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Case Study: The Fostering Company

Imagine you work with children and young people who desperately need your help and one of the main ways you have to try to facilitate that help is through a website that doesn't work properly. What do you do? Situational Analysis The Fostering Company already had a self-built website on ...
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Jackdaw Web Design – Now A Full Service Agency

I’m delighted to be able to tell you that after years of searching for the right associates, I can now proudly call Jackdaw Web Design a full service design agency. What does that mean? Simply put, it now means that I, together with my associates, can handle every aspect of ...
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Will Google’s intention to move UK data to the US affect small business GDPR compliancy?

In February 2020, Google announced its intention to move all its data about British users of its services, including Gmail, YouTube and the Android Play store, to the US.  But how will this affect GDPR compliancy of small businesses? And how will it affect the privacy of UK Google app ...
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Why do you need a rebrand?

Simply Cheesecake® is a business owned by a lovely woman who makes, well, cheesecakes!  Like many of my clients, she'd been badly let down by her last web designer who went to ground and stopped answering her emails. It took Alyson a considerable amount of courage to contact me (once ...
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Ten Ways to Make Your Website More Accessible

What is web accessibility? According to The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), who are an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web, and who also define the standards for making websites more accessible, “Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so ...
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What is web accessibility and why is it important?

Just imagine what would happen if you could tap into a market of over 11.5 million people, and that’s just in the UK.  Imagine how that would benefit your business or organisation. Imagine how that increased revenue could help you help your clients. You may have a brand new website, ...
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How to check your WordPress site for plugin conflicts

So there you are one day trying to add your latest funky photo to your beautiful new WordPress website, and something weird's happened. You might be getting an error message, you might not. Maybe the Publish button doesn't work any more. Or an option has disappeared from your admin menu. ...
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How to move from wordpress.com to self-hosted WordPress

WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS), and is believed to power well over 25% of global websites.  One of the huge benefits of it is that the WordPress software (‘WordPress core’) is free, so you can get going with it for little or no cost. Many ...
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Moving to a Self-Hosted WordPress site

By Nathan Platt of Solidblueliquid Okay so this post is all about self-hosting WordPress, but before we begin telling you all the wonderful benefits let me sort out a few common misconceptions. WordPress.org, wordpress.com and self-hosting Across forums and the internet everyone gets confused with the differences between them all, ...
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I deleted a blog post accidentally – how do I get it back?

One of the things I like best about WordPress is that it's actually quite hard to make a total mess of things. Every change you do to a post or page is stored so you can easily go back to previous revisions, but did you know that it also uses ...
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What is Alt Text and why does it matter?

What is 'alt text'? 'Alt text' is an extra little bit of information that can be added to media items like images. It's there for use by screen readers, which are used by people who have vision problems. When the screen reader comes across an image it will read the ...
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Are blog post titles important for SEO?

Yes, they are, which is why when you're writing a new blog post you need to choose the title carefully. If you're blogging to improve your SEO then the title of the post is possibly the most important bit of text in the whole post. Try to incorporate one of ...
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