Our writings

We sometimes enjoy putting our thoughts and advice into writing and share it with others. Hopefully it will be of value for its readers.

Nobody actually wants to use your website
Nobody actually wants to use your website

It's not wrong to think that you need a website, what is wrong is thinking you need a website without asking why you need it.

Mistakes that can be easily avoided when building websites
Mistakes that can be easily avoided when building websites

There are certain rules that people break when building websites. These rules are simple to follow and make all the difference for your audience. Here are some tips to make sure your website respects these rules.

Setting up a styleguide in Webflow
Setting up a styleguide in Webflow

To brutally simplify it, a styleguide is a set of defined rules for elements in your design or layout. There are merits and faults with styleguides, but I'll leave the responsibility of describing those to other articles.

How to build a landing page
How to build a landing page

A good first impression is vital. It should be engaging, relevant, and informative. A landing page can be a complex job that can, if done incorrectly, result in a lost conversion. Landing pages come in all shapes and sizes, with different strategies and solutions, but each one has a simple goal and a set of rules that can be followed.

Don't make your users feel stupid, stupid
Don't make your users feel stupid, stupid

Walking out of a Costa Coffee, I stood in front of a glass door, waiting for it to automatically slide open. I waved my hands. I shimmied to the left. I shimmied to the right. I realised this was not a door and felt stupid.

Why is responsive design important?
Why is responsive design important?

Just over 13 years ago, the iPhone was released and this changed everything for website owners. The iPhone introduced web browsing to mobile phones in a way that hadn't yet been achieved at such scale. With this came the need to make the layout of websites responsive in order to adapt to the different screen sizes users will view them from.

Paul Attard's interview with Monique Chambers on Campus FM
Paul Attard's interview with Monique Chambers on Campus FM

They discuss what goat is about, where the name came from, and how a Russian client threatened them if they messed up their project.

Webflow - A no-code web development platform that I fell in love with
Webflow - A no-code web development platform that I fell in love with

Tell any web developer that you use a no-code web development platform and they scoff at you as the inferior person they believe that you are. Admittedly, I was one of those developers until I tried Webflow for the second time.

"I use a free website builder. Should I invest in a professionally developed website?"
"I use a free website builder. Should I invest in a professionally developed website?"

Let's delve in and take a look at the pros and cons of free website builders and whether a professionally developed website would be of benefit to your business.

The importance of a website for your business
The importance of a website for your business

A well-built website is a necessity for your business. It offers benefits ranging from setting you apart from your competition to strengthening your credibility. Let's take a look at a few examples.

Using Adobe Flash on your website? You have to read this
Using Adobe Flash on your website? You have to read this

Adobe has announced that Flash will be obsolete by 2020. Soon, it will be mandatory to move away from it, but here are a few reasons why Flash should be removed with immediate effect.

HTTP vs HTTPS. How your non-secure website will warn potential customers not to trust you
HTTP vs HTTPS. How your non-secure website will warn potential customers not to trust you

Long-term, all websites without HTTPS security will be marked as ‘non-secure’. Let's look at the difference between HTTP and HTTPS to ensure your website isn't sending potential customers running.

The downsides of using PDFs on your website
The downsides of using PDFs on your website

On your website, the ideal scenario is to have text on the page, as opposed to PDFs. This is due to certain limitations that PDFs have. However, there are sometimes reasons why a PDF would be more practical than text. Here, I'm going to try to unpack what the downsides of PDFs on a website are and when they should/could be used.

What will your journey look like with us?
What will your journey look like with us?

It may feel daunting investing in professional website design and development. At wearegoat, we understand how important your business is to you and that’s why we’ll work to put your mind at ease and make our journey together an enjoyable one. Let's take a look at exactly what will happen.

Improving your website's offering without having to upgrade it
Improving your website's offering without having to upgrade it

How can you take a rigid system and remove its limitations without touching it? It's sometimes best to leave it alone and think beyond it in order to get the most value out of your ideas for your clients and readers.

If they want it, give it to them
If they want it, give it to them

Should we listen to our clients and give them what they are asking for or should we take some time to understand their needs and, more importantly, the needs of their customers?

It's UX (User Experience) not OX (Owner Experience)
It's UX (User Experience) not OX (Owner Experience)

Too many designers and developers are throwing out the standards for good user experience for the sake of clicks, signups, and time on your web page. Should we go back to providing users with the experience they came for and guide them to achieve their goals with the fewest interruptions?

How much does a website cost?
How much does a website cost?

One thing we get asked quite often is how much is a new website going to cost. This question is difficult to answer as there are many moving parts that can affect the price of the design and build of a website. In this post we try to give you an indication of what different websites should cost.

Developing a component library
Developing a component library

A component library is a set of designed parts of an interface, for example a collection of input fields, buttons, notifications, etc. The purpose of such a library is to help designers more efficiently and effectively prepare layouts, and for developers to more easily and consistently build these layouts.