Roam MTB trail navigation app

Guy’s moonlight project Guy is currently working on an exciting app project called Roam MTB. A mountain bike enthusiast he got frustrated not being able to find his location on unfamiliar mountain bike trails and not having up to date…

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A Fresh Look for Ondetto

Over the last few months we have been quietly working away in the background to freshen up Ondetto’s look. I am excited to finally show you the result! The logo has received a refresh – not a complete departure from…

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Featured Website: Live Homes

Live Homes is a Geelong builder offering outdoor living solutions such as decking and pergolas, as well as new homes and renovations. James, owner of…

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Geelong Businesses Choose Responsive Websites

Mobile friendly websites are a must these days. The use of mobile phones has increased exponentially over the last few years and most businesses see around 1/3 of their users visiting their website from a mobile phone. As of last…

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SEO Workshop for Mums in Business

I am thrilled to have been invited by Motivating Mum to run a search engine optimisation (SEO) workshop in Geelong.  The workshop will focus on a practical approach to SEO for your website, with tips and…

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How to add a video to your website

Videos can be a fantastic marketing tool, whether you create a tour of your premises, an overview of your services, introduction of staff or a useful tutorial. Adding a video to your website is easy! Just follow these simple steps. Create a Youtube account and upload your video to Youtube. Youtube is the biggest video hosting platform in the world and will make it easy to share your video on the internet, including your website. Once you have uploaded your video, go to view the video on Youtube. Below the video, click on the “Share” link, then on the “Embed” link below that. Choose an appropriate size for your video, either from the presets in the dropdown box or by typing in a custom size Copy the embed code Now go to your website admin panel, login and navigate to the page or article that you’d like to add the video to In the text editor, you’ll need to switch over to “code view” to be able to insert your embed code. In Joomla, you can do this by clicking on the “show/hide” link above the editor or on the symbol. In WordPress, click on the “text” tab above your editor. Now paste your embed code where you would like the video to appear. Save your page and check your website to make sure the video sits in the right position. How to autoplay a video: If you’d like your video to automatically start playing when someone visits your web page, you’ll need to add some additional code to your embed code. The video URL will generally end in ?rel=0. Youll need to add &autoplay=1 to the end of that URL, so that you will have something similar to this: www.youtube.com/embed/12345678?rel=0&autoplay=1

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Responsive design vs separate mobile website

These days, it seems like everyone is surfing the web on their smart phones and tablets. However, as this is quite a recent phenomenon, many business websites are not equipped to offer a good user experience for smart phone users yet. In this article, we’ll review the options available to business owners wanting to ensure a good user experience for their mobile visitors.

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Is a mobile optimised website worth it?

Mobile optimised websites are becoming more and more common these days, however they still cost more to design and develop than standard desktop websites. A responsive website that resizes automatically for mobiles and tablets can cost around 30% more due to the time required to develop, design and test the website on different devices. Existing website may even require a complete redesign, or alternatively the creation of a separate mobile website. For many small businesses, the question is: “Is it worth it?”  

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Top 5 benefits of having a blog on your website

It is becoming increasingly common to have a blog for your business, and with good reason: Blogs can have major benefits for search engine optimisation and social media engagement. Here are the top 5 benefits of having a blog on your business website:

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