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Actionable Search engine optimisation for 2020

Actionable search engine optimisation for 2020

Since Google changes its search algorithm all the time, I thought it would useful to write a post on achievable ways you can improve your …

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Creative emails to inspire your online marketing

Creative emails to inspire your online marketing

If you run an ecommerce website that sends automatic emails to your clients or have a collection of email addresses of people who signed up …

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these open source illustrations add a contemporary feel to any website

Illustrations to add a contemporary feel to your website

Adding some visually engaging artwork to a website is a great way to give it a modern twist. If you do not have a the …

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Spice up your images with this neat DuoTone Generator

Spice up your images with this neat duoTone generator

Sometimes you take a photo and although it is beautifully composed, the colour is a little off. Or perhaps you want a way to link …

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ways to improve the security of your wordpress website

6 ways to improve the security of your wordpress website

Even the biggest websites are susceptable to hackers and with website security it is definitely a case of prevention being better than cure. Here are …

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General Data Protection Regulations Compliance – May 2018

General Data Protection Regulations Compliance – May 2018

You may have heard that in May 2018 a new EU directive, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), comes in to force which deals with user …

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Sourcing imagery for Poole and Bournemouth websites

Sourcing imagery for Poole and Bournemouth websites

When it comes to sourcing imagery for your website, it can be split broadly into 4 areas.  Quite often a new website will comprise of …

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Website Holding Pages

Website Holding Pages

Sometimes your business might not warrant a full website, or perhaps you need a something online very quickly with business information and contact details. This …

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Budget website options for Poole and Bournemouth startups

Budget website options for Poole and Bournemouth startups

In addition to our post about pre-designed WordPress themes, another cost-effective option for those businesses where the look of the site is very important is …

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Poole and Bournemouth positioning itself as global digital hub

Poole and Bournemouth positioning itself as global digital hub

It was very exciting to read an article in The Guardian this weekend, entitled ‘Forget Silicon Valley, Bournemouth has found its mojo‘, explaining how Bournemouth …

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What is Responsive Web Design and why is it important?

What is Responsive Web Design and why is it important?

You’ve probably heard of Responsive Websites but do you know what they are? Furthermore do you know why they’re important? Most people that use the …

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Websites for those on a budget in Poole & Bournemouth

Websites for those on a budget in Poole & Bournemouth

If you are starting a business in Poole or Bournemouth but on a fixed budget, then a pre-designed WordPress template could be for you. WordPress …

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Our top tips for using Google My Business

Our top tips for using Google My Business

Registering on Google My Business is a must do for any small business in the UK. It’s a great way to advertise your business to …

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We’ve launched a new gift suggestion website

We’ve launched a new gift suggestion website

We are very happy to announce the launch of ebuyagift.co.uk, a new gift suggestion website.  The Neon team understands how difficult it can be to …

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Google introduces some ‘useful’ new tools… Ahem!

Google introduces some ‘useful’ new tools… Ahem!

Google had some fun this year for the 1st April. Visit http://com.google and everything looks familiar, but with an obvious twist …

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Google to prioritise mobile-friendly websites in Poole rankings

Google to prioritise mobile-friendly websites in Poole rankings

Google recently announced: “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in …

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What to consider when you need a new website

What to consider when you need a new website

At Neon Web Design Poole we know how daunting it can be for clients that want a website but aren’t sure of the things they …

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Neon in Dorset Magazine Jan 2015

Neon in Dorset Magazine Jan 2015

Here at Neon Web Design we are very proud to be part of the Nest Space co-working studio in Bournemouth that has a two page …

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An introduction to Google Analytics

An introduction to Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google for tracking interactions that users have with websites. It collects data which is used to generate reports …

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Search Engines and Poole / Bournemouth Web Design

Search Engines and Poole / Bournemouth Web Design

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. It is the process of trying to optimise a website to be ranked as highly as possible in a …

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Poole & Bournemouth Web Development Trends

Poole & Bournemouth Web Development Trends

Whether you are a web designer or a business owner, it is important that you keep up with the current state of web design. Those …

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Graduate Web Developer

Graduate Web Developer

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic graduate to join a boutique web firm based in the heart of Bournemouth, walking distance from the beach. The …

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London Web Design

Neon’s London Web Design Projects

When it comes to web design for your business, you really need to make a splash. Your site should be inviting, eye-catching, and stand out …

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Web Design Poole and Bournemouth

Web Design Poole and Bournemouth

If you are building a business in Poole and Bournemouth or you are in the process of expansion, it is important to take time to …

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What is website appeal?

What is website appeal?

