Share |



Most Popular Articles

How Long Until My Site Appears in Google?

01 July 2007


Firstly lets just define the difference between a natural search and Sponsored Search. Natural search is the process where search engines send a robot (also called a spider) to your site. A Robot is simply an automated program that catalogues content on your site and decides what your site is about. ...

Why is SEO so important?

29 May 2011


SEO or search engine optimisation has always mystified clients.  What is it?  Why is it important?  Essentially search engine optimisation is the process of getting your site as high up on Google natural search results for a given search term (if you don’t know the difference between natural and sponsored ...

How to take a screenshot

29 May 2009


To take a snapshot of what is currently on your screen:   Windows Users Hit your "Print Screen" button (May also be abbreviated to PrtScn)   Open up a Microsoft Word Create a new document Go to "edit" - > "paste" Save this document. Email this document to Trent Moffatt Designs. Mac Users Press "Command", "Shift", "3" simultaneously This will save the ...

Springbrook Mountain Manor

28 January 2004


Trent Moffatt Designs is proud to announce the launch of Springbrook Mountain Manor's web site. Work closely with the Owners - we developed an integrated flash/html web site that reflects the Manor's stunning grounds and facilities. More:

How to embed links in word

15 November 2010


When you are providing copy to your web developer, using Microsoft Word is standard. But did you know that rather than providing copy such as: CompanyXYZ has experienced an increase in profit of over 500%, click here [ link to ]. You can actually embed the link in the actual text? ...

Why your Google keyword search Analytics are showing not provided

27 November 2013


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 ...

Trent's Top 5 Tips for getting ranked in Search Engines

27 July 2006


Most people turn to a search engine (such as Yahoo., Google or Bing) when it comes to finding businesses online.  The majority of the time a customer will also use a generic keyword / term (i.e "holidays") as opposed to a business name to find what they are looking for.  ...

Google Shopping

24 May 2011


Our favourite search engine Google has launched a new service called “Google Shopping” in Australia that helps users find products online. Initially users just enter the product into the standard Google Search, but then have the option of selecting the “shopping” tab (similar to if they just wanted to show “news” ...

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

16 January 2015


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.  ...

Gold Coast Laser and Metal Works Company Goes Online.

14 August 2009


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 ...

Adwords and Sponsored Search

31 January 2010


To find new customers and increase sales you need to be found quickly and easily online. The majority of people who are looking for a particular service or product will utilise a search engine such as Google. Two types of search There are two types of search results Google provides: - Natural (also called ...

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 ...

How to: Embed You Tube Video

16 November 2009


    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 ...

NetRanger File Manager Upgrade available

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 your web hosting ...

Surf Collectables comes together at Von Weirdos

01 August 2008


  Developing a site for surf and beach culture collectors Von Weirdos, required Trent Moffatt Designs to think outside the square.   So firstly who are Von Weirdos (aside from the cool and funky name)? Von Weirdos are the preferred and reliable choice for surf and beach culture collectors. Von Weirdos "The Surf Traders'' ...


New Helpdesk System now Online

12 August 2014


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?

08 August 2014


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

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 ...

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 ...

May 2014 Edition of URL

30 May 2014


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

09 May 2014


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

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 ...

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 ...

Feb 2014 Edition of URL

28 February 2014


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

18 December 2013


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 ...