Category / Web Design Guides & Articles

We aren’t just web designers and consultants, we are enablers. We want you to have access to the best guides and articles for the website owner and help you understand how to get the best out of your website or digital project.

For some of you this content will explain how to get the best out of your design team, contractors and even how to do some of the work yourself. As always, if you have any questions at all about any of these guides or if you would like us to write one about a particular subject please get in touch either by calling us on 01903 527927 or by filling in our contact form.

Thanks for your interest, enjoy reading our web design guides!

Paul Edwards
ICW Digital

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  • Website Maintenance: What does it cost to run a website?

    Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 14 minutes If you run a website or are planning on bulding one, have you been asking yourself this question? How much should I budget for running my website each month? My name is Paul Edwards, I am a Web Consultant and Frontend Developer and I’ve been working in the web…

  • Do you do these 10 things during website maintenance?

    You already know that it is essential to keep your website maintained so I won’t go into depth here about why website maintenance is important. What you may not know however is what kind of activities you should be carrying out when you maintain your site. My name is Paul Edwards, I am a Web…

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    Why you need a website maintenance plan for your WordPress site

    WordPress typically makes it incredibly fast and straightforward to launch and manage a website, whether you are creating an internet portfolio, an e-commerce website, or using WordPress to build sites for your clients, the WordPress platform and the huge community that use and support it, has got your back. There are very good reasons for…

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    A review of WordPress 4.9.6 ‘the GDPR update’

    Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 6 minutes So you’re probably asking yourself “whats so special about this update that it requires a blog post?” So if you’re in Europe, or if you are outside of Europe but service EU residents via your website, you may have heard about this little thing called GDPR. GDPR is a…

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    Time management tips that you can use TODAY

    Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 8 minutes If you run a small business, are self employed or work on your own you may be asking yourself: How can I stay productive and make the most out of every day, regardless of my state of mind? Fortunately the answer to your question is pretty straight forward and…

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    Why does a WordPress website require maintenance?

    Content management systems make managing our websites and their content much easier. These content management systems are continuously updated to add new features, make them faster, remove bugs and improve security when vulnerabilities are found. By maintaining your WordPress website and its plugins updated you remove known vulnerabilities which make it harder for people to…

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    12 Simple Steps to Bulletproof WordPress Backups

    Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 22 minutes I think you’ll agree with me when I say: It’s very hard to have 100% confidence in your wordpress backups. To know absolutely that if anything goes wrong, at any time, that your safe. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This guide gives you 12 simple steps…

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    How often should you update your website?

    Are you unsure about how frequently you should maintain your website? The simple answer is that the more frequent you can backup and update your website the better. However, I know that you don’t have unlimited time and that your business has other priorities, which is the first argument for outsourcing your website maintenance. Not…

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    How grooming your pets can keep your website healthy

    A recent visit to a prospective client, a dog sanctuary, gave me a valuable insight into the hard work that this particular organisation do to look after dogs that need rehoming. The situation this client found themselves in resonated with me because I love pets. I have 2 dogs in the office right now,  Charlie…

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    Your website has gone live. What happens now?

    Fantastic, you have collaborated with your appointed web designer (possibly even us), created your content and your site has gone live and is viewable by the public. What happens now? The next steps will depend on what services you paid your web designer (or another third party) to carry out on your behalf but the…