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Flash is dead, long live HTML5.

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One of the web’s most oldest (and surviving) plugins "Flash" is officially being retired by Adobe in 2020.  Flash has been on the way out for the past few years, as browsers (such as Chrome, IE) are disabling Flash. What was Flash used for?   Flash in it’s heyday was heavily used ...

Broadband Expo

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THE Gold Coast City Council is inviting people interested in learning more about broadband to "log-on" to the 2004 Broadband Expo. See: www.broadbandexpo.com.au

Email Marketing Gets Results!

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Email marketing - its powerful, generates sales and is very cost effective.  Yet not many businesses are taking advantage of one of the most powerful tools they already have - their existing clients, and marketing to them via email. With email marketing you can personalise each email ("Dear Fred"), highlight new ...

I want my site found in Search Engines - how do I do this?

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Getting your site found in the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Live can be tricky, and although it is possible to "self optimise" a website, getting a good Search Engine Optimiser on board can really help. To help you understand how search engines work, and to find ...

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 ...

Humanity Check

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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 ...

Google Maps Listings

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A Google Maps Local Business Centre Listing is another way for your business to appear in Google's search results, and an additional way to drive potential customers to your website. An example of this is: To add a listing to Google Maps: The process begins with actually creating your business listing with Google ...

Outlook Aliases

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If you use outlook, you may have noticed when you receive an email, rather than seeing a person's email address you see a name instead. This is because Outlook 'hides' the email and replaces it with the person's name. This is normally not an issue. However, when your web developer builds ...

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 ...

Why Use TMD for your email Marketing

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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 ...

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 ...

Provincial Personnel

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TMD is proud to announce the launch of its latest development for Provincial Personnel. Peter Lyons from Provincial Personnel: "Trent Moffatt Designs provided our company with a very professional service because they listened when we talked about what we wanted the site to do for us, and they offered truly ...

"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 email campaigns should not just contain images.

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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 ...

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 ...

May 2014 Edition of URL

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Welcome to the May edition of URL. The year is already flying past (can you believe it's almost the end of financial year!) and we've been busy working on our new support ticketing system which we've nicknamed ... "Bob". Meet Bob ... "Bob" is our new support ticketing system. Basically he is ...

Web Fonts

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A lot of progress has been made in the past few years, in regards to getting fonts to display on your website.  In the past we were limited to either using “standard fonts” (e.g. Arial, Verdana) for all text, or embedding text inside a graphic or flash file (which is ...

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 ...

Why Use TMD for your email Marketing

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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 ...

Feb 2014 Edition of URL

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Welcome to the February edition of URL. In this issue we look at why you should consider using TMD Online for your email marketing, as well as discuss why the ACCC is cracking down on fake reviews. In brief: New Ticketing System is on its way! TMD is currently developing a new ...

Make sure your Online Reviews are Legit

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When you are first starting off your online business, or when its difficult to get decent online reviews - it can be tempting to create "fake" reviews (however doing so can land you in BIG trouble).   Sparked by continuous complaints from the public and business community, the ACCC (Australian Competition ...

Why your Google keyword search Analytics are showing not provided

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Two years ago, Google started encrypting searches for signed-in users, and many thought that Google would eventually encrypt 100% of searches even for those not signed-in. That prediction came true as Google announced it would encrypt all keyword searches for all users starting about a month ago.   Other search providers ...

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 ...

Finding out what an images size is

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Sometimes its useful to find out what an images "size" is on a website (specifically if you want to replace this image with another image).  To do this Instructions for Chrome (windows) Instructions for Firefox (windows) Instructions for Internet Explorer (windows) Instructions for Safari / Chrome (mac) Important note - this will not work for ...

Why email campaigns should not just contain images.

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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 ...