Day: March 19, 2016

Why not to use auto scrolling sliders on a website

Study after study and test after test has revealed that sliders, particularly scrolling sliders, are a ‘fail’ in the web design world. Only 1% of people actually click on a slider People simply ignore your slider, because it triggers banner blindness They slow down your site, negatively impacting your SEO and conversion rate They don’t …

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Reasons why you should own your own blog rather than posting to social media

At least once a year, various people declare that blogs are dead… usually killed by some platform that we label as “social media”. Some marketing consultants tell small businesses that they can do fine just having a Facebook page. Bad advice in my opinion. Over the years we’ve seen otherwise smart people making the same …

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DNS Propagation

DNS Propagation – what is it and why does it take so long?

What is DNS and how does it work? DNS stands for “Domain Name System”. Domain names are the human-readable website addresses we use every day. Behind the scenes, the Internet and other networks use numerical IP addresses (“Internet Protocol” addresses). DNS matches human-readable names to numbers that machines can more easily understand. Every ISP on …

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