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Archive for November, 2009

SEO Quotes for sites that have not been built

Friday, November 25th, 2009

This week I’ve found myself in the situation a couple of times where I’m quoting for SEO work on sites that have not been built yet. It’s not a massive problem, but it is odd to not know what you’re getting yourself into. I can understand it from the company’s point of view - they […]

Wordpress - Kubrick Default theme almost completely gone

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2009

I’ve now spent a couple of hours altering the original default wordpress theme. Glad to say it’s almost all gone, and I’m getting happier with the finished product. Most of the stuff I’ve done with the stylesheet, changing the columns round, changing the sidebar width so I can stick adverts in, changing the header image […]

Wordpress SEO friendly URL’s

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2009

The whole process for setting up URL’s that look like the ones in this site rather than a dynamic URL is actually quite easy. All you need to do is upload an empty .htaccess file to your server at the top level web directory then go to the Options > Permalinks section and choose from […]

Worpress - editing the kubrick template

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2009

The first stage was to create a new header image and ftp it to the right directory. If you have a look at the header template in theme editor, it tells you where to put it. I’ve just chosen a simple on with my name on it for now while I get started.
Next are a […]

First let’s deal with the design of this blog

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2009

The first thing I have to do is deal with the dreadful design of this blog. It’s the standard one installed when you install wordpress. Fortunately when you read this in the future, you won’t see the design as it is now as it will have evolved. Right, off to start tinkering.

Welcome to my personal blog

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2009

I am Dave Smith. I live in England. I work as a freelance web designer and SEO consultant (search engine optimisation). This blog has no real purpose other than an outlet for some of my thoughts relating to working on the web.
I also do a bit of art. Anyone interested in Dave Smith paintings should […]