Watch out for these type of domain expiry emails

Have you received an email or letter regarding an expiring domain name? Read on to find out how you can find if this is from a genuine source. The communication i’m referring to mentions a domain name currently owned by yourself which may or may not, be due to expire. They normally look like this Continue Reading »


New website for medical care service goes live

Wow!! Where has 2016 gone? I cannot believe we are half way through the year nearly and this is my first blog post. I have been extremely busy creating more websites, helping with an extension to my house and I got a promotion at my full-time job. When I was approached by established primary care Continue Reading »


So you have a brand new website? Now it’s time to sit back and relax, right?

You have just paid a designer for a sparkly new website so now you can take a break and expect the enquiries to come flooding in. Unfortunately unless you are a targeting an incredibly niche market, this is rarely the case. A new website competes with other sites that have been around for years, potentially Continue Reading »


Does my website need to be responsive?

With the long awaited changes from Google coming in to effect from May onwards earlier this year, I thought a post on mobile friendly websites was definately overdue. The new change meant that non-responsive websites (websites which are not optimised for phones, tablets and other smaller devices) could see an impact in search listings. If Continue Reading »


My new small (ish) project

Apologies for the lack of posts lately.  I have recently purchased a 1960′s bungalow with no central heating so my time will be pretty limited over the next few months however I will do my best to update as often as possible especially to record progress. Although it needs plenty of work and the floor Continue Reading »


A designer CV for a creative

I am certainly no expert in writing a CV for the creative industry, my CV hasn’t been updated in over three years so I recently updated my old version (created in Word) to have a more visual look and decided to share my findings. There are many arguments against creating a visual CV but I Continue Reading »


How to read AWStats to improve your website position

AWStats is a powerful reporting tool used to track visitors to your website. Any hosting package from myself includes this feature already built in. This article attempts to explain the main terms used in AWStats so you can make sense of where people are coming from, why they are coming to your site and how Continue Reading »


Should I advertise on my website?

I get a lot of enquiries from my clients who receive a high volume of traffic, who would like to use their website for advertising space. I have always been slightly cautious of this approach as I feel if you don’t get it correct, the website you have worked so hard on will actually put Continue Reading »


New wedding stationery portfolio coming soon…

I have been hard at work recently creating lots of pretty wedding stationery including invites, bridesmaid gifts, order of service, menu, table decorations and thank you cards. The inspiration was taken from the couples venue at the Woburn Sculpture Gallery – a seriously sophisticated setting with its own private gardens overlooking the Camellia Lake in Continue Reading »


Five steps to creating successful web sites

1) Planning and preparation a) Ascertain the main purpose of the web site and your key demographic. b) Analyse your main competitors, do they employ similar tactics? Are they making any critical mistakes? How can you improve on their web presence? c) Carefully plan the structure and navigation of your web site, remembering that ideally, Continue Reading »


The pros and cons of working for yourself

On numerous occasions, I have had to say no to a major social event due to a website launch and I have lost count of the amount of times my best friend has visited only to find me grunting at my laptop and being very unsociable! It’s not all bad though – I find juggling Continue Reading »


New website re-design for talented pet portrait artist Steve Marsh…

The Pet Portraits …and More Web Site has been given a facelift! Pet Portraits and More… based in Rothwell / Desborough, Northampton offers pet art / pet portrait paintings which includes dog portraits, cat portraits and horse portraits using using traditional techniques in artist’s watercolours on high quality heavyweight paper or oils on canvas. Pet Continue Reading »


Tips when choosing a web site design company

1) Introduction There are thousands of web site designers / firms around the globe, and often it can be an arduous task choosing one that offers value as well as competency. It is imperative that you try to gain a basic understanding of the web site design process before committing to a company. 2) Shortlisting Continue Reading »


Beware of spam SEO emails

A client of mine recently received the following email entitled ‘professional analysis of’ and asked me to comment. I have seen an increase in these types of long SEO spam emails which contains inaccurate and false information misleading clients in to believing their web site is under-performing and need to pay a so called Continue Reading »


What could prevent your top ranking?

Some ranking factors cannot be measured because the search engines do not reveal the necessary data, or it would be extremely time-consuming to measure the data. Make sure you pay attention to the following factors because they could prevent a top ranking. Inbound links to your web page Are the web pages linking to your Continue Reading »