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The new EU copyright law – what it means for website owners and content producers

The EU has passed a new copyright law that has Google worried enough to start a campaign opposing some of the proposed legislation. Whether the UK actually exits the EU or not on the 29th March 2019, website owners and Internet users are likely to be affected by the legislation in its final form as […]

Making your website GDPR compliant

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) come into force on Friday 25th May 2018 and cover a wide range of rights and responsibilities. It builds on the 1998 Data Protection Act and strengthens individuals’ rights regarding the collection, use and storage of their personal data. The law applies to businesses or organisations in the […]

WordPress website backup options

All website owners need to consider the backup of their website. Questions to ponder include who is responsible and can they quickly get a recent version of your website back on line should the worst happen? If your website is powered by WordPress then there are lots of WordPress website backup options and we’ll cover […]

Content marketing and SEO – part 1 – creating the content

Content marketing is a frequently heard buzzword, but often misunderstood. Do it right and it can help boost the quality and quantity of your website traffic which is what every website owner wants. It’s generally a positive thing for your website rankings if you regularly add fresh content to your website. It signals to Google […]

Our favourite 5 web design trends of 2016 that will dominate 2017

It’s that time of year when it’s right to reflect on the most significant web design trends 2016 that will dominate 2017. Flat design dominates Flat design is a minimalistic design approach that emphasizes usability. It features clean, open space, crisp edges, bright colours and two-dimensional/flat illustrations. Even at times when we could ignore mobile […]

In Google algorithm we trust – how propaganda can distort search results

The Google algorithm is a true wonder of the modern world. It decides, from the instant a search is typed, what to display in the search results and the order they appear. It works well enough for Google to become a verb and the starting point for any research or homework. We generally trust what […]

Responsive web design: why you need it and how to design it

Responsive web design makes your web pages display and work properly with all devices: desktop PCs, laptops, mobiles and tablets. Responsive Web Design is about using CSS and HTML to resize, hide, shrink, enlarge, or move the content to make it look good on any screen. Google are very clear on the benefits of responsive […]

Google’s mobile-first indexing announcement and what it means for website owners

On Friday 4 November 2016, Google announced that it was experimenting with Mobile-first indexing. This means that it is considering looking at the mobile version of a website first when evaluating its relevance to search users. This reflects the general evolution of search that started with the mobile friendly update of April 2015. This is […]

Sources of free stock images for your website pages and blog

Words still underpin the world wide web, but humans like images too. Search engines also like images, not because search bots have suddenly developed an appreciation of art and design but because it’s widely accepted that images improve the web user experience. It helps to make the text more readable and illustrates the content. This […]

WordPress market share grows

If you run a website where you need to make regular changes to the content then a Content Management System (CMS) is the most cost-effective solution. And the ever growing WordPress market share shows that it is a dominant player in crowded open source CMS market Why use a Content Management System? We often bandy […]