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Sans Bullshit: The Razorbill Blog

Common questions answered honestly (and without the waffle), with some expert tips thrown in to help you with your own website – we want the internet to be a better place for all, and we do not gatekeep knowledge in this house.

Don’t miss the most basic SEO task

Meta descriptions say a lot about your company. That's kinda the point of them, and it's worth getting them right. A meta description, or snippet, is the text that appears under the website page title when a company is searched for in a browser. On searching for well...

Top ten common website mistakes

A quick checklist of the most annoying website features known to man (well, to Razorbill). If you’d like to get your website checked over to see if it needs some user experience guidance, give us a shout. What to avoid on your website: 1. Autoplaying music Whoever...

Put this in your hero section

QUICK HERO SECTION CHECK. Click onto your homepage. Does it tell the user what you actually do as a business straight away or does the user have to scroll for that information? Because if I have to scroll, I’m already pissed off. If your site is unclear or...

Stop doing this with your social media icons

WHERE ARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS ON YOUR WEBSITE? Are they in the top menu or header? Then fuck them off out of there immediately. Seriously.Preferably down to the footer or onto a contact page. WHY?Because you want to keep the user on your website to carry out an...

An honest word on website maintenance

Website updates - it's your decision TL;DR ► Updates are best carried out on a staging site, checking each one carefully, some time after the update has been released and in conjunction with other updates. ► Auto-updates are an option but carry risk of site breaking....

Why hire a web designer?

Why hire a web designer rather than attempt it yourself? TL;DR ► Because you won’t end up with a professional looking website. ► Because you’ll pile way more time into it than you think (your time is valuable and better spent doing stuff you're actually good at). ►...