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Some ramblings on various web design and development related topics.

12 Things to help you get an accurate quote from a Web Designer or Agency

Most of my private work comes from recommendations and often the first thing i’m asked is “how much will it cost?” I then have to ask “well what do you want?” and then references to varying lengths and pieces of string inevitably weave …
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I am becoming a Vend partner

Vend is point of sale system and inventory management software that has a nice clean user interface, is simple to use and has a very low start up and running costs (especially when you compare it to the horribly overpriced …
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What is all this about Google and Penguins?

Chances is are that if you are a small business owner you will have a website (if you don’t, you and me need to talk). There is also a very high probability that you have talked to various colleagues about …
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New LG IPS235V monitor

Finally, my old Samsung Syncmaster 24 inch monitor bust its capacitors and died on me, just a faint flicker when the power came on and and then the picture would disappear. There are various tutorials floating around the web on …
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Don’t let them sell you SEO, it is generally a rip off

Search Engine Optimisation by definition should be the process of “Optimising a website for search engines.” Something seems to have got lost somewhere, for example I have had someone call me up and say “Hey Dougal, my cousins husband who …
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Stop disabled Magento products appearing in Google Content

Since I can remember there have been problems with Magento’s built in Google Merchant Center product submission called google base in your Magento Admin. Now to align themselves with google’s new api they have released the Google Content API for …
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Multiple Excerpt lengths in your wordpress templates

The default excerpt length in wordpress is 55 words. It is a pretty good length I think. You can adjust the length by editing your functions.php file in your template folder see the codex for more info. However sometimes you …
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Description and keyword Optimisation for Magento

Keywords or Meta Keywords Meta keyword tags are optional features, which the Website may include. The only purpose of these meta tags, since they do not even appear on the page, is to list the keywords most relevant to the …
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How to change the image gallery order in WordPress

  FWIW, this post is for an older version of WordPress and probably not relevant to most current installations. Nowadays (current version as of writing is 3.9.1), it is a simple case of drag and drop. First of all login to your …
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Are we finally waving goodbye to Internet Explorer 6?

Internet Explorer 6 is old… very old. As of March this year the good news for web designers and developers like me is that major companies like Google are dropping their support for it. Most notably sites like youtube will …
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