Why do websites cost so much

Answer: Everything is relative, and the more effective the site, the more you will have to pay! Please read this article: it adds perspective, as to why it costs so much to build a website, there are many components and steps that have to be carried out. It all takes time to accurately portray your business. http://www.websearchsocial.com/how-much-should-a-website-cost. It also makes …

Nightmare dealing with Godaddy

Time required to engage with Godaddy to ask for a simple UDAI number: 3 hours on the end of a phone. The problem I have with Godaddy is they have no email support and all phone lines are to a landline not an 0800 number, and they make everyone wait on the line for a minimum of 15 minutes before …

Don’t use the “.nz” domain name after 1st Feb 2019

Please don’t get excited if you have a org.nz, a .co.nz or a dot com domain name. This article is only about using the .nz domain as the primary domain on your website. I own multiple domains, i.e. a .nz domain name, a.co.nz, and a dot com domain name for my business Webdesinz. My primary domain is webdesinz.com. I am …

Does your site start with https?

Google has a BEST PRACTICE STANDARD plan in force now, it is about pushing for all https internet. That means even sites that are not selling anything i.e. non-ecommerce type sites, are requiring an SSL certificate in order to get a clean rating in Google Directory. So if your site starts with http:// then it does NOT have an SSL …

Another Tesseract development

This is the latest version of Tesseract theme, which I have developed for Wilderness Wellbeing in Auckland. The theme has now has changed its Content Editing tools from Page Builder, to Beaver Builder. I have noticed how much easier it is to edit blocks of content now that it has the Beaver Builder. ***Update 22nd July 2019: This site has …

Latest Responsive Theme for WordPress

I have to report great news about the latest responsive pre-built theme I have just deployed for my latest web customer, www.hilarycarlile.co.nz. As a change from the Themeforest themes, we have used TESSERACT, a most beautiful theme supplied by Tyler Moore. He got his cue for this theme, by observing the look of the www.apple.com website layout. Just so it …

Mobile Friendly vs Mobile Apps

Most of the latest WordPress themes these days, are configured to be “mobile friendly” which means Google directory will have no problem indexing your website, if you have one of the latest themes and it is a WordPress site. Therefore if your developer tells you your site is fine, and you can see it re-sizing properly for a mobile device, …

Google changing its algorithm

Latest News Flash! Does this spell the end of html websites? Big changes are coming, with Google changing its algorithm. What is an algorithm? The¬†http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ states: An algorithm is a set of steps that are followed in order to solve a mathematical problem or to complete a computer process. Why are they changing it? To make websites more relevant, accessible …