How to clear your cache (and why would you?)

One of the oldest computer support suggestions (and one that quite often works) is, “Turn it off and then turn it back on again”. (If only we could do that with the real world). When someone is trying to work on their WordPress website and can’t log in, the first thing I will generally suggest… Read more »

Glossary of Website Jargon

If you have your own business, you will know how important it is to have your own website. But it can be a daunting process when so much that is written about websites is full of confusing jargon. So here is our Glossary of the most common Website Jargon. And we’ve included tips about how… Read more »

Announcing Launch of #StartUpsUnited Campaign

Starting a new business on your own can be a lonely and daunting experience. You risk feeling isolated and unsupported. This often comes at a time when you’re already overwhelmed trying to evolve from being a master of one trade into managing everything from finance, marketing and IT, through to tax, sales and copywriting. We… Read more »

Using Gmail to access all of your email accounts

If you have a Gmail account you can use it to check and send your emails from other email addresses. Having a dedicated email address with your own domain name – like hello@flatwhitewebsites.co.uk – is essential for any professional business. But it’s another item on the ever-growing To Do list to check every account separately. … Read more »

Why Alt Tags matter for your Images

Alt Tags describe the image on a website page for screen readers. If anyone is using a screen reader rather than seeing the content on a screen, an Alt Tag ensures that the visitor still has full access to the content. It is therefore really important to add useful Alt Tags to all your images… Read more »

Why Meta Data is important for your Website SEO

Meta Data is the information that is displayed about your website in search engine results. You can control the information that is shown by editing the meta data within your website’s content management system. Adding keywords will make sure that your website’s SEO is in great shape. What is Meta Data? Key point: add keywords… Read more »

Why is launching your website so scary?

It may not seem as though launching your website requires an act of bravery but, for many of us, it does. We think that when we press the button and the website goes live, the whole world will be able to see our tiny imperfections. Trust me – they won’t. We also have this bizarre… Read more »

When is the best time to make your website live?

However much we have planned and however much we like the idea of getting our website live, we all put off the moment of truth with different styles of excuses. We kid ourselves with questions and answers like: “Have I uploaded the best possible pictures? A better one might come up next week (or next month)… Read more »

Blog v Website: what is the difference?

Blog v Websites – confused? First things first: All blogs are websites, but not all websites are blogs. Now let’s dig a bit deeper. What is a Blog? A blog is a dynamic website where the blog posts or entries are published in reverse chronological order. When a visitor lands on a Blog, the most… Read more »