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Creativity & Innovation in Mental Health

Posted by on 10:31 am in Featured Website, General | Comments Off on Creativity & Innovation in Mental Health

Our latest collaborative project with talented graphic designers Carma Creative based in Exeter is the website for the International Mental Health Collaborating Network (IMHCN). We built the website from Carma Creative’s design for the clients into a WordPress content management system (CMS) so they are able to update the content themselves as they will be regularly changing the news section and adding relevant articles to keep their viewers up to date with what’s new in their world. This is a great way to boost your keyword...

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An SEO Must-Read

Posted by on 10:17 am in General, Search Engine Optimisation | Comments Off on An SEO Must-Read

Have a look at Google’s starter guide to search engine optimisation. It doesn’t contain the magic formula to get your site to the number one spot of a Google search but it goes some way to help understand what Google is looking for and how to get your site found with tips and hints on how to help the search engines know what your site is all about. It’s great when clients know a little about SEO so they understand how to write their content and know what their keywords are. They know their business better than we do but...

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Real Food coming to Exeter!

Posted by on 11:08 am in Featured Website, General | Comments Off on Real Food coming to Exeter!

Ali at Bespoke is proud to have been working with the Real Food team to create a website for their forthcoming store in Paris Street, Exeter. Working alongside Mike Krage from Krage Design who designed the look of the site, she has built the site into a MODx CMS to allow the team to change content whenever they like. Things have been changing daily at the Real Food Store as they have been raising funds and telling the world about their future plans which means their news section and Real Food Store home page have been regularly updated. We...

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Benefits of a CMS

Posted by on 10:56 am in Design Tips, General | Comments Off on Benefits of a CMS

The CMS (Content Management System) allows the website owner to have control over their content whenever and wherever they like. The CMS works using a database and when new content is added to the site through the CMS this updates the database and the changes are instantly live. This means that you don’t need to ask the designer to make changes for you. At Bespoke Web Designs we aim to make any content changes you request the same day we receive the request so it doesn’t make that much difference if you have a CMS or not but other...

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Using the MODx CMS

Posted by on 10:15 am in Design Tips, General | Comments Off on Using the MODx CMS

An introduction to the MODX CMS The Content Management System (CMS) used to manage your website is a system of templates and pages. The templates are the fixed elements of the pages, such as the header and the menu. Templates are not editable by the user as they are part of the design of your website. Within the template area is a content area that you have access to via an easy to use editing panel. The menu is generated automatically when a page is created and can be made to disappear from the menu if it is an internal page that doesn’t...

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High quality at Higher Yellands

Posted by on 11:41 am in Featured Website, General | Comments Off on High quality at Higher Yellands

Our featured website this month is Higher Yellands Cottage in Whimple. The owner, Sue, runs a stunning renovated cob cottage in the grounds of her own property. The cottage sleeps 4+1 with three bedrooms and is situated down a quiet country lane. It has all the standard facilities you’d except from a quality holiday cottage but is also situated next door to a private tennis court which cottage residents have the use of. One thing we particularly like with this cottage is that there is a reduced rate for couples during off peak times so...

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Just what are meta tags?

Posted by on 6:49 pm in General, Search Engine Optimisation | Comments Off on Just what are meta tags?

Many people looking into improving their search engine rankings will come across the term meta tags. Here’s a brief explanation of what they are and how they can help. All webpages contain the following tags: Within these tags sit various parts of your site. Meta tags which can be used for SEO purposes sit within the opening and closing ‘head’ tags. For example: Bespoke Web Designs Exeter, Web Design Exeter, Exeter Website Designer, Web Design Devon, South West, UK Shown in the example is a TITLE tag, then a META DESCRIPTION tag,...

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spOOny re-brand

Posted by on 9:40 am in General | Comments Off on spOOny re-brand

spOOny web design and search engine optimisation has officially morphed into Bespoke Web Designs. Still the same quality of service and attention to detail but now with a new name and new website complete with blog to let you know what’s going on in the www. We’re still offering the same services; domain name registration, hosting packages, web design & build, content management systems, search engine optimisation, blogs, e-newsletters and e-commerce solutions and we’re still based just outside Exeter in Clyst St...

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