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What if you don’t like your web designer’s concept of your website?

It happens to the best of us occasionally: we design a concept for a website and the client doesn’t like it. Unlike the technical specification of a website—which tends to be black…

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The importance of a test site

A test site is an alternative address to your website. For example, if your main website was www.website.com your test address may be testsite.mywebsite.com. A good designer will c…

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Should you get a friend or family member to build your website?

You need a website and a relative or friend has offered to build one for you. If times are tough it’s tempting to use a friend or family member as you know them and trust them. Fur…

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Can you use any font/typeface on your website?

Since this blog post was published the use of font-face has become widespread. There are many commercial font-face services like TypeKit as well as the free Google Fonts. The info…

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Web design inspiration

If you’ve come here expecting to see asiteaday.org it has been discontinued. asiteaday.org was my own bespoke gallery but I no longer have time to manage it. Rather than show you a…

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10 SEO techniques that won’t help your website’s rankings

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is the technique used to make your site appear at the top of the search engines (mainly Google). There are lots of misconceptions about the trade.…

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Things you should know about your site’s WYSIWYG editor

WYSIWYG means ‘what you see is what you get’. In the context of a website it means a form of text input that allows some formatting similar to word processing software (see the abo…

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The benefits of buying multiple domain names for the same website

In the grand scheme of things domain names are incredibly cheap. They range from a few pounds per year to…a few pounds per year. If you need a domain name don’t be so financially s…

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How to choose a domain name

A domain name is your website address to the online world (e.g. texelate.co.uk). Choosing a domain name is one of the biggest decisions you have to make with regards to your online…

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Should you send email newsletters out from your own computer?

There are two ways to send email newsletters out. One is to use your own mail program (e.g. Outlook). This method usually involves emailing yourself and BCC’ing everyone on your li…

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