Posted on Jul 22, 2014
You really can create a whole blog post from just writing down one sentence of an idea. At first the sentence might appear quite unpromising but as you try and elaborate and flesh it out, you find that it expands like a dividing cell, or a blossoming flower.
Or, when you get sick of trying to write a substantial blog every day, you can just paste that one sentence in and be satisfied with that!
Done is the new perfect.read more
Posted on Jul 21, 2014
Blogging is where technology meets marketing.
So you'd better get blogging.read more
Posted on Jul 20, 2014
The one real benefit of having done the 100 blog posts in 100 days challenge is having changed my mindset of being a consumer to one of being a producer (even if it is now of blogs only consisting of a sentence or two)
Being a producer has much more chance of leading to success.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?
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
There's so much information out there on the internet on websites that it's hard to take it all in. Information overload!
There's one small step we can take to make our lives easier in this information rich environment. And that is to have more than one monitor on our computer.
How do you do this? It can be straight forward or it can be a little more involved. This article explains the ins and outs of getting dual monitors to work on your system.read more
Google gives away so much useful stuff that sometimes I just take it for granted. Well in this article I'm saying that I think Gmail is cool! I've used it for years and it has never let me down; the emails I receive always seem to come through really quickly and it has lots of features that I find incredibly helpful.
I have lots of different email addresses associated with the different websites I build and am involved in. I administer them all from Gmail, it's easy enough to set up this article tells you how.
I also describe three features that I like using that aren't set by default, and I tell you how to enable them.read 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
How fast is your MODX site? If you have a Linux box you can find out how fast all the individual pages load on your website (time to first byte) with the added bonus of regenerating the cache for each page.read more
If you want to find the number of occurrences of a word in a website here's one way to do it on a Linux computerread more