New Zealand Web Design & Marketing Blog

Google Drive Tips

May 13th, 2013

Google Drive is one of the excellent web-based tools that Google offers free of charge to anyone with a Google or Gmail account. Without paying a cent you can use up to 25GB of online storage, with options to expand for modest monthly fees. This gives you an online storage facility that you can access… (read more)

RSS Feeds And Google Reader Replacements

April 12th, 2013

If you read a lot of blogs and news websites, it’s possible you’ve seen an RSS feed logo without entirely understanding what it is. For consumers of constantly-updated online media, it’s a true lifesaver. RSS (or Rich Site Summary) is an automated stream that takes the newly created content of a website – be it… (read more)

Rich Snippets And Schema

March 26th, 2013

One of the problems that has beleaguered the internet is that the sheer diversity and volume of content makes it extremely difficult to categorise and present meaningful search results.  Schema.org is a collaborative effort between Google, Yahoo and Bing to try to homogenise the language used to add extra information that appears with a listing… (read more)

Tips For Best Blog Design

February 6th, 2013

The fundamental aim of any blog is creating content that is interesting and sharable, however the way this content is framed is critically important as well. While it’s true that good posts will shine through a dull or uninspiring design, a clever, relevant blog layout will take your words to new heights. Here are some… (read more)

6 Tips For Boosting eCommerce Sales

February 3rd, 2013

As our previous post examined, eCommerce is truly taking off in New Zealand, and with these trends in mind many businesses will be looking to expand into the digital sales arena. Offering huge freedom of choice and global buying power, online retail has many advantages. However it does require a different strategy to running a… (read more)

Measuring True Website Traffic

January 22nd, 2013

When it comes to measuring the success of your website, it is tempting to look for the biggest number – the page view count. This is a total of all the views the pages across your website have received, and if it’s a high number, it indicates that your website is doing well and becoming… (read more)

New Year Website Housekeeping Tips

January 14th, 2013

Clutter naturally builds up over the course of the year – and websites are no exception to this. The early part of the New Year is usually the perfect time to look over your website with a fresh perspective and get rid of any unnecessary mess and perhaps look at improvements. If you think it’s… (read more)

New Zealand Ecommerce Statistics

November 25th, 2012

New Zealand can be a little slow in adopting new technology standards, but there is one area where growth here is on par even ahead of other countries – online shopping. These statistics, compiled by eWAY, paint an interesting picture. Perhaps because we are so isolated with many brands or products unavailable to us, or… (read more)

Tips For Effective Website Redesign

October 25th, 2012

Thinking about giving your website an upgrade? Keeping your website fresh and modern is essential for engaging customer interest. An up-to-date website signals an active business that is on board with the latest trends. A website redesign can sometimes be tougher than creating from scratch however. There are tough decisions to be made; mixing the… (read more)

Opera Mobile Emulator For Responsive Web Design

October 22nd, 2012

Designing responsive websites – websites that change easily to accommodate different screen sizes or devices – can be tricky to do on a traditional computer monitor. After all, the device you’re designing for is often less than half that size, and cannot be navigated with a mouse and keyboard. To help designers, Opera has developed… (read more)

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