web design

  • Continuing to make the web more mobile friendly

    mobile friendly

     Getting good, relevant answers when you search shouldn’t depend on what device you’re using. You should get the best answer possible, whether you’re on a phone, desktop or tablet. Last year, we started using mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal on mobile searches.

  • 5 Reasons You Need To Have A Mobile Friendly Website

    Mobile phones, the internet and technology in general have all advanced massively over the last couple of decades and they continue to do so. The advancement in technology has meant that anyone with a current mobile phone can search for products and services on their mobile whilst they are on the move. 2016 is going to be a year where mobile searches will again be on the increase, making it more and more important to ensure your website is mobile friendly and shows up when people search. Whether you have a specific simple mobile site designed or make your existing site mobile responsive. If you currently have a website and it isn’t friendly to mobile users then you are never going to expand your business to its full potential. Continue reading to find out 5 of the main reasons you need to invest in a mobile friendly website.

  • 5 Subtle But Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

    The buzz phrase in digital marketing has been “content is king” over the past few years, but we all know the only constant in our world is change. Content must create noise but also engage and convert. Below are subtle but effective tips for creating content to suit the way the modern world consumes information.

  • Google pushing mobile friendly websites

    As noted earlier this year by Google, today’s the day we begin globally rolling out our mobile-friendly update. Google are boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results. Now searchers can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling.

    With Google boosting the ranking of mobile friendly pages and the fact that around 50% of searches now take place on mobile devices, this is something to consider for businesses. If you are unsure if your website is mobile friendly, feel free to contact usat Yellow Cherry Digital and we will be more than happy to help.

  • Joomla! 3.6 Now Available!

    The latest update from Joomla offers over 400 improvements from improved user experience to bug fixes.

    What’s new for Joomla! 3.6 users?

    There are many features that benefit users as well as developers. The focus of this release seems geared towards usability, and is designed to speed up work flow with the inclusion of new drop-down menus and improved filters for viewing articles and modules.
    As well as these helpful usability features, the update provides multiple bug fixes and fixes to security issues.

  • Mobilegeddon

    By now we all know that Google is in the habit of changing things up to “guide” the way businesses design and use their websites. Their latest effort – an algorithm aimed at promoting mobile-friendliness – was fearfully billed in advance by many as “Mobilegeddon,” or other similar warnings. And yet we’re all still here. Yes, some businesses have seen a noticeable drop in their display rankings on Google, but one might argue that was richly deserved.

    Here’s the deal: Google’s sometimes heavy-handed efforts to control the search environment aside, does anyone really think mobile-friendly websites should NOT be rewarded? The majority of searchers are now using a mobile device to initiate their search. This is not news. Businesses that have ignored this trend thus far are flirting with a reputation for customer disservice.

  • Ross County FC's website accidentally deleted

    The website of Scottish League Cup winners Ross County was accidentally deleted, causing problems with selling tickets. The Dingwall-based Scottish Premiership outfit uses web hosting firm 123-reg. The company, which hosts 1.7m sites in the UK, has said an error made during maintenance "effectively deleted" what was on some of its servers. David O'Connor, of Ross County, said the issue came amid the club's build up to next Sunday's game against Celtic.

     89303453 rosscountyreuters

      The Staggies' website went down on Saturday and was not restored until Tuesday afternoon. Mr O'Connor said: "Online is a crucial part of our ticket sales, selling merchandise and the website is where fans go to to reserve seats on buses and find match information."

  • Time for a Redesign?

    I’m sure it feels like you have only just had your website updated, but as 2013 fades into a distant memory you realize it’s actually been 4 years. That’s four years since the world was addicted to playing candy crush, the iPhone 5s was born and we all couldn’t stop singing Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’. Even though it might feel like yesterday, so much in the world of websites has changed.

    Your website plays such a huge role in the success of your business. It is your digital presence online and thus should be a true reflection of your brand and company. All while being optimized for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and UX (User Experience) functionalities. By taking the time and money to invest in a really good website, you’re portraying your company in a way you want to be seen by your customers.

    We have done our research and come up with a way to figure out if you need that all-important update.

  • We should all be mindful of what we post on social media

    The Lad Bible has said sorry to Wentworth Miller for an internet meme making fun of his weight gain.

    "We want to say we've got this very, very wrong. Mental health is no joke or laughing matter," it posted on Facebook.

    "We certainly didn't want to cause you pain by reminding you of such a low point in your life."

    Earlier, Miller said he had been the subject of jokes before but that this one "stands out from the rest".

    "In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons," he explains to fans on Facebook.