Website Development using WordPress

Website Development using WordPress

Website Design

Many of the industry leaders in website development began as DIY developers using the WordPress content management system. WordPress offers a great platform to start out in website development as it offers a huge online community, easy to understand coding and enough reference material to help you along the way.

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Web Design Basics: What is an API ?

Using API for improved Web Services

Website Design

Website Design Basics: What is an API?

API offers a way for creators of new technologies to share the working of their products so that other developers can add useful add-ons and develop the product further than an individual company could have in-house.

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Website design basics: What is Ajax?

What is Ajax?

Website Design

Website design basics

Ajax is created from a combination of web development techniques which are interrelated in producing client side web applications. Ajax provides web applications that provide processing of input/output before a transmission has completed (Asynchronous I/O). This allows for faster results while data passes to and from a server.

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Designing Accessibility Websites

Designing Accessibility Websites

Website Design

Accessibility website design offer the same options available to disabled people as able bodied people when browsing websites and navigating the information that they require. Website accessibility considers the range of disabilities which can effect a persons ability to access information online. Accessibility considerations include:

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Using Google Fonts to Design Aesop’s Fables

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Making use of the free resource of over 650 Google Fonts, designer Phoebe E aims to show the fantastic results available with a consideration of typeface combinations. This Aesop’s Fables project offers a great resource to add a level of style to your online designs which wont affect your budget.

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SEO Basics: Content Scraping and Website Rankings

Content Scraping and Website Rankings

SEO Basics

Content scraping refers to the numerous websites that take advantage of the hard work of decent content creators by plucking your content and reusing it within their own pages. This can be doubly frustrating when a scraping website ranks higher than you using your own content.

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Website Optimisation: Optimising Web Images

Optimising Web Images

Website Design

If images used in web page design are not optimised correctly, your user may experience long loading times and you will require much larger amounts of bandwidth use than is necessary. There are a number of best practises that website developers can observe to maximise the way that your website handles images.

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Understanding the SEO Audit for Websites – Part 5

Understanding the SEO Audit for Websites – Part 5

SEO Strategy

Analysing Backlinks

Backlinks are the number of websites which have decided that your content is informative and well written enough for them to provide a link into it for their readers to follow. Establishing a large number of high quality backlinks suggests to search engines that your content is highly respected and worth visiting.

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Understanding the SEO Audit for Websites – Part 4

Understanding the SEO Audit for Websites – part 4

SEO Strategy

Alongside the factors within your website that can improve your website rankings, there are a number of external influences which also impact the SEO performance of your website.

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