How to Write a High-Quality Web Design Brief

A project is like a journey. Each has a destination, and the aim is to reach that place on time and on budget. This never happens by accident. A well written web brief is how to avoid detours, accidents and traffic jams. It will save time – and result in clearer quotes! When setting out on any trip, most of us will also work out a route: turn right here, continue for fifteen miles there. It matters to us that we reach our end-point quickly, efficiently and with a minimum …

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Why UX Is Important for Your Website

importance of user experience in web design

News flash for those not in the know: UX is not the latest Star Wars droid (who can improve on BB-8 anyway?).  In web design, UX – or user experience – is all about usability. It provides a focus on function, not just form. How easy is your site to use? How relevant is its content? Is it straightforward for a visitor to find the information they need? This is the stuff of UX design. Good user experiences don’t materialise by chance. Instead, they require a lot of careful thought …

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Why have a blog?

Why keep a blog?

What does a blog add to your website? Is it really necessary or just an optional addition? In this post, I am going to put forward some strong points for the addition of a blog to every website. The figures Statistics show that a blog can really help your business to grow. Businesses with blogs have around 55% more visitors to their website. This alone should be a great reason to add a blog to your website, more visitors means more chances to gain customers and sales. Gain credibility A …

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Join our team

join our design agency

We are looking for an experienced designer to join our dynamic design agency. To apply for this role you must be proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite and have extensive WordPress experience. The ideal candidate must have more than 2 years experience in a design role/or have 2+ years as a freelancer. As we’re a small team your day will be quite varied and you will be working on a number of projects at any given time. You will be involved in the whole design process, from meeting with the …

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It’s the bout of the year – Squibble fights to retain its title

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It’s official – on the 11th October we’ll be defending our title as holders of the Creative and Digital Agency of the year and fighting to protect our position. In the orange corner – it’s a new, expanded and more determined Squibble team (that’s 1 member up on last year), and in the blue corner, we’re facing off against 4 contenders.  2018 – A year of ups, expansions and major contract wins Our year in cold, hard, figures… Over the course of 2018, our turnover has grown by over 60%. …

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What is SEO and do I need it?

What is SEO and do I need it?

‘Google it’ is the answer to every question these days. A few clicks and you have you answer. But not many of us search through the pages and pages of results we are presented with, instead putting our faith in the top results and never looking much further than the first page. So how can you make sure your website is one of those sacred few, certain (we hope) to be clicked on by curious searchers? By using SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) you can do just that! What is Search …

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Squibble Nominated for Creative and Digital Agency of the year 2018

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On the 11th October we’ll be defending our title as holders of the Creative and Digital Agency of the year and fighting to protect our position. In the orange corner – it’s a new, expanded and more determined Squibble team (that’s 1 member up on last year), and in the blue corner, we’re facing off against 4 contenders.  Over the past few years Squibble has evolved into one of the leading design agencies in Birmingham. We’re not just making this up, as the people of DIB agree. Last year we …

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SEO and all it’s complexities

SEO and all it's complexities

Search Engines are complex machines. They sweep through millions of web pages and rank them all in order of, well, what? This summary seeks to try and explain their methods and how you can use this knowledge to improve your page ranking and optimise your site using SEO. How the search engine’s rank Search engine’s use specific methods to rank the many millions of sites across the internet. Some of these methods are public knowledge although the engine’s like to keep the last few pieces of the puzzle a closely …

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Me, myself and I: The debilitating self-doubt of imposter syndrome

Just last month Squibble, my web design agency, won the prestigious AI Business Excellence Award, and last year I was personally recognised with the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards. I employ 2 amazing staff, and have a nice little spot in the centre of the vibrant Jewellery Quarter in a buzzing area for businesses. Yet despite the awards, and the fact that I earn a good living from doing what I love, I sometimes feel like an out and out imposter – a fake, a fraud. Sound familiar? Well you …

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