Andrew Backhouse’s Design Blog

How To Make Your Website More Accessible

How To Make Your Website More Accessible

I have helped achieve better accessibility for a local fundraiser's website. In design, this is known as improving a website's a11y. A11y is short hand for "Accessibility" (a - 11 letters - y) because not everyone has the best vision. Some folk...

How To Have A Landline Cheaply

How To Have A Landline Cheaply

I hope to help you out with this post - it is to help with the day to day running of your business.  As you can see if you look on Google My Business - I say that I have a landline, 01423 209002. But, really I do not have a landline. That is the...

How I Got Over My Imposter Syndrome

How I Got Over My Imposter Syndrome

I will tell you a secret; you are what your clients want. Think about it. The most experienced people in large design agencies spend their time chasing after new business, not actually designing. When the contract is secured, it is often passed...

What Is Sustainable Design?

What Is Sustainable Design?

What is sustainable design? Is it sustainable aesthetics? Is it a carbon off-setting scheme? I appreciate that environmentalism without class warfare is just gardening - I have outlined my Design Sustainability Pledge on this site, and I am...

What I Got Up To In October ’21

What I Got Up To In October ’21

October 2021 - this is the write up. It has been a productive month in many ways and a less than productive month in others. But, in the sprit of this blog I will write about it regardless. It is good to have a written testimony as to what I...

Email Policy: The Second Draft

Email Policy: The Second Draft

Companies that don’t bother implementing an email policy risk looking insensitive and outdated. A sound email policy lets people switch off after work and not burn out. I have had to implement an email policy for my mental health; I hope that...

The Tool I Use Most For Marketing

The Tool I Use Most For Marketing

I thought I would tell you about what I have tried in the past, and what tools I currently use for scheduling my social media. You might be wondering why you need to take care of your social media in 2021 - especially if you have a website....

The Tool I Use Most For Marketing

✍️ Fuel For The Journey

You made it to the beginning. Where is the fuel to keep us going? What emotion fuels us to work as we do? Anger gets you only so far, and then it destroys you. Jealousy might get you started, but will fade. Greed seems like a good idea until you...

That Was: August 2021

That Was: August 2021

It’s been a while since I posted anything! Hello everyone and welcome to another monthly update. August has been quite busy, and I have some big news. Plus - there were two websites that went live over the month."What's The Big News, Tons Of...

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