Best Screen Resolution to Design Websites



Are you ready for the mobile friendly algorithm update – expected on April 21 2015? Here are some notes I have on these search engine rankings changes.

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How To Use H1-H6 HTML Elements Properly



I’ve edited a lot of HTML Headings in the last 15 years! Here are some notes and observations on optimising H1-H6 heading elements for your web page. Most of my observations are highly relevant to Google.co.uk.

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Add Valid Google Plus Button To Your Website



The new Google Plus +1 is available to add your website here, and you’ll likely see on loads of websites from this point on. Rumours are – Google *may* use these signals when ranking search results (though we’ve heard that before) – and I thought this Tweet from Google was useful advice for web designers […]

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A Pop Up Window Sucks But Doubles Conversion Rates



According to usability expert Jakob Nielson, 95% of website visitors absolutely hate with a passion unexpected or unwanted pop-up windows, especially those that contain unsolicited advertising. In fact, it is the Number 1 Most Hated Advertising Technique! It is inconvenient to find, however, that pop-ups can increase signup subscription conversions on a blog like this one, […]

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IE Test – Check How Website Looks in Different Versions Of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox & Safari Browsers



Check How Your Website Looks Across All browsers Site owners and beginners to web design should know that your site will not and cannot look the same in all browsers and operating systems and some visitors on certain devices will run into some sort of difficulty on your site. Your website CAN’T look the same in […]

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Capture Screen Shots Of Websites In Your Browser Window



Free software for firefox to capture screen shots – essential plugins for web designers and bloggers.

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Who Owns Your Website Design, Code, Domain, Blog and Traffic Analytics Data?



Recently we were asked to find out why a client had no traffic to a site (even after a seo campaign with another seo firm). To identify all the issues, we had to pay a website development company thousands of pounds so I could just LOOK at the back-end of a content management system because […]

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BS 8878 2010 Web Accessibility Code Of Practice British Standard



PAS 78 is now BS 8878). The web accessibility code of practice via BSI (Building accessible experiences for disabled people) is NOW AVAILABLE and it should be interesting reading for all those who want to build their websites so the majority of people can access them: BS 8878 Web accessibility. Building accessible experiences for disabled […]

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A Website Design & Development Project Checklist



Here’s 10 examples, off the top of my head, of conversations i have actually had when I have had to postpone a website launch and the client has asked why?….. My answers: The changes you sent to the design brief on Wednesday The 150 images you sent to us yesterday to be included on the […]

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Comply With The Companies Act 2007 – Website & Email Footers



Does your site meet the legal requirements to comply with the UK Companies Act 2007? It’s quite simple to comply with this Act, and it can can make your website more conversion friendly. Companies in the UK must include certain regulatory information on their websites and in their email footers before 1st January 2007 or […]

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