Our Top 5 Favourite Websites and Why They Rank High

In this article we share our personal top 5 favourite websites, why they are our top-rated and our reasons behind choosing them: BBC.co.uk Our main reason for adding this site to our list is because of how neat and tidy the design has been created. Its limitation on colour use benefits the news and corporate…

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The website trade-in scheme

Another original idea from Sims Designs : The website trade-in scheme, save 10% on a new website! Trading in your old website for a new one could have a marked effect on your business. An old outdated site gives the impression that your business is old and outdated and if your comptitors have nice new…

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Life as a bespoke website designer

Musings on life as a freelance website designer providing bespoke website design Being a freelance bespoke website designer isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be! It’s nice to be able to offer people the chance to have a website design exactly how they want it, but sometimes it’s hard to deliver on all fronts…

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The Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Security Bug – Should I Be Worried? You will have doubtless heard in the media about something called the Heartbleed bug. In a nutshell, it’s a security vulnerability that has affected a vast number of computer servers. But is it something that you personally need to be worried about, and, if so, what…

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What is LinkedIn used for?

 10 Years at LinkedIn for Sims Designs. It’s been ten years since we joined LinkedIn offering bespoke web design solutions, an anniversary that celebrates over ten years association with one of the internets largest social media website. With over 200 million users it’s the largest professional network and a major player for recruiting staff and…

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Portfolio Tips for Budding Designers

Whether you’re applying for an internship or a job, an impressive portfolio is your best weapon. It doesn’t matter how loud, confident or even experienced the competition is — if your portfolio stands out and demonstrates a wide range of skills, you’re in with a good chance of securing the work. Here’s how to improve…

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