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One person, two email addresses

Why would a sole trader or small business need two email addresses? Simple. If you have a website you will want an email address on it so people can contact you. Problem is that as soon as you publish an email address on the web, spammers including people and software...

Set up your signature

Set up your signature

Have you ever gone to call someone, looked up their last email message, only to see that their phone number isn’t at the bottom of the email? Imagine if that happened to your customers. They may not call you because it is just too hard to find your number again. It...

Critical updates for your website

Critical updates for your website

As technology changes, websites often stop working the way they were designed. As a website owner, it is wise to view your site regularly, on as many devices as possible (office PC, laptop, home PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad) and in as many browsers as possible to ensure it...

Online Christmas Shopping Tips

We’ve been shopping online this year. Here are some of our favourite sites: www.kikkik.com.au – lovely stationery to help you and yours get organised in 2011. We love the minimalist design and soft colouration of this high quality online shop. www.ezibuy.com.au –...

Banishing bloggers block

I started this post because I couldn’t think of anything to blog about. Pathetic really, but all too common. Have you ever started a blog only to find that you leave it dormant for weeks on end? Possibly even months? I have been guilty of this. Sporadic blogging isn’t...

Happy New Year FY12

What is it about the end of the year that makes everyone want a website? Whether it is December with looming new year or June for the financial year, our office goes crazy with requests for new sites. Here are just some of our latest: X Factor Security...

23 Experts Help You Master Blogging

Last day for 34%-off sale for Blogging Success Summit Join 23 experts (including Scott Monty, Brian Clark, Darren Rowse and experts from Sony, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s and Southwest Airlines) as they help you master blogging at Blogging Success Summit 2011....

Writing for the web

Writing for the web is different to writing for a brochure or other printed document. When you engage Blue Platypus for your web copywriting, you can expect professionally written copy that is a little different to copy for printed material. Of course we encourage you...

Home Page Real Estate

Web design is different to design for print. Some parts of your website are more visible than others. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are looking at your design templates or prototype website: The whole home page is prime real estate. This is because...

Where in the world are your customers?

The world wide web knows where we wander. Well those of us that “check-in” that is. Geography is suddenly cool. And it makes sense because we often use the web to find things – think search engines. Once we have found what we are looking for, in many cases we then hop...

Briefing your web design company

When you are engaging a website design and development company, you are investing a lot of faith and money. So it is of vital importance that you take the time to brief them well. Good website design depends on it. At Blue Platypus we recommend a written website...

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