Author Archive: Ian Pegg

Ian Pegg

Web designer and PHP developer with over eight years commercial experience. A WordPress specialist. Ian has built many websites from scratch, managed a diverse portfolio of commercial websites, and spent time developing new features for a high-profile question and answer website.

Ian is also the founder of EggCup Web Design, based in Norwich, Norfolk, in the UK.

Why can’t I have a links page on my website?

Chain link fence, symbolising hyperlinks.

The links page is dead. And reciprocal links are dead too. However good the offer might seem, however well-intentioned the advice given to you by your friend might’ve been, however well your competitors’ website might seem to be doing, do not under any circumstances create a page full of links. Read on to find out why…

Web design usability — support your users

HTML web form code

Convincing people to pass their personal information on to you can be difficult, not just because it’s laborious, but also because of issues surrounding trust and privacy. This is why it’s so important to use best practice in web form design in order to reduce friction points and maintain user trust.

Beginners tutorial: uploading images to WordPress

If you’re a newcomer to WordPress, you might’ve gotten as far a creating your own post, but then realised that pages and posts without images can be rather dull. Images lead the eye, attract clicks and help to illustrate difficult concepts, so learn the best way to upload them to your website.

WordPress beginner tutorial: user accounts and logging in

WordPress login prompt

This WordPress beginner tutorial focuses on the very first steps you’ll need to take in order to get started with managing your website. More experienced users might find the discussion about password best practices and user roles useful.

A beginner’s guide to #NorfolkHour

#NorfolkHour is a tweetchat — a real-time conversation that takes place between Twitter users. But getting started with tweetchats can be tricky. Find out how to get the most out of #NorfolkHour.

WordPress beginners tutorial: your first blog post

One of the things that makes WordPress such a great platform for business websites is how easy it makes it to add new blog posts and pages. And as a beginner, one of the best ways to build up your confidence with the platform is to dive right in and start drafting out some posts straightaway.

Does my business need a bespoke WordPress theme?

An example of one of our bespoke WordPress web designs

At EggCup Web Design we aim to build websites to suit most budgets. We build the majority of our sites using WordPress, which is already a cost-effective content management platform in itself. But if you run a small business or startup and have a limited budget, one of the key considerations when it comes to price is whether to use a ready-made off-the-shelf theme or opt for a custom-built solution instead.

How to add a photo gallery in WordPress

Editing an image gallery in WordPress

Many WordPress website owners don’t realise just how easy it is to add impressive photo galleries to their pages and posts, and some don’t even realise the feature exists at all. This tutorial will walk you through the process of inserting an image gallery into a page or post.