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In-house usability testing in the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg

By Brendyn Montgomery / 9 November, 2018 / 0 Comments

The new editor (Gutenberg) is about to be rolled out to all WordPress users and there are still serious rough edges. We have been doing some internal testing before we have to support our hundred odd clients with their questions about it. Here’s some things we noticed that need still improvement.  “Save Draft” link is […]

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Gutenberg is coming soon bringing a totally new editing experience to WordPress

By Brendyn Montgomery / 9 November, 2018 / 0 Comments

What is Gutenberg? The Gutenberg project is major initiative by the WordPress team to create a new editor for WordPress content. Gutenberg will be the default and only editor for new WordPress installations. It is WordPress’s answer to Page building plugins and platforms like Squarespace and Wix. Overall it’s a positive step, but it is a […]

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Great Images for your website

By Brendyn Montgomery / 26 September, 2018 / 0 Comments

How to choose great images for your website The brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than it does text. This means the old cliche “a picture is worth a 1000 words” really is true. Having great images of your products, your team or you location can be the difference in a prospective customer choosing you […]

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Photographing products for your shop

By Brendyn Montgomery / 24 September, 2018 / 0 Comments

Make your product look great Taking good product photographs can make the difference between selling a product online or not. If you are serious about your shop you need to make your products look great. We get given all sorts of images to try to fit into a shop products. Some are stunning and others […]

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Is WordPress Secure? A comprehensive data analysis by Kinsta.

By Brendyn Montgomery / 7 September, 2018 / 0 Comments

Security is the number one concern for most website owners these days. A hacked website can lead to lost traffic, downtime and expensive cleanup costs. WordPress powers a huge proportion of the websites on the internet so naturally it is a target for hackers. So is it really secure? Kinsta, a wonderful managed WordPress host […]

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GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is coming, what you need to know

By Brendyn Montgomery / 16 May, 2018 / 0 Comments

The internet has been a great enabler for many businesses but in recent years there have been mounting concerns around data privacy. Facebook is currently in hot water over the transfer of millions of its user’s data to the third party Cambridge Analytica. There’s an ongoing investigation on nation states meddling in elections and large […]

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What is the best case style for headings on a website?

By Brendyn Montgomery / 5 September, 2017 / Comments Off on What is the best case style for headings on a website?

Go for readability every time Writing for the web is not just about the words; it is also about readability. Headings a subheadings break up your page and help people to skim read to find information of interest to them. So what is the best case style for headings on the web? I get a […]

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Launching Good Honest Content and our first course: writing for the web

By Brendyn Montgomery / 24 July, 2017 / Comments Off on Launching Good Honest Content and our first course: writing for the web

We’ve been hard at work with Niki Morrell, our copywriter, creating a new site that focuses on helping you get better at creating website content through training and helpful free resources and blogs. We’re proud to introduce Good Honest Content. Good Honest Content’s mission statement: Good Honest Content is a labour of love from copywriting […]

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Easy way to resize images for the web (on a Mac)

By Brendyn Montgomery / 5 July, 2017 / Comments Off on Easy way to resize images for the web (on a Mac)

Have you ever tried to resize multiple images for a website? One of the most time consuming things in building a website (apart from getting the final content from a client) is dealing with images, making sure they are of an appropriate size so they will load quickly and display well. In the past we […]

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Creating limited time offers with Facebook Ads, landing pages and credit card payment, a case study

By Brendyn Montgomery / 24 May, 2017 / Comments Off on Creating limited time offers with Facebook Ads, landing pages and credit card payment, a case study

GrabOne is a great website to discover local New Zealand deals and limited time offers. Many businesses use these kind of deal sites to promote discounted services and drive new business. However, for some businesses and products, making enough money from the campaign to make it worth your while can be a challenge (after you discount […]

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