Posts by Jonathan

The Great #portfoliocatchup

We’ve written about the cobbler’s children having no shoes before and it certainly seems that we are so busy expanding our website design portfolio that we never have time to update it! However, we’ve given our website a little refresher, especially the portfolio section, so it seemed a good time to start catching up. So,…

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How to hide your address on Nextdoor

Nextdoor is the replacement Streetlife.com and I’m distinctly unimpressed so far. In particular, they think it’s acceptable to display your home address for all to see. So if you want to give Nextdoor the benefit of the doubt but not reveal your full address – here’s how…

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Hello 2016

As we embark on a new year, we tend to take a little inward look at ourselves and decide to make some New Year’s Resolution or other. I’m not a big fan of resolutions but it does occur to me that I use one phrase far too often during client meetings. The cobbler’s children have…

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How we stopped contact form spam with CleanTalk

The first “spam” email was sent in 1978 and we’ve been battling it ever since. It’s an annoyance that has become less of a problem as email services have improved their filtering, but for people running a business online, contact form spam is still a big headache. You can skip my explanation / rant and jump…

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Using Yoast? “Your homepage cannot be indexed by search engines” – DON’T PANIC!

UPDATE 25/11/15: OnPage have reached out to ask us to link over to their special OnPage & Yoast FAQ page – which we’re very happy to do! UPDATE 23/11/15: Well, Yoast SEO is now on version 3.03, so most problems should be resolved. If you’re still stuck, try https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-seo UPDATE 18/11/15: Yoast have since released SEO…

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A Busy Summer for our Portfolio

It seems like ages since we last updated our portfolio. The cobbler’s children never have shoes, just as our own site is usually the last to be worked on! However, our clients keep telling us we should be blowing our own trumpet more often, so here goes…

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A new website for @GreggaWallace

We’re very proud to announce the launch of a new website for Gregg Wallace, TV presenter – yes, him off MasterChef. It has a very different look to his old site with an emphasis on visuals. Because Gregg is a big Twitter fan, it is vital that his site is “responsive” – so that it…

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5 reasons your website is like a dog

Over the last couple of days, we’ve had an extra resident at Fairly Marvellous Hall. This is Phoebe and she’s been staying with us while her family went away for a night. She’s great fun, very friendly, and loves having her tummy rubbed. She also takes over the house, can be a right pain and…

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The (not so big) secrets of On Page SEO

In this article I want to try and take away some of the mystery around search engine optimisation. There are two parts of this puzzle and we’re going to start with on page SEO, although I will cover a couple of things that will help with off page. It’s quite a long article and may…

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Back to work for 2014

Although some of us were back to work on the 2nd (in fact, some of us didn’t really stop at all) for many, the first serious work day is when the little darlings are back at school. Especially those who are starting up new businesses this year, or launching a big push to help their…

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