Kent Website Design by fairly marvellous

fairly marvellous are a family web design team, based in Whitstable, who specialise in building great value websites for businesses in Kent.

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What’s the best way to build your website?

One way:

You could try making your own, with one of those DIY services. You could waste a lot of time before giving up or deciding “it will do, I suppose.” Or you could spend your time concentrating on what you do best – running and building your business.

Their way:

You could spend a thousand pounds or more on a custom website. And nine times out of ten, the first question you get asked is “which template do you like the look of?” A template that costs the designer about thirty pounds. And then you get your website and left to your own devices, until the annual invoice arrives.

The fairly marvellous way:

Let us build you a bespoke website, designed specifically for you, not just another template. And we’ll look after it – making the changes you want and carry out the updates you need. And we’ll do all that for a fixed, monthly fee.

 

Using Google Chrome and getting strange menu flickering in WordPress? That will be the slimming paint!

Using Google Chrome and getting strange menu flickering in WordPress? That will be the slimming paint!

If you use Google Chrome as your browser, in the last day or two you may have noticed strange things happening to the menus in your WordPress dashboard. This is “thanks” to a new feature being enabled in the latest version of Chrome but is easy to fix.

Why taking Direct Debits on your website is both easy and worthwhile

Why taking Direct Debits on your website is both easy and worthwhile

If you’ve ever gone through the hurdles to set up a website to take credit card payments, and the associated hassles with merchant accounts and processors, you’d be forgiven for deciding to stick with PayPal. Direct Debit, well that sounds like even more of a nightmare, doesn’t it?

What are the best times to post on Facebook, Twitter etc?

What are the best times to post on Facebook, Twitter etc?

Ever felt like you’re talking to yourself? That fantastic blog you’ve just shared on Facebook being greeted with a deafening silence? Perhaps you’re just posting at the wrong time.

Are you missing out on at least 300 visitors per day? (clue: “no”)

Are you missing out on at least 300 visitors per day? (clue: “no”)

What a fantastic offer – all those extra visitors to your website. It almost sounds too good to be true…

Why Facebook Like Ladders are worse than a waste of time

Why Facebook Like Ladders are worse than a waste of time

If you hang around any of the business groups on Facebook, you’ll probably see Like Ladders pop up now and again. If you comment on the post with a link to your page, and Like the page of everyone who has commented before you, they will all Like your page. It’s just like any chain…

Pick your featured images with care!

Pick your featured images with care!

Having the right image appear on a shared post on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn can make a huge difference. Have you ever seen one that was just completely wrong?

Finally some good news for Facebook Page managers!

Finally some good news for Facebook Page managers!

Lots of people have had a downer on Facebook recently, and it seems every time they change something there is uproar. But the recent changes for Page managers on the browser client make such a difference, it’s a shame more people aren’t shouting about it.

A Busy Summer for our Portfolio

A Busy Summer for our Portfolio

It seems like ages since we last updated our portfolio. The cobbler’s children never have shoes, just as our own site is usually the last to be worked on! However, our clients keep telling us we should be blowing our own trumpet more often, so here goes…

Please, does the new iPhone 6 mean we can finally kill mobile websites?

Please, does the new iPhone 6 mean we can finally kill mobile websites?

So finally the iPhone catches up with Android and starts offering decent sized screens – 4.7 inch or 5.5 inch on the 6 Plus. I really hope that means the death of the mobile website.

What is Bounce Rate? Plus 5 tips for reducing it!

What is Bounce Rate? Plus 5 tips for reducing it!

One of the first questions I’m asked when a client receives their first Google Analytics report from us is “What’s Bounce Rate?” and “do we need to get it higher?”