Make your phone number clickable

As more than 50% of websites are viewed on phones these days why not make your phone number clickable.

Here’s the link format in html:-

<a href=”tel:07966355054″>Call me</a>

Consigned to history

I recently noticed a forgotten box in the loft as I retrieved the projector screen. It was my old 35m slide projector lying there forlorn and unused, having been overtaken by the technology which brought us Powerpoint.

I had forgotten how I used to prepare a slideshow in the 80s.

35mm_slide_projectorIn a touch of nostalgia let me just run through the process. First of all the slides were all photographed using a 35mm SLR camera and slide film such as Kodachrome, Fujichrome or Agfachrome. Slides were duplicated using (not surprisingly) a slide duplicator which was fitted in place of the lens and using daylight or a flash gun as a light source. Composite pictures were taken by over-exposing the component images and creating a montage within the duplicator. Graphs were hand drawn and then photographed. Text was created using Letraset rub-on lettering on coloured board. All the slides were then mounted and had to be “spotted” and numbered so that you could insert them into the carousel correctly, upside down and reverse side towards the projector bulb. You might use glass protection to stop the slides “popping” with the heat from the bulb and going out of focus.

The worst thing that could then happen was that you dropped the slide carousel, the (supposedly) locking lid came off, scattering the slides everywhere and you were due to perform in two minutes time.

Oh, happy days!

What old technology do you remember that has (thankfully) been overtaken by new technology and pensioned off to the darker recesses of your loft?

 

Other beerbuses are available

I wrote in praise of the 770 #beerbus but let’s not forget that other buses and beer festivals are available, such as the 14th May’s Tockwith Festival, back after a year off. You can catch the X70 or 412 service from Wetherby

You can visit Tockwith’s website here

Bardsey’s Beer Festival takes place on 19th March. Here’s a link to their Facebook page You can get there on the X98 and X99 buses.


 

Need a website? Have a look at the Beer Festival portal which offers a complete website and social media package wthout the need to pay for hosting or a domain name.

Click on the image below:-

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Click on the image below to go to a legacy beer festival website:-

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Instant Everywhere

For many, reading on the mobile web is a slow, clunky and frustrating experience – but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere.

This is the introduction to the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project, an open source initiative to speed up access to the Internet on mobile phones by providing stripped-down content that will load faster over a slower mobile phone signal. Not surpisingly Google is involved and it seems to be a natural progression from last April’s campaign to ensure that websites are mobile-friendly, even penalising non-compliant websites by downgrading their SERPs ranking.

Want to ensure that your website meets this standard? Speak to your website designer (or your ISP if you use a drag-and-drop design service such as Wix).

If you want your WordPress site to be compliant get in touch and I’ll explain how you can do it and ensure that your site’s SEO doesn’t suffer either.

You can view the mobile version of this page here

#shouldhaveusedwordpress