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If you are uploading your images to your website, it is important to consider the size in both dimensions and file storage size – this is called optimizing your images for the net.

It is important to have your images at the recommended pixel size. If your image is too small, WordPress may stretch your image to fit to its given position on the page and this will result in a blurry image.  If your image is too big, WordPress will use their resizing algorithm to reduce the size of the image to fit into the page which may display an image which isn’t as sharp as you would like, and may also serve up the big full-sized image in the background when the web page loads, leading to a slow loading time and a poor experience for the viewer – perhaps making them click away from your site in frustration.

How to resize for your website.

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Did you know that if your website is owned in Europe, or targeted towards EU citizens then by law you must gain consent from your website visitors to store or receive any information on their computer?

When your visitors view your website,  a very simple text file is downloaded onto their machine – this is called a cookie. Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.

WordPress make it simple to adhere to the EU Cookie Law.

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I cannot stress enough the importance of having a different password for each of your internet accounts especially for your Paylpal, banking and any accounts where your credit cards are stored.

However, I  appreciate that the average person is unable to store 100’s of different passwords in their head and we all know that writing them down in a notebook kept in a desk draw beside the computer isn’t a very secure method, so what is the answer?
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