It’s been a little while since our last plagiarism exposé, so I thought it’d be a good time to check in to see if anyone was copying our work. And well – sigh! – let’s just jump right in… again!Read More
Google released an update in August 2021 that altered the way some web page titles appear in search results. How will this update effect your website?Read More
Your website is your 24/7 sales manager. It’s a marketing beast. A guru. It never sleeps. It never gets sick. It never has a off day and then makes excuses why it’s lost it’s mojo.
But it can age. Quickly.Read More
There are a lot of myths out there when it comes to SEO – things that may sound true, but many of them are SEO techniques that aren’t going to move the needle in your SEO rankings. Here, we go over five SEO myths that you can ignore and move on with your day!Read More
It’s well known that WordPress is the most popular content management system in use today, and it has been for years. This means that there are a lot of WordPress websites out there on the web, and they need to be maintained to keep them secure and performing well. Let’s go over some important reasons why maintenance is so important for WordPress users.Read More
Don’t be fooled by fake accounts and scams on Instagram! Follow these steps if you suspect an account might be fake or fraudulent.Read More
It’s a well-known fact that the bounce rate of a website is an important metric for determining how good your site is.
If you have a high bounce rate, it means that visitors are only spending a little time on your site before bouncing off and going elsewhere.
Learn ways to reduce your bounce rate and increase the amount of time people spend on your site!
When building a WordPress website, should you use an off-the-shelf template or invest in a custom WordPress theme? Is the cookie cutter approach right for you, or should your wesite be bespoke? Read on to learn what the key differences are and why many developers prefer one option over the other. You’ll also discover the main benefits of each and gain insight into making the right choice for your own site.Read More
We recently launched a brand new site for Cultural Attractions of Australia, and Jane popped in to say thank you (in the best way possible – with chocolates!).
Surya and Nick took the lead on this project, and delivered on time and on budget – and generally did a fantastic job. The site, designed and built on WordPress, has big beautiful imagery that showcases some of the best cultural attractions in Australia along with many bucket-list worthy events and experiences.
CAoA are another great client that we are looking forward to working with long into the future.Read More
What is it they say again? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
While it’s great that our websites are being seen the world over, and are greatly appreciated by our clients, I’m not sure I agree. While digging through some analytics data recently I came across some odd looking URLs and after digging deeper, saw that our work had been copied – several times, either completely or in part.Read More
We’ve recently had to integrate Afterpay in to some of our clients’ Shopify stores and found during the process the same question kept coming up. How much does Afterpay charge the online shop? So we decided to investigate…Read More
When visitors to your website are undecided about buying from your online shop, it can often be caused by an impression made by your website. Follow a few (or all) of these simple tips to turn visitors in to customers and improve online shop conversions. (more…)Read More
For most of the projects we work on, a domain name is already locked in. Occassionaly however, our advice has been sought for naming a domain, either for a new website, blog or a startup brand. Below, I’ve listed 6 quick tips for helping people select the best domain name. Where possible… (more…)Read More
We love receiving feedback – especially in the form of something edible. (more…)Read More
Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to work with many website hosting companies – good and bad. There are many factors that you need to weigh up when choosing a website hosting company – but when all other features of the provider have been considered – try our one simple tip below to finding a good website host. (more…)Read More
It’s now quite common to buy furniture online, and there is now greater competition between furniture shops selling online. Good website design can help a furniture company stand out from the competition and convert a visitor in to a buyer. Below are a few Australian furniture shop website designs that we think are well designed and can be good inspiration for your next online shop website design. (more…)Read More
We just received this lovely gift of a bunch of chocolates from the team at Catablog… they know us well! (more…)Read More
According to recent data from Shopify (based on 100,000 online shops) mobile shopping now accounts for 50.3% of all ecommerce traffic. (more…)Read More
Continuing on from Choosing a web designer: Part One – below are a few more things you should consider before choosing a web designer. (more…)Read More
A website can be a great tool for business, but if you go down the wrong path that is not a good match for your purpose and budget it can be an expensive and time consuming nightmare. So to help you out and to point you in the right direction, we have put together our quick guide of things you should consider before choosing a web designer. (more…)Read More
