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The Perfectionist’s Guide to getting a Website Designed

August 2, 2019

Do you identify as a perfectionist? If so, you’re not alone, many people find themselves in what can feel like an impossible situation, they want every project completed to an extremely high standard but within a set time-frame and budget. Anyone who’s been in charge of any project knows how […]

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Web design work completed in 2018

April 24, 2019

A look back at the website design work Web Matters started (and mostly completed) in 2018. The portfolio features new clients along with several existing clients who came back for a website redesign. Kooinda Alpacas https://www.kooindaalpacas.com – are located near Lawrence and breed alpaca. They also run alpaca farm tours. […]

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Photography tips for your website – how to choose and get your website images ready

March 28, 2019

I’ve put together this guide on how to get the right photos for your website – as great photos can really make a website have the ‘wow factor’. Hope you find some of the tips helpful. If taking your own photos, use a camera rather than a cellphoneWhile smartphone cameras […]

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One Check – a business name check service from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

May 24, 2018

I recently received an email from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment about their new One Check service – a quick an efficient way to find out if you can use a business name. As I deal with a lot of startups I have come across the situation where people have […]

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G Suite for your business email

May 17, 2018

I’m often asked for advice on email service providers and after many years of happily using G Suite, this is the email service I highly recommend to my clients. It also comes with productivity tools I use every day like Google Docs and Google Sheets. What is G Suite? This […]

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GDPR Resources for New Zealand Businesses

May 8, 2018

This guide is to give you a brief introduction to the GDPR and to provide you with some links that go into further details about it. This blog is not provided as legal advice, and we would strongly recommend you consult with a lawyer about your need to comply with […]

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How to record your screen as a video or take screenshots

November 4, 2017

There are a lot of different reasons why you may want to take a screenshot or screencast of your computer screen (or screens if you have a double display). It’s a useful way to have people help diagnose issues for you, or to provide website feedback to your web developer. […]

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Free online graphic design tools anyone can use

November 3, 2017

It’s hard to replace a really good graphic designer – they’ve got some ‘mad’ skills that take years to learn, along with a natural ability to match colours and place content in ways that are often foreign to non-designers (such as a healthy respect for ‘white space’). If you’re lucky […]

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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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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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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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