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



Pop ups suck, everybody seems to agree. I carried out an experiment to see if pop ups work on this site to convert more visitors  to subscribers. I used this WordPress pop-up plugin (aff) on my blog, and I actually tested it out a few months ago when I didn’t blog for a few months and […]

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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? We ask all our clients to supply the information to comply with the Act, but I wanted this to act as a legal reminder for 2009. It’s quite simple to comply with this Act, and it can can make your […]

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Web Designing For Dyslexia



Web Designing For Dyslexia – What Problems Would a Dyslexic User Face? People with dyslexia frequently experience discomfort when reading because they find it more difficult to “decode” the words on the page, and can also find it difficult to remain focussed on a particular piece of text. Some people may also have to concentrate […]

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How To Use H1-H6 HTML Elements Properly



Proper Use Of H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6 heading elements: The six heading elements, H1 through H6, denote section headings. Although the order and occurrence of headings is not constrained by the HTML DTD, documents should not skip levels (for example, from H1 to H3), as converting such documents to other representations is often […]

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