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2020 new year new decade

2020 – New Year, New Business, New Me?

2020! Happy New Year! So 2020 has arrived. A whole new decade with all the possibilities ahead of us. As with all momentous dates, I have found myself pondering the past. I have never been a great New Year reveller. Probably due to having a rather ” glass -half full ” mentality by nature, I … Read more

Why website loading speed is important? 1

Why website loading speed is important?

Website loading speed matters. But why? Does it really matter if your website takes a while to load? Surely your customers are happy to wait, as they have gone to the trouble of searching your site after all! In this blog, I am going to look at the facts that indicate that website loading speed … Read more

Overcoming imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome – you can overcome the curse of the small business

What is “Imposter syndrome” and how can you overcome it? According to Lexico.com, Imposter syndrome is “ the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills.”.[1]  Matthew Caines writes that “imposter syndrome affects one in five small and medium-sized enterprise … Read more

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Bilingual website? – I can help!

C’est le quinze août! Le jour de l’Assomption Today is 15th August, a day which is forever in my memory, but not for the reason you may think. I still haven’t explained the relevance of Assumption day have, I ? What does all this have to do with bilingual web design? Usually, at this time … Read more

Why you need a fully responsive website. 5

Why you need a fully responsive website.

Over 1.2 billion people worldwide access the internet from their smartphones. – Pixel Union.net Click-through-rates increase 21-24% with a responsive website as compared to mobile versions or any other versions. – Dzone   What is a fully responsive website? Responsive web design? What is that? If you are searching for a web designer, you can often feel … Read more

Why blog

Why blogging is important?

Why is blogging so important? Companies who blog receive 97% more links to their website. 95.9% of bloggers promote their blog posts via social media. 57% of marketers say they’ve gained customers specifically through blogging. SEO tribunal.com ” 58 amazing blogging statistics for 2019″ Once upon a time, blogging seemed to me, to be something … Read more

McGrath Web design Urmston

How is independent small business thriving in Urmston?

A night out out in Urmston! Last weekend,  Mr. McGrath and I enjoyed a brilliant evening out sampling the delights of Urmston. This might not seem something to shout about unless you are also a parent of primary-aged children. Thank you to Nana, we were “out out!” What a fantastic evening it was! Urmston high … Read more

old monkey

Why be a web designer?

“You can’t teach an old monkey to pull faces!” Or can you? Joyeux anniversaire! What led me to become a web designer? What is all this French about?  And what is it about monkeys?  Last month, this particular “Old Monkey” turned a year older.   I am now 45.  So how did a 45-year-old, with 20 … Read more