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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 […]
02/03/2016

WordPress or Wix – what’s the difference?

There are many pros and cons for building your own website using both WordPress and Wix. In this article, I hope to help you decide which is best for you and your situation. I should start by saying that we at EngineRoom would always plump for WordPress, however I will try to write this article in a subjective manner to allow you to make an informed choice when weighing up your options. We would never tell someone that Wix is the wrong option without hearing what they want to get out of the website now and in the future. I guess the important word there is “future”; when choosing your website platform you need to look ahead and ensure that it will expand with your needs. If […]
14/09/2015
EngineRoom SEO Blog Post

Search Engine Optimisation

What is Search Engine Optimisation? To begin with, let’s break down what Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) actually is. All you really need to remember is that on a basic level search engines are simply trying to provide the following: Relevant information Up to date content Quality source of information Therefore, essentially Search Engine Optimisation is altering your site to take these factors into account.   Google The big daddy in the world of search engines is Google. They have a market share in the region of 60-80% (depending on which reports you read), so for the purpose of this article we will concentrate on them. Anything we do to please Google will only improve your ranking with the other search engines, so they are a […]
20/07/2015

Responsive Websites

A responsive website alters its layout according that the size of the screen that it is being viewed on. That’s the short answer, at least. The website will adjust based on the resolution of the device, so the site changes to fit the content onto small, medium or large screens. Sometimes it leaves elements out and sometimes it adds elements; this can all be managed to achieve the best experience for the device- be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Back in the old days (a massive 2 years ago), the way to ensure your website would work on a smaller device like a smartphone or tablet would be to create an entirely separate ‘mobile version’. This had many pitfalls: – With so many different […]