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"Websites that are Hard to Use, Are Not Used"

Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is Nick Clarke and I'm a manx freelance web designer based in Ramsey in the Isle of Man. Having done various websites over the years, I felt that now was the right time for going it alone.

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I create professional bespoke websites at very competitive prices and as an added bonus to all my customers - I will submit your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) keywords and register your website with the major search engines including Google for FREE !

I also offer website redesign, responsive web design, hosting and maintenance services. I'm a one stop solution for all your website needs. Responsive web design is becoming popular due to the increasing number of web users that are using smaller screen devices for browsing the internet. I can design your site to be responsive so that it will look good on an iPhone, iPad or a desktop screen. I will dedicate myself fully to one project at a time. In that way, I can provide higher standards of customer service and achieve quicker better quality results.

I use well written code for my projects that have passed the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) validation tests - click on the W3C banners at the bottom of the page for confirmation. It is rare to see these quality confirmation test results on other sites because many web designers use "already built" templates which would not pass these tests because they use unnecessary and outdated coding practices. It is of utmost importance to realise that better coding websites rank higher in Google and the other search engines! These are very good reasons not to use templates for building websites. I attain pleasure and job satisfaction in knowing that my websites are the best quality, unique and "Tailor Made For You!"

I have a wide range of professional computing qualifications which includes a CIW Web Foundations Associate and HNC qualifications in Web Design and Systems Analysis and Design. I have Microsoft Technology Associate certificates in Windows Operating Systems, Networking, Security and Windows Server Administration. My other qualifications include CompTIA A+ and various other HNC and Cisco certificates.

An Introduction to Web Design

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Web Design covers many different skills and disciplines in the production and management of websites. The term "Web Design" is used to describe the design process relating to the front end or client side design of a website. A great website can help you stand out from the crowd.

Web designers are responsible for the visual presentation of a website which includes the layout, colouring, typography - the overall design of a webpage. A web designer uses various coding skills such as XHTML, CSS and JavaScript to create that all important "look and feel" that visitors will see when they access your site.

The Rules of Good Web Design

First Impressions Count - When a visitor first comes to your website, you have about 5 seconds to capture their attention before they click the back button, return to Google, and proceed to a competitors site. A good website must be able to capture a visitors attention to make them stay and want to come back. Poorly designed websites are costing many companies a great deal of business.

Usability - The importance of a strong user interface is often overlooked by many designers. Simple and easy navigation is vital to your site's success. Websites that are hard to use, are not used!

Content is King - First impressions will make visitors stay and good content will make the same visitors return. Content really is King!

Good Code - Designing a website using up-to-date coding is vital to the success of your website. Good well written code makes updating, expanding and managing a website easy and quick. More importantly, websites that use better coding rank higher in the Internet search engines which is essential if you want to stay ahead of your competitors.


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