Gary Cottam

Gary Cottam

Author at Phoenixrealm.com

Gary Cottam is the founder and CEO of Peterborough-based company Doublespark, where he is able to apply his skills and expertise in the realm of Graphic Design, Web Design and SEO. His passion for these areas has also led him to become chief editor of the Phoenixrealm SEO blog, keeping readers informed of the very latest developments.

Gary lives in Cambridge with his wife, Lucy.

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An Introduction To Prototype

Creating Ajax applications is all the rage these days but I wouldn’t recommend putting Ajax functionalities into your online applications unnecessarily because sometimes it can hamper the overall functionality of your online application or website. Nonetheless, Ajax can really enhance …

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Choosing A Content Management System

Content management systems these days are not just for publishing online newspapers and magazines; you can also use content management systems to manage your regular web sites, shopping cart items, and of course to publish your blog. The choice of …

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Developing multi-language websites

We are researching the best way to implement a multi-language website, that would include at least English, French, Italian and Chinese.

Any “Phoenixrealmers” have experience of mult-lingual sites and able to point us in the right direction?

Thanks, Gary.…

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The Value Of Quality Link Building In SEO

Quality link building involves getting inbound links to increase the overall SERP positions of not only your website’s homepage, but also your deeper URLs.

Simply exchanging links indiscriminately with other webmasters and bloggers, although this creates lots of noise, it …

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Maintaining an e-commerce website

The primary focus of every e-commerce website is to make a sale, whether it is a product or a service. Every aspect of an e-commerce website is to encourage the visitor to go to the buy or subscribe page and …

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The problem of free pitching and how to overcome it

Do you often find yourself working for free in an effort to obtain more prestigious assignments?

Many web designers work for free to build up their portfolios or and to try and secure new clients. This form of doing work …

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