Google Web Designer software now launched – and it’s Free!

Google Web Designer now launched, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And for designing Ads

Google has announced today the launch of a new advertising application in beta called Google Web Designer. Google says the tool is for creating “professional-quality design” HTML5 ads and campaigns accessible to everyone from the designer to the novice. Continue reading

Web Trends for 2014 – are you ready?

I have always worked with the understanding that the internet and its technologies have moved at break neck speed and I remember writing an article on this a year or two ago. Revisiting the question and reading back on the article I now know that the technology is aggressive on three fronts, the application, design and influence which is determined by the BIG players such as Microsoft, Google and Twitter. Continue reading

How to Increase traffic to your website

If your serious about your website performance then you may have already taken a few steps to increase traffic to your website. You may have been approached by a number of SEO Companies requesting their Services. Reality Realisation may have come round 360 Degrees and hit you straight in the face like a ‘wet kipper’ when they have delivered the costings in a shiny silver folder to you. They don’t come cheap! Continue reading

The impact Social Networking will have on your website

Do I need it on my Website?

Once you have entered the Social Media Playground you won’t want to come home

In the present economic climate it is ever more important for website owners to analyse every aspect of increasing hits. More and more Business’s are realising the true value of social networking and how popular user driven sites like Flickr, Myspace, Twitter and Facebook can effectively attract new visitors to their websites. Continue reading

Revolution Slider – How to add to homepage only

Revolution slider Responsive WordPress Plugin from Theme Punch

Recently I was looking for a responsive WordPress slider to use on my front page website found at BDI Media. After looking at several Slider plugins I decided to run with the With the Revolution slider Responsive WordPress Plugin from Theme Punch. Continue reading

Why choose a Freelance Web Designer?

So why choose a Freelance Web Designer – A freelance web designer and developer or freelancer is someone who works outside full time employment for different clients. They do not normally switch off at 5.00pm and can be contacted out of office hours. A web design company by its very nature has high overheads and requires support staff to help it run, so it is quite normal that a freelancer will cost a lot less than hiring a company or agency to complete the work on your website. Continue reading

RIP SEO?

Is SEO dead?

Sixteen years later, it seems every ‘armchair Nostradamus’ with a base level of understanding of SEO feels qualified to call it’s time a death. The latest occurrence was by Tim Anderson for the Guardian who claimed in an article titled ‘SEO is dead. Long live social media optimisation’ that SEO is manipulation that will be replaced by social media optimisation, which he claims is more user-friendly. Continue reading

SEO – An introduction

To some SEO is full of magic and hidden processes that allow your website to be on page 1 of Google. The truth is that there are no hidden formula’s to SEO! basically its common sense. Every website has what we call ‘Page Authority’ and the more inward links from other websites linking to you the higher your page authority. The best way to achieve a good page authority is to start a campaign of completing blogs, article writing and actively participating in Social Networking on Twitter, Facebook and Linked-in. Continue reading

Google penalises for poor SEO

Matt Cutts from Google has included in his blogs that he intends to penalise websites that are ‘over optimised’ on back links, directory listings and inappropriate article submissions. I have kept my ears close to the ground on this issue and lately I have been reading a few horrific stories of the outcome. I don’t want to alarm or scaremonger but you will need to go out and find the facts for yourself and consider how it could impact on you if you are a website owner. Continue reading