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Finding and researching fonts for your website or social media posts

November 2, 2017

The right font can make or break a design so it pays to do a little bit of research or even a bit of online snooping to learn about the fonts that look the best on websites. Fortunately, you don’t have to be that much of a sleuth if you […]

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My first website in a day website build

October 27, 2017

For the first time this year, I have offered a ‘website in a day’ build option. Today has been my first website build using this system. I was lucky enough to have an existing client excited by the prospect of working with me over a whole day to get their […]

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SSL, Google’s ‘Not Secure’ warning and your website – what you need to know about adding SSL to your website and how to do it

October 6, 2017

SSL is suddenly a hot topic thanks to Google. So here’s some information to help you make an educated decision about your SSL requirements. Now, anything to do with website security can become quite a complex topic very quickly. So my goal here is to inform you about SSL (giving […]

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G Suite for your email and office set up

September 25, 2017

I’m frequently asked for email recommendations. It’s a big topic, as there are many options available and they can differ considerably in their features, ease of use, cost and reliability. Due to all the different options available, it can become quite confusing very quickly. Email is the lifeblood of any […]

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Website Care Plans for WordPress Sites

May 4, 2017

Website technology changes very rapidly, meaning websites are no longer ‘set and forget’.  So just like your desktop software, WordPress (the software that runs your website) must be kept up to date to keep your site working optimally and to make it more secure. Just a few years ago, there […]

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Why strong branding leads to a better website design and why it might be time for a re-think about your logo

January 30, 2017

Many a web designer has sat at their computer monitor in quiet despair, looking at a glowing blank screen wondering how on earth they’ll integrate their client’s logo into a website design they can live with.  A logo may seem like a small part of a website design, but it […]

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Here’s a useful guide for when you’ve been delegated the company website

January 4, 2017

It’s a New Year, and with it, you may have gained a new responsibility – the company website. Now if the website has been a bit of ‘hot potato’ within the business, then things could be a little disorganised. Now, even if you think things are sorted, there’s all of […]

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Thinking about buying and using a premium WordPress theme on your website? Here’s a few things you need to know.

December 15, 2016

If you are on a budget, using a Premium WordPress theme from a theme marketplace can seem like a dream solution – you get lots of bells and whistles for a very small monetary investment. Except, based on my past experience assisting clients to do just that, the dream can […]

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The Google Mobile Update and making WordPress websites responsive – don’t panic

April 22, 2015

There’s been a lot of comment online about Google’s update to its search engine algorithm (the formula it uses to rank websites in search). Every few years Google does a major update to the algorithm – no doubt making changes that are aligned with its overall goal of providing its […]

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Be Consistent and Persistent to Ensure a Successful Website

April 30, 2014

Being consistent and persistent is a little maxim I have developed for updating my website. It’s a simple philosophy I apply to my design and content. Like everyone else in business, I’m busy doing the work that makes me money and I can easily let months go by without updating […]

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How do websites accidentally go offline and what happens to your rankings?

March 25, 2014

It’s never a good moment when you realise your website has gone off-line, especially if you are not sure how long it’s been down. Most people don’t visit their own website everyday, and unless they have a site monitoring system set up, weeks can go by with the website being […]

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A quick fix for when your website is stuck in WordPress maintenance mode

March 11, 2014

Whenever you update your WordPress installation or any of the plugins via the WordPress dashboard, the website goes into ‘maintenance mode’ with a message displayed saying “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” Maintenance mode is fine if it’s just for a minute, but if you’ve upgraded […]

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