Web Design Technologies

SSL is now a must for Google

Recently Google announced it was going to detect websites that have login pages that are not protected by SSL and mark those sites as 'not secure' in search engine results. We have noticed this is already occurring now and is also showing in Chrome.


March 13, 2017 by Dave Mason

Now is the time for Mobile!

Recently, Google has made an official announcement that as of April 21 2015, they will now use 'mobile compatibility' as a ranking signal. This is very important news as Google rarely informs the public what their ranking signals are. Furthermore, Google have said that after April 21, they will penalise sites that do not have a 'mobile compatibility' and users searching on mobile devices will no longer see these sites. Google have also said that they will award a boost in rankings to sites that do support mobile...

March 11, 2015 by Dave Mason

Seven simple reasons to move your business accounting online

It’s likely you’ve noticed traditional desktop accounting software vendors spending more time and effort marketing their cloud services. This is because businesses everywhere are changing. Online accounting uptake is increasing month-by-month as businesses are moving management of their processes from their desktop to the cloud.

October 9, 2013 by Dave Mason

Spring clean your website

Why not breathe new life into your website now and give your website a ‘spring clean’?
In this blog post we discuss ways to give your website a breath of fresh air and increase traffic, sales and enquiries...

September 22, 2013 by Dave Mason

We fix $6 haircuts!

There is an old story of a hairdresser in the USA that had been operating for many years in a small town and doing great hair cuts for $25.

One day, a new competitor opened a shop directly opposite him and put up a big sign saying "$6 haircuts".

The first hairdresser then thought to himself "how am I going to compete with this? It costs me more that $6 to do a haircut"?

September 3, 2012 by Dave Mason

CSS vs Tables - What it can mean to the success of your website.

After 12 months of research and testing we are pleased to announce that all new website we develop are now being done using a technique called 'CSS Layout'.

For many, many years, websites have been developed in a certain way using a technique called 'tables' to lay the design of websites out. A few years ago, Tableless CSS started becoming used more and more as a new way to code the layout of websites. Only in recent times have all the browsers (especially Internet Explorer 7.0) been able to support CSS to an extent that makes it a viable technique for wide spread use properly.

June 23, 2008 by Dave Mason

Add video content to your website

Are you interested in adding video content to your website?

With the dominance of broadband and faster computers, video content on websites is now a very good idea for many applications.

One of the difficulties with video content is the fact that video content takes up a lot of room and also usually requires programmers to create media player functionality in your website so you can utilise video. All of this can add extra expense to your website

April 30, 2008 by Dave Mason

Protect your website domain name

Where is your domain name registered? Many people will register their domain name and forget where they register it or register it under an email address that they no longer use. When the domain then comes up for renewal (every year or couple of years), the domain registrar can not contact the owner and the domain then expires.

If this happens, you will only notice this when all of the sudden your website and email accounts are no longer working. It is then a frantic rush to find where your domain is registered, try and retrieve passwords, make the payment then wait up to 48 hours for the domain to become active again.

April 30, 2008 by Dave Mason

Are you a digital immigrant?

When a family moves to Australia from a non English speaking country, it is often the children who learn English first and then teach the adults.

How many of you have had your sons, daughters or even grandkids teach you how to use a computer, connect to the internet or send email?

November 6, 2006 by Dave Mason