Just how important are WordPress updates?

Just how important are WordPress updates?

WordPress is a popular Content Management System (CMS) with a large portion of the web running on it (35% of all websites and 60% of the CMS market! and it’s still growing) this popularity is deserved with WordPress giving users incredible control over their websites. The popularity, however, comes with some issues, WordPress is a target… Read more »

Is your WordPress website being backed up correctly?

Is your WordPress website being backed up correctly?

In this day and age, everyone knows about the importance of regular backups of important data, normally learnt the hard way! Keeping your family photos, documents and media files safe is important to us personally, but it’s important not to overlook your business assets and as part of this your website. Your website is hosted… Read more »

Why is website hosting so important?

Why is website hosting so important?

Hosting is an important part of running a website that many people overlook but it can have drastic effects on your websites performance if not taken into account! To start with let’s go over what hosting is so that we can understand why it’s important and how it can cause problems. Hosting is essentially a… Read more »

Boost conversions with a landing page

Boost conversions with a landing page

Landing pages are special pages on a website that have been created to promote a single marketing message, these landing pages let you focus your visitors attention on the message in the hopes of increasing conversions and make your website more effective. Website landing pages work by reinforcing a specific message that your visitors my… Read more »

First impressions count – what does your website say about you?

First impressions count – what does your website say about you?

People make up their mind about you within minutes of meeting you, this judgement is based on all sorts of things from the type of cloths you have on to the sound of your voice. The same thing is true of a website, people will look at and evaluate the website but instead of having… Read more »

Reduce the cost of a new website / redesign

Reduce the cost of a new website / redesign

When it comes to looking at a new website or a redesign the biggest issue is the cost of the project, but there are several things you can do to help reduce this by making it easier for your web developer to get on with the ‘real’ work. This comes down to the age old… Read more »

Just how easy is it to update your own WordPress website?

Just how easy is it to update your own WordPress website?

WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS) that enables people who do not know how to code websites to update their own website using a simple and easy to use ‘admin’ area. This system typically lets you update the copy on the website, add images and other media as well as updating and… Read more »

The ongoing process of running a website

The ongoing process of running a website

A website project is a big undertaking no matter the size of your business it can involve allot of people both inside and  outside of your business and needs to be carefully managed to ensure the website is as effective as possible. One of the factors that define a successful website is the understanding that… Read more »

How to write good content

How to write good content

Content is vital to the success of any website project no matter what topic the site is covering without good content the site will not be able to attract visitors and without visitors there is no point in having a website in the first place, the content of the site is also what affects the… Read more »

The importance of personal projects

The importance of personal projects

I consider myself lucky in that I do a job I love, programming and working with code is something I really enjoy doing and as a website developer I get paid to do it but unfortunately I do not get to pick and choose the projects I work on – this means that I do… Read more »

Why is content so important?

Why is content so important?

There is an old saying when looking at a websites performance ‘content is king’ this has never been more true then in recent months with the latest series of updates of Googles search engine, Google is playing a never ending cat and mouse game with website owners with Google trying to provide its users with… Read more »

What is a Content Management System?

What is a Content Management System?

When building a website there are several methods we take – being a web developer part of my job is to look at the project and the client to decide which is the best way to build the website. Normally it boils down to two main options a static website or a website built with… Read more »