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  • A few tips on finding good web design in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.Firstly, get a paper and pen, and work out who the webs site will be aimed at. Will the site be aimed locally in Wakefield, or nationwide? Choosing to hit a local market can bring greater success, as the niche is much greater. Who will the website marketed towards, i.e, teenagers, mid 20's, etc. Thinking this through will help the web design process, and overall give you a tighter game plan. Take a look at competition websites,...
    27 Oct 2010 - 13:41
  • CMS development and web design in Wakefield and Leeds Area
    Having a website is great, but don't you wish you edit your website when YOU need to? Imagine being able to upload images, edit and add new pages to your site with just a few clicks. A CMS offers just this and more. So what does CMS stand for? CMS is short for Content Management System. A CMS allows you to take control of your own website, without having to go back to a web design company to make amendments. Not only is this time consuming and costly, but sometimes it's great to have a bit of...
    27 Oct 2010 - 13:35
  • Closet Coco - www.closetcoco.co.uk
    Closet Coco is an online womens fashion store.  Built using Drupal + Ubercart, was the CMS of choice.
    6 Oct 2010 - 00:49
  • Urban Bride - Handmade Vintage Bridal Tiaras
    New website launched.  Urban Bride offers handmade vintage bridal tiaras and headpieces.
    7 Sep 2010 - 13:14
  • Microsoft's IE9 Browser
    Microsoft has taken a hammering over the years over it's sloppy Internet Explorer Browser standards.  I have been using the preview and I have to say Wow.  It's not often I say this about many Microsoft products, but I'm quite proud. IE9 makes good use of new web technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3 and more.  IE9 also includes better Javascript rendering.  IE9 will be a strong contender in the browser wars, the development team have really stepped up their game. Take...
    Tags: IE9, microsoft, News
    2 Sep 2010 - 12:54
  • z-index bug in IE 7
    This is going to be a short, but sweet blog post that I thought everyone should know. Have you ever run into a problem where IE7 just won't listen to a style where you are trying to change the z-index of an image or list item? Well try this quick fix.If you are targeting an element like the following example: #page ul li.button { z-index:4; } And you are not getting the results you expect in IE7 try adding the position:relative; to the element. 9 times out of 10 it seems to resolve my z-index...
    1 Sep 2010 - 12:34
  • Web Design In Wakefield
    If you're looking for web design locally, Big pepper may be able to help.  We are experts in helping your online presence grow, and because we're Wakefield based, we're at your door step.  We do more than make your web site look appealing.  We use clean code which is search engine friendly, this gives you a much better chance in being found through Google, Bing and such.  There is a lot of competition on the internet in many sectors, so it is important to find a good web...
    1 Sep 2010 - 00:27
  • Text replacement using Cufon
    I you're a web designer, you more than likely feel a little restricted sometimes on what fonts you can use designing a web site.  Arial, Times New Roman are great sometimes, but what if you've found a fantastic font which you NEED to use?  Big peppers website uses this method.  Look above at our title, this uses Cufon. This is now easy to do with a little tinkering.  Text replacement has seen a big increase in the last couple of years.  Text replacement uses...
    22 Aug 2010 - 12:15
  • Semantic Web Design
    A buzz word right now on the web is semantic. Semantic coding is a way of helping machines better organize data and understand what the content is about.  Semantic integration is also keeps code clean.  HTML 5 will offer this, which is still a long way off, but HTML 5 will use new tags, such as <nav> which will hold navigation, <header> will hold headings, and <footer> will contain extra information, such as meta data and such.  Semantic integration can be...
    15 Aug 2010 - 23:23
  • Ecommerce Design
    With a recent massive increase in online sales, it is no surprise many businesses are moving their products online, choosing ecommerce.  Why?  No overheads, worldwide customer base, the list goes on.   This is good news for many web designers, as the demand for ecommerce web design as also increased.   There are important factors to consider when designing an ecommerce store.Customers can find what they need, quick.A good layout is very important.  This makes...
    14 Aug 2010 - 17:24