Dropbox: Access Your Work Anywhere

Dropbox
Store your work online for anywhere access.

Dropbox offers 2GB free file storage to store your work online. It means that you can work from several places (as I do) including your phone, because it updates your work from whichever machine you’ve connected in and then when you use a different one its got the recent version stored in Dropbox.

You set it up by creating an account, then installing Dropbox on each computer you normally work from.

You keep your work in the Dropbox folder that appears on your desktop, and the program will automatically synchronise your files so they are the same on all the computers you use.

You can also login to Dropbox and get your files from any computer (eg internet cafes) and you can share files with other people this way too. Handy for large files that don’t email easily.

Its what they call ‘the cloud’.

You can get your own Dropbox account here.

Legal Stuff for your Website

Website Legal Stuff from ContractStore
Website Legal Stuff from ContractStore.com

Did you know that all businesses in the UK have to display:

On your website and on emails:

  • the company name (if this is different from the trading name then the difference should be made clear)
  • the registered office address of the company
  • the registration number and country of registration

The details you must make available on your website are:

  • an email address where the company can be contacted (this is not needed on emails from the company)
  • membership of any trade or professional association including the registration number
  • the VAT number if VAT registered.

If you “collect data” you will also need a Privacy Policy saying what you will use the data for and how it will be stored.

Spider’s client ContractStore has some useful downloads for business websites including:

They offer more specialist docs and packs for internet and design businesses as well, such as the Online Retailer’s Legal Pack .