TWIZZLEBIRD | Web Design Chester

Twizzlebird is closing!

Yes, we’re closing, and now that all our lovely clients know we thought we should spread the news. Twizzlebird will close at 5pm on Friday 21st July 2017, for good.    Where we came from  If you know us and why we began, you will know that Twizzlebird was the dream of me (Amy) and…

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5 questions to ask when you get a web design quote

It must be so hard comparing website quotes because us web designers seem to describe the same things in all kinds of ways. Also what’s automatically included in one quote, might be considered an added luxury on another. I’ve had conversations with small businesses where their quotes for the same specification differs by tens of…

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Murmurations – 1 year on, and now for more…

Murmurations the #makechester talks last year gave me a massive pot of inspiration. In my blog about it, I wrote how I’d been inspired to take some small steps of action, and one year on, on the eve of Murmurations 2017 I thought I’d share what they have been.    They are a little extra-curricular,…

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50 projects made with love

After the recent terror attacks in the UK, we found ourselves feeling the need to spread a bit of positivity. It’s been beautiful to see some of the loving, positive and very human responses to both the atrocities and the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower. It made me think, we need another Summer of Love….

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Indie business: When to look distinctive and when to fit in

Having a distinctive look and feel to your brand & communications will help to convey your unique selling point (if done well, of course). But being completely ‘out there’ can make your business, or your brand hard for people to understand and connect with. Finding the right balance between being unique and fitting in is…

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Make just one small improvement to your website today!

Choose a page on your website right now, and have a look at it. Is there a small change you could make to the text? Could you add a more up to date photo? Any tiny tweaks you could make today, right now to make it just a little bit better? I just did it myself…

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Proposed changes to internet regulation could be bad for business and personal freedom

Before I start, for clarity, this isn’t a partisan rant but a concern about online freedom and the way the web works.   Pawing through the fine print of the Conservative election manifesto journalists have uncovered a deeply worrying statement of intent regarding their intention to radically overhaul the way the web is policed. It…

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5 facilities & features to increase conversion

Beyond the basics that all websites need to market a business, there are some additional features that can be added to go further to engage visitors and turn them into customers.      Live chat This is a very common feature nowadays but can be very powerful if used well. Most of us use Live…

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Conveying legitimacy with your website – part 2 Quality & Expertise

Quality & expertise Once the basics are in place, the next level of legitimacy is proving your expertise and showing what you offer is of sufficient quality. This is a huge subject but here are just a few ways to convey quality and expertise…   A high quality, robust website  If your website is high…

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Conveying legitimacy with your website – part 1

Last week I talked about 5 ways you could be turning your customers away. It struck me that there is so much to share with you on this, that I’m going into this subject matter a bit deeper over this 2 part post. Showing that you’re legitimate is the first step to building trust. As…

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