Web Design: Essentials for Small Businesses
Web Design: Essentials for Small Businesses

GEL Studios

18 May 2015

Web Design: Essentials for Small Businesses.

Setting up a small business - in any industry - was a daunting enough task in the days before absolutely everyone was online. Now, especially for business owners who may not be entirely at home in the digital world, it can seem impossible to know where to start. There are, however, some basic ideas to keep in mind when creating a new website for a small business.CompatibilityA few years ago, compatibility…


The Death Of Google+
The Death Of Google+

GEL Studios

4 May 2015

The Death Of Google+.

Social media, though it might seem impossible to remember what life was like without it, is still quite a young phenomenon. Facebook didn't go global until 2005; Twitter launched the following year. Google+, another platform used by both businesses and individuals, was perhaps the mayfly of social media. It was born, achieved (according to Google) well over 500 million users, and is about to die, at…


Going Mobile
Going Mobile

GEL Studios

19 Apr 2015

Going Mobile.

It's more important than ever for website owners to ensure that their sites work well across a variety of platforms. The chances that people are accessing sites from a phone increase all the time. On top of that, Google rankings will be increasingly affected by how mobile friendly your site is in 2015. Here's a look at some sites that have dealt with the challenge of mobile accessibility well.ResearchDelivering…


Getting Paid: eCommerce in 2015
Getting Paid: eCommerce in 2015

GEL Studios

6 Apr 2015

Getting Paid: eCommerce in 2015.

Clifford Stoll may be able to laugh it off now, but his 1995 Newsweek article, predicting that what he quaintly called "cyberbusiness" would never take off, has been a highly amusing re-read since its 20th anniversary recently. The idea of buying books over the internet seemed, to Stoll, risible. How would anyone ever come up with a secure way to pay for stuff online anyway?UK Online Sales PredictionsIt's…


Why Your Business Needs a Responsive Website
Why Your Business Needs a Responsive Website

GEL Studios

23 Mar 2015

Why Your Business Needs a Responsive Website.

Do you want more customers? Do you want your customers to have a better experience on your website, and throughout their purchase? Do you want to increase your social media clout? If the answer to any of the above is yes, then you need a responsive website.What is a Responsive Website?Responsive website design ensures that your website displays correctly on any size and kind of screen, be it PC, tablet,…


Do You Need a Graphic Designer? Yes!
Do You Need a Graphic Designer? Yes!

GEL Studios

16 Mar 2015

Do You Need a Graphic Designer? Yes!.

When you're starting a business, competing priorities demand your attention - and your cash. It's tempting to think of graphic design as one service you could, well, do yourself, but that could be a costly mistake to make.We believe that professional graphic design is worth its weight in gold, but we're not just saying that - there are some very concrete reasons why you should hire a graphic designer…


2 Key Questions to Ask Your Web Designer
2 Key Questions to Ask Your Web Designer

GEL Studios

6 Mar 2015

2 Key Questions to Ask Your Web Designer.

These two key questions can make the difference between the ideal web designer-client fit and a poorly conceived website which fails to work for its owner. Can your web designer answer yes to both of them?1. Do You Understand My Clients?It's essential that your web designer understands your typical client profile. They need to know what your clients or customers will be visiting your site for - are…


MODX Meetup London 25th Feb 2015
MODX Meetup London 25th Feb 2015

GEL Studios

26 Feb 2015

MODX Meetup London 25th Feb 2015.

A massive thank you to everyone that came to last nights MODX Meetup at Google Campus London. A great turnout with some great talks! GP from┬áSterc spoke about a powerful new MODX remote management tool called MODX Control. Expected for beta release in Q2 2015, it will allow people/agencies with multiple installations of MODX to manage admin user accounts, upgrade the core, and check for out of date…