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It’s Time to Move Away from Adobe Flash

The death knell for Adobe Flash has been sounding for many years. First, Apple rejected it from their IPhone, IPad and IPod Touch in 2010- the roar of controversy that greeted it seems a bit daft now.Then a series of security controversies greeted dear old Flash, and one by one, Adobe Flash slipped from the go-to plugin to an optional extra- especially after the widespread adoption of HTML5. Which, let’s face it is...

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Build A Website: Five Reasons to “Go Pro”

You’re a small business or sole trader that’s looking to build a website for your customers to visit. You see how much some solutions cost (from other companies), and yelp louder than that moment when you discover how much a pint is in London. Then a mate tells you “I can build a website” for a price significantly cheaper.Sounds good. But the problem is you never quite know what you’re getting; and while...

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The Importance of a Good Password

Sometimes, there’s nothing more frustrating than signing up to a service, then for that service to ask you to enter a different password because the one you’ve chosen isn’t strong enough. For example, it could ask you to add an exclamation mark, a number or a few capital letters.Such as Fluffy1 instead of Fluffy when you want a password named after your pet rabbit.However, in the world where even mega corporations are not...

One Page Websites: Pros and Cons

One page websites are exactly as they sound, websites where the entire site consists of one single page. Rather than having to navigate around multiple tabs, all the information an audience needs is right there in front of them.  Sounds good, but are they really worth it? Like any website, one page sites come with their own set of circumstances and challenges, and it can be difficult to decide which is the right type...

How to Implement Testimonials into Your Website

There are a lot of elements that can be considered ‘essential’ to a business website; and testimonials are no different. They reaffirm what your website content is telling your audience by attesting to your products, services and skills. People want to hear from a voice that isn’t the same as the business. Without a good clear set of testimonials, your potential clients can easily be turned away from your business, and towards your...

SEO Backend Checklist

When it comes to SEO, the back end of your webpages need to be optimised just as much as the frontend does. To fully optimise your site for the best SEO rankings, you need to pay attention to both. These simple steps will help you get started.  We recently published our simple SEO frontend checklist, make sure you complete the steps there before moving on to optimising the back end.Keyword Density Once you’ve decided on...

Top Web Design Trends of 2019

With 2020 only 4 months away (yes, really!), we’ve decided to have a look at some of the top Web Design Trends of 2019. These design concepts are ones that combine functionality with creativity, and they’re sure to last way into the new year.At Dorset Tech, we are experts in custom web design. We can create the perfect new website for your business - using these fashionable ideas below or any style...

Top 4 Ways to Personalise Your Website

Every time you use the internet you’re bombarded with a million different choices about which site to use. Deciding which one is the best choice can feel overwhelming at times.Think about your own online shopping experiences. The sites you end up using are probably the ones displaying the most engaging content for you; whether it be location or past browsing habits. It’s no different for your customers. Website personalisation is when you present content...

WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which One is The Best?

WooCommerce and Shopify, the two most popular, ecommerce platforms available today. Both with their pros and cons, but which one is the absolute best to use? We’ve put together a definitive, yet simple, comparison to guide you through which platform is the best, and more importantly which one is right for you.  Design & Ease of use: We’ll start with the basics; which of the two has the most professional designs for your ecommerce store,...

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Does Social Media Work For Small Businesses?

Many of today’s small business owners often make the mistake of assuming that what works for much larger companies, won’t work for them. After all, larger companies typically have larger budgets, a team of web developers, brand recognition and a much larger customer base. While these are things that small businesses owners don’t have when starting out, there is nothing that says they can’t have these as their businesses grow.Take social media, for...

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