all devices and platforms?
To understand what responsive design is, don’t just think desktop or mobile phone, instead think of every single user browsing the internet on every single device capable of the task. The job of responsive websites is to provide an optimal user experience across all of these platforms through design and build. With 46% of mobile users reporting problems viewing a static site, the importance of responsive web design to your business should not be underestimated. Responsive design allows the same website to adapt to the screen that the user is viewing from without compromising functionality or aesthetics. Responsive sites have the ability to respond to any movements you make with the purpose of making your experience and interaction fluid. Responsive web design targets the width of each user’s web browser to determine how much space is available and how it should display the website. Breakpoints are set to target ranges that define specific displays such as desktop, notebook, 10" tablet, 7" tablet, large mobile phone, small mobile phone, and as the page content flows appropriately to fit within these set boundaries.
Have you been notified that of website usability warnings from Google?
What does this mean for your search rankings and is there the introduction of a new mobile algorithm on it's way?
End of an era.
It is with a heavy heart that today we say a sad goodbye to one of our braves - Ryan is taking down his tepee and carefully packing away his tomahawk to seek pastures new. He has been an inspiration to all around him, adding his unique style of humour and website designer creativity to the camp. Producing some great work along the way, he has always impressed us with his positive, polite attitude and desire to impress - he leaves with his head held high.
Did you know that you could get a 40% digital project grant to aid your growth?
In an initiative to help Cambridgeshire businesses invest in new digital products and services for their continued future growth, Destination Digital through the European Union Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are offering a 40% grant - that's a maximum of £4,000 towards a £10,000 project. There are a limited number of grants available for small and medium businesses in the area and they're proving to be very popular!
Brave Creative are a well established design agency with a strong web development focus based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Currently, the agency is actively seeking an experienced Web Designer/Developer to join their expanding small team with its focus on a growth strategy within the next 6-18 months. The successful Web Designer/Developer will have strong experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML and CSS and be able to work well in a team environment.
Brave Creative have recently turned our talents onto a new area. The range of services we offer has now been expanded to include app development and design. We can design great apps for iPhone or Android, to help your business reach more people.
Magento Enterprise Edition has become a massively popular eCommerce platform amongst both regular users and developers. Among the 200,000+ users, some of the world's biggest and best-known brands can be found.