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May 20, 2015

Improve Your Website

 

This week’s newsletter focuses on how you can improve your website. Articles are taken from our Twitter feed. The articles are written by a variety of writers from the web design community. Some posts are based on content that you can change on your website. Others are concerned with the structure of your website and issues you need to ask your web designer to address.

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<h2″>15 Ways To Improve Your Website Today

via @Semrush

When guests come to your home, you want to make a good first impression right? You wouldn’t invite people over for dinner with a cluttered house and then not feed them would you? The same should hold true for your website.

You only have a short amount of time to grab a visitors attention. According to Neilson Norman Group, users will likely read 20% of the words on a page. If your website is cluttered and doesn’t have a clear message or call-to-action, folks won’t be sticking around for the main course.

Here are 15 ways to improve your website, increase conversions, and make your guests want to visit you again.

Creating Non-Rectangular Layouts With CSS Shapes

Via @JonathanTorke

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Today we can create all kinds of shapes with CSS using CSS transforms, but all these shapes do not affect the flow of the content inside or around them. That is, if you create a triangle or a trapezoid with CSS, for example, the shape created does not define or affect the way the text inside it flows, or the way inline text around it does.

With the introduction of CSS Shapes into the web, wrapping content in custom non-rectangular shapes, and recreating print designs and layouts on the web becomes a piece of cake!

In this article we’re going to go over the basics of declaring shapes, and creating some simple layouts using these new CSS technologies. When more CSS Shapes features are implemented, more complex and awesome layouts will be possible, but even with what we have at hand now, some interesting and very creative layouts can be created with a little extra experimentation.

33 Graphic Resource Tools To Create Stunning Visual Content

Via @listly

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Resources to create awesome visual content for your blog, Instagram, Pinterest and more!

8 Image Mistakes to Avoid on Your Website

Via @dcasburn

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Big images, galleries and photo-heavy designs are a big trend in web design. To make the most of this aesthetic, you want to make sure every image on your website fits the display and represents your brand well.

There are a lot of mistakes that designers make along the way, from technical issues to image quality. But you don’t have to fall into one of these traps when working with website images. Here, we will take a look at image mistakes and how to correct or avoid them altogether. (As a bonus in this post, we are featuring a collection of fun and great images from Death to the Stock Photo’s recent objects collection.)

Updated Website – New Content And New Services

Our New Updated Website

Here at Castle Design Solutions we now have a new updated website. The new website design is easier to navigate no matter what device you are using to view our website. It also lists the brand new services that we off to our web design customers.

Happy New Year – Get The Most from Web Design In 2017

Web Design 2017

Is your website fit for purpose in 2017? How long is it since you last checked it or updated it? Find out why a neglected website could be bad news for your business, and what you can do to prevent it. Get fit for 2017.

New Web Hosting Packages Launched

New Web Hosting Packages Available

This month we have updated our web hosting packages. While we have always offered web hosting services to our own web design customers, we are now offering the service to non design customers too.

Gym Website Design

Unique Fitness North East Website Now Live

UFNE is a thriving community gym based in Howdon, North Tyneside. The Gym offers both fitness and combat classes. It also provides access to open gym sessions for those wanting to train alone. It now has a brand new website.