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What is responsive design?

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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 ...

101 ways credit card transactions can fail on your website

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There are a number of reasons a credit card authorisation (when a user is trying to buy something on your website) can fail, in fact there around a 100 valid reasons a card can fail.   Out of those 100, there are usually only one or two that are in relation ...

EU General Data Protection Regulation

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The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contains new data protection requirements that will apply from 25 May 2018.  This affects all Australian business (regardless of size) if they: have an establishment (e.g. physical store) inside the EU. offer goods and services to individuals inside the EU, ...

Gold Coast Laser and Metal Works Company Goes Online.

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TMD and the team announced today the launch of Barrys Metal Works and Laser Cutting website.   Combining a custom design, simple flash animation and a easy to use Content Management System, the boys at Barry's have a great marketing tool that helps promote their business online Scott from Barry's was ecstatic ...

Connect Facebook or Instagram to your Website

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  To connect your instagram photos, or facebook content to your website, follow the following steps Step 1 - make sure you have a facebook page for your business. Step 2 - Connect your “facebook page” to your “Instagram” account.  Note if you don't want to stream photos from your instagram account, you can skip ...

How to: Embed You Tube Video

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    Find  the video you wish to embed from You Tube Click the "embed" button.   Customise your player.  Here you can Adjust width / height Turn off Related Videos (we would recommend this, if you are embedding your videos on your corporate site)   Copy the Embed Code   Login into your CMS (or blog), and locate the article ...

Why don’t I get contact enquiries from my website?

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It is common practice these days to have a contact or enquiry form on your website.  Often enquiries that are generated from this form are sent through to a specific email address, e.g. info@yourcompany.com.au. Why don’t I get these enquiries?  A bit of background. There are a number of reasons why you ...

How to approach getting links to your site from other sites

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Getting good quality links to your website is critical for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). But how do you go about finding good quality links, as well as actually securing them from the relevant site owner? Some guides: Getting a link from a site that has nothing to do with your industry or ...

How to build links to your website.

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The world wide web consists entirely of a huge collection of links. Hooking into this global network, although challenging, is an important task that is often over looked by website owners. Getting other websites to link to yours has two distinct benefits: 1. Helps get people to your website 2. Can boost your page rank ...

Taking Online Credit Card Payments

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Taking online credit card payments via your website is a great way to allow your customers and clients to make payment. But exactly what is the process to implement it? Firstly you need to get a merchant account through a bank.  Note you should use one of the majors (some of ...

Why you should make your site responsive.

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Earlier in 2015 : Google released a new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm that was designed to boost mobile-friendly pages in mobile search results.  There are two ways to have a "mobile friendly" site Option A: Build a completely seperate site  Option B (Recommended): Make your current site "responsive" (e.g adapt to mobile devices). (Better ...

2013 Christmas Closing Dates

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Can you believe that the big man in the red suit 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 something special gets dropped into our Christmas ...

How to view updated changes

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Below are video demonstration's on how to do a shift refresh open an incognito (private browsing), or clear your cache In your browser.  It is important to do at least one of these options whenever TMD sends a change live, or updates your site on our test server. Videos Please note you will need sound. Click here ...

Christmas 2014 Closing Dates

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The year has absolutely just flown past! And as always we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued clients and suppliers for their business and support in 2014 and look forward to working with you all in 2015. We will be taking a break over the Christmas ...

Local Concreting Company Goes Online

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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 ...

NetRanger File Manager Upgrade available

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Posted: 24 August 2015. A number of clients have very recently reported receiving a "302" error when trying to upload files to their NetRanger CMS via Firefox, Safari and Internet explorer (Please note Chrome does not appear to be affected at this stage).  This is due to Recent "Cpanel" security updates installed by ...

Setting Up Google Analytics

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So your website is now built, and we have suggested that we install Google Analytics on your site. Firstly ... what is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports what users are doing on your website. What kind of data is reported? Lots - but ...

Setting up multiple versions of your site in different countries.

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Customising your site for different countries is sometimes a necessity.  Specifically you may offer different services, sell different products or have a different message for customers in different countries. You may also want to redirect users from specific countries to the correct version of your site. Considerations: You will most likely want to have ...

February Edition of URL

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Welcome to the February edition of URL.  In this issue we look at why your site needs a refresh, we take a look at the recent ePublishing we've done for Wet Paper Publications, and give you some ideas about why you should review your website. Enjoy :) Need a website review? Reasons ...

When you should (and shouldn't use Wordpress).

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Wordpress is an open sourced blogging platform used by a lot of sites worldwide.  However there are times when Wordpress is great, and when it is not so great. First Up ... If your site is basically a blog (or is very news oriented), Wordpress is a fantastic option to consider using.  ...

Christmas 2014 Closing Dates

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The year has absolutely just flown past! And as always we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued clients and suppliers for their business and support in 2014 and look forward to working with you all in 2015. We will be taking a break over the Christmas ...

August 2014 Edition of URL

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Welcome to the August edition of URL. In this edition we welcome "Bob", look at a recent project for Sunnyside Meats, and our Email Marketing Partner Vision 6 offers advice and a free e-guide for mobile friendly email design. Bob is here! We are pleased to announce that Bob (our new helpdesk ...

New Helpdesk System now Online

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We are pleased to announce that Bob (our new helpdesk system) is now fully up and running. We sent an invite to all our current clients earlier this month. If you didn't receive an invite - please click here, and we will get you logged in and using Bob straight ...

Why do smaller images look less sharp on the web?

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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 ...

Handy Email Marketing Checklist

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  When you are sending email campaigns yourself (either using our own self managed campaign tool or third party software), here is a handy check list we've developed at TMD Online to make sure your campaigns are sent error free. Mobile Devices Over the last five years we have seen average mobile "opens" increase ...