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…

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.

How to set up WordPress: configuring basic settings

Expanded WordPress settings menu

WordPress is pretty well configured out of the box (especially for SEO), but there are a few settings you should give some attention to if you want to make your WordPress website work harder for you. If you can give a little bit of time to considering these settings carefully, you’ll make your website more appealing to search engines and make it harder for spammers to gain a foothold too.

Optimising images for the web

Modern Spiral Eggcup, with egg

Images are a great thing to add to your website. They add colour, catch the eye, and help to break up long blocks of text. But the first rule of using images on the web effectively is to use them sparingly. The second rule is to make sure they’re as small (in terms of file size) as possible. Read this tutorial to learn more about optimising images for the web.

New year, new start, new website!

EggCup Web Design logo

To celebrate the new year we treated ourselves to a new website – we’ve made improvements to the custom design, load speed, and search engine optimisation. Read on to find out more, and how we could help you.

Choosing a domain name for your startup

Choosing a domain name for your business is difficult these days. Choosing a brand name is difficult enough. But it can be even harder to pick up a domain that encapsulates your brand, is memorable and easy to type, and most importantly — still available! But what hurdles will you need to clear in order to find the right domain name for your startup?