Why did you start your business? What is the purpose? Can you remember what motivated you? It's easy to get so bogged down with the day to day stresses of running your business that you forget why you started it in the first place. But … Continue reading Remember why you started your business
A website is one of the most important assets for a charity because it is often the first point of contact for donors, volunteers, funders and beneficiaries. It is crucial that the website makes a good first impression. Unfortunately many … Continue reading 10 signs your charity needs a new website
New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to kickstart a project in January. And if a new website is one of your goals this year, then why not start right now. This guide will help you plan your project to make sure it is a success. We’ll talk you … Continue reading New year, new site – A four step guide to planning your new website.
With so many different Social Media platforms available, how do you choose the best one for your business? You know it’s important for your business to have an online presence but where do you start? It can be pretty overwhelming but this post … Continue reading Which social media platform should my business be on?
The release date for WordPress 5.0 is quickly approaching although it has been delayed from 19th November to 27th November and there is a chance that it could be delayed until the new year. What's happening in WordPress Version 5 The biggest … Continue reading Get ready for WordPress Version 5 and Gutenberg
Of Mountains & Printing Presses The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and … Continue reading Demo -Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor
Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10am -12pm, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of designing a website? Does your current site look like it was created 25 years ago? Or are you just not sure whether it is user-friendly? Join … Continue reading Brand Identity and Web Design Workshop 22nd November
Most of us running our own businesses have now heard of GDPR and we have been working towards ensuring that we are compliant with the new rules that will take effect on 25th May. Maybe you have taken action to ensure that you comply or maybe you … Continue reading Get ready for GDPR – what you need to do
WordCamps are informal, community-organised events that are put together by WordPress users. They provide a friendly and relaxed environment for everyone, from casual users to core developers, to participate, share ideas, and get to know each … Continue reading WordCamp London 2018
We live in a super-connected world these days and as small business owners we have had to change the way we communicate with potential and existing customers. It is not enough to have a great website, you also need to reach your target audience via … Continue reading A introduction to digital marketing
We now install SSL certificates for all new clients who use our preferred hosting providers and we will be installing them on all of our maintenance clients' websites over the next few weeks. But what is a SSL certificate and why should you have … Continue reading What is a SSL certificate and why you need one.
If your business has a website, it should be accessible to disabled users. There are ethical and commercial justifications for this, but there is also a legal reason: if your website does not meet certain accessibility standards, then you could be … Continue reading 5 Web accessibility myths
We are delighted that Purple Hippo Web Design has been chosen by The Essex University Autonomy Project to design and build them a new website. The Autonomy Project applies resources from philosophy to the challenges associated with frontline … Continue reading We’re working with The Essex University Autonomy Project
Last weekend I attended WordCamp London and had a brilliant time. It was well organised, well supported, great value and friendly. The talks were varied and all offered a fantastic learning opportunity. It was attended by hundreds of WordPress … Continue reading My trip to WordCamp London
At this month's CoastalNet meeting, Samantha Brook from Suffolk Social Media, gave a talk on social media tips which I found really useful and thought I would share: Have a hook. Provide something free to attract potential clients such as a free … Continue reading Social Media Tips
We use the Genesis Framework to develop all of our websites for the reasons I outlined in this post: Why I use the Genesis Framework. Genesis 2.2 has just been released and here is a summary of what has been changed: Genesis 2.2 adds new … Continue reading Genesis 2.2 improves Accessibility
What is Retina ready? Retina ready refers to a screen on a device that has a high enough pixel density that the human eye can't make out individual pixels. The iPhone 6 and iPad 3 are Retina ready. Although Apple own the term "Retina Ready", … Continue reading Make your website Retina ready
A standard off the shelf WordPress website is pretty easy for clients to update after some training but what about if the site has custom features? Developers shouldn't just think about the front end design, they also need to think about the back end … Continue reading Making client friendly websites
Clients often ask me how they can improve their search engine optimisation. They wonder how long it is going to be before they see their new website rise through the Google ranks so I thought I would write a post giving some advice. I build all my … Continue reading How to improve the SEO of your website
On 21st April Google will be releasing their latest algorithm which will include a new mobile-friendly ranking factor. This will mean that Google will not only label your site as mobile-friendly, but will also use that to determine if your site … Continue reading Are you ready for Google’s mobile-friendly update?