Tips for getting a web design Job
For the past ten years or so the web designer profession has been quite sought-after and it seems that the trend is here to stay for the next decade as well -employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow by approximately 10% by 2029. Although this might not seem like a lot at first glance, it is actually much higher than the average for all professions.
How to use Microsoft speech to text for website content writing
Did you know that Microsoft Windows 10 has a free speech to text tool which you can use to create content for your website? Writing lots of content can be a laborious task, so being able to dictate content using speech and convert it directly into text on your website can save you huge amounts of time. I often use the free Microsoft speech to text tool to create blog content for my website. I can even use this tool directly in Microsoft Word when I'm creating website design specifications.
How to clone products in WooCommerce | WooCommerce 2021 Tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to clone products in WooCommerce. Cloning products in Woocommerce can save lots of data entry time. Once you have a product listing that is 100% correct you can simply clone the product to create more similar products. No additional plugins are required for making a copy of a product in WooCommerce, however, I would suggest installing the free Yoast Duplicate Post plugin, as this plugin will allow you to also duplicate blog posts and general pages on your WordPress website.
How to install Keyword Surfer Chrome Plugin for SEO keyword research
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to install Keyword Surfer Chrome Plugin for SEO keyword research. Keyword surfer is a free Google Chrome extension that gives you keyword metrics directly in Google Chome search results. If you want to optimise your website for search engine rankings, then it makes sense that you first do proper keyword research to make sure you are optimising your website for relevant keywords.
How to make a full web page screen capture using Google Chrome
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to make a full website design page screen capture using Google Chrome. If you are a web designer and you want to make a full-screen capture of a website page, then this can be a tedious task having to stitch multiple images together. So to save you some time and headache I have created this article and a video tutorial showing you how you can screen capture a full website page with a simple mouse click.
How to install SEO Quake Chrome plugin for website SEO optimisation
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to install the SEO Quake Chrome plugin for website SEO optimisation. SEO Quake is a free Google Chrome Plugin that allows you to complete some key SEO tasks for on-page search engine optimisation.
The 10 best ways to keep your data secure
How much do you think your data is worth? No matter what is included in your data, it's worth enough to have corporations, governments, and cybercriminals track your online activity and intercept your data at any time. In other words, your data is worth hundreds to thousands of dollars.
7 tips for supercharging your blog with quizzes
Blogs have been around since the advent of the internet. They’ve always served as platforms for expressing thoughts, sharing views and ideas, and connecting with like-minded people. Over the years, they’ve become an integral part of every content marketing strategy, helping businesses across all industries build relationships with customers. But with so many blogs out there, it can be challenging to make yours stand out. Enter quizzes.
What Is Broken Link Building?
Link building is an integral part of SEO. To do it effectively, you'll need to post content on high-quality websites and link back to your site. Google will be able to tell that your business is reputable, as you've got links to websites with a high Domain Authority (DA), increasing your search engine ranking as a result. Although there are plenty of ways to build links, today, we will talk about broken link building. But first, let’s have a deeper understanding of what broken links are.
Influencers and video marketing: How to grow your brand
According to the Animoto report, Social Video Trends: Consumer Insights For 2020, video ads were the number one way that customers learned about brands from which they made a subsequent purchase. In addition to this, in 2019, YouTube outpaced Facebook as the platform most influential over consumer behaviour. At this point, if you haven't been using video marketing, you are losing out on great opportunities to connect with your audience.
Top YouTube keyboard shortcuts you need to know!
In this video tutorial, I will show my Top YouTube keyboard shortcuts you need to know! If you want to navigate YouTube quickly then learning a few simple shortcuts can save you time. I use these shortcuts when I need to move through a video more quickly to find the information I need.
How to create a YouTube Subscribe Link
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a YouTube subscribe link. If you are sharing your video content or channel on social media platforms then why not add a direct YouTube subscribe link to your posts? When someone clicks your custom YouTube subscribe link they will be directed to your channel and a subscribe pop-up will automatically display!
