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December 19, 2016
How to fix MYSQL when it won't start with MAMP

Ever gone to boot up MAMP, apache starts fine but then MYSQL refuses to? I’ve run into this problem on many occasions and in most cases the following method works: 1. Shut down MAMP. 2. Open Terminal or iTerm and type ‘killall -9 mysqld‘ (Note you may need to type ‘sudo‘ at the beginning if… View Article

May 19, 2014
Offline website promotion still has its place

I’ve seen client and individuals get very blinkered once they get their website on the internet. They feel that once its there live, the only place where it can be promoted is online.

April 11, 2014
Why web design should shift to mobile first

Technology is booming and handheld devices are becoming more powerful by the minute. The shift to mobile and tablet devices from desktop has been quite incredible over the last few years.

March 22, 2014
Three cheers for the W3 HTML Validator

A problem with coding is that its easy to get lazy with it. You do it day in day out and sometimes its a drag. Next thing you know you are trying to take shortcuts and make ‘quick-wins’ but these will be the death of you further down the line.

November 14, 2013
4 common issues with business websites

Its easy to overlook a website when its yours. Most of the time you will convince yourself its OK and leave it alone, however when a new set of eyes are cast over it they will no doubt be able to find a number of issues.

June 2, 2013
Is your website performing?

Through my time as a web designer and developer I’ve seem many businesses overlook the basic functions of a website. So is your website performing for you? Firstly its good to decide what the purpose of your website is. Do you want to sell products, generate leads, or do you just want to enhance the… View Article

February 11, 2013
5 simple ways you can promote your new website

Its great to get a brand new website designed by a professional (such as a freelance website designer) but the next step is getting people to actually go and look at it. A lot of businesses seem hooked on using SEO to attract visitors these days which is certainly something not to be ignored, however there are a range of other methods you can use.

February 6, 2013
What makes a good website in 2013?

Many of you will want the very best web solution for your business, but what is it that actually makes a website ‘good’? From my experience as a freelance web designer I would say that a strong web build comes down to a number of important factors. Firstly, your website should tackle a problem that… View Article