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Humanity Check

25 February 2010

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Online Forms are a critical part of doing business on the internet, whether it's internet banking, booking flights / travel or simply lodging an enquiry with a local business. However, due to an increase in Spam being received via online forms, many businesses are opting to install 'humanity' checks. What is ...

Social Marketing by TMD

26 August 2010

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Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Linked In. Many businesses have heard of these social networking sites, some have even setup accounts on these sites. However many businesses have no idea how to best use them. Improper use of these sites can be even worse though. Some of the worse things we've seen: Improper ...

Australia's new privacy laws and what they mean for your email marketing

20 March 2014

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Do you shudder at the thought of having to read over a neverending commonwealth act and endless legal babble? Do you feel like you need a law degree just to make any sense of it all? If so, you’re not alone, most people cringe at the thought. Australia’s recently amended ...

Launch of Agrobest.com.au

11 April 2007

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This month, TMD launched the new site for Agrobest.com.au AgroBest Australia is one of Australia's leading manufacturers of innovative crop protection and liquid nutrition products. Integrating Agrobest's existing Content Management System (CMS) with Flash - the new Agrobest site looks stylish and professional, whilst still allowing Agrobest easy access to updating their products and news.  More: www.agrobest.com.au

What is a landing page?

28 May 2010

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A landing page is a page on your website that appears when a potential customer clicks on a link in a search engine (this can either be a sponsored or natural search listing), advertisement (e.g. a banner ad) or from a link in an email. Natural Search From a search engine optimisation ...

Christmas Hours and Out Of Hours Support

21 November 2011

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Ho Ho Ho – can you believe Christmas is almost here?  The TMD Online team is taking a well-deserved break over the Chrissy holidays.  During this time we will be recharging the batteries, drinking the odd brewski and hoping that a new iPhone gets dropped into our Christmas stockings. We would ...

Why you shouldn't launch a website on a Friday

02 November 2012

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  You've finished your website, and now you are keen to get it online – however it’s noon on a Friday.  Unless you've got a major advertising blitz planned for the weekend (in which case your site should have been live earlier) it is recommended that you wait until Monday to send it live. Why? Sometimes we ...

Media Centre

18 October 2004

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Trent Moffatt Designs is proud to announce the launch of an interactive Content Management System (CMS) for Media Centre. Utilising a design developed in house by Media Centre, TMD developed a custom solution that allows Media Centre to update their online portfolio quickly and easily. "The new system is quick, easy and ...

Disabling Friendly HTTP Error Messages

28 February 2009

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To help your web developer resolve script problems - try turning off "Friendly HTTP Error Messages".   To do this in Internet Explorer 7.0 Click on tools -> "Internet Options" Note on Internet Explorer 6 - the "Tools" menu is location where menus normally are.   Click on the "Advanced" tab   Scroll down and tick off "Show ...

New website for Gold Coast Backpackers

19 June 2009

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Gold Coast Backpackers Association is proud to launch their brand new website offering backpackers to the Gold Coast the most affordable accommodation and entertainment deals ever. www.goldcoastbackpackers.net is already being hailed by local tourism authorities and our guests as the perfect one-stop shop for backpackers. "We believe we know better than anyone ...

Local Concreting Company Goes Online

01 February 2010

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Coastcrete specialises in the construction of industrial, commercial and retail projects including all concrete works, pre-cast panels, design, formwork and steel fixing. Coastcrete came to us saying they wanted a website that 'spoke' to their core target market, identified the large scope of works Coastcrete can handle, and gave them the ...

Launch of Dometic Asia Website

10 March 2010

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The Dometic group is a worldwide leading manufacturer of innovative comfort products for the RV, truck, car, and boat markets. "Working with TMD is always a pleasure.  We can quickly and easily add products via our CMS, and the output of these products on the website clearly identifies to our customers ...

What is an RSS Feed?

20 August 2010

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RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is used by websites to publish and promote frequently updated content such as news, blogs, specials, new products or video and audio. Users with an RSS Viewer can 'subscribe' to various RSS Feeds, which allow them to view content from a number of sites ...

"Find and Replace" Can be a Bad Idea

17 May 2012

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  Every now and then we get a request asking for us to change all instances of text on a website from “text a” to “text b”, e.g. “can you change our phone number from (07) 2222 2222 to (07) 3333 3333”. This sounds very easy to achieve with a “find and ...

Why do smaller images look less sharp on the web?

08 August 2014

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When you resize a photo smaller, your photo editor (we used Industry standard Photoshop) will need to remove pixels from the image. (smaller images, contain less pixels). During this “removal” of pixels,  Photoshop is trying to figure out how to best remove pixels, and reassemble the edges in the image.  As ...

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What is responsive design?

08 February 2013

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  Responsive web design is a technique that scales and adjusts your website so that it fits optimally on a device (e.g. iPhone / iPad).   This allows the user to view your site with minimal scrolling or resizing (zooming in and out). With more and more users using mobile based devices, it ...

Why your SEO Strategy needs to change.

06 February 2013

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We've spoken previously on how important Search Engine Optimisation is and why "white hat" or ethical SEO is the way to go when it comes to optimising your site for Google.  With more recent algorithm updates, Google is started to clamp down heavily on "black hat" SEO practices.  What this ...

Chinese Domain Name Spam

22 November 2012

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  Recently we received an email from “China Domain Name Registration Centre”, alleging that the .cn and .com.cn versions of tmdonline were being registered by another party.  Now as a seasoned internet user, I knew this smelt a bit dodge.   However what should you do if you receive an email such as ...

Why you shouldn't launch a website on a Friday

02 November 2012

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  You've finished your website, and now you are keen to get it online – however it’s noon on a Friday.  Unless you've got a major advertising blitz planned for the weekend (in which case your site should have been live earlier) it is recommended that you wait until Monday to send it live. Why? Sometimes we ...

SEO and spam

21 August 2012

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We all receive spam emails.  However as website owners we often get emails from (mostly) overseas companies offering to “optimise” our websites and get amazing results. Firstly what is Search Engine Optimisation? Search Engine Optimisation is the process where a website gets “optimised” to boost visibility within the Natural (also called “organic”) ...

"Find and Replace" Can be a Bad Idea

17 May 2012

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  Every now and then we get a request asking for us to change all instances of text on a website from “text a” to “text b”, e.g. “can you change our phone number from (07) 2222 2222 to (07) 3333 3333”. This sounds very easy to achieve with a “find and ...

Investing in good photography gets results.

17 May 2012

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We found this great article on the Smart Company website that highlights why some of the big retailers are making sure each of their products are shot and uploaded properly.  If you are selling products online this article is a great article. read more here.

Why you shouldn't list every country in your "country" dropdown

17 May 2012

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Most websites have a contact or signup form that allows visitors to their site to lodge their details.  Now I don’t know about you, but what frustrates me is being confronted with a massive “country” dropdown that contains every country in the world. Let’s boil this down.  You’re doing business in ...

Clearing your cache

27 April 2012

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Most internet browsers employ caching - the process of storing files locally (i.e on your computer) so that the second or third time you request a file - the browser can access your local cache - thus making your internet browsing experience faster.  Hence clearing your cache may be a necessary ...

Non Standard Fonts

27 February 2012

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All computers / devices, whether they be a Mac, PC or a mobile device such as an iPhone or Android device, come with a series of standard fonts (basically they are pre-packaged). However, we are often asked by our clients to use their “corporate font” on their website. If this corporate font ...