You know a client is happy with your work when they pop in after the launch of their website with more than enough cupcakes for the whole office. Delicious, Pet Stay Advisor branded purple cupcakes! (more…)Read More
If you already have an online shop selling products, it makes sense (if possible) to also sell digital downloads, as many customers are moving towards accepting the concept of buying digital goods online.Read More
Why should you try to write your website content in a way that will boost user engagement? The first reason is that if you don’t write your content well, visitors might not return to your website for a second visit. The other perhaps more important reason is that it effects the website’s bounce rate.Read More
It’s always nice to get good feedback from a client. It’s extra special when we get positive feedback from a customer of a client.Read More
Thinking about starting your own online shop? Have a great product idea, getting ready to sell, but just not quite sure if you should take the leap or not? Read some of the following advice offered from some existing online shop owners…Read More
PlaceIt is a simple, drag-and-drop tool which lets you generate realistic product screenshots in seconds.Read More
Launching a website that stands out from the crowd is really quite simple. It needs a sensible understanding of your own business – and then following these seven steps below to make the right decisions.Read More
Need a little help to write better website copy? There’s an App for that!Read More
We should all be designing for various screen sizes and devices now. And now there’s a great responsive design tool to help make that even easier.Read More
A content marketing strategy is the idea that you are going to write content that will drive traffic to your website. It’s one of the most powerful marketing tools you can use, but the key to having a good content marketing plan is to…Read More
Conversion rate optimization can be a tricky business sometimes. It can become difficult to narrow down what’s working and what isn’t. There are so many points on the path to a conversion that need to be addressed that you really need to think carefully about your conversion optimization strategy.Read More
Magento Go has confirmed it is closing down. All Magento Go customers have until February 2015 to move their business away. Magento Go customers now have the seemingly awful task of moving carts and hosts at the same time. We can help you migrate from Magento Go to Shopify.Read More
One of the best things about WordPress is the fantastic WordPress plugin community. If you need WordPress to do something, chances are somebody has built a plugin that can already do it. Here we list of some of the best WordPress plugins of 2014. (more…)Read More
We know why we love building online shops with Shopify, but here’s our quick list of why you will love an online shop built on Shopify.Read More
The Meta tags are perhaps some of the most important text on a web page, not just for search engines. Meta tags can have an enormous impact on the user experience, brand awareness and conversion. Mastering these meta tags and using best practice will dramatically improve your website.Read More
Convincing someone to give you their email address is much easier than convincing them to buy something, since it doesn’t cost anything except a few seconds of their time to sign up.
We’ve been doing a little bit of redecorating in our spare time and are proud to finally launch our new website, packed full of examples of our work, useful information and plenty of insight into who we are and what we do.Read More
Tracking project time is crucial to project quoting and costing, productivity analysis, deadline management, and controling internal resources. (more…)Read More
So, you’ve finally nailed down the design, production is underway, your new website is coming together just the way you planned.
And now you start thinking about the copy? Here are some of our tips to help you write better copy for the web.Read More
Competitions, contests and giveaways can often be a good tactic to quickly help grow your online audience. When run well, you can get your website in front of a lot of potential customers. Your competition could even go viral. But there are some pitfalls to be aware of.Read More
Customers coming to your website from both paid and organic searches are extremely valuable to your business. However, climbing Google’s search rankings is getting harder and harder. A lot of the tried and true methods that SEO experts have used in the past to gain higher keyword rankings are being devalued by Google.Read More
Many traditional advertising agencies are, by neccessity, now moving into the web design and web development space. This makes perfect business sense considering the large amount of money which is being refunneled from traditional advertising methods into online advertising and marketing.Read More
When selecting a company to help you with your Search Engine Optimization campaign, you need to be aware of a few of the pitfalls that can undo the inexperienced website operator.Read More
On the this page, we provide you with a few basics of Search Engine Optimization that can help you take your first steps on the path to increased traffic.
