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 Resources
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.
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!
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?
Websites can become unbearably slow because of the way they have been built. A slow website could be the result of excessive code and images sizes
How to avoid some of the most common pitfalls when selecting images for your website so they work well in all screen sizes.
What are personas and how can they help us focus on what our customers want from our websites and our businesses?
The importance of having a mobile friendly website cannot be overstated.
Having a responsive website will enable your website to display correctly on all screen sizes and mobile devices.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
For SEO, pay per click, website audit, keyword research, competitor analysis, Semrush is up there with the best of them.
For Search Engine Optimisation, PPC, website and competitor analysis, and keyword research, Ahrefs provides a powerful SEO toolset which is easy to master.
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.
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
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.
In this article on External Links Shelley Walsh provides an expert insight into the best practices of linking externally between websites.
Majestic is a tool which maps the web to bring you the Link Intelligence data that you need to dominate your market.
Web Development Tools
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.
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 is a lightweight code editor which some consider to be best in class, but you'll have to pay for it.
Codespaces is a popular browser-based code editor from Microsoft and Github which is growing in popularity.
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 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.
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.
Wrike is a digital work management tool that lets users track and coordinate projects, combining a simple user experience and interface with enough depth for power users.
Personally Selected Websites
Professional Car Rental eCommerce website and car reservation platform consultancy and testing service.
PurerClean are now celebrating 20 years of professional residential and commercial window cleaning, in and around the south Lincolnshire area.
Based near Sleaford in Lincolnshire, Distinctive Home Bathrooms offer professional bathroom, wet room and shower room design and installation.
Based in Holbeach in Lincolnshire, Pauls Carpets offers a wide range of carpets, vinyls, laminate and safetly flooring.
Based in south Lincolnshire near Sleaford Distinctive Decor offer professional paiting and decorating services for all types of decoration work, from small jobs such as a single room refresh, right up to full house redecoration and office refurbishment.
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.
Based in East Sussex, Gun Hill Studios have a great portfolio of photography sevices for motoring, motorsports, portraits, film and music.