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NEW: online tutorial library

Keyboard with green 'How to' keyAll Zipfish websites come complete with pdf tutorials illustrated with screenshots from the site itself - but files can be mislaid, and sooner or later software versions change and things come to look or function in slightly different ways. To overcome this problem, the Zipfish website now includes an archive containing generic Joomla! tutorials for many common tasks, all of which will be kept updated as Joomla! and our most commonly used components change. All Zipfish customers will receive a login to access the archive and download whatever they find useful.

Look out for an automated notification email containing your login details over the next few days, and please do get in touch if it doesn't arrive.

Updating a tired template

Time to update your templateThings change fast in the online world, and this applies to website appearance as well as functionality. As part of our hosting service, we make sure that your website's components are kept updated and continue to function as reliably and securely as possible despite frequent changes in technology and the hosting environment - but could it be time for a completely new look? 

The appearance of your site (colours, fonts, fixed images and layouts) is controlled by a template that ensures consistency across all of its pages, and If you feel that your site is beginning to show its age, it may need a complete template redesign.  

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Resource of the month: Optimizilla

Optimizilla image compression

Overly large images are a common cause of slow-loading website pages, and Optimizilla is a handy online utility for reducing the size of your images without noticeable loss of quality. Simply upload your file, wait a few seconds, then download the optimised result.

See the example below. The 'After' image shrunk by 77% after receiving the Optimizilla treatment. Can you spot any significant difference between the two?

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