Websites are not for everybody

Posted on December 13, 2017

I had a meeting with a potential client on Monday evening, a client that had been referred to me and was looking to instruct someone to build a website. From a sales point of view it was about as good a lead as you can get. So we had a chat about what he thought he wanted and how his business worked so I could get a proper understanding of his business model and how exactly the website would work for him. The truth is... it wouldn't. Not ...

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Adding 2 Buttons to the Divi Slider

Posted on December 10, 2017

Add this code to the text area of your slider <a class="et_pb_more_button et_pb_button slider_button_style" href="#">BUTTON 1</a> <a class="et_pb_more_button et_pb_button slider_button_style" href="#">BUTTON 2</a>   Add the following css to style the buttons .slider_button_style{color:#fff;background-color:#ccc;border-color:#000;}  

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Higher rankings via competitor analysis

Posted on December 3, 2017

Everybody always want to know how to improve their search engine rankings and while there are loads of little tips I could give out the simplest things to do that will have the longest lasting effect is to learn how to perform competitor analysis and act on what you find learn. The idea of competitor analysis is simple, you take a look at at your competitors website, see how theirs differs from your, and make changes to make yours similar, ...

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Cutting corners can be costly

Posted on November 19, 2017

I've seen this gif doing the rounds over the last couple of weeks and while it is somewhat humorous it does demonstrate a frequent problem business owners face when they cut corners when it comes to paying for services such a design or content. While nobody has come up with a source for this GIF I would suspect it originally came from a website such as fiverr, and while not knocking fiverr specifically as I do use it myself for certain tasks ...

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Do you need a secure website(SSL)?

Posted on November 12, 2017

I came across this tweet the other day and it got me thinking,  The response from Halifax was fairly standard, If you are not submitting information to a website, ie filling in a form or logging in you shouldn't worry about SS, The little padlock in the address bar that verifies a secure connection between your browser and the website. But is this still the case?     One of the first responses blew that argument out of ...

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Installing WordPress on Cpanel

Posted on November 12, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6OjeUxxP_g&t=81s

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10 things you should check on your website

Posted on August 17, 2016

1. Who owns the domain name? It's not uncommon when you pay someone to build a website for the domain name to be registered in the name of the web design company that produced it, while this is often done for convenience rather than out of any malicious intent it can and often does lead to problems at a later date. To find out who owns "your" domain name visit http://whois.domaintools.com/ and look for the Registrant entry. 2. Where is ...

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How categories should work

Posted on July 17, 2016

You know the situation, you are browsing round an online shop, looking for a particular product but cant quite find what you are looking for, so you search for something similar in the hope of finding out what category you should be looking in. This is the situation I found myself in today with ASDA while looking for a cool box, Logically as I had seen them in store near the BBQ gear,  to me it made sense that there should be some connection ...

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If encryption was a key

Posted on January 18, 2015

Since the Charlie Hebdo attack in paris you may have seen stories in the press like this and this about David Cameron's plan to ban encryption, which it seems President Obama now supports, specifically Cameron said: “[I]n our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read?” From what we understand about this, it isn't that they want to ban encryption outright, what they want is a backdoor to be ...

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Fingerprints are “unhackable”

Posted on January 2, 2015

When my daughter started secondary school the teacher proudly showed off the biometric payment system that was used to buy lunch, consumables, basically anything that would normally require that the students carry cash. While I understood and still understand the benefits of school children not carrying cash at the time I queried the appropriateness of collecting biometric data from children with the teacher giving the tour and her response was ...

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