Strategy. Design. Growth

Ray Dale

Web Designer. Developer. Web Consultant. Online Business Strategist. WordPress Specialist. Creative Director. Co-founder of The SeedMill.With 20 years of commercial experience in web and design industries, Ray lives, breathe and sleep all forms of web design, development, video and online marketing. Having worked for small design agencies and large corporate companies, Ray have seen all sides of web design and marketing, and how this dynamic industry continues to change and grow.With a head full of ideas & strategies and a skillset that is rare to find, Ray is extremely committed to always delivering the best possible quality. Ray is extremely passionate about helping businesses to achieve growth online.Random fact: Ray used to earn his money from playing and coaching football.

Latest articles by this author

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What is a Unique Value Proposition?

By Ray Dale | June 4, 2017

I’m going to try and explain exactly what a unique value proposition (often referred to as a UVP) is and why it is important for…

Traveland Website Design & Development

By Ray Dale | March 25, 2017

The SeedMill have been involved with a very large project in redesigning and developing the Traveland website. Traveland are a company based in Porthcawl, South…

WordPress Security – Failure to keep software updated results in thousands of hacked websites

By Ray Dale | February 10, 2017

WordPress security is a vitally important subject for millions of websites and businesses. It is so important to keep the software up-to-date. Unfortunately, the message…

New branding identity and website for Hiddlestone & Son

By Ray Dale | January 5, 2017

The SeedMill have just designed a new branding identity for Hiddlestone & Son along with redesign and development of their website. We worked with the…

New Richmond Nursing Website Live!

By Ray Dale | November 1, 2016

The SeedMill have helped Richmond Nursing to produce a new website which is now live! Richmond Nursing reached the point where they now needed a…

New website design & development for ASW Property Services

By Ray Dale | September 28, 2016

ASW Property Services approached The SeedMill to design and build a new website for them. That new website is now live! ASW are a large property…

How To Secure a WordPress Website

By Ray Dale | June 21, 2016

Keeping a secure website is so important to your brand and communication strategy. Being associated with a website or online presence that has been hacked…

What is branding?

By Ray Dale | May 3, 2016

In this post I will attempt to explain what branding is in the context of business or company branding. Hopefully this may go a little…

How to Create 10x Content – Whiteboard Friday – Moz

By Ray Dale | March 20, 2016

Have a look at the latest MOZ Whiteboard Friday video on how to create ’10x content’. What is ’10x content’? It’s simply a method to create…

Leka Systems trade website

By Ray Dale | February 12, 2016

The SeedMill have just completed design and build on a trade website for Leka Systems. Acting as an extended invoicing system, the trade website allows…

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Alert SOM Web Design and Build

By Ray Dale | January 26, 2016

Alert SOM are the main provider of driving lessons in Sheerness Kent. Having had a very old and tired website presence, The SeedMill were approached…

Why Good Unique Content Needs to Die – Whiteboard Friday – Moz

By Ray Dale | January 12, 2016

This blog post and video by Rand Fishkin really sums it all up. If you want to achieve good SEO and page rank you really should…

Why responsive web design has become vital to your business

By Ray Dale | January 5, 2016

Following on from our article last month on what is responsive web design? is we will examine the impact to your business website and why…

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What is responsive web design?

By Ray Dale | December 18, 2015

Responsive web design is a technique used by web developers and web designers to optimise a website for display on various different devices. Using this…

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What is web design?

By Ray Dale | December 8, 2015

Web design is a term that has been so overused lately that the original meaning has been somewhat lost as is the case with so…

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3 critical mistakes WordPress web designers make

By Ray Dale | July 17, 2014

This is an important topic that negatively effects a lot of businesses who have websites built in WordPress, so bear with me if you have…

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Good, Fast and Cheap – How Online Business Works

By Ray Dale | June 12, 2014

What is Good, Fast and Cheap? Have you ever heard the saying about ‘Good, Fast and Cheap’? It seems to be one of those immutable…

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How much does a website cost for a business?

By Ray Dale | June 3, 2014

How much will a website cost? I have lost count of the amount of times that I have been asked this simple question. The trouble…