Restrictions of Responsive Web Design

With over 65% of searches now started on phones rather than desktops, websites need a format compatible with the smaller screen. Mobile versions usually feature a thumb-friendly drop-down menu and no sidebars so that the essential text takes centre stage. “Responsive” websites – available on content management systems such as blogger, but particularly promoted by […]

FastNet welcomes Arkutech clients

Andrew and Mark Kingston, who established the successful website design business, Arkutech, have now moved over to the exciting world of event organisation.  We wish them every success in their new venture ‘Group-Booked’ – be sure visit their lovely new website. Over the last months we have been working with Andrew and Mark to ensure […]

Getting Ireland Online

Current trends indicate that “the digital part of Ireland’s economy is growing at 16% per year, more than 10 times the growth rate of the rest of the economy”. The National Digital Strategy also found that while: ” Irish consumers spent c€3.7 billion online in 2012 at least 30,000 small Irish businesses do not trade online. For […]

6 great things Google Analytics can do

A website without visitors is like a book without readers. You want visitors not just to look at the cover but to read the whole book. Your website needs to attract the right kind of visitors and keep them reading. Google Analytics can help you do that. How? 1.Who is coming in the door? Google […]

Top 10 tips for using twitter to get traffic to your website

Social media can bring traffic to your website.  Facebook connects you with people you already know, and a few of their friends – LinkedIn is great for building a network of like-minded professionals, but twitter can quickly reach the parts other social media can’t. It has an undeserved reputation for trivia. Used well it is […]

Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media

Social Media and Search Engine Optimisation There are so many millions of websites now that getting noticed is not easy. You will need to know the basics of search engines optimisation and how to use using social media like twitter and facebook and reddit if you really want to attract visitors to your website. SEO […]

Facebook vs Website

Who is turning to Facebook as a key online promotion tool?  Large promoters such as Carling have learnt that Facebook is where young people are, so where better to court them than on their home turf. Not only Carling itself but The Carling Cup now has a its own Facebook page. Why? Is it a […]

Blogger vs. WordPress

Blogger and WordPress both offer very popular free services to set up your own website and get blogging on the internet.  Most commentators will agree that WordPress is the way to go, and Blogger is a good second best for people who don’t really know what they are doing.  But is that true?    A […]