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01.03.2015 - 02:47 | 0 replies

Speed is amongst the most important issues of a website. The performance of a site is especially important when using web with mobile devices outside full speed Wi-Fi connections is getting more common. Faster websites are much more user friendly and speeding up your site is one of the easy ways to improve its search engine visibility. Begin your process by testing...

11.02.2015 - 17:25 | 0 replies

Online presence is the way your brand appears on web. It is a combination of the website, social media profiles and pages, plus all the interaction you have online. It also includes the reviews and other things people say about your brand around the web. Even if you don't have a website, social media profiles or any interaction on web, you still will have an online...

23.01.2015 - 17:43 | 0 replies

A couple of years back I wrote a short note about Luvly Marketplace. Then it was still a new thing, not yet even officially launched. Today Luvly Marketplace is a community of digital artists and designers buying and selling their designs. Yes, I'm one of them. Basically anyone can open a shop at Luvly. It works as a marketplace thus a designer uploads their files...

20.01.2015 - 18:24 | 0 replies

Vesihuoltotekniikka Kotilainen Oy, a family company founded in 1976 that provides water supply and earthworks services had a simple static website. It was slightly outdated and difficult to update. The colour theme of the site was already set and the company had a visual guide. Of course the old static site didn't work very well on mobile devices either. The client...

28.12.2014 - 17:21 | 2 replies

One big part of web design and web based branding is the colour palette of the site. I see lots of "web designers" creating websites for their clients using the same theme: White background, black text, simple black and white logo and maybe one accent colour. They probably use a (bought) WordPress theme as a base and just slap the design elements on it without...

15.12.2014 - 18:31 | 0 replies

One of the most overlooked aspect of website design and development are the error pages. Common errors on otherwise working websites are 403 and 404. The first one happens when a website visitor tries to get into a page to which they have no permissions. It's a status code 403 Forbidden, which the server sends to the web page. For instance they could try and access...

21.11.2014 - 15:27 | 0 replies

The website of the association of Finnish beauty journalists was badly outdated. It had been built on WordPress but unfortunately any of it parts hadn't been updated in years. It was running on old version of WordPress and the theme looked old. It was time for a dust up. The original colouring which included pink and purple didn't fit the wishes of the current...

31.10.2014 - 18:53 | 0 replies

Browsing around websites, especially commercial kind, you are likely to see sliders, carousels, rotators. They are those areas which have usually images, sometimes text and the content rotates automatically. Sliders are most often used to promote the website owner's skills, services of the company or the products of a web store. I think sliders are a really bad idea...

09.10.2014 - 17:11 | 0 replies

There are many ways to find photos online which you can use legally on your blog. I have listed sites which host free images. The most common licensing used for free photos are Creative Commons licenses. If the photo is licensed under CC0 aka public domain, they can be used without crediting the source. The public domain images are the most flexible, of course and...

15.09.2014 - 19:30 | 2 replies

Last year I launched Home+Work, a website about working from home or anywhere outside the regular office. It's for freelancers, remote workers, artists, work at home moms, bloggers and a small business owners and other people like that. The website has been a bit quiet in times, but now I finally did a little redesign and build the site to become the sort of a...