VORD Web Design
VORD Web Design is based in Bedford UK. I consult in search engine optimisation and occasionally get involved in projects that involve interesting PHP coding - a good example of is ThermoTun-Online (a web based front end for train tunnel air pressure simulation software). My latest claim to fame is writing the software for the fastest online shop on the net.
I'll admit my design portfolio is infrequently updated. I sometimes work with consultancies as their search engine optimisation specialist and have worked with several large organisations in London. I am not allowed to add that work to the portfolio on this website.
Contact me for a chat about your requirements.
With the sales bit over, the rest of this website contains articles on different aspects of web design that I believe are important, but which are often ignored by web developers.
An Overview of web accessibility for all users including blind, partially sighted, and disabled people.
Test Your Web Site for Accessibility
We will show step by step how you can carry out a basic accessibility assessment, and will provide links to tools on the internet that you can use.
A summary of the main recommendations contained in the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Accessibility Guidelines.
Disability Discrimination Act
A summary of part III of the UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) as it applies to web sites.
Search Engine Optimisation
Search engine overview
An overview of search engines and how they rank pages.
The importance of links and how they increase ranking.
Web page optimisation
What to do to your pages for higher ranking.
More ranking factors
A list of the major on-page factors used by search engines.
Accessibility for robots
Making sure search engine robots can crawl your web site.
What not to do
Search engine penalties and how to avoid them.
Search Engine Glossary
Acronyms used in relation to search engines.
Web Site Specification
Write a Web Site Specification
Points to consider when specifying your web site.
Example Website Specification
An example of a specification that we have put together for your use.
Cascading Style Sheets
An overview of our CSS pages and how to use them
Advantages of CSS
Why CSS is wonderful, and also some pitfalls.
Developing a CSS based page layout
Styling text with CSS
Altering the appearance of html elements using CSS
Web Design & Usability
How a visitor interacts with your web site.
Ideas on page layout and design.
Tips on achieving neat and intuitive navigation.
Making your web pages user friendly.
A comparison between gif and jpeg formats.
Web Standards Overview
References to web standards information and validation tools on the net.
Lynx Text Browser
A very simple text only browser that is useful for checking website accessibility.
A selection of client websites designed prior to 2006
Other websites of interest