Definitions of commonly-used web-related terms If you’re thinking about getting a website, or you’ve taken over an existing one, you’re probably starting to get bamboozled by all the techie terms, but don’t worry, everybody does when they start. Unfortunately, some of the definitions you find … Read more about A brief glossary of website terms
Not necessarily - it really depends on your site. For example, if you have a business training dogs or running workshops, fly-on-the-wall shots taken with your mobile often give more authenticity that professionally posed shots. But by and large, if you're selling a product or a … Read more about Do I really need professional photos for my website?
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 … Read more about Is there a quick way to speed my site up?
Yes you can. The 'Additional CSS' functionality in the customizer is great if you want to change how an element, like an image, looks on the whole site. But what if you only want to change the look of a single occurrence of that element? To do this you need to know a little bit of html … Read more about Can I change the way a single image looks on my site without affecting all the others?
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 … Read more about Creative Calligraphy wins top UK Calligraphy Blog and Website in 2018
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 … Read more about Seven steps to successful website design
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 … Read more about Accelerated Mobile Pages – why speed matters
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 will … Read more about Responsive web design