News & Articles

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.

  • Different types of content collections

    Making it easy to reuse your site content

    Making it easy to reuse website content is often claimed but not always achieved. The use of content item collections and blocks containing different types is a great way of doing this. That's where the website system Perch Runway excels.

  • Need help managing your WordPress website?

    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.

  • Coffee cup and notebook

    Keeping it Fresh as a Freelancer

    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!

  • Smartphone and tablet on a table with two pairs of hands

    Google gets tough with website owners

    Google is getting tough with website owners. It has started sending out notifications (via Google Webmaster Tools) if your website is not mobile-friendly.

  • Why Choose WooCommerce

    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.

  • Soup bowl with Tag Soup logo

    Taking part in the Tag Soup podcast

    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.

  • A website plan on a desk

    How Much Does a Website Cost?

    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!

  • Clive Walker with a beer

    It's been a busy month

    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!

  • Someone using an iPad

    Why you should check your website visitor statistics

    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!

  • JM People Strategies screenshot

    Case Study: JM People Strategies website

    A case study describing how I developed a website for training and coaching consultancy JM People Strategies.

  • Optimise images for better search engine rankings

    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.

  • Quick Tip: Helping reduce comment form spam

    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.

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