The golden rule when adding content

When you’re adding content to one of our websites, it’s important to remember that - in the main - we’ve done the difficult part for you.

What does that actually mean?

Well, when we choose a theme for the website, it includes the key ingredient - styling. That means the text, font, colours, background, little bits of screen ‘furniture’ like icons, rules, drop shadows and so on have all been professionally designed to sit nicely together on the page. And it also means that it’s best if you don’t interfere with that by ‘fancying’ things up yourself when you add a news announcement or a new blog entry, for example. You’ll usually find that the theme styling takes care of emphasis and stuff like that so you don’t have to. It’s for the best really and is one of the reasons you came to us in the first place.

You take care of the content - it’s your website - and let us take care of the design.

(Of course, if you really want bright red text that’s twice the size of everything else on the site, knock yourself out. Driver’s rules and all that…)

How to add your own photos and videos

Although blogs are a great way to add all sorts of content to your web site - including photos and videos - there are circumstances when you need to present a group of photos or videos together in a portfolio. If that’s the case, you don’t necessarily need some fancy or complicated content management system. Instead, we can set up pages on your site that act as containers for content that’s stored on external services that you can update whenever you want.

Here’s an example:
  • create a free Flickr account
  • upload a series of photos there together with tags and captions
  • sit back as they appear automatically on your website, styled to look as if you’d uploaded them directly
  • add or remove photos whenever you like
  • also works with Picasa, 500px, Instagram and others

Here’s another example:
  • create a free YouTube account
  • upload some videos of your band playing together with a description of each one
  • after YouTube has done its stuff, they’ll appear on your website, styled to match the rest of your content
  • add new videos and get rid of old ones whenever you like
  • also works with Vimeo