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Articles by Annelie Fouche

Up your what? The Importance of UX and UI in Web Design

Up your what? The Importance of UX and UI in Web Design

Up your conversion rates with good User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design Yep, we said it, and no, UX and UI are not some kind profanities we are hurling at you as an insult (although bad UX/UI could be seen as one to your customers). So, let’s break this...

Why is website compliance important?

Why is website compliance important?

POPI: The Entrance Hallway to your Website The Protection of Personal Information Act (aka the POPI Act) sets conditions for the lawful processing of personal information. Certain sections of the act came into effect on 1 July 2020, with other sections commencing on...

The Union Between Websites and Social Media

The Union Between Websites and Social Media

Is there a union between Websites and Social Media? In the following blog, we chat about the relationship between these two different digital strategy components, how they complement each other and how you can use it to your benefit.

WooCommerce vs Shopify

WooCommerce vs Shopify

Two of the most prominent platforms for building e-commerce sites are WooCommerce and Shopify.

We are often asked which of the two is best. The answer is not straightforward, because both are very powerful. Choosing which will come down to your own preferences, available resources, and goals.

WordPress vs Joomla for Websites

WordPress vs Joomla for Websites

Both WordPress and Joomla are what is known as CMS’s. Joomla started out in 2005 meant to serve portal-like websites, whilst WordPress launched 2 years prior in 2003 and was originally a blog-focused platform. Presently, both WordPress and Joomla have evolved into systems that are fully capable to run any type of website.

Help! My Web Designer Has Gone AWOL

Help! My Web Designer Has Gone AWOL

We are (truly) sorry to hear if this has happened to you. It’s greatly concerning to us how often this happens. We know, because half of our recent projects were clients who came referred to us due to websites left unfinished by rogue freelancers or bad agencies.

Honing in on your Homepage

Honing in on your Homepage

If you’ve ever been out house hunting, you would understand the appeal of a well-maintained front view: it immediately invites you to want to see beyond the front door. Similarly, you’d probably drive straight past a property that looked unkempt and run-down.

Did you know: If your website’s homepage falls within the latter category, people will abandon it in less than 3 seconds?

Taking your Website from Woe to Wow

Taking your Website from Woe to Wow

So, if your goal is to wow people with your website, you’d do good to plot out a proper map for the journey because it doesn’t happen without some sweat, gritting of teeth and tears. We should know – we build a lot of wow websites, and we’ve also seen many of the woeful kind.