Adobe Flash was once ubiquitous on the web. It featured in games, media content, and all kinds of animation. Support for Flash has been withdrawn over recent years, yet many small sites still rely on it. If your site is still using Flash, here’s why you need to update.
Video is the hottest medium on the web right now. Evidence shows video outperforms any other medium and grows brands faster than all other social engagement. Videos on your site can showcase your product, offer advice and support, or simply entertain. The decision you have to make isn’t if you should have video on your website, but how you should host it. Here are the factors you need to consider before making that decision.
Every website owner has difficulties with spam. Whether you’re running a personal blog or a the business site of a multinational conglomerate, anywhere you’re opening your site for comments or contact, you risk being inundated with spam. In order to prevent your website from being swamped, chances are you’re already using anti-spam software. However not all plugins are created the same. Over-aggressive anti-spam efforts can put off your visitors from contacting you. Here’s our pick of the best at both protecting your site, and keeping your visitors happy. Read More
There’s a reason WordPress is the web’s most popular content management system. It’s price, powerful dashboard, and intuitive layout make it a favorite of novices and pros alike. One of its best features is its extensive library of plugins. Other platforms might require coding knowledge, but WordPress acts as a framework, meaning you can install plugins coded by others to create a powerful and professional site without having to know a thing about scripting. Read More
Dead links, or 404 Not Found errors, can be annoying. Have too many, and they can increase your website’s bounce rate, and lower it’s search engine optimization performance. Follow our guide to learning what dead links are, what causes them, and how to find and remove them from your site.
Hotlinking is a way of displaying images on your website without hosting them on your server. Using simple HTML you can code your site to display images hosted elsewhere. There are a number of benefits to hotlinking, but also considerable drawbacks. Our quick guide will explain everything you need to know about what hotlinking is, when to do it, and why it can be a bad idea.
Everybody hates contract-speak. From a web perspective, it’s even worse. The dense language is a readability and SEO nightmare, and pages of text don’t look particularly attractive. Nonetheless these “fine print” pages are hugely important to the security and usability of your site. If you’re not using them, you could be harming your site’s reputation, or even leaving yourself open to legal trouble.
One of the most popular reasons businesses set up websites is to sell products online. Anything from your band’s music to antique furniture can be bought at the click of a button. Getting started in ecommerce doesn’t have to be daunting: just follow these tips! Read More