Category: Website Design

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Features of the new look website

The new look to our website is coming on well. The actual look was fairly easy to set up as I used a lovely looking Theme called Hueman that had most of the features I wanted. I have however tweaked it via a child theme to fit my needs and added a few other things....

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Before and After Responsive Website Redesign 4

Website Redesign

I hope you’re liking the new look of our Simple Life of Luxury website redesign. I decided it was time for a revamp and an opportunity to make the site more responsive and therefore mobile friendly. I also wanted to make it look a little more modern, bright, cheerful and provide more emphasis on the images...

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Password Managers – LastPass, 1Password and iCloud Keychain

I’m forever advising clients about online security and the importance of secure, unique passwords, but it is amazing how lax some people can be with their passwords and how blasé they are with regards to online security. The Problem with Passwords Passwords of course aren’t the ideal way of protecting our accounts online for a...

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Web Browsers, Bricks and a Sneaky Surf Session 2

Web Browsers, Bricks and a Sneaky Surf Session

Another busy day yesterday and with such long days I tend to start at around 4:30am as the sunrise wakes me up. It started off with lots of computer work as I have a new website design project that I’m working on. It’s nice to get the creative juices flowing again and I’m quite enjoying...

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ABKA Newsletter 1

ABKA Newsletter Publishing

I’ve just finished the Spring edition of the Aberystwyth Beekeepers Association Newsletter. It’s a lot of work writing the content, editing it, sourcing content and images and then desktop publishing it all ready for the members but I quite enjoy it and I’m always pleased with the result. Best of all, the association members seem...

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700 Pages of Full Colour Glossy Memories

I wouldn’t like to say how long I’ve spent on it – hundreds of hours probably – but I’ve almost finished the printed version of our ‘Simple Life of Luxury’ weblog book for from 2010. The 2009 edition was 440 pages long and looks glorious, but the 2010 version should top that. It will be...

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The Joys of Website Design

I don’t often write about work here as this is a personal weblog but when you’re self-employed it is sometimes hard to get away from work. It is always there, I am the business and there’s no getting away from myself, however hard I try. It is therefore always good to remind myself why I’m...

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Building a Bilingual WordPress CMS 10

Building a Bilingual WordPress CMS

Some of you may not know that I’m a Website Designer and I’ve recently been working on a project for the Welsh charity WAMES (The Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support). The website they want had quite a few specific requirements, but as usual budgets were tight so I had to build a site...

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A satisfying bug fix. 3

A satisfying bug fix.

As any website developer will know, as well as actually building new websites and developing new features we are constantly having to fix things that go wrong. It isn’t just me, we are all the same. We write scripts and build applications just the way we think they should be, only to find bugs and...

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Last day at Work 0

Last day at Work

Yesterday was my last day working at the university. I’ve been working as a website editor for a project there. The project is now ‘in limbo’ so my contract hasn’t been extended which means I’m back to being a full-time freelance website designer. I shall continue working for the project on a freelance basis for...

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Should I use HTML 5 – Yes or No? 3

Should I use HTML 5 – Yes or No?

I’m about to start work on building a new website for a new client. It’s a fairly simple brochure style website and it won’t use any of the new ‘features’ of HTML 5, but I wonder if I should use the new HTML specification or not? It might be a good excuse to build a...

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