These are some of the basic things that we immediately look at when beginning your Search Engine Optimization campaign.Read More
Custom Post Types in WordPress and WooCommerce are awesome! However, making them appear in your main navigation menu is difficult (and until now, some might have said impossible without hacking the WordPress core files). So after days of stumbling, reverse engineering and swearing, we present a solution.Read More
Often, when we are pitching for new website projects, one of the requirements specified by the client is that we build the site using Microsoft’s .NET (“Dot Net”) technology. In many cases, it is bad advice and should be ignored!Read More
Offering a free, limited time trial for a software product or online service is not a new trend, however a recent development is vendors requesting credit card details before access to the trial is possible.Read More
Ok, so I might be drawing a long bow to say that this post about the satisfaction of leaving has anything to do with web design and development, but bear with me.Read More
Anyone who has used Google Analytics knows just how awesome and useful the software can be. Anonymously tracking users to your website, gathering data on site usage, discovering traffic trends, Google Analytics is a wonderful tool for any business on the web.
After doing some Analytics work for a website today, I started thinking about how brilliant it would be if businesses could use the same data in the real world. Some kind of geo-tracking analytics that could give real-time, real world feedback to businesses.
Could this be the future?Read More
There’s been a lot of buzz about Twitter recently in the media, so its natural to want to know what all the fuss is about, and learn more about how Twitter might benefit you, both personally and in business.
I thought it might be a good idea, to put together a quick beginners guide to Twitter for our clients, and a list of my top 10 tips for using Twitter in business, to help you understand the basics of Twitter, and how you can use Twitter to help your business.Read More
I recently read a post over at 37 signals about why the designers there skip Photoshop in the design process and I found myself agreeing with most of the conversation. There are some good reasons for designing this way, along with some good counterpoints.Read More
If you get the error “Call to undefined method BasesfGuardUser::addsfGuardUserProfile” when using a custom sfGuardUser profile, you need to add the following method to the file /plugins/sfGuardPlugin/lib/model/sfGuardUser.phpRead More
A quick tip for those getting incorrect record totals (and thus broken paging) when using the propel pager in Symfony:Read More
We recently recommended to a client that they set up a page on their website promoting themselves (and optimised for their name) so that people searching for them in Google would get this page as (hopefully) the first result and help them manage their reputation.
The client expressed some concerns about putting themselves out on the web as a personal brand, and we thought some of the issues that were brought up were worth a mention here.Read More
Jimmyweb is proud to present our first plugin for the Symfony Framework!
The plugin is called sfJqueryFormValidationPlugin (yes it’s a mouthful) and a beta version is available now from the plug-ins section of the Symfony website.Read More
For the uninitiated, Virtual Machines (VM’s) are a software and/or hardware solution which simulate a completely separate computer environment on an existing computer.
This ‘Virtualized’ environment acts as if it were a second computer sitting next to your current computer .
This technology allows you to, for example, run a different operating system from within your current one. (E.g You can run Windows XP in a Virtual Machine from within Windows Vista).Read More
Tessuti Fabrics has been a Jimmyweb client for a very long time, we started working with them around 2006. We all enjoy getting together for lunch every couple of months, catching up and brainstorming the next step.
Before we started, Tessuti had a very basic website of just a few pages. It was a simple design with very basic information, almost like a postcard – which I guess was fairly standard at the time. Over the years we’ve helped transition Tessuti from that simple, under performing website, to a well respected, dynamic online presence.Read More
Someone recently said that cloud computing is like teenage sex – talked about more than actually done. And usually done badly. Having recently set up our office in Sydney, we decided to do more than just talk about it (cloud computing that is).Read More
So this is it, we’ve finally taken the big jump – leaving our jobs to make Jimmyweb our fulltime endeavour. It’s been a long time coming and the challenge has always been picking the right time to make our move.Read More