The City2Surf in Sydney

As a small business we like to do what we can to help – Business is not only about making money, it is about making a positive difference to the world we live.

Rhiannon Scutt

“Big thanks to Tidy Design for their generous sponsorship of me in Sydney’s annual City2Surf 14km run. I completed the course in 1 hr 36 minutes and 48 seconds. This was a massive personal achievement (having never run further than 8km) and it was made even more special by raising money for Amnesty International. Massive thanks to Tidy Design for helping me do so…”

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Thank You!

I am delighted to say July 2014 was a record month for Tidy Design – A big thank you must go out to all our customers, old and new – You rock!

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Jordan working hard at Tidy Design HQ, Old Portsmouth.

We have been busy, working closely with our clients, developing bigger and better websites, bespoke software and web applications that cater for private and public sectors. Everyday we learn something new about our customers and the industry they are in - It is a honour and a pleasure to be working and growing with them - Thank you.

New Hardware & Software

When I think back to the early days of Tidy Design I have to smile – We had large bulky laptops propped up with books either side, this was to prevent overheating and help cooler air reach the fans!

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Many years later we are truly lucky to have the iMac’s, MacBook Pro’s, Mac Mini’s and iPads that all work super fast and don’t cause the same headaches that Windows did back in the day! New hardware and software is very important to us – the better our equipment, the better our quality of work and productivity.

Rest assured the old retro iMac will stay here at Tidy Design HQ, we all wish it a long and happy retirement – It served us well.

Is Google Authorship still important?

I was kind of upset when Google dropped authorship photos from most search results last month, the potential to increase click-through rates and have your face appear in a Google search was pretty cool.

Is Google Authorship still important

So, is Google Authorship still worth it? Well, an authors name will still appear in Google’s search results, these linking to a Google+ profile page. Even though this small tagline is much less visible than a profile pic, these extra snippets of text add something extra… From what I read online, Google is working hard on promoting real people in its organic search results; authorship is therefore a great tool to establish your identity with Google.

Ok, it is sad authorship photos have gone – In a statement made by John Mueller Google are looking to tidy up its search result pages, the overall mission to provide a “better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices.”

In-Page Analytics

Just a quick post to say In-Page Analytics is very very cool – It gives us the ability to see where people click within a web page (or web app) and follow navigation paths through a site – I really need to start using this visual map more often, it is a great way to analyse data, behaviour and assess website usage….

In-Page Analytics

When was the last time you used In-Page Analytics to better a site design, reduce a bounce rate or improve usability??

FREE Calendar Icon PNG

As it has been such a productive day at Tidy HQ, we have created another freebie! Some free calendar icons to use on commercial or non-commercial projects…

FREE Calendar Icon PNG

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Here you have three tidy calendars all in PNG format, 1000 x 1000 pixels – Ideal for an app or web project. These free calendar icons could be used to represent an important date, news item, upcoming event or schedule. We hope you find a good home for them.

Please note you are not permitted to resell or distribute these FREE calendar icons via any third party sites, if you like them please link back to this page - Thank you for visiting the Tidy Blog, we hope you enjoyed your stay and find time to comment below.

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FREE Statistic Icons

Looking for a really simple statistic icon to use as part of your web project, commercial or non-commercial? Well, check out these free PNG’s below!

FREE Statistic Icons

Download Icons

We have today created and zipped up X4 statistic icons for you, the resolution of each is 500 x 500 pixels, more than enough for any app or website. We hope these free stat icons have helped – If so, please spread the word by using the social links below.

One last thing; you are not permitted to resell or distribute these statistic icons via any third party sites. If you like them, be awesome and link to this page. Thank you!

FREE Light Bulb Sketch

Hello Friend! Are you looking for a free light bulb sketch? Great news, we have today created a couple of free tidy doodles for you to download…

FREE Light Bulb Sketch

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You can use these free light bulb illustrations on any kind of project, commercial or non-commercial. All we ask in return is not to re-sell or distribute our work via any third party sites. If you like or use these free light bulbs, be a tidy dude and help us promote this page. A share, tweet or link would be much appreciated!

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What is my call-to-action?

Some website tasks are more important than others; a good web designer will try to understand the intentions of a site, identifying which tasks take priority and why…

What is my call-to-action?

Twitter.com – These guys have a simple CTA (Call To Action)

Ok, the overall goal of any website is to deliver the best possible user experience. So remember; make your site easy to navigate and include call-to-action buttons / banners that help you obtain the desired end result – be it sales, bookings, new membership or general enquiries made through a contact form.

Choosing your words, slogan or a call-to-action tagline is also very important. Think about your website users, what would they suggest if you asked them what a banner or button should say. Also, ask yourself where on a web page would your call-to-action sit best, the positioning of your call-to-action is as important as its text.

Converting new website visitors into new enquiries, new sales or new members is big business. We all want a site that will work for us and not against us. So, asking the question; “What is my call-to-action?” is pretty important. Remember that websites, technology, businesses and customers will naturally evolve over time; it is therefore a good idea to re-visit this question, update and try out new call-to-actions…

I hope you found this an interesting read? Please do add your comments and feedback below – Thank you for visiting the Tidy Blog!