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13/03/2018

Harnessing the Web in the Weald

We are lucky enough to work with loads of great people at EngineRoom. One is Emma Wood, who runs Big WOW; a website about events and goings-on in the Weald of Kent. Emma has kindly provided another guest blog post, this time detailing the top reasons your businesss should be on-line. 6 reasons why your business should be on-line The founder of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee was born in London, only a short journey from the Weald. In this article I have decided to focus on the importance of the internet and how essential a website is to any business, particularly in a rural region such as this. The World Wide Web has transformed the way that businesses trade regardless of how remote they are. […]
09/01/2018

What is cache?

Question: Why did the web developer go broke? Answer: Because he used up all his cache! (Boom, boom) If you understood the above then you can probably stop reading here. If not, read on. There are lots of technologies designed to secure and speed up your website and most of the time there is no need to even know that they exist. However if you want to run a website and perform the odd update yourself, then it is always good to have a little basic knowledge up your sleeve as it can save time, money and sanity.  Cache is one of those things. At a very basic level, Cache (pronounced CASH) is a place to temporarily store something in a computing environment. Caching is used throughout the […]
20/09/2017

Social Media Image Sizes

Granted, this might be a little bit of a dry read but it is designed as more of a cheat sheet for reference as and when you decide to refresh your social media presence. For certain businesses it’s vital to have a social media presence to interact with current and prospective clients. Because of this, the way you come across on the various social media channels is of the utmost importance. The first thing people see (and therefore the first impression you give) is via the profile and cover photo images that you use. If a low quality, pixelated image is used then you are likely to portray yourself as unprofessional.  It’s also a good idea to try to present a consistent message over all […]
14/03/2016

Call Me Baby

With more and more websites being accessed on mobile phones, responsive websites are becoming increasingly prevalent. If you access a website on a mobile device and would like to call the company, you may have to use some fiddly touch controls to copy and paste the phone number so you can call it. On the other hand, you may just give up. This post is a quick tutorial on how to add clickable phone numbers to your WordPress website.   How it’s done First step is to highlight your phone number within the WordPress WYSIWYG. Once you have it highlighted, you need to go to the “Insert / Edit Link” button. In the “URL” field just enter “tel:01892711155” (obviously excluding the quotation marks and replacing our […]