What is a microsite ?

 A topic that seems to keep cropping up on a fairly regular basis is that of microsites so I thought it might be helpful to try and briefly explain what they are and some of the pros and cons of using them. Microsites, by definition, are small Web sites, usually comprising of just one, or…

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So what is all this gTLD malarkey ?

You may have noticed on TV and in the press over the last few months, adverts from Internet service provider 1&1 offering new web domain extensions like .ltd, .london, .wales, .shop etc. These are actually called “Generic Top Level Domain” (gTLD for short) names and are additions to the current .com, .co.uk, .biz, .net, .org…

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Another new “How to ” guide

Someone asked me today how to set up his new email account in Windows Live Mail so it prompted me to record it for future use and add it to my growing list of “How to” guides. See “How to set up your email account in Windows Live Mail“. Hope you find it useful.

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The power of testimonials

I attended my favourite local networking / business group this morning, Business Builders Fareham Solent, at the Holiday Inn in Titchfield. One of our members, read out a recent testimonial he had received from one of his clients and it reminded me of the power of testimonials. People love to hear real stories and research…

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My new website … at last

I’m sure you are all familiar with the old saying that a plumber never gets around to fixing his own dripping tap, well the same goes for web designers (and probably most other businesses I guess). A new website has been on my to-do list for a long time, in fact I started designing it…

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So what is “Responsive Web Design” (RWD) ?

Not that long ago, one of the biggest challenges to the web industry was browser compatibility. Most of the mainstream browsers (except Internet Explorer)  pretty much adhered to the industry standards so web designs displayed very similarly generally  (e.g. in Chrome, Firefox, Safari)  but for a few features, they rendered web pages slightly different. This…

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Hampshire Police brochure advertising scam

Just a quick warning. I had a phone call this morning on my landline from a chap who said he was “Trevor from Hampshire Police” and asking to speak to the MD of the business. He reassured me I was not in any trouble but he was asking for local businesses support for a brochure…

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Phone scammers

Last October (2012), I wrote a post on my blog about cold calling tech-support scams entitled “Fighting back against the scammers“. I have to say that at that time, I had never experienced it personally however, since I moved into my new office, I have had 3 such calls in the last 2 days !…

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