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Category: Web Design

Trash the Flash

Using Adobe Flash on your website, particularly for any “mission critical” content is very problematic. We are living in the era of the mobile web so every website owner needs to consider how their site will be viewed on a diverse range of hardware. The Flash plugin has never been supported on iOS devices (e.g. […]

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10 March, 2014, Written by 0 comment

White Space

One of the most common mistakes with web designs is the inclination to fill every available space on the page. Perhaps this stems from a misunderstanding of the adage that “content is king”. Whilst content is certainly important, sometimes “less is more” is a better idiom to keep in mind. White space, when used effectively, […]

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13 February, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Check Your Spelling and Grammar

It doesn’t matter how much time you spend slaving over Photoshop gradients or pouring over cutting edge JavaScript functions. If your website is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors, it will look like it was cooked up in someone’s basement by a bunch of High School drop outs. Visitors to your site will form an […]

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8 January, 2014, Written by 0 comment

PrestaShop – 12 Tips to importing a CSV file

Prestashop is a powerful, popular and easy to use open source ecommerce solution for small to medium size businesses. Out of the box it comes with many essential features that would be difficult and/or expensive to create from scratch. One of the handy tools available to website owners is the ability to create a table […]

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4 February, 2013, Written by 0 comment

100+ PhotoShop Keyboard Shortcuts

  Props to Deke McClelland (PhotoShop guru) for producing the above. http://www.deke.com/content/101-phot…tips-5-minutes In case you can’t keep up the pace the transcript is below PLUS a few bonus extra tips. Enjoy!   #1: Wanna copy a layer? I say jump it: Ctrl+J. You a Mac user? Awesome. #2: When I say Ctrl, press Cmd, the […]

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26 January, 2013, Written by 0 comment

20 Best Premium PrestaShop Modules

Prestashop is a great ecommerce solution for most medium size businesses. It comes with more flexibility and features that can easily be achieved from CMS driven online shopping platforms such as WordPress/WooCommerce or Drupal/Ubercart. Yet at the same time it has a relatively lightweight code base and simple file architecture unlike more industrial scale solutions […]

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7 January, 2013, Written by 0 comment

Is Your Website Blocked In China?

We recently had a client mention that his Chinese customers could not access his website. He asked if it was because the site is hosted in the USA. The answer is, in a word, no.  Whether or not a site is blocked by the Great Firewall of China (GFW) has nothing to do with the […]

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8 October, 2012, Written by 0 comment

PayPal Standard configuration tips

To receive payments to your PayPal account you will of course need your website set up correctly but also have your PayPal Business Account configured correctly. The following configuration settings have been successful for us across a number of different websites using the same PayPal Standard account. Here are four important things to check if […]

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21 May, 2012, Written by 0 comment

How to add jQuery to Joomla

Joomla is one of the top three most popular open source content management systems (CMS) in use on the Web. Unfortunately, it’s default JavaScript library is Mootools, whereas the most popular library for most designers is jQuery. But despair not. It is quite easy to add jQuery into your into your Joomla site and start […]

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11 April, 2012, Written by 0 comment

Japanese Style Web Design

So you’ve translated your content. Now how can you make our site look more … Japanese? To put the question another way, is there such a thing as a uniquely Japanese style of web design?  And if so is it something we should try to emulate for web pages targeting a Japanese audiences? Generalizations are […]

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23 January, 2012, Written by 0 comment