How to put text into a Transparent Box using CSS

Step one of this tidy tutorial is creating a div element (class=”background”) with a fixed height and width, a background image, and a border. div.background { width:730px; height:400px; background:url(bg.jpg) repeat; border:5px solid #CCC; } Then we create a smaller div (class=”transbox”) inside the first. div.transbox { width:620px; height:200px; margin:30px 50px; background-color:#000; border:1px solid black; In […]

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Strictly Come Tidy

Yesterday Tidy Design hit the road travelling from Portsmouth, to Birmingham, to south west Wales visiting both clients and family. Luckily for us we recently exchanged our old car for something more modern, comfortable, and with no shortage of CD’s / conversation the drive was great! The first of our meetings was at a magnificent […]

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Can twitter boost visitors to my website and generate me new business?

This is a question Tidy Design has been asked on a number of occasions… The tidy answer is often directed at backlinks, networking and building real-time relationships with both existing and potential clients. Twitter works well for businesses because it can act as an opinion poll, break news faster than other media, inform clients of […]

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Using a blog to market and promote your business

Since the creation of blogging, blogs have increasingly become a more and more popular way to promote a business. You could argue that clever blogging is to repeat keywords you want to target; you should do this just enough times to establish a theme… I agree you should take full advantage of this in your […]

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A step too far?

Last Friday evening, after a very delicious fish and chips dinner on the beach, my husband and I decided it was wine o’clock (well actually he decided it was wine o’clock, I decided it was time for a big slab of lemon cheesecake). We went into our local supermarket which shall not be named (it […]

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What is 9 to 5?

Evening all! Just a quick blog post before I get stuck into some more web design work at Tidy Design. For those who don’t know me, my name is Michael Jon Ward and I do thrive off late nights, long hours, strong coffee, business and the occasional glass of red wine! You could argue the […]

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HTML Basics continued…

Following from yesterdays post I thought I would list a basic introduction to HTML that should cover all you need to know to begin writing. <html> <body> <h1>This is a heading</h1> <h2>This is a heading</h2> <h3>This is a heading</h3> <p>Your first paragraph.</p> <p>Your second paragraph.</p> <p>Your third paragraph.</p> </body> </html> Adding an HTML links to […]

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With HTML you can create your own tidy web page!

HTML (HyperText Markup Language) uses markup tags to describe web pages. The purpose of web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Crome or Firefox is to read HTML documents and display them as web pages. <html> <body> <h1>Heading</h1> <p>Your first paragraph.</p> </body> </html> The above example shows <html> and </html> which describes the web page… Then […]

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Build a Website around Keywords

Selecting the correct keyword(s) and looking at keyword density is very important because search engines use this information to determine which search terms a site is relevant to. A tidy keyword density will help achieve higher search engine positioning for the selected keyword. Remeber, keyword density needs to be balanced correctly, too low and you […]

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