Website Design

The Process of Website Design

Working for multi nationals for many years meant that process was never far from my To Do lists. Whether is was ISO or CMM a week wouldn’t go by without the word being mentioned. Does the process cover it? Do we need to adjust the process? Thats outside the process. When I started working for myself this was one of the areas that I gleefully abandoned and besides the freedom to...

Choosing Images for Your Website

Choosing Images for Your Website

Choosing images for your posts and pages is one of the most interesting and time consuming tasks. If you are a regular content creator then often the biggest stumbling block is getting the appropriate image.  As a busy website company we use a lot of stock images as starting points in designs and we have an account with a stock photo website.  However you can still get use images for free...

Simple Websites that Pay The Bills

Simple Websites that Pay The Bills

Simple sites work. A clear layout with a just as simple message on the website does the job grand as we say in Cork. This is what we did for the Cork City Judo Club. they are around forever. I remember when I was a youngster of 5-6 in the early 1970s being in their club above the Parochial hall with the original mats and the sense of excitement....

Why We Don’t Do Themes (Anymore)!

Why We Don’t Do Themes (Anymore)!

A website theme is a pre-designed look for a website that you can add to your own and edit the text and visuals to match your own message. We have stopped installing them for clients. The whole business of free and paid hemes is a huge business and we have installed and customised themes many times for clients down through the years.  But no more. There are a number of reasons for this...

WordPress 4.1.0 Released – Should I Upgrade?

WordPress like many of its competing CMS comes out with regular updates. In your dashboard you will get prompted about the update and many people are unsure if they should update or not.  For major releases to your CMS like WordPress you should updated. Here is a simple checklist and questions before clicking on any automatic update. Is your theme customised – if so it may not be compatible with...

Accessing the Internet

Accessing the Internet

This is a very simple post for people who are not familiar with websites and Internet at all.  It isn’t a problem as such it is just how people get to their websites and explains some simple terminology for you. Lets look first at how you are accessing the Internet on a regular basis.  Meet the browser. The Internet Browser You are currently reading this post on an Internet browser....