What website builder should I choose for my small business?

Laptop screen showing Wordpress website

When starting a business, one of the first things you’ll need is an online presence, and by that I don’t just mean your teenage niece setting up your Instagram profile(!) You have to have a website. Good news is that there’s now several decent “easy” DIY website builders out there to get you going. I say “easy” in speech marks because if you have zero experience with computers, you are probably better off finding someone else to help out. But...
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The Need for Speed: Can Your Travel Website Keep Up?

There are many factors that make the usability of a website remarkable, but a crucial aspect that’s often overlooked is speed. A recent Google study showed that 40% of people will wait no more than 3 seconds before abandoning a travel website. That means you have 3 seconds to ensure your content appears before you lose 40% of your potential income. Unfortunately it is still common to see travel brands sacrifice page loading time in favour of adding fancy functionality,...
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Having a ‘mare updating my iCloud credit card

Am I just going mad, or is this a total fail on Apple’s part? This morning I received this friendly email reminder that my iCloud credit card had expired: Thanks Apple. That looks easy enough? No. Upon following the 3-step instructions on your iPhone, you get to a screen showing your payment method, where you cannot do anything. Clicking, dragging, shouting does not bring up a way of editing this card. So, back to the email. Apple says, “You can...
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Lessons on web design from GOV.UK

UK Government Website Homepage

Good morning New Zealand. Who else is trying to claim their tax refund and enjoys how the IRD website asks you to login 10 times? I love that screen. (May be a small lie.) Last week, the UK Government won “Design of the Year” by Design Museum for their new website GOV.UK. This is the homepage, above the fold: This award has prompted a mass debate in our office. Some people likened the site’s design to a pre-made template or...
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