How To Comply With The EU Cookie Directive (from May 26th 2012)

This post explains how to comply with the EU cookie directive which came into force on May 26th 2012. If you have not taken action or want to review the measures you have put in place, this post gives some background and provides recommendations to help you comply with the law without losing website . . . → Read More: How To Comply With The EU Cookie Directive (from May 26th 2012)

How To Install WordPress Using Softaculous – The Easy Way

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I provide a full WordPress set-up and hosting service, but for those who like to do things themselves there is the option to install WordPress and set it up from scratch yourself. This is not as difficult as you might think, as I will explain.

On most hosting services these days you can use . . . → Read More: How To Install WordPress Using Softaculous – The Easy Way

Google+ versus Diaspora*—Blog Post Interaction Analysis

Google+ versus Diaspora

This post reports objective data showing that for ordinary users, Diaspora* appears to be more democratic, and certainly a far more interactive community than Google+.

Google+ appears to have become dominated by a small elite of “big guns” (some actually paid by Google). These people have massive followings and hoover up the interaction of . . . → Read More: Google+ versus Diaspora*—Blog Post Interaction Analysis

Get A Freelance Start-up Business Website For FREE – Use The New Enterprise Allowance Scheme (DWP)

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Good news for people starting a small freelance business: from October 2011, the UK government is offering you up to £2,274.

The New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) provides £1,274 cash (as a weekly allowance) and up to £1,000 as an optional loan to help with start up costs such as—dare I say—getting yourself a smart website to . . . → Read More: Get A Freelance Start-up Business Website For FREE – Use The New Enterprise Allowance Scheme (DWP)

How To Create A WordPress Sitemap

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WordPress has some great built in features to help your SEO, and one is that it can be set-up to create a WordPress sitemap, and automatically update and submit it whenever you add or update a page or blog post. This saves a lot of  effort, and ensures that the search engines will . . . → Read More: How To Create A WordPress Sitemap

Website Readability: What Font Size? Line Width? Line Height? Six Key Website Design Guidelines

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Most websites and blogs have smaller text sizes than I use here on theWebalyst.com. I chose this font size and page width because it felt readable. Evenso, I was about to bring it into line with most other websites by reduding the text size, and then I read a short informative article on website and . . . → Read More: Website Readability: What Font Size? Line Width? Line Height? Six Key Website Design Guidelines

AMPPS: Softaculous for Desktop & Enterprise: Hundreds of Web & PHP Apps Installed On PC, Network or Domain With One-Click

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Breaking into my daily tasks to bring you news that Softaculous just announced AMPPS, a free version of its one-click website application installer for desktop computers and the enterprise.

This is not just great news for website developers (who have to install and manage PHP, MySQL and Apache, not to mention Perl and Python). . . . → Read More: AMPPS: Softaculous for Desktop & Enterprise: Hundreds of Web & PHP Apps Installed On PC, Network or Domain With One-Click

What Can Google Do With Your Copyright Content & Photos?

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What happens when you post your copyright material to Google+? What rights does Google “assume” from your sharing? Do you realise, that like Facebook, Google has the right to do just about anything it likes with your data, personal photos and prose?

There has been a lot of debate about what rights online services . . . → Read More: What Can Google Do With Your Copyright Content & Photos?

WordPress 3.2 (Gershwin) Released & Ready To Download!

WordPress 3.2 is here! Released on 4th July 2011 it is now ready for download or automatic update, and is an update worth having, but check the requirements below with your web hosting service before upgrading.

This is a big update with major changes, and comes very soon after 3.0 in January. WordPress 3.2 . . . → Read More: WordPress 3.2 (Gershwin) Released & Ready To Download!

The Growth Of The Mobile Website Design

Two important questions about mobile website design:

what is a mobile website? is it time my small business website supported mobile devices?

Every small business with a website should be asking these questions and I will try to help you answer them, or at least get you thinking about them! First, let’s consider the . . . → Read More: The Growth Of The Mobile Website Design