What is a webcard? Why it’s useful to have one…….

Simply put, a web card is a powerful way to present your business details, all in one place, optimized for mobile devices. As you are probably aware, internet access from mobile devices surpassed desktop access about 12 months ago, so it is more important than ever for businesses to have a mobile-friendly presence. Web cards provide a convenient way to achieve this:

 

 

Click or tap on this next image to view my web card online:

 

As you can see, all the key information is presently clearly, in a mobile-friendly format. It works just as well on desktops and laptops, of course!

Why not have a go at creating one yourself?

Start you creation at: http://uk.web.cards/

Thanks for reading another free tip from:

Mark Giles

herefordcomputerhelp.com

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Let’s generate some QR codes……

I expect you’ve seen them; you know, those square, black and white images on posters, signs, adverts etc. Many websites and companies will charge you for producing them, or restrict their commercial use, or make it hard to use them without a fee.

I’ve found a great site where you can create your own, personalised QR code for free, and use it commercially!

The site is: http://goqr.me/

I used it to create the QR code in the cover-art on my business page:

https://www.facebook.com/hereford.computer.help/

You have the option to create a QR code for your website, or your telephone number, or just some text. You can even use it to create a VR card, to share your contact details with someone.

The site contains plentiful background information on the QR code system, and also explains why it is becoming a very useful marketing tool.

All in all, the site is simply and easy to use, and it’s a great way to get creative!

Create some free QR codes at http://goqr.me/

 

New website for Julian Stanley – creative woodcarver, sculptor and artist

I am pleased to have developed a new website for an amazing woodcarver, sculptor, and artist named Julian Stanley. The brief was to showcase high-resolution images of his work in a gallery, with simple navigation. Please visit his site by clicking the image below:

Julian Stanley – woodcarving, furniture, sculpturing, painting

 

 

 

Brockhampton, Herefordshire

I am delighted to have been asked to develop a new Facebook page for an important local building, All Saints’ Church, Brockhampton.

This beautiful church lies in the village of Brockhampton, near Ross-on-Wye, in Herefordshire. It is widely recognised as one of the most important Arts & Crafts buildings of the early 20th century and was described by the architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner as “one of the most impressive and convincing churches of its date in any country“.

https://www.facebook.com/allsaintsbrockhampton

All Saints’ was designed and built by the renowned architect William Lethaby, one of the leading lights of the Arts & Crafts Movement, and was completed in 1902. The building is Grade I listed in recognition of its architectural importance.

 

Something to think about…..

Yesterday, I wrote about Stumbleupon, how it can help you find websites according to your interests and how it might lead you to discover sites that you might otherwise not find.

To illustrate this, I StumbledUpon a site this morning which I found very interesting. Here is a random page:

http://highexistence.com/50-sentences-will-convince-become-digital-nomad/

Have a look at highexistence.com when you feel like being inspired!

Thanks for viewing.

Ever get bored with social media?

Had your fill of Facebook for a while, or temporarily tiring of Twitter?

Why not give StumbleUpon a spin?

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It’s easy to sign-up, using existing social media credentials (!!) or you can sign-up using email.

Just tell it a bit about your interests:

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and start Stumbling by clicking on the orange Stumbleupon icon in the top left corner of the site!

You’ll land on sites you’ve probably not seen before, but wish you’d discovered ages ago! I thoroughly recommend it for a quick escape from the sites you normally visit.

As you would expect, you can get StumbleUpon apps for your mobile or tablet as well.

Keep viewing  my WordPress blog –  Hereford Computer Help  – for more tips!

Thanks for reading

Mark Giles