If you have a website, product or service that would be useful to website builders or owners, or if you want to show off your skills and promote yourself then writing for this website is a great way to expand your reach and increase awareness. I only ask that you read the following guidelines before pitching a suggestion for an article to me, these are not strict rules but they should help you to decide whether your idea is relevant.
This site is aimed at people who are involved in the production of websites or web applications. This includes:
- people with ideas for a website, looking for some tips on how to get a web project started
- non-technical site owners who may be interested in strategies for tracking or improving the performance of the site
- designers looking for inspiration or tools for website design
- developers interested in the latest coding techniques or web APIs
- marketers looking for guidance or new ideas on web-based promotion
Writing Style Guidelines
- Write something that will be interesting or beneficial to the reader.
- Be informal and personal.
- Write in the first person i.e. refer to yourself as “I” not “We”, even if you are writing on behalf of a company or organisation.
- Share opinions based on your own experience.
- Have a sense of humour, try to make the reader smile.
- Use examples to illustrate points, link to relevant sites.
- Add at least one image, screengrab, diagram to break up the text.
- Where explaining a coding solution, provide example code. This doesn’t have to be a complete listing of working code, just enough to demonstrate the key principles.
- Please write in English.
- Images should be at least 250 pixels wide and no wider than 600 pixels.
- Images should be linked to the source website or page where using a screengrab, only link to the full-size version of the image if it is a diagram which requires a larger view to make out the details.
- Links should never use the “target” attribute to open a new browser window.
- Links should never use the rel=”nofollow” attribute.
Publicising your own work
There is nothing wrong with publicising your own work as long you make it clear from the outset. Ideally, if you are writing a post about your new web startup, the first sentence would be something along the lines of “I’m the CEO/Developer/Sales guy for this company, and this is an introduction to our product.” As long as the article is honest and relevant to the audience (see above) then it’s not a problem.
Excessive linking and obvious keyword links will be frowned upon….but….as a guest author you will provide a bio for the article footer which can contain as many links as you like (within reason e.g. the bio HTML cannot be larger than the article).
If I feel that edits should be made to your article, then I will discuss these with you prior to publication. You will remain the sole owner of the article and will have the right to re-post it, remove it and edit it as you see fit. I reserve the right to remove any article from the site or to disable comments on any article though I will attempt to discuss this with the author before doing so.
Get in touch
Send your suggestions or questions to me (Dave Kinsella) at [email protected] and I promise to answer as soon as possible.