Does Google care about organic search?

July 16, 2013By David HornSearch Engine Optimisation

Probably not. Not that much anyway. Since Google became the best place to get reliable search results on the web (what, 10 years ago?), they (and I) have been preaching that a well structured page with well written content containing a good balance of keyword information and useful information to the potential viewer, is the … Read More

In which I talk about the book I’m writing

July 9, 2013By David HornEverything Else, Training

It’s not a very closely kept secret – I’ve had a little notice at the top of the page for a couple of weeks, but the time has finally arrived to take the wrappers off of the book I’m writing. I’m writing a manual for website owners which will guide those who have recently launched a … Read More

Around The Web – June 2013

July 4, 2013By David HornEverything Else, On the interwebs

The monthly round up of useful things I’ve found in the past … ooh, 30 days or so. Dealing with broken padlocks on ecommerce sites: Occasionally, a site I’m working on will throw up problems around it’s security certificate … an ecommerce site would typically require every element on it’s page be referencing a secure … Read More

A new way to make a living

July 1, 2013By David HornBusiness, work

The other week – and for only the second time in 10 years – a customer declined to pay an invoice. I’m not going to go into the reasons – it wasn’t an especially acrimonious discussion, and it boiled down to a mis-understanding more than anything else, but still – it burnt for a little … Read More

Cute hiring message from Flickr

June 27, 2013By David HornOn the interwebs

If you’re an online company and you’re looking to hire web coders, what better place to advertise (for free, too) than in your own code. The way I learnt how to design websites was by visiting websites and clicking View > Source from the browser menu. That brings up a page of HTML used to … Read More

One Small Change

June 20, 2013By David Hornwork

I’ve changed the way I work. It’s a small change but is already having a significant impact on how much I get done, and how I feel about what I’m doing. Currently, I’m reading 99U’s book called ‘Manage Your Day-To-Day‘ and, from the first chapter it’s struck a chord. The biggest problem we face today … Read More

The creativity myth

June 18, 2013By David HornOn the interwebs

Our understanding of creativity is a myth. I’ve heard dozens of people being described as ‘creative’, having their method characterised as creative, or their work as being somehow more ‘creative’ than someone else’s. Similarly, I’ve read articles on how to engage the creative process, to beat creative block, to become somehow ‘more’ creative. And it’s … Read More