Every freelance web designer wants to step up to the next level. Sure, you like the freedom that being a freelancer brings with it, but you can still be a freelancer with a much more professional setup. It’s easy these days what with web design studios and offices in Cardiff available for rent on hourly/daily/weekly and monthly basis.

Here are five reasons why working from a spacious Cardiff web design studio can help you produce better websites for your clients.

The simple answer to this question is yes. We are going to tell you why…

1. Build a brand and increase awareness

You may have the best product in the world but without an established and recognisable brand then your business isn’t reaching its maximum potential. Apple, Nike and Microsoft are examples of the importance of building brand awareness. You probably won’t encounter someone who doesn’t recognise the famous Apple logo and the ‘Just Do It’ tagline. Social media plays a huge part in maintaining that brand awareness. Where do you see the latest Nike collection? Possibly when someone shares an ‘exclusive offer’ on Facebook. How did you know about the new IPhone 8 launch? Someone has retweeted an article on twitter unveiling its release.

Social media allows your business to develop its own personality and establish itself firmly within its marketplace.

A Google business pages is a small snippet or snap shot of your business details - generated from a search results.

But why it is important?

Your Google Business page is a powerful tool that will improve your company’s digital present. Here are some reasons why your business page can help you make more sales.


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“The Talisker Atlantic Challenge is one of the toughest events on the planet,30 teams will take part in the race, covering 3,000 nautical miles as they row between La Gomera and Antigua.”

Our Web Team have worked with Paul, Nick, Hector and Matt to help with donations and market their team as they are competing to overcome some of the most extreme conditions known to man, which will be a true test of strength; both physical and mental. During the crossing, the boat will be completely at the mercy of the ocean, whilst extreme winds, Atlantic storms and sunstroke all pose equal threats.

Introducing the newest member of the Rhys Welsh Design Team

Duke | Catering Manager/Office Dog

Apart from the obvious – dogs are amazing, there are actual real-life benefits of bringing your pet to work. Deciding whether it can build better websites will remain to be seen but for the purpose of this post – we’re going to say it most definitely does.

So, how can office dogs help build better websites?

On average it takes 7 seconds to form an opinion. First impressions are key + you want to wow at first glance.  You need to ensure your website is standing out from the crowd and that’s why we’ve devised 10 reasons why getting a responsive website will help your business grow.

As a web designer it’s a thought that always occurs to me. When I’m creating a website for my customers – do they need to have an SSL certificate for their website?

What is an SSL certificate?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that is used to authenticate the identity of a website. The purpose being to encrypt the information sent to the server making for a safe, user friendly connection.
Information online is sent from one computer to the other to reach its destination. Any computer in between the original and the destination server can visibly see the details sent over.
So whether you’re a company, web designer or looking to create a website to showcase your work, you need to be thinking: do I need an SSL certificate?


Borja is a Digital Designer who assists with maintaining a range of design projects, including both graphic and web design for Rhys Welsh Design Team.

Borja holds two Masters Degrees: one in Graphic Design and another in business (MBA). Having an in depth understanding of both fields allows Borja to add further value for our clients.

Borja grew up in Malaga, Sevilla and Campo de Gibraltar - places where Picasso, Velazquez or Murillo lived. Having this background has inspired him to develop his creative skills and pursue his career in the design and communication industry.

Start this New Year by re-assessing your business website. Accelerate your website’s performance and transform it into a true business asset with the expert guidance of a professional web design agency in Cardiff. Here are 5 key website and business tasks that you may want to undertake as part of your New Year resolution.

1. Revisit your Website Design

An outdated design is reason enough to drive your potential customers away. Go for a website redesign if it’s been 3 or more years since you had it designed. If your business has changed so should your website.

It is equally important to be available to your customers through your website on any device. It is time to turn “responsive” in design. Tuning your website to meet rapidly-evolving technology is a sign of a forward-thinking business. Audiences are more likely to trust such businesses.

As an experienced website design expert in Cardiff, Rhys Welsh can craft a stellar website for your business.

Having being approached by a company based in England, I was asked to create a new brand, stationary and various marketing material and a website.

The site was created so the client can edit pages and illustrate the upcoming events and auctions - and highlight the company itself.

When going live the client expressed the following:

" Pleasure working with you and appreciate your help. We are very happy to continue as a regular customer! "

The Website Project Details

A complete new design, content management system and a fully responsive mobile website to account for all devices was built for the international student exchange program that work with the government. The design brief was created to account for their audience and picking the correct layout and imagea were key.

Some of the features include a drop down menu, slideshow, twitter and facebook feed, newsletter sign up integration and interactive map.

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Project Overview

A redesign of an existing company website set up the new website features a full screen slide show, drop down menu all built using a content management system protected by security monitor and firewall - for peace of mind.

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The client required a website that matched their range of clients and over 20 years of experience. The overhaul took a different approach and we decided on a vibrant and cleaner look, as oppose to the complete black look which complimented the industry. The project has many product for the visitors to explore and a very bright and graphic homepage, with drop down menu to enhance the user experience. The website is fully mobile responsive, meaning it will behave in a different way dependent on the device - for example on mobile phones it will show a vertical format, with larger buttons and reductions in need to zoom in.

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Selling luxury business products that visitors can view and purchase online. Visitors can make orders online using PayPal payment gateway. The range of products are in various categories and the client has complete management over all aspects allowing the website to grow with their business.

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