BLOG

How to use Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools: an introduction to the easy goodies

March 21, 2016

Two of the things I routinely do when creating new websites is set the site up with Google Analytics and register the site with Google’s Webmaster Tools.

Google Analytics are far and away the best tool to learn about the actual effectiveness of your website. The first good thing about Google’s counting of visitors to your site is that, unlike many web statistics tools, Google filters out the robots and web-spiders that visit your site and only counts visits from humans.

read more »

Artist Web Design - What to Look For

January 30, 2016

When artists first contact me to see if I can design them a website, they will often provide a few urls of sites they like by way of reference. This is helpful, as it gives me a good sense of what their aesthetic is and what their expectations are likely to be.

So here are a few artist websites of my own choosing, with my tips on why I think they work well…

read more »

Why does my website break?

October 31, 2015

why is my website broken?

Why does my website break? This seems like a good question to address for Halloween because it spooks people when their perfectly fine website suddenly ceases to work. Or even appear. It makes people wonder if someone has hacked into their site and done damage but generally that’s not the case. What’s much more likely is that some software in the chain between your website and your browser has changed and has created an incompatibility with your website’s previously-fine code.

read more »