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Why email campaigns should not just contain images.

22 August 2013


Whenever someone receives an email (that contains linked images), 9 times out of 10, the user has to opt to “download” images. Below is an example of the last version of URL (our enewsletter) we sent.  Note images do not automatically download, and that as a user I have to ...

Why Use TMD for your email Marketing

28 February 2014


There are a large number of self managed email marketing systems available in the marketplace, and comparing “apples with apples” can sometimes be difficult.  What we offer. We are an authorised partner of Vision 6, a local (Brisbane based) email marketing provider. Why choose us (in comparison with other options you may be considering) We ...

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

18 July 2014


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. Why don’t I get these enquiries?  A bit of background. There are a number of reasons why you ...

Christmas Closing Dates

07 December 2007


Its been a great year for Trent Moffatt Designs- and we would like to thank all our clients, suppliers and partners for their  support this year and look forward to working with you all in 2008.   Just a quick reminder our office will be closed from 12pm ...

Advertising on the internet - a beginners guide.

10 May 2010


Our clients constantly ask us how they can make a direct revenue stream by running advertising on their website. Advertising on websites usually involves placing a link or banner at the top or side of your site. There are three different ways to charge for banner advertising on your site: CPM - ...

Why your SEO Strategy needs to change.

06 February 2013


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 ...

Handy Email Marketing Checklist

04 August 2014


  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 ...

February Edition of URL

24 February 2015


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 ...

Setting up multiple versions of your site in different countries.

27 May 2015


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 ...

Adventure GC

29 June 2005

(14 views) was developed by Trent Moffatt Designs for GCCC in conjunction with the Gold Coast Backpacker Industry Development Project, which is the result of an Australian Government Regional Partnerships Grant awarded in November last year to the Gold Coast Adventure Travel Group. Chair of Council's Economic and Cultural Development Committee, Cr ...

Flame Developments

27 June 2006


Trent Moffatt Designs is proud to announce the launch of the Flame Developments website. Utilising a clean crisp design and an intuitive yet powerful CMS (Content Management System), Flame Developments has a new site that they can use to promote and gain business. "TMD was a pleasure to work with - the ...

Hillier Engineering Services gets a makeover

27 April 2009


TMD is proud to announce the launch of the new website for Hillier Engineering Services. Hillier Engineering Services is a family owned and operated business located at Acacia Ridge in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and specialise in precision machined quality component parts. They also specialise in complex and difficult machining operations as ...

Humanity Check

25 February 2010


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


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


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 XBCIT

15 May 2013


We've recently launched the new website for XBCIT.  XBCIT needed a fresh design, and an easy to use Content Management System to update the site.   Using our own CMS "NetRanger" and developing a fresh / clean design - XBCIT were wrapped with their new site... Read more below.  TMD ...

Feb Edition of URL

28 February 2013


Welcome to the February edition of URL. This issue Luke Halliday from Mercury IT talks about the importance of password strength, and we look at responsive design and why your site should have it! Click here to read more 

Password Strength is Vital in Protecting Your Business and Personal Information

19 February 2013


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 ...

Launch of Australian Helicopters

13 February 2013


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?

08 February 2013


  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


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


  Recently we received an email from “China Domain Name Registration Centre”, alleging that the .cn and 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


  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


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


  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 ...