Twelve Signs you Should Upgrade or Replace Your Website   1. The design is not adaptively responsive to a full range of modern screen resolutions....
In this article, we’ll take a look at the ten most popular content management systems today, showcasing the market-leading platforms for building...
In this second part of our article, we explore ten more common types of website, including many that are not strictly business-related.   11....
What are the Different Types of Website? There are many different types of website; and while any attempt to categorise them is bound to be imperfect...
There are many different sources of inspiration for brand and business names. Here is a selection of the most common and popular types:   1. Use your...
Selection of animated logos to inspire you From a shortlist of 45, our design team has picked out 20 animated logos around the web to inspire you....
It’s been a busy year at GWS Media, and quite a few new articles have been written and posted on the site in that time, some of them attracting...
What you should know about GDPR In the past couple of months, we have been contacted frequently for advice related to GDPR. We’ve also noticed that...
Principles of Landing Page Design for PPC Campaigns   1.    Efficient Conversion The first principle to keep in mind is that the main aim of a pay-...
This afternoon, we were pleased to be visited in the GWS offices by Lesley Rolls. Lesley was among the many visitors to our stand at Business...
Improve Your Website with FAQs: a Digital Strategy Guide   FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions. FAQ pages have been a popular feature of...
Business Showcase SouthWest October 2017: Review We welcomed a throng of visitors to our stand at the Business Showcase South West on Wednesday 11th...
5 of our favourite high-tech companies in Bristol Bristol and the South-West of England have become home to a significant concentration of modern...
How to Work with Web Designers: a Guide for Business Clients We here present a brief checklist of guidelines worth bearing in mind when you liaise...
Originally written by Philip Graves and edited by David Graves, 20th March, 2017; amended and expanded in consultation with Jonathan Downing and...
On 31st October, our creative director David Graves delivered the following speech at a Bristol business seminar event that we co-hosted with...
We enjoyed exhibiting our social robot Pepper at Business Showcase SW at the Ashton Court Stadium, Bristol on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. Now in...
Welcome to the fourth and final instalment of our series of SME Growth Tips stemming from ideas volunteered at the Business Sorted event that took...
Welcome to the third instalment of our series of SME business growth tips! In this part, we focus on digital marketing strategies and networking....
Welcome to the second instalment of our series of SME Growth Tips stemming from the Business Sorted event in Bristol in September 2016. The focus of...
We enjoyed the Business Sorted event at Ashton Gate earlier this month (September 2016), and spoke to lots of Bristol business owners about business...
Writing client reports? Creating project paperwork? Renewing corporate policies? Sometimes it feels like we're all writing for a living! Business...
You might have heard from people that they don't like networking, that it never works for them and that they never got any money. Sounds familiar,...
The old business maxim goes that keeping an existing client happy is more cost-effective than going out and hunting for new ones. Though client...
Running a blog for your business? Feeling uninspired about your next post? Want to learn more about SEO, keyword research and how to get more traffic...
This time next week, GWS Media and a variety of other local businesses will be exhibiting at the Sterling Integrity business show! This year the...
Blogging is often an integral part of a B2B marketing strategy. It is easy to see why; but with so much ‘blog noise’ out there, there is a risk that...
This week we logged in to listen to the Pinterest webinar with Melanie Duncan. Melanie is a self proclaimed Pinterest expert, having turned her...
This is just a short overview of what different charities are choosing to do on Pinterest. It may seem like a charity would not benefit a great deal...
Moscow State Circus by Rictor Norton & David Allen   We were very impressed with all the fit and determined runners who took part in the...
A member of the GWS team braving the T-Rex   September has been such a vibrant month in Bristol! Last weekend, one of our designers explored...
In Part One of this series we looked at the design of business-to-business websites, focusing on the importance of recognising your target audience...
Having previously looked at the design of green websites and websites utilised to sell clothes online, we thought it was time to look at the design...
Blogging for business is a productive way of creating content, establishing your company's image and adding to your online visibility. While...
Asos' blog portal offers plenty of opportunity for interaction   This is the third and final post in our 3-part series concentrating on the...
