Category Archives: websites

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    You Too Can Shine Online

    Posted on February 11, 2014 by in get on the net, websites

    I’ve teamed up with Kerstin Hammes to present a day of workshop sessions at Lancaster & Morecambe college. We’re going to be talking about online marketing, blogging, demystifying SEO and getting an effective website for your business (and your budget). It’s going to be a great, informative way to give you ways to kickstart your […]

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    WordPress Starting Points

    Posted on December 2, 2013 by in websites

    I build a lot of websites around the WordPress CMS so I have put this post together as a starting point for learning the important basics. Dashboard (Admin Panel) The first area you see when you login to your WordPress website. It looks complicated but believe me it isn’t. http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels Settings Where you control specific […]

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  • How a Website is Built

    Posted on May 17, 2013 by in websites

    A very quick overview of the code behind your pretty website … Separating content and design Your website uses two main languages to create what you see in your browser. HTML (hyper text mark-up language) for the content and CSS (cascading style sheets) for the design. There are others but these two are always used. […]

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  • How the Internet Works

    Posted on May 17, 2013 by in websites

    This isn’t a technical post, it’s a very brief overview of what happens when you put an address in your web browser … Domain Name / URL You buy a domain name from a provider such as 123-Reg. Of course, browsers (and computers) don’t really like to work with words but prefer numbers. When you […]

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  • Avoiding Website Disaster

    Posted on April 23, 2012 by in advice, websites

    Get your FREE copy of this pdf guide to avoiding website disaster. What you can do to minimise disruption & expense should you website go down. Top Tips to Avoiding Website Disaster (pdf)

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  • 5 Top Tips – towards an effective website

    Posted on February 8, 2012 by in advice, websites

    Before you start building your website (or asking around for a web designer) you really need to think about some basic ideas for what you want this website to do.   WHAT’S IT FOR? To show off my products or services – store-front/brochure style or do I need ecommerce? To keep visitors up to date […]

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  • Image Your Blog

    Posted on November 28, 2011 by in advice, websites

    I hold my hands up, I am the world’s worst for adding images to blog posts. Yet the right image can add impact to your words. I remembered I had read a blog post ages ago about sourcing images and so went looking for it as I wanted to find suitable images for my posts […]

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  • Domain Names

    Posted on November 19, 2011 by in websites

    If you want a web presence then there are plenty of free options out there including WordPress, Facebook and now Google+ but in the end they own what you do. Is that what you really want? I certainly wouldn’t. The first steps to getting your own, personal web presence (or website) is to buy your […]

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