Web design links
Useful web links and online tools that I use day to day, for businesses. To help save time when marketing online.
I also include some amazing charities that I know of and fully support, plus some websites that are close to my heart.
Useful webbie links
downloads.com - Provided by C-Net, Download.com is the place where people go to discover free-to-try legal downloads. Featuring rated reviews, Download.com is the trusted, safe, and secure resource for software, mobile applications, and game downloads.
nominet.uk - Nominet maintain the register of .uk domain names. They run the technology which locates a computer on the Internet hosting the web site or email system you're looking for when you type in a web address or send an email to an address that ends in .uk.
trendmicro.com - Anti-virus software that I use. Trend Micro is a global leader with over two decades of expertise providing our customers timely, effective threat protection with the least amount of complexity. Our vision is to create a world safe for exchanging digital information.
experts-exchange.com - Experts Exchange is a technology help site - we've developed a patented Q&A system that makes finding solutions easier. People ask questions and experts from around the world provide reliable answers.
dictionary.com - We provide reliable, free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations from our Web properties at Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com.
mashable.com - Mashable is the largest independent online news site dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology.
techcrunch.com - TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
Search engine analysis
MOZ's Link Explorer is a useful tool to research backlinks, find link-building opportunities and discover potentially damaging links with Open Site Explorer.
MOZ's Keyword Explorer helps businesses discover the best keywords to target.
Close to my heart
Supporting Sara, a friend who tragically lost the use of her legs. This is the smiliest and most giving person you could ever choose to support - gofundme.com
The Lullaby Trust - lullabytrust.org.uk
One Day One Choir - onedayonechoir.org
Recycle Now - recyclenow.com
Give Blood - blood.co.uk
The Fire Fighters Charity - firefighterscharity.org.uk
Wildlife Trusts - wildlifetrusts.org
Friends of the Earth - friendsoftheearth.uk
British Heart Foundation - bhf.org.uk
Business friends of Kaydee Web
Howell Rees, Dragon IT, Oxfordshire
Howell Rees is the owner/founder of Dragon IT Support in Oxfordshire.
Howell offers a wide range of services predominantly to small to medium size companies as well as home users.
Howell supports hosting and email services offered by me.
Gail Gibson, Performance Coach, Wiltshire
Gail offers successful business performance coaching with proven results in helping professional women break through the frustration of stagnant business growth by teaching simple, incredibly effective techniques.
Gail is just wonderful to speak with, and always inspiring.
Steve Hicks, Squib Photography, Oxfordshire
I recommend ‘Squib’ or Steve Hicks for commercial photography in the south east of England. For your professional social media photographs, team photos, and product photography either in his studio in Witney or in a place of your choice.
His skills know no bounds – he can photograph food to vehicles, and is especially good with people.
Online marketing tools
Have you ever seen those short links within a tweet or on a Facebook post? How do you do that? bitly.com for shortening links and saving space in your posts. No one likes to see a long link. You can then also track how many clicks you've had on one link, and reshare the link later.
The URL builder helps you add parameters to URLs you use in custom web-based or email ad campaigns. A custom campaign is any ad campaign not using the AdWords auto-tagging feature. When users click one of the custom links, the unique parameters are sent to your Google Analytics account, so you can identify the URLs that are most effective in attracting users to your content.
Relevant, timely content that you can use across social media platforms and on news sections of your website. I use Content Gems to keep up with my industry and curate content for my blog.
Charities and initiatives supported by Kaydee Web
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
All people should be treated equally. I am incredibly fortunate to be born in the UK - in a time that war has not yet affected my life. I appreciate that I am able to move around the world, freely - something I love to take advantage of. I support the UNHCR to help some extremely unfortunate human beings displaced by war or poverty. As the UNHCR say "it could be any one of us".
One Day One Choir is an inspiring global peace initiative which uses the harmonious power of singing together to unite people around the world on Peace Day, September 21st.
Since they began in 2014 – as a response to growing unrest and conflict in the world – more than a million people, from all walks of life and a huge array of different singing groups, have joined in and sung with us in more than 50 countries. They're being helped by some wonderful supporters and collaborators.
Since 2016, I have provided web site design and updates for Jane's initiative. Although I am yet to sing myself!
Since the 1st of December 2015 Refugee Community Kitchen has served over two million meals. Refugee Community Kitchen serves hot, nourishing meals to displaced people in the UK and France.
They are committed to showing up rain or shine, and doing everything we can to make sure that no one goes hungry.
I live in France and am from the UK, and I do not like to see anyone going hungry, especially when their lives have been torn apart too.
One of the most dynamic charities I know, these guys do amazing things to help people with disabilities.
Using technology ranging from modified joy pads to eye-control, SpecialEffect finds a way for people to play video games to the very best of their abilities, having a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.
Special Effect are based near to where I grew up in the UK, and I just love what they are providing to people who may never of been able to get such enjoyment from computers.