Blog

October 2018

Domain name ownership

Who owns my domain name?

Make sure that your domain name is registered in YOUR NAME and NOT your web designers.
Pretty much every week we get calls from customers either looking to move over ROI Designs’ hosting or wishing to have a new website developed. This is what you would think would be a simple procedure and for the most part it is. However, on occasion a problem arises when trying to get access to the customers domain name. Without exception the domain name […]

September 2018

Warning for all non HTTPS websites

Google has just released a stable update for Chrome 68, and it brings something that we’ve all been waiting for Not Secure warning for all HTTP sites. Google has been pushing for HTTPS (the little padlock symbol you see in the address bar) under its HTTPS Everywhere campaign, and this move could turn out to be a real hammer blow to those running website under HTTP.
As of July 24 all no HTTPS website will have a warning message in […]

Image Library Websites

Free stock image websites

Imagery on a website can make or break your visitor experience. Luckily there are numerous websites out there that you can select some professionally taken photos.
Some of these sites sell their images which can be quite expensive especially if you require a few. Luckily there are a few out there that supply them for free !
If you are considering using paid for stock images see if you can get get a watermarked version to give to your web designer […]

June 2018

Domain Name Registration

Tips for choosing a great domain name.

Prior to 2012 having a domain name like thebestblackshoes.com would probably got you on the 1st page of Google if someone searched for that phrase. Those days are gone when Google knuckled down to sort out websites with good names but very little “substance” or “relevant content”.  These types of domain names are termed Exact Match Domains or EMD for short.
Though it may not directly help your rankings any more, a good domain name will get you more brand […]

Search Engine Optimisation Tips

Off Page SEO

Off Page SEO
There are so many factors that dictate as to how your website is going to get a good ranking on search engines such as Google and Bing.
Something that can help is getting back links from websites with a good page rank. Websites that commonly have a good page rank are directory websites.
It will require some manual input and can be as boring as hell. We suggest that you NEVER PAY to have your business listed and only […]

May 2018

Really Useful Web Stuff

Really Useful Stuff !

Over the years we have come across some really useful websites that can be very handy and save you time so we have decided to list a few below.
Why no Padlock
Are you pulling your hair out trying to find out why your secure page is not fully secure? Here’s a simple tool that will tell you about any insecure items on your SSL page!
Pixlr.com: Photo editor online
A free online tool like Photoshop to help you make image adjustments.
LatLong.net
Get the […]

GDPR compliance

Facebook and Google have first GDPR complaints filed

Facebook and Google have become the targets of the first official complaints of GDPR noncompliance, filed on the day the privacy law takes effect across the EU.
Across four complaints, related to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Google’s Android operating system. Noyb – European consumer rights organisation argues that the companies have forced users into agreeing to new terms of service which is in breach of the requirement in the law that such consent should be freely given.
In a statement, Google said: “We build privacy and […]

GDPR Check-list

GDPR Checklist

OUR 15 POINT GDPR CHECK LIST FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Whether you are a client of ROI Designs or not, as a small business, you probably already fulfil many of the requirements of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is most important that you cover your ar*e (CYA) as sticking your head in the sand and hoping that it will go away will not do you any good when you get fined.
The GDPR will replace the current Data Protection […]

March 2018

Local Web Designer in Brighton

Do I need a local web designer?

Do you need a local web design company?
Ok, it is great to meet your clients but is it always necessary?
For large projects the answer is probably yes, but for the average company the answer is probably no as the technology is already out there to share screens and chat online at the same time.
We are a Sussex based web design agency but have clients across the UK and loads that couldn’t be further away in Scotland, the USA and […]

January 2018

Web Design Projects

Getting Started

Getting Started
Below you will find a few useful tips to help you get started on your project.
Remember, even if you decide not to use ROI Designs to build your website we are here to offer free advice and guidance.

Domain Names
Choosing a good domain name is probably one of the most key aspects of getting started. Just because you didn’t find a website on you chosen domain name doesn’t mean someone hasn’t bought it.

To check to see if your domain […]