• 2022-07-13
    How to Structure Your CSS
    CSS is a very powerful and flexible language but it needs to be organised. Adding rules to the end of a single file will quickly become…
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  • 2022-06-24
    What is a headless CMS?
    What is a CMS? A CMS or content management system is an application that helps users create, manage and modify content on a website. Most…
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  • 2022-05-04
    Advice for learning how to code
    Advice for learning how to code When I was working in publishing I started learning to code by studying for 20 minutes each day. After about…
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  • 2022-04-09
    What is the WordPress Gutenberg editor?
    What is the WordPress Gutenberg editor? WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world and the Gutenberg editor is its most significant…
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  • 2022-03-10
    5 Things I've Learnt as an Apprentice Software Developer
    5 Things I've Learnt as an Apprentice Software Developer I’ve been working as an apprentice software developer for a couple of months now…
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  • 2022-02-19
    How I made my blog
    How I made my blog When I decided to start blogging I knew that I wanted to build the site myself. I chose to use the Gatsby framework as I…
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  • 2022-01-01
    Looking back at Founders and Coders
    This blog is a follow up to My Journey to Becoming a Developer. In that post I described how I’d come to apply to the Founders and Coders…
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  • 2021-10-23
    Four Things I've Learnt So Far at Founders & Coders
    It’s been a month since I started the full time course at Founders & Coders and it seems like a good time to talk about what I’ve been…
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  • 2021-10-09
    Attending Co-Tech conference at Space4
    Co-Tech (Co-operative Technologists) is a network of co-operatives that sell digital or tech services. They met for their conference on 2…
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  • 2021-08-09
    My journey to becoming a developer
    I’ve worked in book publishing for eight years but I’ve loved it. I’ve won awards (which is really nice and slightly embarrassing) and I’ve…
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  • 2021-07-08
    Why you should make a personal website
    Why you should make a personal website A personal website can be thought of as like your ‘home’ on the internet. It is a way to make…
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  • 2021-05-04
    6 Skills to Future Proof Your Publishing Career
    Let’s face it...the publishing job market in 2020 was tough. While much of that can be attributed to the pandemic it’s clear that the COVID…
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  • 2021-04-06
    7 Key Elements to your Amazon Product Page
    High quality Amazon product pages can improve your ranking in the search algorithm and help you sell more books. During the COVID-1…
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  • 2021-03-19
    1000 True Fans: what can publishers learn?
    1000 True Fans is a business model based on an essay initially published by Kevin Kelly in 2008. In his post Kelly proposes that to be…
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  • 2021-02-08
    Metadata elements to focus on in 2021
    We know that good metadata contributes greatly to a book’s success. But like anything else in publishing, metadata is constantly changing…
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  • 2021-01-25
    A Publisher's Guide to TikTok
    TikTok has taken the world by storm in the last two years sending songs to the top of the charts and even sabotaging a Donald Trump rally…
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  • 2021-01-05
    A Beginner's Guide to Mobile First Design
    In 2010 at the Mobile World Congress Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced that moving forward, web designers should put mobile-first. What is…
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  • 2020-12-18
    6 Ways for Publishers to Make Money from their Websites
    Publishers typically underuse their websites with the option to browse books and not much else. Some, often smaller presses, do sell print…
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  • 2020-12-03
    How has EdTech responded to the pandemic?
    As schools, colleges and universities closed during the first UK lockdown teachers and students had to adapt to new ways of learning online…
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  • 2020-11-21
    A Brief Guide to Amazon Keywords
    What are Keywords? Keywords are words and phrases that can be added to a book’s metadata to improve its searchability on Amazon. They are…
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  • 2020-11-09
    Top Ten Youtubers to Learn Programming
    We’re all going to be stuck indoors for a while this winter and in need of new ways to pass the time. The appetite for learning to code in…
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  • 2020-10-27
    Metadata 101
    Metadata is a term we hear a lot about but what exactly is it? And if you work in publishing - or hope to be soon - what do you need to know…
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