Monthly Archives: February 2011

What size business is the right size

One of the things that I have been pondering recently is ‘what size does a business need to be in order to be successful?’ And what is success anyway? I have worked in a number of different sized organisations and it it is obvious that one size does not fit






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How to create a PDF document with security enabled

One of the most exciting things about the internet is the way that it simplifies the sharing of information. There are so many ways that you can do this but the most important thing to consider is will my visitor be able to open what I have created. I received






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Add a Facebook like button to your webpage

It is likely that Facebook is an important part of your communication strategy. Creating a Facebook page for your company or group is easy and lets you tap into one of the most active communities on the web. A great way to get some additional visibility is to allow people






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Manage your passwords and keep them different

With the ever growing list of sites that require a password to sign on we all have the same problem of managing these passwords and user id’s. We are told to keep them safe, not to write them down and to change them often. We are also told that they






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How to effectively brief your website designer

When you are having a new website built or an existing website designed you need to be able to transfer your ideas, dream and desires (of the website variety) to another person – your website designer. Unfortunately until the perfection of telepathy we still rely primarily on language, and as






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The importance of SEO, content and keywords

There is a lot of discussion on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and how vital it is to the success of your website – but just how important is it really? I’d recommend having a look at a great presentation on SEO by Mike Mindel who is the CEO and founder






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Reduce Spam by using reCAPTCHA

One of the problems with putting your contact details on the web is that it may be scraped, scanned or harvested by spammers. I know one of my clients is experiencing this at the moment and I suspect it is because her email address in in plain text on her






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iPhone Mobile Posting

A post from my iPhone! Well it started out from my iPhone as an experiment with the WordPress iPhone app. The app worked wonderfully and is able to do all the things you would need for a short post but if in a contest between the iPhone screen and a






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Create Your Own Video

Last week I got to spend a really enjoyable day with my client producing video to be uploaded to their new website. I was amazed at the quality that can be achieved with relatively simple equipment and software. You can really add another dimension to your site or your blog






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