  Beautiful tree bookcase via Laughing Squid   Bristol has been buzzing with excitement and activity as the Big Green Week offers plenty to...
Previously on the blog, we've looked at the design of green websites and University websites, focusing on those important elements of their design...
The London Tube map redesigned for music - The Guardian's Music Map   It might have been raining all week in Bristol, but fortunately the...
A Polyvore board - a specialised social site to share style inspiration   There has been lots of coverage about Pinterest this year, and...
  We've written about Twitter for business before, on how to get started, Dos and Don'ts, how to develop your voice on Twitter and even the design...
Layout in Blogger   After our series on the design of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus, we got to thinking that...
Good e-commerce sites should be as smooth-running, aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate as their bricks and mortar counterparts. Here we look...
  Effective web design and good marketing are integral to e-commerce success. After a recent article highlighted the challenge of selling online, we...
Website redesign can range from a total overhaul to a couple of small tweaks. Here we look at four key tips for website design:   1. Slow page load...
  We thoroughly enjoyed experiencing all the wonderful flora at the Botanical Gardens   After the long weekend brought us into what is...
Around this time last year, we posted a series of articles considering the role of websites in selling green and ethical products. The various blog...
Last week we wrote a post with 3 Tips for Redesigning a Website, which focused on the kinds of things to bare in mind from a design perspective. As...
If you feel that your business' website has reached a point where it's not achieving as much attention as you want it to and you're receiving less...
A fairly common Bristol sight: Casualty filming near our offices this week   This week we've been hard at work finishing the latest version...
When people talk about 'new' and 'old' media, they often argue that the internet has rendered traditional advertising obsolete - and that new...
Here at GWS, we are passionate about designing websites that work as effective marketing tools for each business we work with. Although we always...
While businesses are increasingly catching on to the benefits of blogging, their SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) efforts often remain limited to the...
Do you use LinkedIn for Business? You might have heard colleagues or friends discussing work, and been confused (but intrigued) when they said...
Web Design Case Study: Mensa International As our recent posts looking at green websites and charity websites from a design perspective have received...
Welcome back to GWS Media’s blog series about great web design for charities.  This is the final post: we’ve already talked about how to communicate...
Welcome back to GWS Media’s multi-part blog series about great web design for charities.  We’ve already talked about how to communicate your goals to...
Welcome back to GWS's series on charity website design. In our first post, we introduced the four basic functions of a charity website:...
Welcome back to GWS's series on charity website design. In our first post, we introduced the four basic functions of a charity website:...
Welcome to the first instalment in our five-part series of articles on Charity Website Design! Our site design and promotion work with Bristol...
Committed green consumers: Convey simplicity, directness, and credibility In our last posts, we discussed general green website design tips, and...
Who’s your audience? The 'Secondary Greens' market Welcome to our second post on designing ethical / green websites, a follow-up from last week's ...
Following up from our previous post about how to orient your ethical website at the right market, here's the first a short series of posts showcasing...
So far, the GWS Media blog has been primarily concerned with pointing out how social media can help businesses, as well as offering tips for getting...
As we have already mentioned, Facebook is one of the most influential of social networking sites. It is highly rated by search engines, free to use...
Our Marketing Director, Richard Graves, recently gave a presentation on social media to a Bristol networking group, and found that one of the most...
Plaxo is a ‘smart address book’ which provides for automatic updating of information and synchronization of contact data from Outlook. Its value...
Twitter is a free service that allows users to write 140-character entries, or 'tweets' that are then displayed on a user's Twitter page and to those...
Blogs are online journals - dated entries discussing anything from the state of the economy to new product launches. Blogs can be used to...
Almost everyone knows Facebook and associates it with social networking. With over 400 million users, Facebook is enormously popular and has grown...
In order to get started here's our introduction to some branches of social media which can be valuable for business. Starting with: LinkedIn is an...
What is Social Media and how do I use it? Social Media is just another form of networking. There was a time when email seemed like a novelty form of...
Using Social Media in Business: Introduction In the first of a series of posts, introducing the use of social media in business, we ask: how can...