Is your website mobile friendly?

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Is your website mobile friendly?SEO, Web Design

by Ian on 15/04/2015

From 21st April 2015 Google will start rewarding mobile friendly websites in the search rankings. This will apply to all mobile searches from this date onwards, read more here: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/finding-more-mobile-friendly-search.html To test if your site is mobile-friendly take the test now: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ Having a mobile friendly site has many other benefits including improving page speed and …

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Essential Server Maintenance

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Essential Server MaintenanceNews

by Ian on 16/06/2014

To all Amber Web Solutions clients who host their websites and email with us: Essential Server Maintenance – 26/27th June 2014 In order for us to further improve the web hosting service you receive, our third-party server infrastructure will be relocated to new state-of-the-art datacentre facilities managed by M247 in Trafford Park, Manchester. Services will begin shutting down at 23:30 …

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New Year, New Logo

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New Year, New LogoNews

by Ian on 27/01/2014

I’ve had a few business logos through the years including: and The last one served me well but I decided to redesign my logo for the new year and in the spirit of the Yahoo logo redesign give myself a few hours to brainstorm a new logo: I wanted the new logo to be clean, simple and …

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UK Freelance Rates

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UK Freelance RatesFreelancing

by Ian on 07/10/2013

I was interested in what other freelancers in general charge per hour for their expertise so I took a look at the site http://www.peopleperhour.com PeoplePerHour is an online marketplace for freelancers to promote their skills, bid on projects and buy services from other freelancers. Most of this work is done remotely. The Research On their site …

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Writing For The Web – Dos And Don’t’s

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Writing For The Web – Dos And Don’t’sSEO, Usability

by Ian on 09/01/2013

Writing for the web require a different approach than for print. Text on a webpage (often called copy) needs to be more concise, targeted to your visitors and optimised for the search engines. Here’s my dos and don’t’s: Do write in short paragraphs as reading speeds on screen are slower than in print and users can scan the text …

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