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In short. As many as you need. We get a lot of customers who say "I just want a basic website" or "how much for a one page website"? We believe it is better to let the content flow naturally over the pages of your website. When some clients pay by the page, they sometimes try to save money by squeezing as much content onto each page as possible. This can lead to websites with very long pages, or pages where it becomes a...

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A blog, short for "web log", is effectively an online diary. Of course, unlike a regular diary it is open for all the world to look at - so it's unwise to share all your thoughts in one, so why are so many people and companies setting up blogs? Blogs, provide a way of sharing inside information, tips and advice with your customers in a much more informal way. Unlike formal communications, they can (to some extent) provide a more personal...

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At the end of last year we were approached by More Than Fires Ltd, who run a local showroom in Tiverton selling fireplaces and stoves, but as the name implies, their range includes an ever increasing wide range of diverse products including everything from garden furniture, wooden ornaments to Anne Stokes prints. From the outset, they were keen to work with a local developer so that they could take a hands on approach and meet with us in person. Steve...

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A number of our clients have asked us this question. Website hosting is basically rented space on a server, where the files that make up your website are stored. A server is simply a computer with areas that can be accessed by anyone in the world. Website hosting is usually charged a year at a time and costs can vary depending on what technologies are installed on the server, how much bandwidth is provided and how much webspace is available. What...

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Over the past few months I've had the pleasure of being able to work with my sister-in-law, Tash, and her fiance Marc as they planned their wedding. As the more perceptive of you may have realised, when I got married over 5 years ago now, I set up a wedding website allowing our guests to select items from our Wedding List and to choose songs for the disco (much to our DJ's disgust! - thanks again Dave!) So when it came to creating a wedding...

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In the past few months you may have noticed warnings appearing on websites that you have been using for years about security. Have these websites suddenly become unsafe? Have they been hacked? The answer is probably No. The truth is that times are changing and what was once considered to be safe, now isn't. The website is as safe now as it was before but the standards are changing. What has changed? What has changed is that browsers...

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As you can imagine, we've been rather busy over the past few months and one of the many projects we've been working on has been the new website for St Peter's Church in Fremington, North Devon. The church, or churches as it would be more accurate, are relaxed and friendly and meet throughout the week in the town of Fremington, as well as in groups and churches in other local villages that make up the local mission community. New church...

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As of 1 December 2016, Fasthosts (whose website hosting products we provide) is introducing a new process for changing the details of a domain registrant (the individual or organisation that holds registration of a domain). This is due to ICANN (the governing body for top-level domain names) updating its domain transfer policy. The new process applies to any change of domain registrant information. This could be as part of a domain transfer from one...

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Are you looking at setting up a new website? Perhaps it is for an existing business, or for a new business venture that you are looking to run. Maybe it's just an idea you've had that isn't fully developed yet. We've all seen websites that don't work that well and examples of websites that somehow just miss the point. So, to help you on your way, here are some tips for things not to do when setting up your new website: 1. Don't...

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It is often a privilege to work on a wide variety of projects and one of the latest projects we have worked on is for a novel by author Louise Walsh. Set in 1967, Black River follows Harry, a South Wales Echo journalist, as he tries to protect the village of Aberfan from press intrusion in the run up to the first anniversary of the 1966 tip disaster. It was good to work on a website with her for the second time: "Having used Doive Designs...

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Since 2005, we along with Ignite (now Message Wales) have been supporting Gateway Ministries in Rajahmundry, India aka Ignite India. Gateway Ministry is based in Andhra Pradesh and was formed by Rev. V.S.C. Prasad. Pastor Prasad has developed a Christ-centred and Spirit-filled ministry in evangelism, church planting, pastors training, and outreach to the poor and needy in the villages around the city of Rajahmundry. Since partnering in 2005 and under...

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For the second year in a row we are happy to have been involved in the Children of Prisoners Europe's annual campaign. Throughout the month of June, COPE runs an annual pan-European campaign entitled "Not my crime, still my sentence". The objectives of the campaign include: Awareness-raising about the rights and needs of children affected by the imprisonment of a parent Effecting policy change for these children on the local, national...

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The more observant among you will have noticed a trend in some of the posts this year and that is that we've been going through and relaunching a number of our websites. The latest to get an upgrade are long term clients Magnetic Bracelets Wales. Carys Evans, the owner of Magnetic Bracelets Wales first approached us about 5-6 years ago with the aim of setting up an e-commerce website for her business, selling Bioflow Magnetic Bracelets, Magnetic...

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We're always encouraged when our long term clients come back to us to redevelop their websites. After all 4 years is a long time in web design. So when Newport based Teaching4Wales Ltd re-approached us in the Spring of 2016 we were more than happy to help them bring their site up to date. Teaching4Wales, who provide supply and permanent staff to schools and colleges in South Wales, first approached us nearly 10 years ago when we were a fledgeling...

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We are very happy to announce the relaunch of the British Thematic Association (BTA) website which went live last week. The BTA approached us in the Autumn of 2015 and working together, as we often do, with Caffiene Creative Ltd in Penarth whom came up with the sensational design we've worked hard on this new website. The British Thematic Association is a national organisation composed of and supporting theme based collectors and exhibitors from...

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Over the past 6 months or so we've been working with a number of our pre-existing clients to make some major changes to how their websites work. CMI (Creative Ministries International Trust) has been one of these. In the Autumn of last year we began work on turning their website from a brochure site into an e-commerce site, allowing the charity to sell a variety of products online to help raise funds. CMI Trust is an international non-profit...

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Over the past few months we've been working with one of our existing clients to help them to revamp their website to help them meet current standards and trends. Llanishen Evangelical Church, who first approached us to work on their site back in 2010, decided that it was time to give their site a facelift. Six years is a long time in web design, with the focus now on mobile and tablet friendly design which was barely a consideration back when the...

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2015 has been a very busy year for Doive Designs and we must admit that keeping our own website up to date has been a real challenge. So as the year draws to a close, we think that it is long overdue that we do a quick round up on what we've been up to. 1. Mobile Responsive Websites Above and beyond anything else that we've been working on this year have been updates to various websites we manage to make them mobile and tablet friendly,...

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This month we are proud to have been involved with Children Of Prisoners Europe (COPE)'s annual "Not My Crime, Still My Sentence" campaign site which went live at the start of June 2015. Children with imprisoned parents are ordinary children facing unusual life circumstances. Like any other group of children, children separated from a parent in prison experience many different emotions; some even contradictory to those which other children...

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As 2014 draws to a close, we'd like to thank all of our customers for making this another amazing year for Doive Designs & Web Development. This year has been another busy year with many returning customers revamping existing websites and going mobile friendly as the relentless increase of mobile website browsing has overtaken the more traditional PC as the preferred way of using the web. Over the Christmas period we will be closed from Friday...

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