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Why I don't use Wordpress

Why I don't use Wordpress

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | Eva Pettifor |

or Drupal, Magento, Open Cart, Joomla, Concrete5, ModX, Prestashop, Silver Stripe, ez Publish, CMS Made Simple ... Open Source These systems are all Open Source which means they are free to download and the source code is available to any on ...

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Why its OK to scroll on a web page

Why its OK to scroll on a web page

Friday, August 09, 2013 | Eva Pettifor |

On a number of occasions, I have had clients request that their home page design is condensed to the screen so the user does not have to scroll, I have summarised below why this is not necessary. While it's a good idea to have the most import ...

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Domain name invoice scam

Domain name invoice scam

Sunday, March 03, 2013 | Eva Pettifor |

Be wary of an 'official' looking invoice in the mail, it looks convincing but it can be filed in the bin! Over the years, my clients have been receiving hard copy invoices in the mail from "Domain Registry Pty Ltd", "Domain Name Group Pty L ...

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How to choose a domain name

How to choose a domain name

Sunday, March 03, 2013 | Eva Pettifor |

There are so many domain options available: .com, .net. .org.au and many more. I often get asked how to choose a domain name so have provided some tips on how to secure the best domain name for your business. .au is the best if you (and your cu ...

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Chinese domain name scam

Chinese domain name scam

Sunday, March 03, 2013 | Eva Pettifor |

There are emails circulating from domain registration companies in China trying to convince you to register the Chinese equivalent of your existing domain name. I have received the following email myself (and there are different variations ci ...

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Marketing your website

Marketing your website

Sunday, March 03, 2013 | Eva Pettifor |

So you have a new website but the phone isn't ringing off the hook? Were you expecting an overnight success with your website? This article is not about web design or search engine optimisation but outlines some suggestions that you, the webs ...

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Taking payments from your website

Taking payments from your website

Sunday, March 03, 2013 | Eva Pettifor |

The pros and cons of the most popular methods of receiving payments directly from your website. 1. Enquiry/booking form The simplest, quickest and lowest cost option - you can use your website as a 'brochure' and have an online form to colle ...

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7 errors to avoid when editing your own website

7 errors to avoid when editing your own website

Sunday, March 03, 2013 | Eva Pettifor |

Content management system (CMS) websites are fantastic because they give my clients the freedom to update their own website... but with this power also comes the risk of visual disaster! Read on to see how this is easily avoidable. The f ...

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How to write for your website - 5 tips

How to write for your website - 5 tips

Sunday, March 03, 2013 | Eva Pettifor |

You only have a matter of seconds to grab your visitor's attention. Reading a screen is very different to reading a printed page, people scan the content and want their info FAST! The following tips do not cover the content of your web page i ...

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Why your new website isn't on google straight away

Why your new website isn't on google straight away

Sunday, March 03, 2013 | Eva Pettifor |

When I launch a client's new website I often get asked why the website is not listed on google yet. Quick summary of how google works The life span of a Google search is less then 1/2 second, and involves quite a few steps before you see the ...

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