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News & Views from a Wirral Web Designer

Apr 5, 2016

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Are you looking for somebody to take over the upkeep and maintenance of your Website? Do you want to add new content regularly? Keep your templates, plugins and modules up to date? Maintain a portfolio or image gallery?

Keeping a website maintained and up to date can be a real pain when you're trying to focus on the other essential parts of running a business...

Feb 13, 2016

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There are many reasons why a number of people might need to share a document. Perhaps staff regularly send out a ‘boilerplate’ letter, email or application form and it is important that they use the same up to date version. Everybody needs to have the correct one so it makes sense to email the file to all concerned right? Emailing it ensures that each recipient has their own ‘official’ copy and it could also be suggested that users save it to their desktops so it can easily be found when needed.

The problem is that by emailing everybody in the loop, lots of copies of the same thing have been created for each user to do with as they please. When there are multiple copies of the same file out ‘in the wild’ it can lead to all sorts of errors and inconsistencies being introduced. For example...

Jan 25, 2016

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There are many essential elements to a successful website. The design, layout, textures, navigation, colours and images all play a part. But the most important contributors to success are the actual words on the pages. There are very few examples of websites which don’t rely on words to convey meaning and make the site useful. To some, particularly those regularly working with documents, finding appropriate text to fill their website pages is intuitive and straightforward but for others it is less obvious and can be a struggle. For instance: How do you describe your business? How many words should there be? How will the different bits be organised?

Jan 18, 2016

Man with open top car on mountain road

Being self employed is incredibly liberating, but the reality of working as a home based freelancer comes with some challenges.

A friend of mine once commented that he didn’t think he would enjoy working for himself because he would no longer have the elation of that Friday feeling. Which led me to thinking about what that Friday feeling actually is?

Oct 19, 2015

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It's always good to receive feedback; especially so if it's an appreciative comment for a job well done and I am always very happy when somebody recommends my service or makes the effort to leave a review or testimonial online. Besides bolstering my ego, it provides important information for prospective customers wondering if their money will be well spent and whether they will receive an efficient and professional service.

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