Strategy. Design. Growth

Author: 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, I live, breathe and sleep all forms of web design, development, video and online marketing. Having worked for small design agencies and large corporate companies, I 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, I am extremely committed to always delivering the best possible quality. I am extremely passionate about helping businesses to achieve growth online.Random fact: I used to earn money from playing and coaching football.
Author 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, I live, breathe and sleep all forms of web design, development, video and online marketing. Having worked for small design agencies and large corporate companies, I 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, I am extremely committed to always delivering the best possible quality. I am extremely passionate about helping businesses to achieve growth online.

Random fact: I used to earn money from playing and coaching football.

Latest Articles By This Author

Traveland Website Design & Development

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 Wales offering cruise packages with a service based on decades of industry knowledge. Tasked with redesigning the website towards a more modern looking and yet friendly family run brand presence,…
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WordPress Security – Failure to keep software updated results in thousands of hacked websites

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 doesn’t seem to be getting out there loud or clear enough. Either that or it’s not being heeded. Very recently this has resulted in a perfect storm and a lot…
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New branding identity and website for Hiddlestone & Son

The SeedMill have just designed a new branding identity for Hiddlestone & Son along with redesign and development of their website. We worked with the business over a series of meetings and consultations to arrive at professional design concepts before developing the website. Hiddlestone & Son have been fantastic to work with. They are a…
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New Richmond Nursing Website Live!

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 strong website presence having barely had one before. They approach The SeedMill inviting us to provide cost estimates based on their now marketing direction and further plans to develop a fully…
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New website design & development for ASW Property Services

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 and maintenance services provider based in Bridgend and Swansea in South Wales. They needed an online presence having made a few attempts at arriving at a website that suited their…
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How To Secure a WordPress Website

In this post we will aim to teach you how to secure a WordPress website, helping you thinking about website security with WordPress and teaching you how to secure against the most common types of hacks and security holes. We will try to keep the steps as simple as possible, yet ensure that if you…
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What is branding?

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 way towards helping businesses to understand the difference between a visual identity such as a logo and a wider concept that is a brand. This should result in more productive…
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New Website Design & Build For Mativa Global

The SeedMill have just completed design & build on a new website for Mativa Global – a multi-national construction recruitment company. We are also managing the website with one of our available care plans. Having already designed the Mativa Global logo and branding collateral, The SeedMill were chosen to also design and develop a full…
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How to Create 10x Content – Whiteboard Friday – Moz

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 content that your target audience and Google cannot ignore (see here for a rundown). Anyway, the followup from MOZ is really worth your attention. Have you ever actually tried to create…
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Leka Systems trade website

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 Leka Systems to process orders via an eCommerce store with full tracking and delivery date management. The website is only available to specified trade partners and is locked down to customers with…
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Alert SOM Web Design and Build

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 to produce a fresh web design and build for Alert SOM that presented their friendly, professional and family business approach to their market. Having already heard of WordPress and being comfortable with…
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Why Good Unique Content Needs to Die – Whiteboard Friday – Moz

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 be looking to be way better than your competition at talking to your customers. It’s simple really, but very hard to get right and is why so many businesses fail…
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Why responsive web design has become vital to your business

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 you really should have a mobile friendly or more importantly a ‘responsive’ website. Google now measures your website for mobile friendliness. There is strong indication that Google will favour mobile friendly…
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What is responsive web design?

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 technique a website will ‘respond’ differently (visually) depending on the devices that the website is being viewed on without having to load a different website altogether. So, for example if…
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What is web design?

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 much web terminology out there. In this article I will aim to break down the question of’ ‘what is web design’ and explore the traditional meaning and then the modern…
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3 critical mistakes WordPress web designers make

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 any interest in this area. There are – as the title suggests – 3 critical mistakes WordPress web designers make on a regular basis. There are many more besides the 3 outlined…
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Good, Fast and Cheap – How Online Business Works

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 laws of business that people tend to forget when dealing with online goods and services. The traditional version of the saying states that in business you can only ever have…
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How much does a website cost for a business?

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 is that whilst it’s a simple question to ask, unfortunately, the answer is often fairly complex to arrive at an answer. You will find that different web companies have different…
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