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Blurred lines: Content versus advertising

Blurred lines: Content versus advertising

Marketing bods have been falling over themselves to find the answer to this modern communication matrix, how does one treat content versus advertising. Advertising works in some places, but not others. Content marketing (done well) looks all fine and sexy, consumers supposedly hooked to the storyline and keen to loosen their spending belts as a ...
Images To Inspire!

Images To Inspire!

This week we wanted to share a few inspiring images from photographers on theimagefile. We feel that it’s important to highlight the work of our very talented image-makers in order to inspire young and new photographers to achieve great creativity. Take a look at more work by Rosie Nixon, David Cullimore, Sarah Firkins and Ewen Forsyth here! Send us ...

Important Announcement For Java Uploader Users!

Earlier this year Google announced that Chrome Version 42 would disable the NPAPI but leave an option to re-enable it. However, Google has now announced that from September 2015 they will be completely disabling NPAPI within Chrome. The NPAPI is the architecture that the Oracle Java Plugin relies upon. This plugin is required by Java Applets. This ...
Featured Website: Diana Steer!

Featured Website: Diana Steer!

Here at theimagefile we love seeing the wonderful work our customers create and hearing how their businesses are booming. Today we wanted to showcase a beautiful website created by our Website Design team in collaboration with lifestyle and portrait photographer Diana Steer. In our opinion this website ticks pretty much every box when it comes to perfect design ...
Have You Spring Cleaned Your Business?

Have You Spring Cleaned Your Business?

Over the past week, Spring seems to have made a grand entrance and with it the need to blow away the cobwebs and dust off our businesses. So what simple things can you do to spring clean your company? Related posts: Webpages 101: What To Do With Your Contact Page! Why Should I Start A ...

Why Use Website Specific Images?

Your website is the first impression that customers receive about your business and style of photography. Obviously, your home page and portfolio are the most impactful pages when it comes to customers deciding that you are the right choice for them. However this doesn’t mean that other pages on your site should be put on ...
Social Media: Instagram Do’s and Dont’s

Social Media: Instagram Do’s and Dont’s

The top photographers all have large followings on Instagram, for very good reason. They are visual communicators and other social mediums just don’t offer the same ease of sharing or love of commenting on images. With a highly shareable platform, and also as part of Facebook, the benefits of showcasing your work are obvious. Whilst ...
Throwback Thursday – Browser Titles!

Throwback Thursday – Browser Titles!

For this Throwback Thursday we wanted to focus on browser titles – the importance of them and how to make the most of them. The browser title is the official page title that appears at the top of the browser window, in search results, and in bookmarks. As this is the title used externally, it ...
Jim’s App Picks!

Jim’s App Picks!

Spring is on it’s way and it seems that weddings are being planned left, right and centre. So we have found some apps to help your clients plan their perfect day and make sure everything runs smoothly! Related posts: No related posts. ...
Update! Form Button Styles

Update! Form Button Styles

Quick update! There are new options for you to customise your contact field boxes and buttons on your contact page and shopping cart. The new designs include; modern rounded edges with either white of grey contact fields, modern rounded edges with grey contact fields and no borders, sharp square edges with extra padding and more! To start ...
Becoming A Wedding Photographer?

Becoming A Wedding Photographer?

We have created five fundamental wedding photography web pages which you can easily install into your website. They are aimed specifically at boosting your search engine optimisation and increasing enquiries and sales so definitely worth installing. The web pages include; advice for your potential clients on how to choose a wedding photographer, why your clients should book an engagement photo ...
Get Ready To Tie The Knot!

Get Ready To Tie The Knot!

Now that Spring is on its way many couples are planning their upcoming nuptials. So, following on from our Valentine’s Day series we will be running a Wedding Programme to help you boost your business and increase your sales. Related posts: Throwback Thursday – Tiered Pricing! Throwback Thursday – What’s Your Most Popular Image? Updated ...
Sales: Database management

Sales: Database management

Sales: Database managementWhenever the subject of database management comes up, this is the image that springs to mind. Banks of computers in low-lit warehouses humming away quietly and efficiently, stashing endless amounts of information ready to be accessed at any time. Whilst your small business may not need the football fields of storage that Apple ...
Focus On…Rebecca Northway!

Focus On…Rebecca Northway!

Today we would like to introduce you to a portrait and wedding photographer based in Gloucestershire. She has photographed over 700 weddings and has received many prestigious awards including Photographer of the Year BIPP South West Region 2015. Please meet the wonderful Rebecca Northway… Related posts: Focus On…Ashley Franklin! Focus On….Peter Barlow! Focus On… Fiona ...
Folio Gallery Page Update!

Folio Gallery Page Update!

A quick update! By popular request you can now set your folio gallery page to open the client gallery in slideshow mode. At the end of the slideshow the gallery will return to its normal display mode. NOTE: This setting is only available from the folio gallery page!     Related posts: Throwback Thusday: Mosaic ...

Marketing: Relationship Marketing

Relationship Marketing In other words: how can you keep your customer coming back and buying your services? Often, winning the client or customer for the first time is the easiest bit. Delivering what they want, expect and are paying for can be tough according to the personality traits involved. But further to that, how can ...
Web Pages 101: Folio Gallery

Web Pages 101: Folio Gallery

Within theimagefile you have a choice of eight different pages in which to display and sell your images. The page type that this article is going to focus on is the folio gallery page. The folio gallery page displays one thumbnail per Client Gallery collection. The visitor clicks the gallery image to access all images ...

New Caption Overlay Feature!

We have added caption overlays! Caption overlays are designed to alert your visitors to the content they will see then hovering over an image on your website.  Currently, the new caption overlays are only available on the “Linked Gallery” page type, but will be available on all fixed images within slideshow pages soon. Related posts: Folio Gallery Page ...
Web Pages 101: The Advanced Page!

Web Pages 101: The Advanced Page!

With over twenty different page types available on theimagefile it can be difficult to know which is the best choice for your website. So, over the next few weeks we will be explaining the design options, benefits and uses of each individual page type. This week we are going to focus on The Advanced Page. ...

Are you ready for 21st April ?

Google rarely gives advanced information about changes to its algorithm. So when Google recently announced the date and focus of their algorithm changes we knew it was going to be a serious update. They said: Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile ...
The Advantages of Seamless Integration!

The Advantages of Seamless Integration!

Branding is a key process within a business as it shows the personality, quality, origin and target market of a particular company. Think of branding as a container for your business’ reputation and good will. Strong branding can build trust between a company and its customers. Potential clients are often given a firm idea of what they are buying before they buy ...