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Jeffrey Allen Consulting

"Tokyo Web Designs really provided us with great solutions for our website. Everything was explained to us along the way and at every step we were provided with creative options to choose from plus give our own input. We really felt like a partner from the start to the finish of the project. The thing that impressed us the most was the level of personalized service we received. Every request or question that we had throughout the process was handled quickly and professionally. We wholeheartedly recommend Tokyo Web Designs to anyone who is seeking help in developing a website." - Jeffrey Allen Consulting

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MacMillan LanguageHouse

"We were looking to give one of our best selling products a branded presence on the web and provide our customers with added support for the product. Tokyo Web Designs not only helped us with all our requests, but also provided us with some very good suggestions on how to improve the look and impact of the site. It was a pleasure working with them and we appreciate all the hard work they put into our project." - Darren Halliday, Sales & Marketing Manager

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Parts Agent Australia

"To have a successful business you need to have the right people and right associates to give you a competitive edge. Tokyo Web Designs have given our growing company that edge. They created exactly what we wanted. No fuss and no bother. They created clean, simple, Internet shop front that worked. Now we are able to give potential customers easy access to our business and information to generate sales." - Cliff Lugton, Director

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The Flying Pieman

"Starting online sales requires a high level of specialist knowledge and expertise. The feedback and suggestions we received from Tokyo Web Designs during this process were invaluable. From start to finish everything was very transparent and initial discussions of what we wanted and how best to achieve it were very free flowing in both directions. With all the other challenges we had in preparing for our transition into selling online, this was one area which was stress-free. For foreigners in Japan looking to start an online store, I would recommend looking no further than Tokyo Web Designs." - The Flying Pieman ミートパイ ストア

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Orange Road English

"Tokyo Web Designs provided just what we needed! We now have an easy to maintain website for our 大宮 英会話 教室 (English Conversation School). One feature we especially like is the blog which allows us to post ビジネス英会話 (Business English) conversation study tips and advice for our students."

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Call to Action

Never assume that new users on your website will know what action you want them to take. As the owner of the site, you need to provide them with appropriate clues.

If you have an e-Commerce site, you want them to click the “Add to Cart” button. If your site is there to generate sales leads you want them to click the “Contact Us” button. If you run a social networking website your goal should be for them to click “Join Now”.  These are your “Call to Action” (CTA) buttons. So what makes a good Call to Action?

japanese e-commerce
E-commerce is growing at an incredible pace. In 2013 the worldwide value of e-commerce transactions was $1033.7 billion with the USA ($384.8B), China ($181.6B), UK ($141.5B) and Japan ($140.4B) the biggest markets. Global e-commerce is expected to increase another 28% by 2016. What these numbers demonstrate is that there are huge business opportunities awaiting for companies prepared to accept the challenge of selling to foreign customers.

What’s a favicon and why should you use one? A favicon is that little icon in the left of your browser tab. When you bookmark a site, this icon also appears in your bookmarks list.

Why use one? The same reason you need a decent logo: 

1) To look professional

2) Branding

How to do it? First, best practice is to put the following two lines of code in the <head> section of your website HTML.

If you aren’t taking advantage of the social media universe to promote your site, you are missing a big opportunity to connect with your target audience.

Furthermore, most search engine optimization experts agree that you may also be harming your site ranking. Google has said that they look at social networking “signals” to determine the relevancy and popularity of websites in connection to keywords. So it’s important that you climb onto the social web bandwagon.

Using Adobe Flash on your website, particularly for any “mission critical” content is very problematic. We are living in the era of the mobile web so every website owner needs to consider how their site will be viewed on a diverse range of hardware.

  • The Flash plugin has never been supported on iOS devices (e.g. iPhones and iPads), leaving users with broken web pages or missing content.
  • Adobe no longer supports Flash for Android. Android phone users can no longer install the Flash player from the Google Play store.

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Choosing a Designer

7 Things to Consider

We hope these articles help you when choosing a web designer consultant in Japan or abroad.

  • 1. Website Localization?
  • Localization means adapting your website to succeed in a specific country or region. If you are looking to create a Japanese web site design, there are good reasons to seek assistance from a Japan website designer with experience in the local environment ...continued

  • 2. The 0.05 Second Rule
  • "You don`t get a second chance to make a first impression". Most of us are familiar with that old advice. Recent research is revealing how quickly that first impression of your website is actually formed ...continued

  • 3. All That Glitters Isn't Gold
  • It`s easy to be impressed by many of the slick, FLASH and Javascript powered "eye-candy" web templates available for download at seemingly attractive prices. But there are some inconvenient truths which you should be aware of before taking the cookie cutter route ...continued

  • 4. DIY Web Building Pitfalls
  • Thanks to web page editors like Dreamweaver, putting a website online is now easy. Building a GOOD website is still difficult ...continued

  • 5. Don't Make Me Think!
  • This is Web Usability expert Steve Krug`s golden rule. He explains "..if Web pages are going to be effective, they have to work most of their magic at a glance. And the best way to do this is to create pages that are self-evident, or at least self-explanatory"...continued

  • 6. If a Tree Falls in the Forest..
  • This is the beginning to a rather well known philosophical riddle that raises questions about whether something can exist if it is not capable of being perceived. We'd like to change the question and ask "if a website exists in cyberspace but nobody can find it, does it really serve a purpose?" ...continued

  • 7. Standards-schmandards?
  • At Tokyo Web Designs we are continually surprised by the number of websites we see that appear to have been put together with no regard to valid web standards. This is disappointing considering that it isn`t really hard to do so and the benefits of "clean" coding practices are potentially great ...continued

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