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Blog

If you want to know what’s in, what’s hot and what’s on the horizon then look no further. The CBJ blog covers everything from design trends to tips on how to get the most out of your content.

Pssst. Does your website make the grade?

Posted by Malcolm Iliff, on 30th October 2014

Does your website rank 10/10? Having a website’s one thing. Having one that's working for you is another. Your Google PageRank – or page ranking - is the one clear sign of how good your website is. You get marks out of 10. A bit like your school report, the effort you put into your website content and technical structure determines your results.

Google now rewards mobile-friendly sites

Posted by Mike Thirlwell, on 17th May 2015

In April Google announced it has enhanced its search algorithms to reward sites that are built using responsive web design techniques. This means traditional fixed width websites may lose out to mobile friendly sites in the search rankings. Have you noticed a drop in the number of visitors recently?

‘Do I look good on this?’ Do you want the truth?

Posted by Neil Tonge, on 23rd July 2014

I have a website..... It looks good on my desktop screen.... What do you mean: "responsive design"? Regardless of how visitors access your site, their experience should always be positive. The usual points apply regarding: easy navigation, clarity and obvious Calls to Action. CBJ Digital looks at the key issues.

Fat footers and free hugs

Posted by Malcolm Iliff, on 16th July 2014

Any clue to the connection between Fat Footers and warm hugs? On your website, the Fat Footer is - or at least, should be the horizontal band at the bottom of the page. Should we feel good about them? Do they make the website visitor feel welcome?

CBJ moves into Wordpress and Drupal

Posted by Mike Thirlwell, on 19th May 2014

CBJ is expanding its web solutions portfolio to include Drupal and Wordpress websites. This addition will complement CBJ Digital's existing and long-standing successful proprietary CMS (Content Management System) that supports both informational and e-commerce developments.

Responsive Design - some thoughts about this key website ingredient.

Posted on 26th February 2014

Responsive Design is so important now that as much as 40% of all website traffic is coming from mobile devices. Why do we need this more-expensive option? Is it worthwhile? Read on for a short explanation of why CBJ Digital thinks it is so important for all new websites, especially B to B and B to C e-commerce websites.

New website development for Churches

CBJ Digital has developed a new website for Emmanuel Church Northwood, that is launched today. It has rich functionality, excellent navigation and exciting design. CBJ Digital is offering its services to other churches to develop this useful tool for reaching the wide variety of Church members and interested parties that can benefit from easily accessible information about what is going on and what your local Church can offer.

CBJ's View on Design Work before contracts are finalised

Posted on 27th November 2012

Business owners sometimes make requests of web design firms at the point of offering a job for Tender submissions. The most common is when a prospective client contacts web companies and asks them to design something for them with the intent that they will choose one of the designs if they like it.

Video, Social Media and E-mail

The changing face of the internet demands new techniques, new technologies and new ideas. CBJ embraces video and Social Media with a view to better visibility on the web and brand consistency across it.

Multilingual websites

Posted by Malcolm Iliff, on 18th October 2011

CBJ Digital has designed and developed an English-Arabic, dual language website for one of its UK based clients that also has interests that operate in Jordan. Karak International Oil (KIO) is ...

Responsive web design

Posted by Malcolm Iliff, on 12th October 2014

Responsive design is a new technique used in developing websites to overcome the difficulty of displaying them appropriately on the wide variety of devices now being used to browse the web. Desktop screens are getting larger, whilst ...

Third Party Licensing of CMS

CBJ Digital is now able to license the use of the CBJ Digital AdminSystem for third party use. Designers, developers and website integrators are invited to consider the benefits of having the CBJ Digital intuitive non-techncial AdminSystem, available to use under license on websites designed or developed by them.

Accessibility

Posted by Malcolm Iliff, on 19th July 2007

CBJ Digital Ltd's approach to accessibility. If the site has been designed to comply with basic W3 accessibility standards, then it has passed the first hurdle.

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