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News & Views from a Wirral Web Designer

Feb 27, 2017

A bag of dog shit in a tree

I’m not great at social media. I don’t tweet nearly as often as I should, my Facebook Page hasn’t been updated in ages and I can’t remember the last time I looked at Google Plus. So I certainly couldn’t be described as a social media junkie.

But despite my lack of updates, I do have a look at other people’s messages fairly often - if several times a week can be thought of as ‘fairly often’ that is. One thing I’ve noticed is that quite a lot of local businesses seem to be missing the point entirely...


Nov 11, 2016

Have you ever dreamed of escaping the 9 to 5 and enjoying the freedom of working from home? Perhaps you simply want to enjoy making some extra cash on your own terms? If the answer to either of those questions is "yes" then I believe you will be interested to read my book The Magic In A Freelance Web Design Business.

This isn't a book about how to design Websites, you've already got that covered. Instead, it is packed with genuine practical advice backed up with real life examples showing exactly how to take control, be your own boss, win clients and make money working from home. I have condensed ten years of real life experience into the pages and produced a guide that is packed with answers.


Jul 15, 2016

marketing signpost

A while back I wrote about promoting a local business using Google Places and it is still an essential part of marketing a business on the web.

Places has been updated somewhat and is now called Google My Business and there is now also a dedicated app available (search for Google My Business). The basic idea remains the same; a listing will get your business seen in Google Search, Maps and Google Plus and it is still the most cost effective way to advertise your business on Google - you don’t get any more ‘cost effective’ than free, so get your info out there!


May 20, 2016

3d WWW lettering with a cartoon man sitting on them

Continuing on from my article Copywriting For A Small Business Website, I thought it might be an idea to look at some of the content typically found on a business website. More specifically; what content must be included what can be left out etc...


Apr 19, 2016

The difference between portrait and landscape images

Everybody knows the maxim you can’t fit a square peg into a round hole, don’t they? Well the same holds true for photographs and images on web pages. For example; if there is a section or placeholder on a web page which is wider than it is tall then it follows that the content that will fill the space should also be wider than it is tall.

If this is all too obvious for you then please forgive me but judging by the countless times I have been supplied with the complete opposite it would appear that it is not so intuitive to some so in the spirit of keeping things simple I thought I would have a go at knocking up some guidelines that might be useful...


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