Essential features for a CMS

What are the ‘must haves’ for any CMS?

A CMS can make or break a website so selecting the right system is a very important decision in any web project. A great CMS should be simple and easy to use, allowing users to easily add and edit content. Base functionality is therefore a good starting point for any decision, but it can be confusing due to the fact that most systems claim to . . .

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February 17, 2015

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

4 tools to make sure you don’t break your resolutions this year

The period of Christmas excess is behind us and the New Year is here. A time for setting things right and taking action. Whether it be being more healthy, hitting the gym more or sorting out your love life. Making the promise is the easy bit, keeping it is sometimes more problematic. There are tools out there however that can help you keep . . .

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December 31, 2014

My 5 favourite online campaigns & ads in 2014

A few of the online adverts and campaigns that have impressed me the most this year.

2014 has been a great year for all things online. The use of video has exploded and it seems that big companies have finally cottoned on to the fact that social media has a massive part to play in their social media strategies.

There have been some great online campaigns/adverts/tweets this year, but I wanted to pick out my 5 . . .

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December 30, 2014

My recovery from a dislocated elbow

I recently dislocated my elbow and like a lot of people, turned to Google to do some research about the injury. I wanted to find out about the recovery time, treatment options and any exercises I could do to help me back to full health. The research that I did however did not do a lot for my confidence. Countless stories of people who never . . .

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November 17, 2014

Maximise brand identity on Twitter with real time interaction

Connect with your Twitter audience through moments shared and not mass broadcast

Brands are being discussed on social media every minute of every hour, each and every day. Whilst many are listening, some brands are still not properly tuned into what is being said and those that are active users, may not be interacting with their audience effectively using social media as a broadcast platform as opposed to a platform to . . .

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November 14, 2014

The 8 best websites for free images

Stunning photography available to download for free

Making sure that you have the perfect image to compliment your latest blog piece or to bring your site to life is key. It is said that the brain processes images some 60,000 times faster than text and with user attention spans shorter than ever, it is vital to make a compelling first impression.

The good news is there is an ever . . .

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October 15, 2014

3 ways clients can make life easier for agencies

How can clients make life easier for the agencies they work with?

There are 100s of things that could be tweaked or changed to make us more efficient in the workplace; process changes, the way we organise things, the timing of the next coffee fix. But I wanted to go through a few of the things that clients could do to make things easier for the agency they are dealing with (and cheaper for them in the . . .

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September 29, 2014