News & Articles

News, views, and articles from a freelance web designer in Horsham, West Sussex. I publish regular articles; there is an RSS feed if you want to subscribe with, for example, an RSS reader like Feedly.

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    Website Health Check

    I run three tests on the site. They will tell you what's working well and highlight potential problems. The tests will give you a thorough overview of the site. It's a health check.

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    Case Study: A new website for Oakfield Gallery

    The Oakfield Gallery website was launched in February 2017. Designed by Liz Elcoate. Web development by Clive Walker.

  • Christmas is here!

    It's been a very busy few months over the last quarter. There's been Horsham Coworking. And a host of website projects including redevelopment of Classic Bags. So, I'm looking forward to a few days holiday over Xmas and New Year!

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    Case Study: An online shop for Classic Bags

    This project was redevelopment of the Classic Bags website to make the site mobile device friendly.

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    A new coworking space for Horsham

    I have had an ambition for several years to start a coworking space in Horsham. And, in the last two weeks, that’s come true!

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    What Are AMP Pages and Why Do I Need Them?

    The Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project is an open-source initiative to provide faster mobile web browsing. The project was announced by Google in October last year. Why do I need it, and what should I do?

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    How To Check Your Site for Broken Links

    Nobody likes clicking on a link to find that it goes to a missing page. And Google doesn't like it either! So, it's a good idea to run a regular site audit (I suggest monthly) to check for broken links. Here are four tools that will help you do that.

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    An Introduction to Landing Pages

    A landing page is where you expect users to enter your site. These pages have a single, specific objective and there are two types. Read on if you want to know more.

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    What is Responsive Web Design?

    The short answer is that Responsive Web Design is just good practice these days. It's web design in a modern world where users browse the web with a wide range of devices. Read on if you want to know more.

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    Getting help with website content

    Creating website content needn't be difficult. Here are two ways of getting help to create more, and better, website content. Sound good? Read on ...

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    Make sure you have a website backup

    You may assume that your website has a backup - but does it? You need to have a backup plan for your site. Here are some ways of doing that.

  • How I plan and create my email newsletter

    I started a Website Tips and Tricks email newsletter in February. The newsletter's aim is to pass on a few pointers that will help improve a website. And to highlight some of my work. I've enjoyed creating the newsletter and this is my process for getting it done.

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