It’s no secret that I love web design! I fell deeply, head-over-heels in love with the internet 20 years ago and changed the course of my career in marketing to specialise in this new technological dream. It’s now 20 years since I produced my first website – a rather simple, single page for CPS Credit… Continue reading 20 Years on, what’s new in web design?
Clickbait is a pejorative term describing web content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines or eye-catching thumbnail pictures to attract click-through and to encourage forwarding of the material over online social media. These are the sort of headlines you’ll see on… Continue reading what is the point of clickbait
Do You Need a Dedicated IP for your Website? – Probably not. There are many things to consider when selecting website hosting options and one that I am often asked is “Do I need a dedicated IP address for my website?”. Dedicated IP address – Is it necessary? Dedicated IP address – Does it have… Continue reading Do You Need a Dedicated IP for your Website?
One page websites, yes or no? Please, don’t be fooled into using one page website design just because it is “trendy”! Although this trend is hot, it will quickly become a nightmare for you as it goes against all the fundamentals of good web design. Firstly, perhaps I should explain what a one page site… Continue reading Why I Hate One Page Websites
Stop Videos Playing Automatically in a few simple steps. Does it drive you insane when videos in sidebars or embedded randomly through a site begin to play automatically? It is possible to save your sanity and download limit by preventing this in most common browsers. How to stop automatically playing ads, videos and media in… Continue reading Stop Videos Playing Automatically
There is always something new in web design, and staying ahead of the latest technology trends is essential in the web design business. While most new trends will be of little use or interest to many clients, it is interesting to see what developments have been going on. The website Built With (builtwith.com) analyses websites… Continue reading Hottest Technologies on the Web – June 2016
Once the spam filters learn of a spammer they block them. But quite a lot of people have to suffer from their spam activity first. I remember Steven Fry on QI asking what the bulk of internet traffic was and the answer was over 90% spam. So if there was a solution I think someone… Continue reading Spam!
What are people saying about you? Google Alerts Know what people are saying about you or your business anywhere on the web (or what they are saying about your competitors for that matter) by using Google Alerts. You can set up Google Alerts to keep tabs on any person, place, or thing. Google Alerts sends… Continue reading What are people saying about you online?