The Blog

Some of my ramblings, about life, technology, design and websites.

How to choose the perfect domain name for your website?

When a user decides to set up a website, the first and most important decision is to find the perfect domain name. You have to remember that this is the place that people find your business and identifies you on the the web. This is a vital part of your brand so it is important to get this right. Let me give you some tips on picking the perfect domain name?

HTML Primer Part 2 – Tag Structure

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In the next series of our html primer we are going to talk about tag structure. Once you master the basics of the way that HTML Tags are structured then writing HTML should be a simple affair. Lets get started?

What is a CMS and why do I need one?

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So you might of heard the term CMS or Content Management System and thought  “What is a Content Management System”? Let me explain What a Content Management system is and Why I need one for my website?

HTML Primer Part 1 – Introduction

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Let me ask a question? Have you created a post in you favourite CMS, only ever used the simple editor but wanted to make your posts to look more fancy? Have you ever switched over to the advanced editor and grimaced with fear?  The following series of posts may be for you.

Hosted Vs Self Hosted Websites. Which should I choose?

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It is often a consideration when setting up a website, should I use a hosted solution or go down the route of hosting the website myself?

Lets discuss the pros and cons of hosting a website versus a hosted solution?

6 tips to help improve your blog.

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Having a blog is an important strategy for any website owner, but they are often added to a site then neglected as the owner becomes busier. This is often compounded by the realisation by the owner that blogging often takes too much time, or isn’t working for them. Let me offer some tips to help improve your blog?

5 tips to secure your WordPress blog.

Over the last few months there has been a huge amount of focus on the security of the WordPress, where the platform has been specifically targeted by hackers. Having a secure website is not only important for the webmaster or the owner but for the user of the site too.

Why should I build my own website?

There are a great number of reasons why a business owner may choose to build their own website instead of paying a designer to build the site for them. Lets discuss the pros and cons in doing so?

How to create a shortcode to display your posts in WordPress?

In this weeks tutorial I am going to teach you how to create a shortcode to display your posts in WordPress. This technique is useful as it allows you to display the latest posts in the content of your pages or posts, I even use this to display the posts on the homepage of this site. Lets get stuck in.

How to add Google Fonts to a WordPress Website?

Having great typography is a very important element for any website, not only does it create great visual impact, it can also make the Website easier to use and aids accessibility. In the early days of the web you were limited to fonts that people had installed on their computer. Nowadays there is an endless choice of fonts that can be added to your website thanks to Webfont services, such as Google Fonts or Typekit. Let show you how to add Google Fonts to your WordPress website.