A Guide to .htaccess Files

May 2, 2017By Ana DukakisSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

.htaccess files are text files that tell your server how to handle different aspects of your webpage’s display. These include redirects, protecting directories, enabling compression, rewriting URLs, and more. To break down the file name, ‘htaccess’ stands for ‘hypertext access’, and the full-stop at the front indicates that it’s a hidden file. This means ‘.htaccess’ … Read More

HTTP Status Codes Cheat Sheet

May 2, 2017By Ana DukakisSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

HTTP Status codes are the number given by a web server that equate to how a HTTP transaction has (or hasn’t) been executed – they are also known as Server Response Codes. Normally, when HTTP Status Codes are referred to, people are actually talking about the HTTP status code combined with the HTTP reason phrase. For … Read More

Mobile First Explained

May 1, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Mobile first design is a responsive design approach. Here, we offer an in-depth explanation of what mobile first is and how it optimises mobile user experience. What is mobile first? Mobile first design is a responsive design approach in which pages are designed for smaller screens like mobiles before they are designed for desktops. Mobile … Read More

Media Queries Explained

April 28, 2017By Lian BrooksSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Media queries make websites look good on different devices. Here, we explain what exactly media queries are and how they work. What are media queries? Media queries are CSS instructions that are integral to creating websites. Media queries allow content to adapt to various screen resolutions, with different CSS instructions being used for different screen … Read More

How to Fix Render-blocking JavaScript

April 24, 2017By Ana DukakisSearch Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Note: JavaScript set-up for web and mobile are not quite the same – if you want to learn more about mobile-specific JavaScript setups, we have a separate article on that! Otherwise, continue reading to find out more about render-blocking JavaScript. Also you may with to visit our guide on how to fix render blocking CSS. Render-blocking … Read More