Have you ever wondered why you find one website more appealing than another?  A set of interviews by Moshagen & Thielsch in 2010 entitled ‘Visual …

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Silicon South: together we are stronger

Silicon South: together we are stronger

Yesterday I went to a very interesting talk at Bournemouth University about Silicon South as part of the fantastic Festival of Learning running this week. …

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Website Design Poole and Bournemouth

Website Design Poole and Bournemouth

Top-notch web design can set your website apart from competitors. These complete digital solutions, available from premier website design Poole or Bournemouth-based firms, provide individuals, …

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Welcome to Neon Web Design Poole, the same but different

Welcome to Neon Web Design Poole, the same but different

As of today, Charlotte Coleman: Web Design has become Neon Web Design, and is now based at Poole, Dorset. The values of the business will …

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Thoughtful Christmas card from Lancaster University

My old university, Lancaster, doesn’t normally send out Christmas cards to its Alumni, but this year we’ve received an email which links to a really …

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Starting a new business? A 1-page website might be just the ticket

Starting a new business? A 1-page website might be just the ticket

When you are starting a new business, you may want a professional online presence but do not want to commit too much from your budget.  …

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Campaign Monitor feature our email campaign in design gallery

Campaign Monitor feature our email campaign in design gallery

An email campaign we built and sent out on behalf of one of our clients, the-recipe, has been featured in the Campaign Monitor email design …

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Excellent ICO cookie consent plugin for all websites

Excellent ICO cookie consent plugin for all websites

There has been a lot of talk recently about the ICO’s new cookie regulations.  Whilst I’m not necessarily in favour of the law, I would …

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Great ideas for retaining email subscribers

Great ideas for retaining email subscribers

Loving these creative ways to encourage subscribers to receive company emails: Location app Foursquare has an ingenious way of keeping you on …

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Social Media for Small Businesses

Social Media for Small Businesses

Big Brands have the budget to employ all three of the main social networks used for business today, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (see stats here …

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New iPad introduced by Apple

New iPad introduced by Apple

Apple announced the release of a third iPad yeasterday, entitled just “the new iPad”.  The new ‘Resolutionary’ iPad boasts a pioneering Retina display, a 5MP …

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Learn web design, web and iOS development online with Treehouse

Learn web design, web and iOS development online with Treehouse

Carsonified’s new online teaching environment Treehouse allows users to learn about web and mobile design and development. Here is the slightly eccentric launch video: Although …

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Responsive designs for different-sized viewports and device resolutions

Responsive designs for different-sized viewports and device resolutions

Online design blog Smashing Magazine have recently redesigned their website.  With the increased usage of mobile devices over recent years, now is the time to …

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Creative slideshow transitions using CSS3

Creative slideshow transitions using CSS3

It is always nice to add a bit of animation to a website and all the better if rendered with CSS and JavaScript so it …

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Tips to optimise a WordPress database

Tips to optimise a WordPress database

This website has been running for a couple of years now, and the database has continued to grow with it!  Yesterday I looked into how …

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Speed Camera Lottery - Fun Theory

Speed Camera Lottery – Fun Theory

Went to an interesting talk on Gamification last night by Kam Star of PlayGen.  During his speech, he mentioned this brilliant “gaming” idea applied to …

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How to reach recipients with image blocking

Email marketing pros Campaign Monitor have written a really interesting article discussing innovative techniques to target email recipients that block images. You can read the …

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MyUK: Create a country to call your very own

MyUK: Create a country to call your very own

Ever wondered what it could be like to be the Prime Minister? Preview MyUK, a new game-based activity where you take charge of Britain. You …

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JQuery - Show Element From Centre

JQuery – Show Element From Centre

I recently encountered a requirement for a hidden div to ‘grow’ from its centre outwards, rather from the top, right, bottom or left.  Here is …

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ICO Cookie Regulations – WordPress Cookie Consent Plugin

ICO Cookie Regulations – WordPress Cookie Consent Plugin

In ordinance with the new EU ‘Cookie Directive’, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) brought in new legislation regarding the usage of cookies on websites on …

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Data Protection Act – Do you need to register as a data controller?

Data Protection Act – Do you need to register as a data controller?

If your business collects, uses or distributes personal data you need to check with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) whether you need to be registered …

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Outlook 2007 changing cell widths when images are downloaded

Outlook 2007 changing cell widths when images are downloaded

I came across a nasty Outlook 2007 bug this morning whilst building an HTML email for a client.  When I viewed the email without downloading …

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CSS3 selectors for IE

CSS3 selectors for IE

Want to use the nice ‘n’ easy CSS 3 selectors for your rounded corners and gradients, but need to display it correctly in IE 6 …

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Become a real Farmer on the Wimpole Estate

Become a real Farmer on the Wimpole Estate

Forget about AV and the local elections.  If you like to use your right to vote, check out the National Trust’s new project. The organisation …

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Boutique Sport – Sport With Style!