How to Make a YouTube Thumbnail in Photoshop
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a YouTube thumbnail in Adobe Photoshop. Did you know that you can upload a custom thumbnail for your YouTube videos? Having control over the content in your YouTube thumbnails can help to improve your video click-through ratios.
SEO Demands Fresh Content | SEO Tips You Need to Know
Creating amazing content is driven by consumers who demand that their search results produce real value. Users wanted information, education, entertainment, and inspiration, and Google had no choice but to respond with the best content possible.
9 Actionable Local SEO Tips and Tricks For Business Owners
We find ourselves in the new, globalised marketplace. The marketing strategies have changed in just a couple of decades. The most notable cause of this shift is the advent of the Internet. Learn from these local SEO tips and tricks For business owners and give your online presence a boost.
5 amazing websites that blew my mind - May 2021
Sometimes when surfing the internet we find some little website design gems. As a web developer for over 16 years, I find myself still inspired by other talented web designers across the world. In this blog post, I have collected the best 5 websites I could find to inspire you to be as creative as possible.
Free online image compression tool | How to compress images for your website
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use the free compress jpeg website for compressing images. Compressing images can help your website search engine rankings. Google and other search engines like websites that load fast, so by simply compressing images on your website pages you can instantly improve the load speed of your website pages.
How to post to Instagram from PC 2021 Tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to Post to Instagram from a PC. We can use Facebook Creator Studio to post directly to Instagram from a PC. Posting from a computer can help save time when we have to schedule multiple posts for our Instagram accounts.
25 sites to help increase your domain trust
One of our primary goals for moving up the search engine rankings is to improve our website domain's trust. We should focus on quality backlinks rather than thousands of spammy, low-quality links to our website. There are many different ways to improve your website's TrustRank. In this article, we will focus on creating backlinks from high authority websites.
Bookkeeping for Small Business - Excel Tutorial - Part 3 - Expenditure Tracking
In the third part of this small business bookkeeping video tutorial, I will show you how to keep track of your company's expenditure. We will create an Excel Spreadsheet which will simply allow us to keep track of all costs in our business - bookkeeping training.
Bookkeeping for Small Business - Excel Tutorial - Part 2 - Invoice Template - Bookkeeping Training
In the second part of this small business bookkeeping video tutorial, I will show you how to create a custom invoice template using Microsoft Excel. I will also show you how to add formulas for automatic calculations. We will replicate the invoice template to create new client invoices, I will also show you how to save the Excel invoice into PDF format so you can simply email invoices to your clients.
Bookkeeping for Small Business - Excel Tutorial - Part 1 - Invoice Tracking - Bookkeeping Training
In the first part of this small business bookkeeping video tutorial, I will show you how to keep track of invoices that you have sent to your clients. Using the spreadsheet should also reduce your business accountant costs as you will be able to provide a comprehensive spreadsheet that is fully documented for income into your business. This should save your accountant time and result in lower accountancy fees. bookkeeping training. Once you've mastered this bookkeeping software tutorial then you'll be less reliant on third-party applications.
The 12 most important SEO tips you need to know
Search engine optimisation is constantly changing and we need to understand the fundamental principles to ensure we can generate potential buyer traffic to our websites. The goal of this article is to give you those 10 most important SEO tips to make sure your content has the potential to rank high in search engines. Focus on these primary SEO tips and you should see an improvement in the volume of traffic to your business website.
Premiere Pro Import After Effects Composition
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to import Adobe After Effects composition into Adobe Premiere Pro. Importing your After Effects composition directly into Adobe Premier can save lots of time when editing video content and adding effects.
How to convert MP4 Video to Gif Animation
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to convert an MP4 Video to Gif Animation. This can be a useful technique if you want to share short video clips on social media with small file sizes. This also works well with chat applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter Posts, Facebook Posts and YouTube Community Posts.
How to use product tags in WooCommerce
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to product tags in your WooCommerce Shop. Products tags in WooComemrce can be used to group selected products. Tags can also be used to denote specific features of a product which are not listed in the product title or description. Often tags can be used to help customers filter a product by colour.
