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Why Having a Professionally Designed Website Is Best for Your Business

Monday, February 15th, 2010

In this day and age, a website is an important, almost essential feature of any business. Having a web presence gives potential customers somewhere to go in order to find the information that they need on your company without having to go through the hassle of contacting you or travelling anywhere. They simply need to type a few words into a search box and all of the information that they need is right there in front of them.

Of course, you could use a free website builder to make your website or you could even try a hand at learning some simple coding and knocking up a basic design. You can’t go wrong with some flashing lights and vibrant text colours, right?

Wrong.

In fact, those things and design features are the cardinal sin of web design. So many websites with great potential are ruined by the fact that people do not have an eye for the best kind of web design. People seem to think that adorning their pages with flashing pictures and garish colouration is the kind of design that will bring the visitors flocking in.

Whilst these kinds of design techniques may work on posters that the eye only has to fixate on for a second, a web page that customers may look at for an extended period of time should be simple and easy on the eye. The need for fancy banners is minimal as it is highly likely that the person visiting your site is already interested and thus does not need to be “drawn in” by your graphics.

For these reasons, it is best for your website that you hire someone who has an eye for detail and a level of experience in making a website look exactly how it should. If you are truly serious about increasing your sales with an online presence, what you need is a professional web designer.

It is easy when browsing the internet to tell which websites have been designed by proper web designers and which ones have simply been knocked together by someone with a few minutes and a copy of Microsoft FrontPage to play around with.

A professional is able to produce a reliable website based around a skin that has the correct level of flashiness compared with easiness on the eye. They can produce the kind of website that someone would be happy to look at for long enough to read through the information. If you look at the most popular commerce websites, eBay and Amazon, you can tell that they are both easy on the eye. This is done so that people can spend hours happily browsing these sites without being distracted by stupid graphics and these sites pull in millions of pounds every year.

The moral of this all is that it is certainly worth shelling out the money when making your website to hire someone who can produce a proper design. If your site looks good, then people will buy your products. It is that simple, so make the right decision today and show just how serious about business you are.

simplewebhosting.co.uk can create your professionally designed website for as little as £149 and our talented, award-winning web designers are available today to get you online. Visit www.simplewebhosting.co.uk/web-design to find out more.

Happy Bank Holiday!

Friday, August 28th, 2009

I’m sure that, like us, you’re looking forward to the last bank holiday of the summer this weekend and we just wanted to remind you of our fantastic 50% off web hosting, 50% off SSL certificates and 25% off web design offers that will be ending very soon.

Take advantage today using the promotional code ‘summer’.

Our office will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (31st August) for telephone support but you can still e-mail us or use our ticketing system for fast support when you need it.

Are you paying for your web hosting by Direct Debit yet?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

You’ve been asking us for all sorts of things over the past few months and by far the most popular has been for the facility to pay for your web hosting and domain name renewals by Direct Debit.

Direct Debit makes renewing your web hosting and domain names even simpler. No more worrying about your credit or debit card expiring or having to update your details when you get a new card.

If you’d like to pay your bills by Direct Debit instead of that pesky credit or debit card, login to your client area at www.simplewebhosting.co.uk/secure and click the Direct Debit link.

What are benefits of Direct Debit I hear you ask?

Direct debit is the preferred payment method for over 48% of the UK bill paying population because it provides so many advantages:

It spreads the costs
Spreading the cost of bills across the year, allowing easier budgeting.

Peace of mind
Peace of mind of knowing bills are being paid automatically and payment dates will not be missed.

It’s often cheaper
Apart from eliminating the expense of mailing cheques, it enables you to take advantage of the many direct debit discounts available.

It’s more convenient
Many organisations offer a choice of payment dates giving you the convenience of choosing a date that suits you best.

It’s guaranteed
The reassurance of knowing that every direct debit is protected by three main safeguards: an immediate money back guarantee from the bank or building society if an error is made, advance notice from the organisation if the date or the amount of the direct debit changes and ultimately, the right to cancel.

What’s left is available to spend
Paying regular bills by direct debit means it is easy to see what disposable income is left to spend after all other commitments have been met.

Where’s your nearest simplewebhosting.co.uk customer?

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Have you ever wondered how far you are from your nearest simplewebhosting.co.uk customer? No? Really? Well, tap in your postcode below and you can find out anyway!

Easter Holidays

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

We’d like to start by wishing you all a very Happy Easter. Our office is already flooded with eggs and we’re hoping for many more 😉

Our office and telephone support will be closing at 5pm on Thursday 9th April and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 14th April.

Rest assured that we’ll continue to monitor our sysems around the clock throughout Easter period and will be available to deal with any issues via e-mail or live support and via our emergency pager.

If you need any help or assistance over the long weekend, drop us an e-mail and we’ll reply in the same quick way we always do.

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