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How to get More Leads from LinkedIn LinkedIn is a subtle, but powerful, lead-generation tool. Used wisely, it will bring in customers in droves, and lead to greater success for your business. Its stats say it all: LinkedIn is a major part of content strategy for 94% of Business-to-Business marketers, and it’s rated as the…
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What happens when designers have trouble designing? What about writers who can’t find the right words? Creativity comes into play in many professions, and even the most highly-creative among us occasionally has crises of creativity. Instead of panicking, try these suggestions: 1. Slow Down If you’ve been running on empty for far too long, it…
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By James Fulton on November 13, 2015 |

WordPress: It’s Good to Be King

Since January 2011, the percentage of websites built with WordPress has increased from 13.1% to 25.0%. In other words, a quarter of all existing websites use WordPress as their content management system, or CMS. That’s currently over 22% more than Joomla (2.8%) and Drupal (2.1%). Squarespace occupies 0.3% and Wix only 0.2%. It’s also interesting to…
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By James Fulton on October 7, 2015 | ,

Top 7 Web Design Trends of 2015

Several exciting web design trends have emerged in 2015. Now that we’re in the last quarter of the year, we’d like to showcase some of our favourites, using examples from Awwwards (which if you haven’t checked it out yet, is an amazing source of inspiration for new designs). We hope these will inspire our fellow designers to improve…
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By James Fulton on September 3, 2015 | ,

Pros and Cons of Infinite Scrolling

To scroll or not to scroll? That is the question that many web designers and users are asking themselves nowadays. Somewhere in your web adventures you’ve probably encountered a website with infinite scrolling. Two popular ones that come to mind are Facebook and Twitter, where you can keep scrolling endlessly through your feed without turning…
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By James Fulton on August 20, 2015 |

SGD Review of WordPress 4.3

Back in January we reviewed the new features in WordPress 4.1, aka “Dinah.” Today we’ll be looking at WordPress 4.3, which was released a couple days ago and is named after jazz singer Billie Holiday. You can read more about the features of this latest version on In WordPress 4.3 the folks at Automattic have streamlined the customiser so that it…
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By James Fulton on August 5, 2015 | ,

SEO Mythbusters!

With so much information out there, it’s hard to know what to implement and what to ignore when it comes to search engine optimisation. And since SEO is constantly changing and evolving, we thought we’d bust some myths when it comes to the internet’s most loved buzzword, SEO. Let the debunking begin. 1. Social media has ZERO effect…
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By James Fulton on May 13, 2015 | ,

Why Did My Site Disappear?

On 21 April, Google announced that they will prioritise mobile-friendly websites over desktop-only ones. This means that if your site is not tailored for smartphones and tablets, it will rank much lower in search engine results. In business terms, you could lose up to 30% of sales by not appearing alongside your competitors in mobile…
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Back in September we reviewed the new features in WordPress 4.0, aka “Benny.” We admitted that while 4.0 wasn’t as big a step forward as 3.0, it still represented a significant improvement in the user interface. Today we’ll be looking at WordPress 4.1, which was released in December and is named after another jazz artist, Dinah…
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By James Fulton on November 19, 2014 | , ,

Stripe: An Alternative to PayPal

When deciding on payment processors for your eCommerce store, the first thing that springs to mind is probably PayPal. That’s not surprising. Since coming onto the scene in 1998, PayPal has become the default payment method for millions of eBayers and online business owners worldwide. However, there are other options to consider, and one of the most promising is Stripe. Below we’ll guide you through…
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