Responsive Web Design

Responsive design is a popular topic in the web design world at the moment and the importance of having a responsive website has dramatically increased in importance this year. You may be surprised to hear what percentage of users are accessing your website on mobile devices but this is a trend that is only going to grow.

wordpress responsive web designWordPress were an early adopter of the “mobile first” approach and have been working that way with theme development for some time. So if your website is already built on WordPress and you are using a recent, modern theme your site is probably already “mobile friendly”. Without getting too technical a theme means a collection of files and images which give your website style, colour and images.

But why is a mobile friendly website important?

Well a user could really struggle to view an older website on a mobile device which will probably lead to them leaving to view a more viewable website and may never return to yours. Also Google have started to rank down sites that are not mobile friendly, this means that unless you are using a mobile friendly theme your website will appear lower in search results than more modern mobile friendly websites.

To clarify, mobile friendly means that your website can be viewed on mobile devices which include tablets and mobile phones. If your target audience will probably be using mobile devices to view websites then this will be an issue for you. You can find out really easily by submitting your website for a free review to Google, just follow this link to Google’s mobile friendly test and submit your websites address.

Regular website updates

It’s always a good idea to update your website both with content and design, all time spent on your site is time well spent. If you can login and edit your own page content your already a step ahead. If you are thinking of upgrading your website and would like some input just get in touch by calling 07732 614914 or use our contact page to get in touch with your questions.

Susan Tyler Therapy Goes Live

A new WordPress website has been launched for Susan Tyler Therapy, this custom, bespoke WordPress website was designed and built from scratch and launched on time and budget. The resulting mobile friendly, clean and clear website that promotes Susan’s work in London and Brighton.

sue-tylerSusan Tyler Therapy has been built on the modern flexible WordPress platform which will be able to grow with Susan’s business. View this live website by following this link: Susan Tyler Therapy

We are always happy to discuss how Adur Design can help with your website project, if you have a question about this project or have ideas for your new website cal 07732 614914 or use our contact page.

Latest WordPress Websites

Its been a busy month at Adur Design, we have a few more interesting WordPress website projects nearing completion and about to launch. We are very pleased with the way we have been working with our clients to produce creative, effective and mobile friendly responsive websites.

We will be posting links and adding them into our web design portfolio once the new websites are released and are available to the public.

If you would like us to look at your website project get in touch to discuss how we can bring our experience to help you and get your free web design quote.

Call 07732 614914 or use our contact page.

Web Design Process

We get asked by new clients what is our process here at Adur Design.

So how do we get your website designed and out there promoting your business? Well it’s quite simple, our system has been refined to a three stage process which will take your idea from sketch book to a new, fully functioning professional website.

We work with you closely through these key project stages: Design – Build – Launch

Here is our three stage process in more detail:

The Design phase involves a full consultation to find out what your website requires. We scope your website project and work out features, functionality, timescale and budget. From there we work on the website design, look and feel along with the user experience.

We then produce design proofs will reflect the live website and incorporate your branding and style. Once the design is finalised we can then move to the build phase.

The Build phase is where we take the finished design and build a prototype which is a live working website built out to match the design that we have produced. The various page templates are also built at this stage to match your content and feature requirements.

The prototype website is tested for multi device use and you’re able to view the prototype website build at this stage so you can see project progress. Once the prototype build is complete we can then populate the build with your supplied content and launch your new website.

The Launch phase involves a live hosting environment being setup and the prototype build is migrated to build out the live website. Final live testing is carried out and then all urls (website addresses) are then switched to point at the new website.

Then your new website is now live for the world to see!

We also offer training and support to help you make the best use of your website going forward. This training includes creating blog posts and editing page content and will help you take control of your web presence.

If you would like to discuss your new website project, add in new features or bring a new look and feel to your website feel free to get in touch by calling: 07732 614914. You can also get a quote by getting in touch via our contact page.

Alex Grosart – Testimonial

Adur Design has just received a glowing testimonial for the recently launched Alex Grosart website, this WordPress website was designed and developed to show case the creative talent of London based Alex who is a skilled song writer and guitarist working with a range of musical artists:

Alex Grosart on Adur Design’s WordPress Web Design and Development
“I was always nervous about making a website, but Ant Tyler at Adur Design made sure the process was very smooth and stress free. He showed his expertise by listening to my initial ideas and created a fantastic website that I’m proud to be represented by.

Throughout the process Ant was very patient, enthusiastic and creative, these brilliant qualities that Ant possesses will make sure I will always return to, and recommend Adur Design, for any web design and development services”.

Feel free to get in touch about your website project, just call 07732 614914 to find out how we can help you.

Lily Rendle Moore Launch

llyrm-smlAdur Design has recently Launched Lily RM, a modern responsive WordPress website to showcase the talented Lily Rendle-Moore. The Brighton based singer song writer had a very tight deadline due to playing in the Brighton Festival, so this website was designed, built and launched in record time!

This flexible WordPress website can be built on and adapted to match Lily’s budding musical career, we hope that she will go far!!

Visit: Lily Rendle-Moore

Find out more about our web design and development, feel free to get in touch.

Sujo Remi Testimonial

Sujo Remi has just written a testimonial for the WordPress website that was designed and developed to show case this Brighton based artist’s talent:

Sujo Remi on Adur Design’s WordPress Web Design
“I needed an online presence to showcase recent work and projects but only had basic knowledge about building websites. Ant Tyler at Adur Design produced a spot on web design for my art practice which he build into a WordPress website.

The website was launched on time for our exhibition and I can now login and edit the page content and also post blogs for my news page. Ant was very efficient and good to work with and he was with me every step of the way. I’m happy that I used Adur Design for my wordpress website, thank you Ant!”

Feel free to call 07732 614914 to find out how Adur Design can help you with your online presence.

Responsive Web Design – Why Is This Important?

There have been some developments in the web industry recently, some search engines are ranking down websites that are not responsive and usable on multiple devices.

This means that unless your website has a responsive design and is easily usable on mobile and tablet devices this will directly effect where your website appears in searches. This is now termed as “mobile friendly” and has caused mixed feelings but overall it makes for a better user experience for mobile users which is now the fastest growing web audience.

Google in particular are putting mobile users first and another factor to take into account is page load speed which includes optimised images, these are small file sizes which download quickly. You can see how your website is doing by entering the url (web address) into Google’s mobile friendly test.

If you would like work carried out on your website which can include a design review just call 07732 614914 or use our contact page to get in touch as we’re happy to help!

Alex Grosart Goes Live

alex-grosartAdur Design has launched a new website to showcase the work of Alex Grosart. This clean and clear WordPress website was designed and developed from scratch by Ant Tyler.

Alex can use his new WordPress website as an information hub to promote his musical projects. Alex is a talented guitarist and he can log in and blog about his latest song wrting and music production projects to bring you the latest news.

This modern, responsive, WordPress website is designed for mobile and multi device use for every day on the move use. Basic WordPress website editing tuition was included in this website project to help Alex on his way.

Find out more about our website projects by calling 07732 614914 or contact Ant through our Contact Page.

Recently Launched Furze Field Camping

furze-field-blogAdur Design has just launched Furze Field Camping. Designed and developed on the flexible WordPress platform Furze Field Camping promotes a friendly campsite set in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

This bespoke WordPress website build was designed and developed from scratch to produce a modern, mobile friendly, responsive WordPress website.

Visit: Furze Field Camping