How to set up free shipping on WooCommerce
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to set up free shipping in your WooCommerce shop. A free shipping method can be set up in WooCommerce which allows a customer to select free shipping if they have purchased products to a specified value.
How to enable sticky header in WooCommerce video tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to enable a sticky header in your WooCommerce Shop. A sticky header allows the top section of your website to be viewed as a user scroll down a page on both desktop and mobile view. The header section will normally contain your company logo, the search bar and the main navigation.
WooCommerce Flatsome back image fade video tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to back image fade in your WooCommerce shop category pages. Back image fade on product listings allows a user to hover over a picture and automatically see a different view of the product. At DCP we often use this feature when building a website that contains clothing items. The back image fade can be used on any type of product listing which has more than a single image.
How to add product variations in woocommerce - Step by Step Guide
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to add products variations to your WooCommerce Shop. Product variation is WooComemrce allow you to add custom attributes to a product. The attribute terms are stored in a collection, this allows the collection of attributes to be used on many products in your shop.
How to add products to WooCommerce shop page - Step by Step Guide
In this tutorial, I will show you how to add products to WooCommerce shop page. In WooCommerce there are options to add both simple products and product variations. Before you can add products to your e-commerce website, you need to go through the basic WooCommerce setup wizard. Adding products to your WooCommerce website is super simple once you know how to complete this task. A good option is to also install Yoast Duplicate plugin so you can copy an existing product are re-use the base for a new product. This will help speed up the data entry on your website.
How to improve your website SEO using Schema Markup - Beginners Guide to Structured Data 2021
Throughout this article, I will aim to show you how schema markup (structured data) can improve your website SEO and why you should make it a part of your SEO strategy. Schema markup is code that can be added to your website pages which helps search engines to understand the type of content on your website pages and better represent it on the (SERPs) search engine results page.
How to change Google Chrome Background
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to change Google Chrome Background. Did you know that you can change your Google Chrome Background with a few simple mouse clicks? Why not add your business logo to an image or use a holiday photo for a nice custom chrome background?
30 essential tips for improving your web design in 2021
How to improve my business website? - This is probably one of the most frequent questions I am asked by my web development clients. It is not a simple question to answer as every client website project is different, but there are some common aspects of web design which all business can take advantage of.
Top 10 tips for creating a mobile friendly website design solution for your business
Our life today is a busy and exhausting one. Thus, it has become extremely important for us to have everything available at just a click. It is because of this attitude that companies have to be the first one to convince and impress potential customers.
How to export MP3 file using Audacity audio editor on Windows 10
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to export music tracks in MP3 format using Audacity audio editor. Audacity is a free audio editing software application. In this tutorial we will install the Lame Encoder which will allow us to export an audio track from Audacity in MP3 format, we will also select audio settings for the best audio and file size compression.
Premiere Pro Green Screen Effects Tutorial
Premiere Pro Green Screen Effects - In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use green screen content in Adobe Premiere Pro. We will use the Adobe Premiere Ultra Key Video Effect to remove the green content from a video clip and overlay it with another video clip.
Origin Point - Blender 3D Tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to move the origin point in Blender 2.8. You can think of the origin point as the pivot point of an object in Blender. When you add a new object to the blender the pivot point is automatically added to the centre mass of an object.
Movie Edit Pro Beginners Tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to edit video content using Magix Movie Edit Pro. I will show you how to cut video content, add transitions, add images, use motion tracking, add audio content and much more. Simply watch this video if you want to learn how to use Magix Movie Editor.
7 tips for creating a successful small business website solution
The internet is the place that can make you or break you. You need to be inventive when you have a small business and potentially no advertisement budget. Also, as a consumer, looking for a service, many people naturally Google Search what they need and then look at the site top listings.
18 tips for entrepreneur to get more sleep!
