Website Owner’s Guide

Photography tips for your website – how to choose and get your website images ready

I’ve put together this guide on how to get the right photos for your website – as great photos can really make a website have the ‘wow factor’. Hope you find some of the tips helpful. If taking your own photos, use a camera rather than a cellphoneWhile smartphone cameras …

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SSL, Google’s ‘Not Secure’ warning and your website – what you need to know about adding SSL to your website and how to do it

SSL is suddenly a hot topic thanks to Google. So here’s some information to help you make an educated decision about your SSL requirements. Now, anything to do with website security can become quite a complex topic very quickly. So my goal here is to inform you about SSL (giving …

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The ‘print friendly’ website, what is it, and why should you care?

Having a print-friendly website can be a huge competitive advantage. If your website information prints out nicely, people will be impressed and they will be able to understand your offer so much better than the competition’s offer. As an example, I’ve frequently turned up at meetings with prospective web design clients who have printed out pages from this website and have commented on how nice it was to have them print out perfectly. So much easier to read and understand.

How to add more interesting fonts to your website – introducing Google Web Fonts

One of the more frustrating aspects of web design has been the lack of support for anything other than ‘web safe’ fonts. Hence the reason why so many websites were initially designed using Times New Roman, Georgia, or Arial (just a few of the most popular web safe font options). …

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SEO Copywriting 101 – how to write for the search engines

You should always consider search engine optimisation (SEO) issues when drafting your website copy. My recommendation is that you write in a ‘natural style’ for your target audience, while keeping an eye on the keywords and phrases you use. It can be a delicate balance. Though the two goals are …

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