Resources

Resources
  • Letting go of SEO

    If you want people to be able to find your site on Google, Bing or any other search engine, you are best off forgetting about SEO. Here's why.

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  • The content management life cycle

    One of the most important tasks for any web manager is managing the content on your web site. The key to managing your content is understanding the content management life cycle.

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  • Choosing a CMS for small business

    With so many content management systems (CMSs) out there choosing the right one for small businesses and organisations can seem daunting. This article looks at some of the key considerations.

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  • How a web server works

    Knowing a little about how a web server works can help you to make more informed decisions about how your website is set up. Although this is starting to get a bit technical we will try and keep it simple.

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  • How the web works - Part 2

    Understanding how a web page gets from a web server to your web browser can help you to make sense of what happens (and sometimes doesn't happen) when you download a new web page.

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  • Web writing - why writing for the web matters

    You may have come across the expressions "web writing" or "writing for the web" and wondered why writing for the web is different to other types of writing. Here's why.

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  • It's all about the content!

    Content is the most important part of your website. People visit websites because they want something. Perhaps they want to find information on a subject of interest to them, maybe they want to buy something, or maybe they want to make a booking. They almost certainly don't visit sites to see how great they look, or what latest technology they use.

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  • What is a content management system?

    You might think that a web content management system is a system for managing web content. To some extent that is true, but most are really just authoring and publishing systems, sometimes with workflow to accomodate approval and review processes.

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  • How the web works - Part 1

    Knowing a little about how the web works can make it a less daunting when you are dealing with technical types in the set up of your website. This is the first in a series of articles that aims to provide you with some of the basics. This first article covers what a web page is - and what it isn't.

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  • What is this thing called accessibility?

    Whether you are a hands-on web manager who likes to get in and make updates, or a hands-off manager happy to make the big decisions and leave the doing to others, it is important that you understand the concept of web accessibility.

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