Purple Spider Web Design

Hello, my name is James Cocker,
I'm a freelance web developer & designer,
based in Edinburgh, Scotland.



The Website Owners Guide to Search Engine Optimisation

3 September 2014

If you have a website and would like people to be able to find your website via search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo!, you need to be aware of the basics of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) when managing your website content.

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Responsive Website Launches: Scottish Golf History & Hounslow Travel Active

15 April 2014

I've had a busy few weeks polishing off these two responsive sites, and thought I'd share some details about how they were created.

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Website Content Tip 3: Insert Headings to Improve Readability & SEO

11 April 2014

Breaking up the content on a web page with headings is a very effective way to make it easier for users to locate the information they are looking for, as well as improving Search Engine Optimisation.

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Website Content Tip 2: Keep Paragraphs Short

24 January 2014

The second tip in the series focuses on keeping paragraphs short to further help users scan over the content.

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Website Content Tip 1: Cut Out the Waffle

11 December 2013

The first tip in the series focuses on making sure your website content is as concise and to the point as possible.

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Website Tips: Writing Your Content

11 December 2013

A series providing several tips on how best to structure your web page content, in order to make your pages as readable as possible.

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Why I Use SilverStripe

2 October 2013

SilverStripe is an open source Content Management System and PHP Framework. Most of my websites are developed on the SilverStripe platform, here's why.

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Website Launch: Cambridge-Africa, University of Cambridge

18 September 2013

Cambridge-Africa is an umbrella programme that consists of a handful of initiatives specific to Cambridge-Africa academic collaborations. They had an existing website, but it was based on the University's default template, and it wasn't giving them the unique online presence or functionality that they required.

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Welcome to the Purple Spider Blog

9 September 2013

I'm going to start using this space to talk about some of the tools and techniques I use in web development, I also have plans for some articles on tips for content authors providing advise on search engine optimisation and content formatting, as well as announcing the launches of new sites etc.

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