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Web Design Articles from the Smart Domain Group. We’ve designed hundreds of websites for clients, giving us an insight into what works as well as what looks great. Get the latest on trends, usability tips and what comes after responsive design for mobile.


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Why You Need A Responsive Website for Your Business

Why You Need A Responsive Website for Your Business

Date: Fri 21st July 2017

A message to all business owners that have not upgraded to a responsive website; do it now!There are many great benefits to having a responsive website. It is shocking to see that some businesses are yet to change over from their static website to a more mobile friendly and responsive website. From affecting your rankings to the usability of your w...
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9 Factors of Effective E-Commerce Website Design

9 Factors of Effective E-Commerce Website Design

Date: Thu 13th July 2017

E-commerce websites are highly effective ways to sell products online instead of relying on people walking into your shop as your only method of making sales. Having an e-commerce website broadens your reach in addition to offering an easy method for customers to purchase your products. We will be covering 9 factors of effective e-commerce website ...
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Driving Conversions with a Mobile Site

Driving Conversions with a Mobile Site

Date: Tue 11th July 2017

Nearly 60% of searches performed on Google are via mobile devices. This means more than half of the visitors to your site could possibly be using a mobile device to view your website. But, does your site entice, interest and then drive your potential customers to make a purchase or enquiry? Driving conversions with a mobile site consists of multipl...
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The History of Web Design

The History of Web Design

Date: Tue 30th May 2017

When Tim Berners-Lee created the internet in 1989, it's unlikely even he would have expected it to evolve and change as much as it has! It's still changing year on year! In fact, it's hard to imagine what life would be like without it! But to truly appreciate how web design is evolving, we first must look at its background and understan...
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What is the Web Design Process?

What is the Web Design Process?

Date: Fri 24th February 2017

If you've got a website or you're trying to find out more information about having one, you'll have heard the term 'web design'.But what exactly does it mean and what is the web design process?  Put simply, web design is the most important thing for any small or medium business wanting effective marketing online. Profession...
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Add flare to your website using Adobe XD and Functional Animation

Add flare to your website using Adobe XD and Functional Animation

Date: Thu 9th February 2017

When talking about functional animation and how you can implement it on websites, there’s a question many people ask: what exactly is it? Thinking about the word ‘animation’ conjures up images of cartoons on TV, or video games. However, what’s being discussed in this article is a little further removed from that.Web design h...
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Web Design Terms That Business Owners Should Know

Web Design Terms That Business Owners Should Know

Date: Wed 1st February 2017

Often enough, business owners don't understand the terms used when it comes to web design. There are many terms used throughout any design process, be it for a website or any kind of advertisement. It can quickly become overwhelming as there are many terms new marketers will not understand. To an untrained eye, it can quickly start feeling like...
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The Evolution of Web Design; Early 2010s

The Evolution of Web Design; Early 2010s

Date: Thu 24th November 2016

Since 2010, web design has taken huge strides forward. Before then, the history of web design was focused on maturity and diversification. Now, we're seeing a real emphasis on user experience and functionality with the evolution of web design in the early 2010s. Mobile-friendly Sites Led The WayPaving the way for responsive web design to a...
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How Will Site Speed Affect your Website's Performance?

How Will Site Speed Affect your Website's Performance?

Date: Thu 17th November 2016

You might not realise it, but site speed will make a huge difference to how much business you might get from your website.  Site speed is becoming a very important factor for SEO and conversion. With increased online competition and internet users with decreased attention spans, it is absolutely imperative that your website loads quickly and c...
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Is Your Website Ready for Google's Mobile-First Indexing?

Is Your Website Ready for Google's Mobile-First Indexing?

Date: Wed 16th November 2016

It's been on the horizon for a while, but finally Google has announced that it will soon be rolling out its mobile-first indexing algorithm.  How will this affect your website's rankings on the search engines you ask? Well, quite simply; it will make a huge difference, depending on if your website is mobile friendly or 'responsive&...
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Web Design Companies - What Should You Expect?

Web Design Companies - What Should You Expect?

Date: Mon 5th September 2016

You've done your research, searched through the multitude of web design companies online and found one that you like. But what exactly are you getting for your money and are you getting exactly what you need? With web design companies - what should you expect?  Many web design companies out there promise the earth but don't deliver on ...
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Why You Need A Website!

Why You Need A Website!

Date: Fri 2nd September 2016

If you don't have a website, you're losing out to your competitors before you've even begun.Put it this way; when was the last time you saw someone search through the Yellow Pages? That's because everyone these days searches on Google. For products, services, companies, information and anything else they need to know about. &nb...
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