News/Blog Category: Web Agency

5 Questions to ask a prospective web agency

posted on 5th Mar 2019

The process of selecting an agency to work on your website can be challenging. There are many web agencies out there, how do you choose a good one? More importantly, how do you guarantee that the agency you select is the best fit for your company? Here are five questions to ask a web agency when evaluating prospective agencies to work on your... Gimme More »

Keeping your WordPress website secure

posted on 19th Feb 2019

WordPress website security
The team at Neworld Associates have been building websites for our clients since 1995. In those days websites were extremely basic, consisting mainly of tags for headers, paragraphs, and links. By the mid 90s HTML had advanced to support features such as background colours, font sizes and table-based web page structures allowing content to be... Gimme More »

Icon see clearly now

posted on 29th Jan 2019

We use icons in an attempt to universally represent meaning. On websites and in real life, icons are often used in place of or in addition to text. But what happens when the item on which an icon is based is no longer recognisable to a younger cohort of website users? Does the antiquity of the original object make the icon less relevant? Or has... Gimme More »

Why websites fail

posted on 14th Jan 2019

Why websites fail
As web developers, Neworld often get asked to review underperforming websites to identify issues and failings. Sometimes these are formal audits that involve detailed research and analysis of the sites and sometimes they are more informal reviews, but the same basic flaws turn up time and time again. Here are just five of those most frequent... Gimme More »

New WordPress on the Block

posted on 12th Dec 2018

On the internet, Wordpress is everywhere. Approximately 75 million websites are powered by Wordpress which means it runs over 30% of the entire world-wide-web. It can be found everywhere from e-commerce websites to the websites of gourmet restaurants, small business websites to the websites of international corporations. Naturally, this website... Gimme More »

How the Irish are influencing tech

posted on 20th Nov 2018

I’m just two weeks back from the Web Summit so I’ve had time to reflect on this year's Lisbon extravaganza. This annual meeting of the tech community keeps growing and growing with figures reaching 75,000 attendees now. The Irish begrudgers have long since been silenced as they realised that Dublin and the RDS could never have let it grow to... Gimme More »

3 Key Rules of Web Design

posted on 8th Oct 2018

1. Focus on content Content is the most vital part of your website. Your content will win the attention of your customers, letting the other elements of your website (design, imagery, videos, etc.) provide a supporting role. Content is what will engage your audience and persuade them to take action. You will not achieve an effective and... Gimme More »

Ireland’s mobile internet habit

posted on 7th Sep 2018

Q: What do Ireland and Poland have in common? A: Aside from both having a large Catholic population and a history of being invaded by their immediate neighbours, it also turns out they are the only two EU countries to browse the web more on mobile than on desktop. [date: 2018, source: Stat Counter] The move towards a predominantly... Gimme More »

Four unexpected consequences of GDPR

posted on 8th Aug 2018

So, how are you enjoying the new post-GDPR era? Are you feeling a warm sense of safety & security as you voyage through the internet? Does your data feel snugly tucked up, protected from the evil spam monsters? I'm optimistic that even if this is not currently the case, the mechanisms are now in place to move towards safeguarding our privacy.... Gimme More »

7 key tips for building a restaurant website

posted on 30th Jul 2018

7 key tips for building a restaurant website
Neworld have developed quite a few restaurant websites over the years and we've learned a thing or two about how to create effective and engaging sites that help build loyal customers and drive bookings. Here are a few key tips we'd recommend you keep in mind when it comes to building or updating your own site. 1. Branding It might seem obvious... Gimme More »