What Is A Parallax Website And Do You Need One?

Wikipedia definition: Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines Due to foreshortening, nearby objects show a larger parallax than farther objects when observed from different positions, so parallax…

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Is there a quick way to speed my site up?

Site speed ups can be very complicated and involve a lot of tweaking, but if your site is loading really slowly have a look at the filesizes of the images on your pages. A large filesize will slow your site down considerably, particularly on mobiles which have restricted bandwidth. You should be aiming for images…

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Creative Calligraphy wins top UK Calligraphy Blog and Website in 2018

The very lovely and very talented Angela Reed has just been named as the top calligraphy blogger in the UK by Feedspot, coming top in the category ‘UK Calligraphy Blog and Website in 2018’. Feedspot is an online content reader, designed to help people keep an eye on their favourite blogs and websites in the…

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Seven steps to successful website design

Building a successful website is both an art and a science. And, like other sorts of design, it needs cooperation and understanding between me, the designer, and you, the client. No matter how sleek and powerful your new website is, it is a failure if you don’t like it or it doesn’t meet your requirements.

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Accelerated Mobile Pages – why speed matters

If (like me) you’re obsessed with understanding search engine rankings, you may have heard about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). But what is this mysterious AMP? In a nutshell, it’s a way of writing a web page using a slightly modified version of HTML and CSS – HTML-lite, if you will – that is designed to…

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Responsive web design

WHAT IS RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN? Responsive Web Design is a collection of techniques that allow a website to flex and adapt to the size of screen it’s being viewed on. Someone opening your site on a small smartphone will be shown the same site as the person opening it on their laptop but the site…

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Web hosting and web design questions

I’ve had a couple of customers approach me recently who have been having problems with their sites.  In one case, the original designer is no longer in business.  In the other, the customer bought the website from a company which is actually just letting the customer rent the website. This company has included items in…

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