16 Questions Your New Web Developer May Ask

16 Questions Your New Web Developer May Ask

When someone approaches me asking for a quote to design and build them a website, the first step is for us to discuss the project together in detail. Many consultants call this a ‘discovery call’. This makes sure I thoroughly understand what the client needs. Also,...

Essential Free WordPress Plugins for 2021

Essential Free WordPress Plugins for 2021

OK, forgetting the infelicitous year that lies behind us, here’s my list of the seven WordPress plugins that I expect to be installing on every WordPress website I build in 2021:ComplianzCategory: compliance In the past, it has always been a bit of a headache...

How to Use Photoshop’s Sky Replacement Tool

How to Use Photoshop’s Sky Replacement Tool

Photoshop 2021 was released to the public yesterday and it contains a bunch of AI powered tools. Using Adobe’s Sensei AI, Photoshop can understand the contents of a picture and perform actions according to the depth of a scene and what’s in it. This is the kind of...

I Made a WordPress Website 93% Faster – Case Study

I Made a WordPress Website 93% Faster – Case Study

The need for speed I’m a website speed anorak. Web page load times aren't everything, but they do make a real difference to a website’s bottom line. Google says that as the load time of a web page increases from 1 second to 7 seconds, the probability of a mobile...

How to Change Divi Header Properties on Scroll

How to Change Divi Header Properties on Scroll

Just under a year ago, I posted a tutorial explaining how to change the Divi menu on scroll using a little jQuery. Now with Divi’s new Sticky Options you can do it right out of the box, without having to insert your own jQuery. These new sticky styles are brilliant....

How to Take Your Businesses Online During the Coronavirus Lockdown

How to Take Your Businesses Online During the Coronavirus Lockdown

If the COVID-19 outbreak means that you can't continue with your business as usual this may be a good time to move some or all of it online. If you've experienced a slowdown in business then the chances are your competitors probably will have too. Now of course...

How to Narrow Down Your Target Market

How to Narrow Down Your Target Market

There are many elements of branding that are crucial to the success of a business, however, arguably the most crucial is determining your target audience and using it to your advantage. Many businesses focus first on the visual identity of their brand, but overlook...

How to Add a Virtual Tip Jar to Your Website

How to Add a Virtual Tip Jar to Your Website

One of the big wonders of the world wide web is how it has democratised content creation. Now everyone with a device and internet connection can have a voice and build an audience. In this post I’m going to show you a couple of ways to add a virtual tip jar to your...

17 Key Features Every Website Needs

17 Key Features Every Website Needs

It can be hard to know where to start when designing a website. There are so many options and it can seem complicated. Well don’t fear, in this post I’m going to show you the key elements that every website needs to set itself up for success.What really annoys...

Google Is Tracking Your Phone’s Location to Fight Coronavirus

Google Is Tracking Your Phone’s Location to Fight Coronavirus

For a few years Google has been aggregating and analysing location data through our smartphones. This means they can do helpful things like diverting traffic away from congestion and letting people know how busy shops are before they start their journeys. You may have...

My 8 Favourite No-Code Tools of 2020 so Far

My 8 Favourite No-Code Tools of 2020 so Far

This is the third and probably final post (for now) in a series about the no-code and low-code movement. It started with a birdseye and somewhat philosophical post about pencils and collaboration, then asked the hard-hitting question are ‘no code’ tools crap? I hope I...

Are ‘No Code’ Tools Crap or the Way Forward?

Are ‘No Code’ Tools Crap or the Way Forward?

There’s a bit of a movement afoot in the online design and development world: “no code” tools are on the rise. These are tools that allow people to create things that previously would have required programming skills; you know, old school typing and stuff. Predictably...