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What you need to know about website content management

February 18, 2011

Content management systems (CMS) were developed to run large portal websites with complex information and workflow requirements. The systems were designed so non-technical staff could update website content, and technical staff could get on with doing lots of technical stuff. In the late 1990’s most web development companies realised there […]

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An introduction to website credibility

February 18, 2011

People make snap judgements on whether they can trust a particular website, often basing their initial decision just on the ‘look’ of the website. So it’s not surprising that a well designed and user friendly website will win over a site that looks amateurish and is hard to use. I […]

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How user friendly is your website? Introducing website usability

October 19, 2010

Website usability is making sure barriers are not placed between the end user and the technology they operate. It is about making your website ‘user friendly’. There is a lot of reading available online about usability issues so I will only touch on some of the main issues. Web designers […]

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The different ways you can build a website

October 19, 2010

When it comes to actually creating a website there are a myriad of ways to do it. Which method you choose will depend upon your budget and your technical and creative abilities. Many enthusiastic company owners have decided to ‘give it a go’ and have discovered that they have a […]

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10 Reasons why your website is failing

October 19, 2010

Getting a website online and indexed by some search engines does not guarantee its success. You may have experienced some disappointments with your site or had friends or colleagues complain about theirs. Perhaps you’re even struggling right now with an under performing website, and wondering what went wrong. So, what […]

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Christchurch Earthquake Images (September 2010)

September 7, 2010

These are photos I took the morning of the earthquake and a couple of days later. They show the devastation to the inner city heritage buildings. It will take years for Christchurch to recover and we will very much be the worse off for losing some of our wonderful old […]

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Making the most of your email signature

March 24, 2010

Is your email signature letting you down? It would have to be one of the most overlooked marketing methods out there. Everyone knows to put contact details in their signature now, but that’s old hat.  To get your email signature really working over time for you, you need to personalise […]

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Simple Design Rules for your Website

October 15, 2008

What constitutes a good website design can be very subjective but there are some simple design rules that everyone instinctively recognises even if they are not conscious of them. Follow these rules and your website will impress your visitors and most importantly your design won’t get in the way of […]

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Quick Tips to Increase your Online Visibility

October 15, 2008

A primary goal of any business website is to be highly visible online for your target market.  To achieve this you need to rank within the top ten in Google for your industry keyword search phrases  and have links on relevant websites (such as web portals or website directories). To […]

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Registering an NZ Domain Name

July 30, 2008

Many web development companies will register your domain name on your behalf as part of the web service (if they do make sure you are listed as the Registrant – otherwise you won’t have any legal rights to the domain name). Alternatively, it is quite straight forward to register it […]

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Blogging for Business

July 30, 2008

Can you blog your way to new business? In my experience the answer is definitely yes.  In fact, on the strength of a company’s blog I’ve recommended them to several of my clients – and the clients have gone on to use their specialist service. If you are new to […]

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Don’t wait to register that Domain Name

July 29, 2008

Having a good domain name can help contribute considerably to the success of your website. Ideally you want something that is easy to remember, easy to type, and which will help with your rankings in the search engines. You can register multiple domain names and select one as your primary […]

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