After writing my first posts for my new blogs I decide that the first plugins I need to install are SEO plugins. After all the point of writing the blogs is to be found and read, so the search engines need to find them, and these SEO plugins are supposed to help with that.
I try out WordPress SEO by Yoast and All in One SEO Pack.read more
After years of resisting I finally give in and accept I need to find out more about WordPress
It's the most popular blogging platform out there, I've always preferred MODX, but you can't deny success when you see it
So in this article I start my journey exploring WordPress by setting up two blogs. Lets see where it leads....read more
There are lots of great free and cheap resources on the internet that can help you with your productivity. Things to help you track your time, manage bookmarks, backup your files, remember everything you need to remember etc. etc.
This article talks about some of my favourites.read more
Posted on Aug 19, 2014
I tried to post a blog post every day for 100 days. I almost succeeded, I posted at least something for 99 days. And in the final, 100th post I list the 52 things I learned during the whole process.read more
Posted on Aug 09, 2014
If you look through this site you will not find any stock images
Stock images are photos, illustrations, videos, and audio files that can be bought on sites like iStock.
You'll have seen them before. Two business men shaking hands. A well groomed woman smiling and looking at a laptop. A graph of sales going up, up, up!
They are generic and bland, bland, bland .read more
Posted on Aug 08, 2014
9 reasons to run a business in Leeds
There is abundent office space in Leeds from huge office buildings to cosy co-working spaces. Much of the city centre has been redeveloped.
Two large well regarded universities.
A workforce of over 1,000,000 people in commuting distance.
The housing is affordable......read more
We build fast, clean websites that follow Google's best practice guidelines and can be seen on any device.
We use the appropriate technology to achieve these goals and allow for easy updating and expanding of your website as your company grows.
We mainly work with small local businesses in the Yorkshire area. We are based in Leeds and want to work with you to help you establish your web presence.
Though we are not limited to the Yorkshire area, we are willing to take on work from anywhere in the world, even Lancashire.
The first step is to talk about all the aspects of your website. What is its purpose? Who are the target audience? What functions do you need? Have you already got a brand and Logo?
We need to find out exactly what you require so that we can plan the strategy for building your website.
Once we have agreed what you require we will design and build your website. We build all our websites to meet Google's best practice guidlines so that your site has the best chance of doing well in the search rankings.
Then we deliver a site that can be viewed on any common device, desktop pc, laptop, tablet or smart phone because access to the internet is becoming easier across all these devices.
From the Office for National Statistics: "Access to the Internet using a mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2012, from 24% to 51%."
As smartphone and tablet design become better and cheaper, everyone is going to have them, doesn't it make sense that your website will work on them from the outset?
This step by step tutorial shows you how to set up a forum using MODX and the Discuss plugin for your website on MODX Cloud.
It will also work on any standard hosting the only difference being you use the Apache rewrite rules rather than ngingx rulesread more
MODX is a great content management system. It gives you the creative freedom to design your site they you want it to be, without constraint.
MODX Cloud is MODX's own hosting platform that allows you to set up a MODX website with the click of a button, the servers are tuned for MODX and it offers a host of other advantages.
This post is a video tutorial of how to set up blog using MODX in MODX Cloudread more
A proud day for Yorkshire and Leeds. The summer of 2014 saw us host the Tour-de-France Gran Depart. Onsitenow were there cheering on the riders and catching Haribos.
Well I've been following the Rosetta mission and, like millions of others, was enthralled with the Philae lander drama. Isn't it amazing what humans can do when they get together in a spirit of co-operation and endevour. Fantastic!
During the excitement I noticed some examples of how the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko compared to various cities around the world, but Leeds wasn't included, so I decided to remedy that with the diagram above. I've tried to get the size as accurate as possible. It's big, I'm pretty sure Leeds would be obliterated if it ever came our way.