August 12th, 2019 / Dave Child

The Myth of the “Unlimited Holiday” and How We Do It

Growing Pains When I was going through the process of turning Added Bytes from a small one-man web development agency into a small three-person product company, there were a few issues I had to address. Things like … what hours we would work, what days we would work, and how much holiday everybody could take. […]


May 31st, 2018 / Dave Child

Introducing ReadablePro

Introducing ReadablePro. A readability tool with extra power. Readable | 5 min readYou have 7 seconds to grab someone’s attention. Take control of your content marketing with ReadablePro and cut through the noise. Continue Reading


January 4th, 2018 / Steve Linney

Joining the readability movement

Joining the readability movement Readable | 2 min readJanuary, the start of a new year and the start of a new adventure for me as Chief Marketing Officer for readable.io. Continue Reading


January 23rd, 2016 / Dave Child

Introducing ApolloPad

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”–Toni Morrison Somewhere, deep in the back of my brain, is a little memorandum. It says, simply, “Write Book“. I can go for long periods without giving that thought any attention. But then, when I least […]


September 10th, 2012 / Dave Child

Added Bytes Goes Pro

We Are About To Live In Interesting Times The last few months have been a little tumultuous. Perhaps the biggest thing to happen was that my lovely wife Lindsay and I are now expecting our first baby, due early next year. This is exciting. It’s also helped bring some clarity to my work. I’ve been […]


March 11th, 2012 / Dave Child

Readability-Score.com Goes Live

We’re ready to unveil our latest project – Readability-Score.com! Way, way back in 2004, I wrote a piece of code to analyze the readability of text using the various algorithms that had been developed for the task. I made a small but useful tool to analyse readability and threw it up on the site, not giving […]


October 18th, 2011 / Dave Child

Introducing Cheatography

For a few years now, I’ve been releasing cheat sheets here, and you’ve been asking how to make your own. So I created Cheatography, a site where you can build and share your very own cheat sheets, completely free. After several years and plenty of different versions, my new cheat sheet project has open doors. […]


March 18th, 2009 / Dave Child

Nine more ways to improve your website conversion rate

Learned the lessons of part 1? Here are nine more ways to improve your conversion rate. Conversion Rates Once you’ve built your website, the temptation is to think of it as finished. Maybe build another one. Certainly aim to drag more visitors, kicking and screaming if necessary, to your shop. After all, if you’re making […]


June 12th, 2006 / Dave Child

Ten ways to improve your website conversion rate

Why worry about getting twice as many people to visit your site, when it can be far easier to double the number of sales from the people already visiting? Here are 10 ways to improve your website conversion rate. What is a Conversion Rate? Your conversion rate is a measure of the number of potential customers […]

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September 10th, 2003 / Dave Child

Added Bytes Is Born

It says, somewhere down near the bottom of this page, that this was written in 2003. That’s not entirely true. Right now, as I write this, it’s 2018, not 2003. Back in 2003, when I’m pretending this was really written, I was a lot younger, a fair bit thinner, and had a lot more hair […]