Boutique Sport – Sport With Style!

A website I built front-end templates for launched this week. Boutique Sport organises sporting events specifically for young women. “Boutique Sport is the ultra-glam way …

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Schedule Tweets for your clients using Social Oomph

Schedule Tweets for your clients using Social Oomph

I have a few clients who want to use Twitter to communicate with their business contacts since it is a free form of communication, shows …

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Free Tax Advice E-book

Free Tax Advice E-book

Sign up for Robinsons Accountants e-bulletin and receive a FREE e-book containing 7 expert tips to help prepare for the tax year end on 5th …

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Get swimming for charity with Swimathon

Get swimming for charity with Swimathon

Happy New Year all!  A website that I built front-end templates for has gone live over the break. It is for a national Swimathon held …

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Can you believe that Flash wasn’t involved?!

Take a look at this Japanese music video (of sorts) built in HTML5 and JavaScript – no Flash involved! If this is merely a taster …

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TED Videos: The importance of Web Video and a new Sir Ken Robinson talk

TED Videos: The importance of Web Video and a new Sir Ken Robinson talk

I really enjoy watching the ideas presented on TED.  Here are a couple that caught my attention recently. The importance of web video: The great …

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Ensure your website is ready for launch

Ensure your website is ready for launch

There is always a lot to remember when putting a website live, it’s very easy to forget something important. Launchlist is a great checklist which …

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Making the most of CSS3

Making the most of CSS3

Where I can, I’ve been making the most of CSS3 by using it to rotate menus and create drop shadows and rounded corners. I look …

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HTML5 – Opera’s Bruce Lawson has some key tips

HTML5 – Opera’s Bruce Lawson has some key tips

Yesterday I went to see a Skills Matter HTML5 talk by Bruce Lawson, a member of the HTML 5 User Group, self proclaimed ‘open web …

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7 Excellent WordPress 3.0 Plugins

7 Excellent WordPress 3.0 Plugins

Getting good WordPress plugins can be trial and error since there are so many available which offer so many different options.  I’ve put together a …

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Google Chrome Speed Tests

Google Chrome Speed Tests

Takes a couple of views catch everything that is going on. Involves a potato cannonball and wet paint though, so well worth a watch! I …

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WordPress with Flutter – Ordering Duplicate Groups

WordPress with Flutter – Ordering Duplicate Groups

The Flutter plugin for WordPress is an excellent tool for enhancing the backend layout for use as a CMS.  The duplicate fields and groups functionality …

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The future of the digital world?

The future of the digital world?

Take a look at this wonderful TED video of Pranav Mistry discussing the thrilling potential of sixth-sense technology, which minimises the need for hardware and …

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3 jQuery "Must-Have" plugins for your website

3 jQuery “Must-Have” plugins for your website

Having worked in jQuery quite a lot recently, these are 3 excellent plugins which I highly recommend: qTip This plugin enables you to create visually …

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How to use images in websites

How to use images in websites

Format: The graphics you use in your Web page should be in a format that the major operating systems recognize. Presently the two most widely …

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Interesting IT Figures

Interesting IT Figures

Things you never knew you never knew…
46% – Twitter users under the age of 35, according to YouGov. Users are based mainly in London, tend to vote for left-wing parties and care about …

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Charlotte Coleman: Web Design new website has launched!

Charlotte Coleman: Web Design new website has launched!

So there’s been a lot of blood sweat and tears over the last month or so, but the new website has been finally launched. I’d …

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Cameron Graphic Services appoint Charlotte Coleman: Web Design

Cameron Graphic Services appoint Charlotte Coleman: Web Design

Graphic design and printing company Cameron Graphic Services are having their website redesigned by Charlotte Coleman: Web Design over the coming months. The new website …

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Kestrel Partners Appoint Charlotte Coleman: Web Design

Kestrel Partners Appoint Charlotte Coleman: Web Design

Charlotte Coleman: Web Design has been appointed to design and build the new corporate website for Kestrel Partners LLP. The new website design will be …

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How do visitors see your website?

How do visitors see your website?

This post is aimed a small business owners, so that you get the most out of your website.  Once the design and build of a …

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Outlook 2003 automatically deleting read POP email messages

Outlook 2003 automatically deleting read POP email messages

For those who have set up an POP email account and integrated it with Outlook 2003.  If your emails are being completely deleted after you …

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BNI: ‘the’ Business Referral Organisation

BNI: ‘the’ Business Referral Organisation

I thought I’d tell you a bit about a networking organisation I’ve been a member of for the last 6 months – BNI. Basically BNI …

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How to build a bulletproof HTML email

How to build a bulletproof HTML email

I’ve been building HTML emails for a while now, and I have some top tips which I hope will save others new to the field …

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