Web Design Blog

Web design blog for hostcat customers focusing on design techniques, design best practices and design inspiration with biography and articles of interest.
Web Design for Gardeners

Web Design for Gardeners

Web Design for GardenersWelcome to the enchanting world of beautiful gardens! Whether you're a city dweller yearning for a green sanctuary or a gardening aficionado seeking inspiration, your search ends here. Immerse yourself in our stunning gardening websites, each...

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Websites Designed March 2020

Websites Designed March 2020

Websites Designed March 2020 Just some of the websites designed by Hostcat Web Design in March 2020. Click a project to view the website.Walker AgilityChrysalis PerformanceReiki ManFrom Here to ThereDiscover WellbeingChange HypnotherapyA Portfolio of Websites All...

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Websites Designed February 2020

Websites Designed February 2020

Websites Designed February 2020 Just some of the websites designed by Hostcat Web Design in February 2020. Click a project to view the website.First Aid for DogsHair2Bare WaxingTop to Toe & Down BelowBeach Blanket BabylonPJS Bathrooms Freshford Ltd Elite Performance...

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Web Design Isle of Wight

Web Design Isle of Wight

I moved from Southampton to the Isle of Wight just over two years ago now. Not that my location matters as I work for people doing web design all over the world from my Newport office at PO30 5DF.

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Web Design for Shopping Sites

Web Design for Shopping Sites

Web Design for Shopping Sites Are you looking for a new retail shop web design for your ecommerce website. There is such a lot of competition now for online selling so you need a professional site to stand out and gain customers. Professional Ecommerce websites for...

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Web Design for Personal Trainers

Web Design for Personal Trainers

Web Design for Personal Trainers Professional Web Designer for Personal Trainers I have been designing websites for personal trainers for many years. Most fitness trainers have their sites listed on many internet sites. However, they need their...

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Back Up Your Website

Back Up Your Website

This is only for newer customers who are using 20i.com Web Hosting It's becoming more and more important to take regular back-ups of your website. If the site gets hacked - or is blown up for 101 reasons that it could happen - if you have no back-up of the...

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Website Design for Hypnotherapists

Website Design for Hypnotherapists

Website Design for HypnotherapistsHypnotherapy Websites for Professional Therapists If you are looking for a new website design for hypnotherapy or a redesign of your existing site then you are in the right place. Hostcat has created over 200 websites for professional...

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If You’re Going to Blog? Then Bloody Well Blog!

If You’re Going to Blog? Then Bloody Well Blog!

Customers who decide they want a blog So...you've got the new shiny website. You've maybe added 4 pages of small amounts of text. All of your colleagues and friends are telling you that you need a blog. They all blog on their sites. So of course you have to get a blog...

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Web Design for Counsellors

Web Design for Counsellors

Looking for a unique and impactful web design for your counseling or therapy practice? Look no further! At Hostcat, we specialize in creating custom websites that capture the essence of your message and stand out from the crowd. We understand the importance of a...

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Online Marketing Your Website

Online Marketing Your Website

  Online marketing strategies for your website Online Marketing your website business! It’s no use having a website that sits there doing nothing. That’s like having business cards and not giving them out. Action is needed to get the site marketed. When we market...

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Web Design for Builders

Web Design for Builders

Web Design for Builders Hostcat are specialised in creating the perfect builders website designs. Whether you are a self employed builder or larger building company. We can create the right website for your building services. Web Designers for Builders and Building...

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Web Design for Architects

Web Design for Architects

Website Design for Architects Hostcat are building a growing reputation for web design for architects in Southampton. Clean, fresh sites that showcase their services and projects to potential customers. If you're an architect or involved in architectural...

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SEO Mistakes in Web Design

Everyone makes mistakes when they design a website. It’s impossible not to unless you’re superman. You can read every new SEO practise going….

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Optimise Images for SEO

Optimise Images for SEO

Correct Optimisation of Images for Search Engines. We are all obsessed as designers with search engine optimisation – to get your sites well placed in the rankings. Yet many people still don’t take the time to optimise images for SEO. It’s...

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Facebook Page Design

Facebook Page Design

Facebook Page Design from Hostcat in Southampton If we’re designing your website for you. Then we’ll be discussing this with you anyway. If you need to set up a facebook page for your business and run it yourself. This is an introduction to what you need...

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Hotel Website Design

Hotel Website Design

Web Designers for Hotels and Guest Houses in Southampton. Hostcat are designers of hotel and guest house websites. We create a hotel web design for our client that’s creative and produces results.

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Computer Graphics Artist

Computer Graphics Artist

Computer Graphics Artist Chris Ryan Computer Graphics Artist at Probe Research! In 1987 I started work at a computer company Probe Research. Probe were located at Chilworth Research Centre in Southampton. I had never used a computer before that so was keen to learn....

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Mural Painter in Bournemouth

Mural Painter in Bournemouth

Mural Painter or Michaelangelo? Mural Painter Chris Ryan! I’ve been commissioned to do a few murals over the years. I have to admit because of the time, and work involved - would rarely do another one. Unless I was very passionate about committing myself...

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Web Designer

Web Designer

I started working as a web designer by accident - it certainly wasn’t by design. I had worked as a computer graphics artist in the late 80′s so was familiar with graphics packages back then. I actually didn’t own or use a computer after that until the year...

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Portrait Artist

Portrait Artist

Portrait Artist in Southampton and Bournemouth The first time I ever painted a portrait was in 1982. I was having some problems with someone I had just split up with. I wanted to get out of Southampton for a while - funny how that figured a lot through my...

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Web Host

Web Host

Web Host at Hostcat in Southampton I originally became involved with hosting in 2004. I was fed up of having my websites hosted with companies who were difficult to contact when I needed help. When I did make contact they spoke as if they were aliens. I...

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Cartoon Vector Illustration Using Illustrator

Cartoon Vector Illustration Using Illustrator

Step by step to creating a cartoon vector illustration using adobe illustrator. I’m not an expert in using adobe illustrator. Far from it. I would love to be but there just aren’t enough hours in the day for me anymore unfortunately. So when I can delve...

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chris ryan web designer

Web Design Blog by Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan is a professional artist and web designer on the Isle of Wight. Owner of Hostcat Web Design.Last updated: December 20, 2023 at 12:57 pm