News, views, and articles from a freelance web designer in Horsham, West Sussex. I publish an article every month and there is an RSS feed if you want to subscribe with, for example, an RSS reader like Feedly.
31 May 2015 by
Is your site built with WordPress? Not sure about updating plugins and WordPress itself? Well, site management might be what you need. Read on to discover why.
27 April 2015 by
The freelance web designer/developer lifestyle is great. You work from home in your PJs, drink coffee all day, have a 'flexible hours' contract with yourself, and take the dog for a walk at any time of the day. Yay!
29 March 2015 by
Google is getting tough with website owners. It has started sending out notifications (via Google Webmaster Tools) if your website is not mobile-friendly.
08 March 2015 by
I've been using WooCommerce on a couple of projects recently. It's a nice piece of software that is ideal for many small and medium-sized businesses that want to sell online.
10 January 2015 by
Last year, I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the Tag Soup podcast by Simon Cox. And, very excitingly (at least, for me), the first episode came out just before Christmas.
27 November 2014 by
You want a website for your business. How much will it cost? That's often the first question that comes up. It should be easy to answer, right?
Sorry but No!
24 October 2014 by
I've had a very busy few weeks here at CVW Towers. Two website launches. One rush job when a client's old site went down. And the start of a new ecommerce site. Phew!
22 September 2014 by
I had a meeting with a client last week where we discussed a potential website redesign. We checked website visitor statistics to see how many visitors used mobile devices. Higher than expected!
28 August 2014 by
A case study describing how I developed a website for training and coaching consultancy JM People Strategies.
24 July 2014 by
It's important to name and describe images on your website as accurately as possible because this will help Google and other search engines understand the images and use them in search rankings.
23 June 2014 by
We all know that contact forms on websites can attract a degree of spam comments but these can be minimised with a few simple measures.
23 May 2014 by
In Three Tips for Improving Your Ecommerce Sales, I suggested adding customer reviews to your site. To follow up on this, I came across an article recently that described how a customer review widget increased ecommerce sales by 36%.