Author Archive: Ian Pegg

Web designer and PHP developer with 12 years commercial experience. Ian is a WordPress specialist but has also 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. He is the founder of EggCup Web Design, based in Norwich, UK.

Ian Pegg

How to add lazy loading to your WordPress website

Lazy loading has been included in WordPress core since the 5.4 release in March 2019. However, browser support for the method it uses is still not comprehensive.

This tutorial walks through the process of adding lazy loading support which is compatible with all modern browsers.

An exciting new project: we can help you find your people

In response to one of the most unusual years for businesses of all kinds we are planning to unveil an entirely new range of digital marketing services.

Read on to learn more about how these plans can help your business adapt and prepare for growth in 2021.

How can your business respond to the Coronavirus threat?

A sign on a stool saying "Not today, Covid-19"

The Coronavirus pandemic has swept the UK into uncharted waters. Small business owners are used to constant change and uncertainty, but not on such a scale as this. How can we respond positively to this emerging threat?

How to securely share admin access to your WordPress website

A WordPress website back-end dashboard. Learn how to share access safely.

Should I give my web developer my username and password?

On the surface of it, this seems like quite the quandary. After all, how will your developer be able to make changes to your site if they do not have the login details? But on the other hand how can you be confident that you’re not exposing your site to unnecessary risk? Read on to learn how to securely share access to your WordPress website.

The Mobile-Friendly Test — is your website responsive?

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Learn more about Google’s latest algorithm update, known as ‘Mobilegeddon’. Is your website mobile friendly in Google’s eyes? And does it need to be?

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

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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 best practice: support your users

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Convincing people to pass their personal information on to you can be difficult. This isn’t 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.

Uploading images to WordPress: a beginners tutorial

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 user accounts and logging in: a beginners tutorial

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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 beginners guide to #NorfolkHour on Twitter

#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.