Hilderstone College – Website Launch

Broadbiz Web Services have just finished launching a brand new website for Hilderstone College. You can find their new website here – www.hilderstonecollege.com.

Style Cast Concrete and Fencing was in such a bad way their site had been flagged as dangerous by Google! We have been working close with the business since the start of the development and we believe we have created something to be proud of:

Hilderstone College was established in 1970 and has an international reputation for running top quality English language courses and works closely with companies and government agencies in the UK and worldwide. As a non-funded state further education college, its mission is to provide quality English language training for students and teachers of English from around the world.

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Three Reasons Why Your Website Need To Be Mobile Responsive …

Many of you will have had a website live on the net for many years now but it’s an ever changing beast. Technologies, design and user behaviours change all the time and mobile responsive websites are now an absolute necessity.

There are many articles out there which will go into a high level of detail about why your website should be mobile responsive but here are what we believe are the top three. Let us know what you think.

Let’s start with two key clarifications …

What Is A Mobile Responsive Website?

Put simply, a mobile responsive website is a website that responds to the width of the browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) and delivers content accordingly. If you are using a desktop or laptop then you expect to see the content across the screen, probably with some kind of navigation bar.

But if you are using a smaller device such as your mobile, a tablet or an iPad then you typically see the content elements stacked on top of each other so you can scroll up and down the screen. Typically you will have a ‘hamburger’ menu (Yes, that is what the three lines are called; bun, burger, bun) which you can tap and the vertical navigation menu appears.

So now we know what we are talking about, let’s have a look at the top three reasons why it’s useful to have a mobile responsive website.

How Much Traffic Come Through Mobile Devices

The answer is over 65% of all internet traffic is coming through mobile phone, tablets, iPads, etc. That may sound high to you but have a think about how often you use the internet and how much of that is done on a laptop or desktop.

For us and many other people that sit in front of a computer screen most of the working week, it may be a little higher. But many people will necer even pick up a laptop these days.

If you are on the go, you reach to your pocket for your mobile. If you are home, you either do the same or pick up the tablet! So you can see how that 65% mobile traffic number comes up and it is only going in one direction too!

Reason 1. Make It Easy For Your Website Visitors

Surely the most important thing is to make your website easy to use for your visitors, right? We all work hard to get visitors to come to our websites and once they are there, we want to give them a great user experience so they can find what they are after, stay on the website and get in touch with you.

So, back in the day, we used to use a ‘pinch and squeeze’ method where we would zoom into see content. But let’s be honest, when we come across a website when we need to do that, the Back button is our next port of call. We’re out of here!

Now using the method where content stacks on top of each other along with a hamburger menu, our users can use the simple ‘flick and scroll’ method to navigate up and down the screen and find what you want them to see.

Reason 2. Get Better Google Rankings

People often ask us how to get further up the Google rankings. It’s not that simple as everyone wants that but Google do have a bunch of key indicators which form part of the algorithm which determines where your website will be ranked.

Mobile responsiveness is one of the key indicators and not having a mobile responsive website is a massive cross in the box for Google rankings.

Reason 3. Show All Your Content On All Devices

Ask yourself a question; if you are using a phone, mobile or iPad do you expect to see all the website content or maybe just a subset of that?

You know the answer and so with a mobile responsive website, all of your content is available but laid out in such a way that it works for all devices.

The design of a mobile responsive website can sometimes be tricky but that is the job of your web development team to get right.

What Should You Do?

There is a simple tool that Google make available to determine whether a website is mobile responsive at https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly. Just pit your website address in there and Google will tell you what they think.

If that tool comes back and tell you that it’s not mobile responsive then you really ought to do something about that.

Get in touch with us at Broadbiz on 01843 609372 and we can talk to you about getting this fixed for you.

Style Cast Concrete and Fencing – Website Launch

We have just finished redesigning the www.stylecastfencing.co.uk website!

Style Cast Concrete and Fencing was in such a bad way their site had been flagged as dangerous by Google! We have been working close with the business since the start of the development and we believe we have created something to be proud of:

Take a look at their old site below:

Based in Broadstairs, Kent, Style Cast Concrete and Fencing limited has been supplying the trade and public with quality fencing and paving for over 30 years.

We have completely revamped the design and technology, instead of WordPress we are using our own handwritten HTML. Style Cast Concrete and Fencing still wanted to update their own content so we have installed our own CMS package.

The website is now fully mobile responsive and designed with usability in mind. On Launch we run our sites through an SEO analysis tool to ensure that our websites rank as high as possible on Search Engines.

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Fire Security Services Ltd. – Website Launch

We have just launched a new website for Fire Security Services Ltd.

Fire Security Services are a Kent-based company, specialising in portable fire protection equipment, confined space entry, STCW marine safety and fire training services in the South East of Kent.

Fire Security Services originally had a website built in WordPress. WordPress is software that allows you to make a website using a framework made up of different plugins, sometimes plugins can become out of date as the author of the plugin hasn’t updated them and this is exactly what happened here.

When the website was upgraded to a newer version of the programming language called PHP (due to security concerns) the navigation bar plugin didn’t support this newest version and actually stopped the website working altogether.

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Red House Mortgages – Website Launch

Take a look at the brand new website for Red House Mortgages!

Red House Mortgages are dedicated to providing an individual service for you and your family. They are fully qualified and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and are able to give you information about the most suitable mortgage product for your individual circumstances.

Take a look at their website for more information about the services they provide – www.redhousemortgages.co.uk

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KoKo Canterbury – Website Launch

We have just launched a new website for KoKo Beauty & Foot Care formerly known as B Beautiful!

KoKo Beauty & Foot Care have over ten years beauty industry experience. They’re committed to providing the very best treatments and services in an exclusive studio in the heart of Canterbury.

They have a large variety of services available such as Hands & Feet, Facials & Make-up, Waxing, Lashes and Tints & Tanning.

Take a look at the before and after screenshots below.

Before

After

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Yissila – Website Launch

We have just launched a brand new website called Yissila!

Yissila are a new up and coming clothing brand looking to widen their sales by investing in an online shop as they aim to enhance their presence on the web. The unisex brand has a very simple yet effective look that draws the eye of many. Take a look for yourself below.

Take a look at his website here for more information about the clothing you can buy – www.yissila.com

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VoIp Kent and Telephone Systems Kent – One Page Website Launch

We have just launched 2 brand new single-page websites for Phoenix Link.

We have designed and launched two new single-page websites, these are voipkent.com and telephonesystemskent.com. These sites talk about the the benefits of a cloud hosted VoIP telephony system for your business. Cloud hosted VoIP telephony will provide your business with the best communications network, helping you deliver higher customer service levels.

Take a look through these sites to help your understanding and potentially improve your businesses telephone systems.

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Flat Build Ltd – New Website Launch

We have just launched a brand new website for Flat Build Ltd.

Flat Build have a proven and outstanding track record with their builds of more than 50 flats and flat extensions throughout London, Kent and Essex. They offer a wide range of services, including full project management and client relationship service throughout the entire process.

Take a look at their website here for more information about the services they provide – www.flatbuild.co.uk

 

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Website Launch – Philip’s Driver Training

We have just launched a brand new website Philip’s Driver Training!

Philip provides learner driver training throughout Thanet (CT7 – CT12) and advanced / professional driver training and assessment throughout Kent. Philip is a Grade A driving instructor, a Diamond Elite driver and a Diamond Advanced Examiner.

Take a look at his website here for more information about the services he provides – www.philipsdrivertraining.co.uk

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