Here’s a completely un-edited raw and honest view from Tom, our lead coder – who has been with us since 2008! Read on for his views on Top Left Designs ways.
Insight, advice, news and chit chat
I love to write about marketing, anti-procrastination, and feelings, but sometimes I have to shine a light on the not so fun technical topics.
Like the fact that sometimes, WordPress websites get hacked by hackers!
KEREN’S NOTE: Our lovely client Helen Walker from York Walker never ceases to amaze me.
With so many users on the world’s most popular leading open source CMS, what are the risks and how can you prevent them? Our guest author, Simon Keller, outlines ALL that can possibly go wrong.
Sometimes at TLD we like to dive a bit deeper and reveal some of our special secrets.
It depends on many factors – most notably how you honestly feel about your website.
While we specialise bespoke designed WordPress sites, occasionally, we are asked to use a WordPress theme. Themes are available from a lot of different sources, at varying degrees of quality, but I admit there are a few nice ones out there. It’s less expensive as they are pre-designed and the HTML is already built.So, sometimes it’s what’s best for a client, at that point in their business. But sometimes we find them to be slow to load and overly complex – they come with far too many things in them.
We know what you’re thinking, why pay more for a custom, bespoke website when you can purchase a theme for quite a lot less?
Even if you are a mellow, patient sort, you know loading speed and quick access are key components of good website user experience.
Why is this important?
- Website loading speed is a factor in search engine rankings. The faster your website loads, the higher it is going to be ranked.
- Moreover, loading speed is the second thing a user experiences (your website address being the first one) in a series of actions before someone reaches a desired destination on your website.
So make a good impression, don’t keep them waiting too long and put that information swiftly right to their fingertips by following these 4 tips!
This is the part of your site which changes regularly, and is meant to.
It’s much more interesting to say on your social networks, “read my new post” (with a great headline) than “I just added a new service on my website’s services page!