Author: John Parnell Pierce
John built his first website in 1995, With a reputation for being The Internet Guru, he has become the Internet go-to guy for his clients and friends by helping them make sense of the online world, solving their problems and making Internet easy. - John's Website


Accessibility - Alt tag example

What is accessibility and why should your website be accessible?
We explain website accessibility for beginners and why you need it for your users.

Posted in Beginners Web Development

Usability and colours

Colour and usability

What is important when selecting colours for your website?
How are website usability and colours related?.

Posted in Beginners Web Development

Usability issues and menus

Consideration of usability and menus is an important factor in web design

So what is usability and how does it relate to your menu?
What is good menu design?

Posted in Beginners Web Development

Web browser errors

What are common web browser errors found by beginners when developing websites.
Why do sites look different in different browsers?

Posted in Beginners Web Development

Web browsers

image of Internet Explorer

So what is a web browser? In this interview Reece Lamshed asks John Parnell Pierce about web browsers. Note:  This interview is 6 years old. It was part of a training resource for beginner interactive media students. Though the browser

Posted in Beginners Web Development

Using HTML coding

html coding

In this interview Reece Lamshed talks to John Parnell Pierce about the use of HTML as a website coding language. John explains why HTML coding is important to website development. Note:  This interview is 6 years old. It was part

Posted in Beginners Web Development

Internet Guru Hosting becomes Web Necessities™

Web Necessities Logo

Back in May 2003, I put up the first version of the Internet Guru Hosting web site.  It was part of my grand plan of global domination through cheap no-frills web hosting. It was fairly basic, a shopping cart for

Posted in Web Hosting

Responsive Web Design – why it is important?

esponsive layout on a phone

John Parnell Pierce has put a video on our sister site, Web Necessities, explaining why you need a Responsive Website. Some of the key takeaways from this presentation are: Responsive web pages reformat themselves to match the screen of the

Posted in News

Web Necessities Hosting

We are excited to announce that our Web Hosting and Domain Registration services have been renamed Web Necessities™. With this change we have modernised our products and upgraded all our web hosting packages to include larger data and bandwidth allocations.

Posted in Domain Registration, News, Web Hosting

PMC Project

What was the PMC blog? PMC was a blog used in a post-graduate course run at RMIT. Students were asked to make postings about a web technology that facilitates communication. Each student posted their research findings on their own blog. 

Posted in Web sites