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Social Marketing by TMD

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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

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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

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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

New website for Gold Coast Backpackers

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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

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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 ...

What is a landing page?

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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

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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 ...

"Find and Replace" Can be a Bad Idea

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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 you shouldn't launch a website on a Friday

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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 ...

Password Strength is Vital in Protecting Your Business and Personal Information

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Guest Writer: Luke Halliday from Mercury IT In today's technologically driven business marketplace one of most often overlooked points of vulnerability to your business and personal security is the strength or weakness of the passwords that you define for usage when logging into: your computer network, email provider, online banking, accounting ...

Media Centre

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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 ...

TMD now taking Online Payments

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Trent Moffatt Designs has recently implemented an online payment system allows our clients to pay us online via Visa or MasterCard. This system is in real time and integrates closely with our current job and billing system, ensuring that your payments are received securely and recorded in a timely manner. There are ...

Disabling Friendly HTTP Error Messages

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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 ...

Launch of Dometic Asia Website

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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?

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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 ...

Launch of Australian Helicopters

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TMD is proud to announce the launch of the new website for Australian Helicopters.  Working with one of our very long term clients Lauren Adams, TMD developed a website that was easy to use and update.  As part of the strategy for Australian Helicopters - We implemented a 3 month ...

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 ...

Why your SEO Strategy needs to change.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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 ...