Why should you hire a professional to create your portfolio?
BlueCoo Creative Blog
by Martyna Kubiliute
2y ago
We have discussed the importance and reasons for having a portfolio, no matter if you’re a business or an individual. You can read that blog post right here if you missed it. Continuing from that, today we’ll briefly be talking about the benefits of hiring a professional web designer to create your portfolio. If you are an individual, it is time to think of yourself as a business! Market yourself as one and new clients or work will come to you. And if you are a business… well, you still need to market yourself at a professional level. Having a professionally designed and executed website/port ..read more
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Why is Website Design Important?
BlueCoo Creative Blog
by Martyna Kubiliute
2y ago
When it comes to putting together a website, among great functionality, responsiveness, SEO, and content, it also has to look good. Website design is, in fact, a vital part of your website because “time-starved, sceptical consumers – especially millennials – crave content that is beautifully designed. It is in fact so important that 66% of people with only 15 minutes to consume content prefer something beautifully designed rather than simple and plain. Numbers do not lie! Regardless of the generation, there is always a preference for good design. For millennials, an overwhelming 73% prefer go ..read more
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Benefits of Having a Portfolio
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by lucy_g
2y ago
As a business or an individual, it’s impossible to avoid competition in any market. It’s what keeps us improving and evolving for the better. So here’s one website feature we have for you to consider in order to really stand out amongst your competitors – a portfolio. What is a Portfolio? You can consider a portfolio as proof for your resume, whether as an individual or a business. It is impossible to separate looking at previous or other work from buying a product or hiring a service. It’s rare for anyone to trust, for example, an interior designer with no proof they can do it or have done ..read more
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The Effect of Site Speed on SEO
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by BlueCoo22
2y ago
This is a question we get asked time and time again when it comes to SEO and in some extreme cases, we are approached by clients who are worried about the addition of engaging features such as videos, galleries, animations and portfolios. Many owners of websites believe that image or video based features will cause the site to load slowly and thus cause them to fall in those all-important search engine rankings and so they will settle for a static, simple website which then depletes user engagement. No alt text provided for this image The truth is, while a slower loading website isn’t ideal f ..read more
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3 Benefits to Video Calling For Business
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by Andy Taplin
2y ago
The pandemic has meant that we all need to change our ways of working, and while we generally work remotely for the most part, one area we did have to change was the way that we do our project consultations. Where traditionally we would have sat down face to face, we now use zoom and there are some surprising benefits. Here’s our top 3 favourite things about using zoom for meetings. International Business Utilizing modern technology to work remotely of course opens up your target demographic. Where you may have been comfortable working in your local area and doing work entirely face to face ..read more
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Take Food Orders Online with No Fees
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by BlueCoo22
2y ago
Food Ordering Online – When do you go bespoke? Throughout lockdown and in it’s aftermath, the amount of online food orders increased massively with many restaurants and takeaways who were previously not online, now operating in the unchartered territory of the world wide web. Big food delivery companies such as Just East, Uber Eats and Deliveroo have dominated the market here in the UK for some time, making it easy to set up a shop online. However, with commission rates of up to 30% on orders, it’s no wonder that some restaurants are now questioning if there is a more sustainable and profitabl ..read more
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Creative to the Core
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by Martyna Kubiliute
2y ago
Not to toot our own horn, but over the years we’ve created some stunning, creatively-driven websites. Our personalised approach to each website means that we always take the time and care to create a website that not only fits with client’s idea and business requirements, but enriches it as well and compliments the brand. So, today BlueCoo wants to share a couple of our favourite features from previous projects. Love at First Sight – Edinburgh Food Tours When our client Scott came to us with the idea of a website for Scottish guided food walking tour experience through Edinburgh, to say tha ..read more
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Content Writing for your Website
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by BlueCoo22
2y ago
While we offer a content writing service here at Bluecoo, lots of our clients choose to provide their own content for their websites. Here is our top tips on how to write effective content for your website: Less is More You may be able to write a short novel on your business and how great it is, but the reality is that people simply don’t take in information in the same way these days. The chances of the average visitor reading long paragraphs of text are very slim, so our advice for written content is always “less is more”. Use the space you have online to summarise the key points about you ..read more
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BlueCoo Goes International
BlueCoo Creative Blog
by Martyna Kubiliute
2y ago
BlueCoo is Worldwide! Although our website design studio is based in Dundee, Scotland, we’ve worked with clients all over the world, such as closer to home England or overseas, like Retire Thailand from Thailand, or Men Again from America! In fact, having to work from home due to the pandemic allowed us to improve and polish our work flow to be fully remote with no issues. We’ve adapted to using Zoom, Google Meets, Slack, Discord, Google Keep and GlooMaps to make creating a website not only easy for ourselves, but for our clients as well. No matter what, we’re only a phone call or email away ..read more
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Team Spotlight: Sam
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by BlueCoo22
2y ago
Sam is a web design assistant and first responder for website problem-solving, design implementation and CSS woes. He’s the one that makes sure the team’s designs look stunning and function perfectly on everything, from your Grandma’s iPhone 3G to nobody’s brand new 8K TV. Sam has background in studying Ethical Hacking and learning how to break things, which makes him the perfect candidate for fixing broken websites (some of which he breaks himself by force of habit). He is also passionate about styling and CSS, helping bring web design to the polished level that we are known for ..read more
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