Nobody Cares About You

I visited a site the other day and their homepage was all excited and gushing about their business. They had lots of words about their office, the people, their ethos, methodology and vision. And guess what, nobody cares.

When I visit a website it’s to get information, a service, product or be entertained. If you


A Stunning OnePage Theme

screenshot2I had a job to build a site for a removals company. They wanted something different so I put together a one page site. I was so chuffed with the result I decided



I’m starting to see a new type of comment spam.  This is what it says:

I’ve created a new website. I really need more visitors. May I kindl (sic) ask you if I can advertise in your website please? My website is a Web-based SEO Tools  You can visit my website if you want


Marketing junk for a new site

icon-128x128I’ve recently set up a new site for a WordPress plugin I’m developing.  This is the site for those who are interested: It’s nothing special, it’s whole purpose is the provide support for the plugin which is hosted by WordPress. All


Website Navigation on a Small Screen

umbrellaI’ve got a Mini which I enjoy driving. But the little icons on the controls still confuse me. I can never remember which to press for the heated screen or demisting or whatever. It would be so much easier if they had a little label I could


Stop Using Galleries

thumbThere are gazillions of ways to add a gallery to a website: plugins, extensions, themes or even hard coding. Every one of them is fundamentally flawed in that it requires the visitor to do something to see


You can’t all be winners

winnersdemotivatorA while back there was this rage for motivational posters that were supposed to push us all to be the best. To be winners and achievers. It was all a lie. There can only be one winner at anything.


Teach yourself SEO

logoUse a search engine to get SEO help and you will be assaulted with more bad advice and dodgy methods than a sack full of spam emails.

There is some really good advice out there but


Why Social Media is bad for Business

stuffThe clue is in the name: social media. It’s not ‘I’m looking for something to buy’ media. If people want to buy stuff they go to a shopping channel or Google it or ask their friends for advice.



Delete your Logos, slider and social media links for a better user experience

distractionEvery page on your site needs a reason to exist. Usually to inform, entertain or market a product or service. Anyone landing on that page needs to know who you are, what is on offer and how to get it. Anything else on the page is a distraction.


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