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  • EU Cookie Directive - How to test your site for cookies

    Is your web site using cookies? Here's our useful guide to determine whether or not the EU Cookie Directive is something you should look into and how detect if your site is using Cookies. What is the EU Cookie Directive? Well in short, it's a new law that will be coming into force on the 26th May 2012. You can read it in more detail from the government's Information Commissioner's Office...  View This »


  • Web Design - Staying ahead of the competition

    Web standards have moved on. Have you? Maybe not. And why is there a picture of a panda? Well things have changed here in 2011. HTML 5.0 has now been ratified, browsers have been updated and google rolled out the Panda update (hence the panda picture). What does all of this mean? Is my old site useless? Well it doesn't mean any one thing and no, your old site is not useless! But we now...  View This »


  • Video Production - Some Tricks of the Trade

    When it comes to video production there's a number of things you learn after working in television over 13 years. It's surprising how often you see videos on the net which are difficult to watch. In this video Chris explains what's more important in online videos: sound or vision. You'll learn how to make your corporate video really easy to watch. It's much simpler than you might ... View This »


  • Anatomy of Web Hosting

    The anatomy of web hosting - a guide to the various elements. If you're completely new to the concept of website hosting, it can all be a pretty confusing business - a daunting, techie-sounding load of jargon and acronyms. This article deciphers some of the jargon and provides a general explanation of the various elements related to website hosting. It might be that you're having a new...  View This »


  • Google Adwords - to PPC or not to PPC

    Paid listings as a way to drive traffic - some thoughts from Rusty Monkey. We offer a variety of SEO and SEM services to all of our clients, and we often get asked about the value of Google Adwords and other Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising. In short, Adwords lets you set up an account, specify keywords to target and place a bid on these keywords, and then when people search for them an advert...  View This »


  • Managing design projects the Rusty Monkey Way

    A short informative video in which we show how we manage our design projects. Built on years of experience, we've found this is the best way to do it.  View This »


  • World Wide What?

    A quick guide to acronyms, initials and specialist language on the internet. People use a lot of fairly specific and specialist terminology when they're talking about websites, email and computers generally, so here's a very quick guide to some of the most common abbreviations and terms you might hear. Some will be obvious, others maybe less familiar:www - World Wide Web (the...  View This »


  • Setting up email on Outlook Express

    A walkthrough for configuring your mailbox. Here's a quick guide to setting up a webmail-based email account to automatically deliver your mail to Outlook Express. All versions of Outlook operate slightly differently, so make sure you are using the right one. If you're not using Outlook Express there's some more guides that might be useful elsewhere on our site, just look at the Email Help...  View This »


  • A rough guide to better search results

    Search engine optimisation for beginners. Everyone seems to have woken up to the fact that there's quite a lot to be done that can boost rankings in all the major search engines. To do this properly can take a lot of time and effort, but there's certainly a few things that you can do yourself to make a good start. Here's our quick Rusty Monkey guide to getting the basics right:Write good...  View This »