Web Design and SEO Resources

Links to web dev and SEO resources

Links to web dev and SEO resources

Below is a selection of links to resources and posts related to web design, SEO, etc.

Please email me if you have any additional resources to recommend.

Web Design and SEO Resources

Web Design Resources

GitHub

Millions of programmers, designers and developers use the GitHub development platform for version control and collaboration, with tools and features such as repositories, branches, commits, and pull requests.


What is User Testing?

New website? New page? New marketing campaign? Testing your web pages to see what potential customers REALLY think could be more important than you realise!


If I'm on Facebook, do I also need a website?

Many small businesses use Facebook as their main platform to reach new customers, so if you are already on Facebook why would you need a business website?


Is your website slow?

Websites can become unbearably slow because of the way they have been built. Excessive code and images sizes could be the problem.


Selecting images for your website

How to avoid some of the most common pitfalls when selecting images for your website so they work well in all screen sizes.


Customers, Personas and User Stories

What are personas and how can they help us focus on what our customers want from our websites and our businesses?



What is a responsive website?

Having a responsive website will enable your website to display correctly on all screen sizes and mobile devices.


Saving money on cheap websites

How can a website add value to my business? Saving money on a cheap website is not always a good idea. You need a web designer who understands your business?


Website builders can result in slow websites

Using website builders such as WordPress and Wix can produce nice looking websites quickly and cheaply, but they can result in slow websites which might frustrate potential customers.


Why are websites so cheap?

Cheap websites? How much should a website cost? Can professional websites really be produced for such low costs, or are they likely to be missing something which could cost more in the long run?


How Important is Page Speed

Is your website slow? Page speed can be really important so it could be worth being aware of anything which is slowing your website down.


What are Website Builders?

WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, WebFlow... These are all examples of no-code website builders which can allow people who do not understand code to build a website.


OpenAllURLs

OpenAllURLs is a really useful and completely free tool OpenAllURLs that allows users to open multiple URLs at the same time in any web browser

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SEO Resources

Semrush

For SEO, pay per click, website audit, keyword research, competitor analysis, Semrush is up there with the best of them.


Ahrefs

For Search Engine Optimisation, PPC, website and competitor analysis, and keyword research, Ahrefs provides a powerful SEO toolset which is easy to master.


Writing meaningful and relevant website content

Your website's content is vital for not only your customers, but also for SEO. So by writing meaningful and relevant content and making your post genuinely useful, your web page stands a far greater chance of success.


SEO for Personal Injury Lawyers

Successful SEO for law firms requires a special approach which CAMG excel at. So pay CAMG a visit to see how they can help with SEO for Personal Injury Lawyers


SEO Tools: The Complete List

Brian Dean of Backlinko is a master in the field of SEO, and has compiled a complete list of SEO tools which was updated for 2022.


External Links (SEO Best Practices)

In this article on External Links Shelley Walsh provides an expert insight into the best practices of linking externally between websites.


Majestic

Majestic is a tool which maps the web to bring you the Link Intelligence data that you need to dominate your market.


Top 100 SEO Mistakes

Olga Zarzeczna at SEOSLY has put together really comprehensive collection of the Top 100 SEO Mistakes which is proving to be a great source of advice for many SEO specialists. Well worth checking out!

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Web Development Tools

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a code editor developed by Microsoft, and is one of the preferred coding tools for many professional web developers, myself included.


Atom

An open-source code editor developed by GitHub, Atom is one of the most popular tools for web developers of all abilities.


Sublime Text 3

Sublime Text 3 is a lightweight code editor which some consider to be best in class, but you'll have to pay for it.


Codespaces

Codespaces is a popular browser-based code editor from Microsoft and Github which is growing in popularity.


Notepad++

Notepad++ is a very easy to use free source code editor. I used this for several years before switching to VS Code, but I still use it frequently as it has a number of features I feel comfortable with.

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Productivity Tools

Password Manager

Are password managers safe and secure? Can they be hacked? Are they worth the time and effort to set up? Password Manager are, in my opinion, the experts in password management resources. Check out their article on the best password managers available today.


Evernote

Evernote is a great tool for making quick notes which can be tagged, categorised, applied to projects, reminders, next actions, and a whole bunch of other useful things, all in one place.


Trello

Use Trello as a web-based Kanban project management tool to keep a track on tasks, actions and reminders. Add customisable tags, which can be used as both a quick visual reference and a way of filtering the display of cards, and collaborate with other members of your team in real time.

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Personally Selected Websites

Motorsport Web Design

Professional Motorsport Web Design service for motor racing and motorcycle racing.


Distinctive Home Bathrooms

Based near Sleaford in Lincolnshire, Distinctive Home Bathrooms offer professional bathroom, wet room and shower room design and installation.


Pauls Carpets

Based in Holbeach in Lincolnshire, Pauls Carpets offers a wide range of carpets, vinyls, laminate and safetly flooring.


DESKGO

Based in Peterborough, DESKGO provide great value cost effective workspaces, desks, meetings rooms and booths, conveniently located close to the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, just a few minutes from the A1.


Gun Hill Studios

Based in East Sussex, Gun Hill Studios have a great portfolio of photography sevices for motoring, motorsports, portraits, film and music.


Omologato Watches

As both a motor racing and watch enthusiast, it makes sense for me to link to Omologato Watches who have a great range of quality watches with strong associations with motor racing and motorcycle racing.

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