Use Google Calendars on your website

December 21, 2011 Posted by Colin in Tip-sheets, Web Design

I tend to recommend a lot of google products. One that I recommend very often is the use of Google Calendars as a calendar of events on your website. Using Google Calendars saves you having to install and configure clunky event management plugins, and fits easily onto a page on your website using a little bit of embedding code. You can even have more than one calendar display at a time and choose which ones you want displayed from a little drop-down menu. I will briefly describe how this is done and include links to the Google documentation for each step. They do a much better job of explaining than I would. More...

Preparing your images for the web

December 9, 2011 Posted by Colin in Design, Tip-sheets, Web Design

It's become an age old question. "How do I optimize my image files so that they are small and fast loading, but still look great?" Image formats, and image optimization tools have come a long way, but there have always been just a few fundamental concepts at play here. More...

What RSS is and what it isn’t

December 7, 2011 Posted by Colin in Social Media

I have noticed many people are confused by what happens when they click the RSS icon on their website. I think this confusion stems from people forgetting exactly what RSS is, in combination with the placement of the RSS icon in the same place as other social media icons. More...