J. Oliver Designs

Frequently Asked Questions & Tutorials

Got a question or problem? Check this page for solutions.

If you have a question and it's not listed here, feel free to send me an email. I'll continue to add to this page. There are also a couple of tutorials below that you may find helpful.


Q: Can I link to J. Oliver Designs?

A: Of course! I'm extremely grateful for any links back to my site. Thank you so much! At the moment I cannot guarantee a return link—I haven't had the chance to sort out a link page yet—but if you email me your website address, I will happily take a look at it.

Q: Where did you get the images for your website?

A: You can find many cardboard and paper textures and backgrounds at Background Labs and WeGraphics. Striped page backgrounds are often from the Stripe Generator, which is an invaluable resource and very easy to customise. If you're looking for fonts, I highly recommend Da Font.

Q: Where do you make announcements about J. Oliver Designs?

A: Check out my Twitter page for any big news and offers. I might also sometimes post about my web designs on my blog, although it's usually geared more toward my creative writing (but I'm more than happy for people to drop by!).

Q: Can you help me with X program / website / web host?

A: I'm sorry, but I can't help out with problems you're having with websites, programs or web hosts unless you're one of my clients. It's not that I don't want to, it's more a time constraint. Thank you for your understanding.


FTP: To upload a website to a web space, you need a client like FTP Explorer (for Windows), FileZilla (for Windows and Mac), or any of the other clients listed here. FTP clients enable you to move or edit your web pages, as well as provide basic maintenance for your website. This could save you money, if you have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Browsing: Is your internet browser up to date? Some older browsers don't display web pages properly, so it's always a good idea to regularly check for updates. You can get the latest Firefox here, the latest Internet Explorer here, Google Chrome here and Apple Safari here. The downloads are free and easy to follow. Some browsers will automatically let you know when a newer version is available for download—always take them up on the offer.