Website Design

Should I use Underscores or Hyphens in the URL?

The old hyphen – or underscore _ question again An existing client is planning a site redesign for next spring and has been asking me quite a lot of questions about the best way to change the site, she asked the old question about if hyphens or underscores are better word separators in the page

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10 ways to Reduce Bounce Rate

There are many reasons a visitor to your website may leave immediately and although not a fact, I believe that a low bounce rate is probably a factor in your search engine positions. (Bounce rate is the number of site visitors who enter and leave on the same page, i.e they click to your website

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Title Tag SEO

Firstly, just to be clear, the title tag is a line of text in your website which is no visible on the web page, but is seen in many search engines if you do a search, it will appear as the title of the web page, followed by some text and then the sites URL.

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CSS Not Tables

For the last couple of years or so, web designers have been moving from the traditional table based format for designing websites, to CSS (cascading style sheets), so why is this? Page Load Speed Having an external CSS, much of the code is contained on a page other than the one being viewed, this can

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Website Design Tips

There are a seemingly endless list of jobs to do when planning and designing a website, making sure it is appealing to site visitors, whilst keeping it equally appealing to the search engines. Whilst this article is not specifically about search engine optimisation as such, there are a few things to remember while you are

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