Archive for October, 2014

SEO Case study

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The About Asbestos site has been a valuable SEO exercise because things are going the way I would normally expect :( Usually if I create a website and do the onpage optimization appropriately the website ranks well on 3 word phrases but the about asbestos website is doing something funky.

I have optimised the pages for key phrases such as Asbestos Removal Ballina and Friable asbestos removal but there are no many asbestos removal and management sites that I think it may take a little bit more work.

Another issue could be that the pages that were originally there had very similar content but with different file names so they could all be clashing while targeting the asbestos related key phrases. So from with Google webmaster tools I have placed a request to remove the old pages and hopefully then the key phrases such as Asbestos Management Plan will rank better. The main competitors are government sites such as the NSW work cover asbestos licencing  page and the Safe Work Australia pages which are wonderful resources. 

Keep checking this post and I’ll update it how I’m going and what I’ve learnt :)


web resources

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Stock Images


this site offers free stock images to be used on commercial and personal work –

Where can you use picjumbo photos

  • Parts of Website or Mobile App (background, etc.)
  • Image Placeholders in Articles or Websites
  • Image Placeholders in Templates for Sell
  • Part of Template for Sell (Attribution greatly appreciated by pic jumbo)
  • All Personal & Commercial works

They can afford to do this by having a TONNN of advertising so be careful where you click :)

Free Digital photos

Free digital photos offers quite a few free images from different photographers that just ask for attribution (which you should always do any way)

This site also funded through advertising and also linking to the larger stock image site who they will get a commission from if you buy an images from one of the other stock image sites

Other Design Related tools

Placeit: ( fancy demos and embed screenshots)
Niice — the design search engine:
Pixel Dropr:
Designer News:
Hail Pixel: (intuitive color picker)
Helvetica vs. Arial Quiz:

Responsive Design tools

Twitter Bootstrap — (also a framework)
ami.responsive —
Usersnap — (very handy for bug identification and notes)
Responsinator —
Unsemantic —
Brackets —
responsivepx —

Project Managment

Trello — —
Asana —
Basecamp —
Activecollab –

Issues/Bug Tracking


StackOverflow —
CSS Weekly —
HTML5 Weekly —
Front-end Frontend —
GitHub —
JavaScript Weekly —

Front-end Development tools

Other stuff

Puppet (automation) —

src: ( worth a look this site is)