More sleep means more fruitful and productive days. Feeling a little stressed? Not to worry getting the right amount of sleep can make a huge difference for your working day. At DCP we tend to work long hours building complex website design projects for our clients.
Blender Dissolve 3D Text Animation Tutorial - Blender 2.8 Particles Eevee
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a Dissolve effect on 3D text using Blender 2.8 Particle Simulation. First, we will create the 3D text and apply a material. We will then use the Particle simulation to mask the text and use Force Fields to specify the direction of particles in the animation sequence.
How to remove background from image using GIMP 2.10
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to remove background from an image using GIMP 2.10. To complete this tutorial, I will show you how to use a layer mask to remove the background content from an image. I will also show how to add a different background, resize image and export image using Gimp software.
Libre Office 6 Writer Beginners Tutorial
In the tutorial, I will go through some of the fundamentals of using Libre Office 6 Writer. We will build a letterhead document which you can use in your business using free Libre Office 6 Writer software. I will show you how to: Create a custom header and footer, Add your company logo, add your business address, add your website address, add URL links, create font styles, create bullet lists, add images, add and format tables, + much more
Top 5 types of social media content you should be sharing!
Social media is a fantastic way to get the word out there about your business and to share related content and ideas. You’re not going to get the attention you want by posting just anything though. Listed below are the five types of content are proven to get shared most on social media.
Top tips for how to improve your business website credibility
A website is the first entry point for a web visitor, and although first impressions count a great deal, the only way to make a lasting impression is to make it more credible in the eyes of your potential customers. Here are some pointers that up the ante on website credibility!
Tips for using colour psychology to generate more sales
What to improve your website conversion rates? Using the right colours can make all the difference! Often we don't think too much about the colours used on our business websites. We assume what we like, everyone will probably like. The keyword there is "Probably"!
Top tips to improve website visitor engagement 2020
If you running a business then having a clearly placed contact phone number is essential. Have you ever been to a big corporate company website and all you want to find is a contact number, you are already stressed and then you have to trawl through pages to try and find a customer support number, this can be extremely frustrating so give your customers a simple way to find your contact details and improve your visitor experience.
Turn your Pinterest account into a revenue driven social media channel
Pinterest is an awesome way to share your interests and hobbies and keep track of fun future projects. Unfortunately, it’s often seen as just that – a site purely for sharing hobbies and having fun. Frequently associated only with crafts, DIY and the like, Pinterest is often looked upon as the domain of the hobbyist, and not taken seriously as a valid media for businesses.
Ultimate guide to graphic image file formats
Having entered the hallowed portals of today’s digital world, you have to be able to speak its language if you want to survive and flourish. No matter what your calling is, a web designer, a photographer, a graphic designer or just a casual surfer, you can’t avoid dealing with image files and their formats.
The Hidden Power of Long Tail SEO
Long-tail SEO is the use of longer, more detailed keyword phrases in URLs. These keywords are more specific than shorter core terms, consisting of three or more words. Whilst long-tail keywords are less common, they are more valuable to businesses; they tend to generate higher quality leads, with higher rates of conversion to sales.
YouTube Sound Effects No Copyright
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to get free access to YouTube sound effects library. If you are doing some video production work or making content in Blender then why not add some sound effects to improve your content? Simply download MP3 files and add to your post-production and improve your video content today.
Getting Started with Adobe Spark Video Tutorial
In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create amazing social media posts using Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark provides a quick and easy solution for creating a wide range of social media image posts. You can create content for all the popular social media networks.
Tips on reducing shopping cart abandonment
Why has there been such an increase in shopping cart eCommerce abandonment, you ask? Figures suggest that many websites are simply too complicated; by the time people reach the payment options they've either lost the will or the trust in continuing to payment.
Top tips for Google AMP - Accelerated Mobile Pages
Understanding and implementing Google AMP can help to improve the load speed of your website on mobile devices. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is useful if the content of a page is static (does not change very often). In some cases like news items, the content of the page does not change very often if at all, for this reason, coding the page using AMP can greatly increase the load speed.
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