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10 awesome Facebook groups for design agencies

By Lee Jackson / February 5, 2019
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Let’s face it, no matter how many people we might be working with, we all need a community of friends outside of the day to day that we can share with. If it were not for Facebook groups over the last few years, I as an agency owner would have struggled through many issues alone. […]

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GDPR for websites

By Lee Jackson / April 23, 2018
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What is GDPR GDPR will replace the UK Data Protection Act of 1998. It looks to provide better control over how businesses use peoples data. This includes covering areas such as consent, clear policies, security and more. Businesses found to be in breach of GDPR could be fined up to 4% of their global revenue! […]

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How to limit design revisions

By Lee Jackson / May 7, 2017
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Design is so subjective…. How can you create a working relationship that allows you to be a profitable agency, whilst ensuring your client has a design that hits it's mark? Here are 5 ingredients to managing client expectations, and keeping a control of the amount of revisions under control whilst delivering the right result. We […]

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Why you should design the website first

By Lee Jackson / May 5, 2017
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Let’s talk about why starting building the website before you’ve even designed it is the total wrong way around of doing things. Okay, so what do I mean? Well, we often have people approaching us saying, “We really don’t like our website”. To explore further we ask them what are the pain points, and what […]

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An easier way to create a website spec

By Lee Jackson / March 18, 2017
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The Problem Let’s face it, that second the call or email comes in with someone requesting a quote for a new web build, and that same feeling rises up inside you. The following questions and fears fly through your mind. What if I quote too much? Will I quote too little? How do I understand […]

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Is WordPress really insecure?

By Lee Jackson / December 16, 2016
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So let’s talk about WordPress Security. First of all there is this widely stated myth that WordPress is insecure. Let’s just nip that in the bud right now. WordPress is being constantly developed by people all around the world. These are very highly skilled people who have created a really powerful Content Management System (CMS) […]

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Generating leads from existing clients

By Lee Jackson / August 23, 2016
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As a web developer / web agency you are more often that not busy with the day to day builds. You are working out a bug, or designing an awesome layout. Perhaps you are booked up in multiple project meetings, and feel like time is being eaten up. At the back of your mind is that niggling thought… where are my next sales coming from? Who is my next customer?

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How to do WordPress backups the right way

By Lee Jackson / May 9, 2016
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If you get backup included with your hosting partner GREAT…. BUT… has your business continuity plan considered the following: How are those backups being stored? Are they secure? How quickly can I access them? What happens if the hosting partner goes bust? Your website is SUPER important to you, and hours of downtime, or a […]

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Integrate client back office systems with WordPress

By Lee Jackson / January 4, 2016
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When building and developing websites, the bigger picture is often overlooked. What is this bigger picture? It is known as: Full Back Office Integration. Now I know that doesn’t sound like a sexy phrase, but this is something that will add immense value to your client, and provides a great upsell for any existing or […]

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