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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.

 

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. Perhaps it’s because it’s such a subtle change, or perhaps…

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. Because I hate mobile websites with a passion. Just because the device I’m using fits into my pocket I am…

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?” As well as setting up our client’s with Google Analytics on their new websites, we also set them up with a customised Dashboard to make…

“Hardly anyone sees my Facebook posts any more.” Good. That means it’s working.

“Hardly anyone sees my Facebook posts any more.” Good. That means it’s working.

If everybody saw everything that everyone else posts on Facebook, the world would end in zero productivity oblivion. Sorry, but not everything you post will be seen by everyone.

Perfecting your cover photo for the new Facebook Page layout – complete with template

Perfecting your cover photo for the new Facebook Page layout – complete with template

While the latest changes to the Facebook page layout may not have affected image sizes, they have changed the way things overlap your cover photo. This Photoshop file can help you perfect your appearance. You’ve probably heard the news about the latest changes to Facebook pages. In fact, you’ve probably already been invited to change…

Who owns your website? 3 important things to check.

Who owns your website? 3 important things to check.

We do come across some interesting ideas in this world of web design. Certainly other designers and hosts can be awkward, putting up barriers when clients want to move. I’m sure that not all of them do it out of self-interest or dangerous business tactics, some just don’t completely understand what they’re doing. In this…

A new website for @GreggaWallace

A new website for @GreggaWallace

We’re very proud to announce the launch of a new website for Gregg Wallace, TV presenter – yes, him off MasterChef. It has a very different look to his old site with an emphasis on visuals. Because Gregg is a big Twitter fan, it is vital that his site is “responsive” – so that it…

5 reasons your website is like a dog

5 reasons your website is like a dog

Over the last couple of days, we’ve had an extra resident at Fairly Marvellous Hall. This is Phoebe and she’s been staying with us while her family went away for a night. She’s great fun, very friendly, and loves having her tummy rubbed. She also takes over the house, can be a right pain and…

A history of Google search engine optimisation crackdowns

A history of Google search engine optimisation crackdowns

Since Google started, the holy grail of search engine optimisation has been to find a secret way to the top. It used to be easy – fill your page with keywords, add a meta keywords tag (ha ha!) and get as many incoming links as possible. Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam… (a little Monty Python…