Useful Tips

19 January, 2012

20 Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

When you run your own business time is often in short supply. It’s easy to push marketing to the bottom of the to-do list when deadlines are looming. But what happens when the project finishes?

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1 September, 2011

Tips on Applying for Jobs in Digital

Getting a new job can at times be frustrating and extremely time consuming. This is true whatever industry you’re in and especially in the current climate. Opportunities are scarce and competition is fierce. Earlier this year we advertised for an … Continue reading →

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20 August, 2010

An Audience with My-Wardrobe

Last night we went along to a Q and A session with founder and CEO of My-Wardrobe, Sarah Curran and PR Director, Lauren Stevenson. The event was organised and hosted by Manchester Fashion Network.

My-Wardrobe.com went live in … Continue reading →

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5 August, 2010

Writing for the Web

Secretary typing on an old fashioned typewriter

Writing for the web is very different to writing for print and there are a number of important factors to take into consideration.

Purpose and Audience

When starting any web project we always begin with purpose and audience and it’s … Continue reading →

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14 July, 2010

Image Copyright and Creative Commons

Copyright image courtesty of Opensourceway

One of the questions that people ask me, quite a lot in fact, is whether they can use images from the internet on their own websites. The short answer is no. Not without seeking and obtaining permission. The same is … Continue reading →

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7 July, 2010

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in Google Docs

Google OCR

Did you know that you can convert scanned text into Google Doc format? This is particularly handy if you have hard copies of old records or documents that need to be in text format. Rather than spending hours typing them … Continue reading →

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14 July, 2009

Are you on Twitter?

Twitter

It’s easy to forget, what with all the media buzz, that not everyone is ‘on Twitter‘. And some people, not surprisingly, are a bit confused by it all.  I mean who cares that Stephen Fry was stuck in a … Continue reading →

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28 April, 2009

An Internet Marketing Masterclass

I was privileged to have witnessed a fantastic presentation by Internet Marketing Expert Mark Attwood at a networking event/workshop in Manchester last night. A real internet professional, Mark treated us to over an hour of no nonsense practical advice that … Continue reading →

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2 February, 2009

Press Pages

Press

I was interested to read an article by Jakob Nielsen on the use of press pages by journalists. The research included 3 studies taking place over several years. Sessions took place in the USA, Denmark, Hong Kong, and the UK.… Continue reading →

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25 June, 2008

Google Desktop Sidebar Feature

One thing we have all started using in the office recently is the Google Desktop Sidebar. As well as the built in search feature, which in my opinion is better than the standard search you get in Windows, you … Continue reading →

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5 June, 2008

‘Web Users Getting More Ruthless’

I was interested to read a post on the BBC website about web users becoming more ruthless.

Web guru, Jakob Nielsen’s annual usability report shows that people are becoming much less patient when they go online. Instead of looking around, … Continue reading →

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22 May, 2008

Free and Easy Image Editing

We’ve had a number of enquires recently from customers wanting to know the best way to edit photographs and images to upload to their web sites. In most cases we usually point them in the direction of Piknik, an … Continue reading →

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