I arrived at Callia Web 3 months ago as a designer with a general understanding of web design having taught myself the basics at the dawn of digital time, in the 1990’s. I started to use WordPress to build sites for the local Parish Council and the village hall in Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, where I Tesher’s first three months at Callia Web[Read More]
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Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve had your website for ages, your blog can be a useful tool for business growth. Here, I’ll show you a logical way to organise a blog focused on achieving your business goals. This method works just as well for a brand new blog as it does for one How to organise a blog[Read More]
If I had £1 every time a client said ‘can we reduce, or remove the space between…’. It’s very common feedback, and not always easy to persuade them that the design works better with the whitespace left as it is. All too often, whitespace is considered wasted space. The temptation is to fill every bit Whitespace: not just a waste of space![Read More]
One of the last impressions you want to give a potential customer on your website is that you may have gone out of business. So how can you avoid it on your website? During January I was researching for a solution to a technical requirement and also catching up on some personal admin, and twice 7 website mistakes that make potential customers think you’ve gone out of business[Read More]
The start of a new year provides the perfect opportunity for a bit of reevaluation. How’s your blogging year been? What have you achieved? Are you moving in the right direction? Do you even know what direction you’re going in? Blogging can be such a solitary pursuit, it’s all too common to neglect having these 10 Good Habits for Food Bloggers to Adopt[Read More]
The holy grail for most food bloggers is to score a publishing deal and have their recipes in print. But what does it take to achieve this, and what is it actually like to go through the process? We caught up with Food Writer and Callia Web client Ren Behan to find out about her From Blog to Book. Food Writer Ren Behan on her new cookbook Wild Honey & Rye[Read More]
There are a mind-blowing amount of food blog designs out there, so if you’re looking for some inspiration for a site redesign, it’s always worth looking at what the competition are up to. It’s crucial to identify exactly what it is you love about someone’s website; not just the look and feel, but the functionality 5 Fantastic Food Blog Designs We Love[Read More]
Most people will have multiple images on their website. How you choose to display images will vary depending on what their purpose is and how they look with your website design. A hard crop is useful if you’re looking to make your website images equal sizes, whereas a soft crop is useful if you don’t Making your website images equal sizes: the difference between hard and soft crop[Read More]
Feeling bamboozled about which recipe plugin to use with your WordPress blog? Katie Bryson takes a look at some of the latest WordPress recipe plugins on the digital foodie scene and chats to some of the bloggers who are using them. But first of all why use recipe plugins at all? What are the benefits Review: The latest recipe plugins for WordPress[Read More]