Cyber Security attacks: How to avoid becoming a victim!

The news this weekend has been full of reports of a cyber attack called ‘WannaCry’ which disabled computers in many NHS hospitals. But the attack was more widespread than that; many business across 150 countries were affected. Could the next victims include your business? It’s a well-known fact that the weakest link in any business, […] Read More...

The importance of website backups

A new client recently approached us with a problem. His website – hosted by another company – had been hacked and they had destroyed both the theme and the data. His original web developer had not kept a copy of the site, and had not set up backups on the webserver. So that was it, […] Read More...

Google does it again: the latest update prioritises security using SSL

Google have recently announced that they will be placing increasing focus on ‘secure’ websites in the near future. The next update is likely to prioritise secure sites in the Search Engine Ranking Pages (SERPs), meaning that non-secure sites may well see a decrease in their rankings. This is part of a global drive to mitigate […] Read More...

The latest Google update… how might it affect your website? #mobilegeddon

You may be aware that Google has recently released a new update to its algorithms, dubbed #mobilegeddon by the media. There has been much hype over this, with the media latching on to produce headlines warning of dire consequences for owners of non-mobile websites. Similarly, many website designers latched on to the story, perpetuating the […] Read More...

Sycamore Business Park

We’re proud to announce that we have been chosen to maintain Sycamore Business Park’s website. We currently have an office on the Park, and quickly realised that the site had not been updated for some time. We took over maintenance of the site, and immediately contacted all of the Park’s tenants in order to update […] Read More...

A new venture… and new offices!

We have two very exciting announcements to make in one. First, we’ve embarked on a joint venture with office software developers Office Consort Limited; and second, we’ve moved in to new, larger offices to accommodate our businesses. We plan to merge the two businesses early in 2015 in order to provide bespoke office software creation […] Read More...

Knightsbridge Neckwear returns to the fold

One of our valued customers, Knightsbridge Neckwear, has brought their website back to us after a year away. Knightsbridge, a producer of luxury neckwear based in Melmerby near Ripon, have been a long-standing customer. However, just over a year ago, the owner of Knightsbridge Neckwear decided to have a new website created by a high-end […] Read More...

Is your website legal?

Did you know that your website could be illegal? There are several important pieces of information that all businesses in the UK and EU must display if they are to comply with the law. These are as follows: Company information: A UK-registered business must display company information such as business name, registration number, registered address, […] Read More...

Why a free website may be more costly than you think

I’ve had several new clients coming to me recently with so-called ‘free’ websites. These are frequently offered by large companies such as 1 and 1 Internet, GoDaddy, HostGator, Wix.com etc. You know the ones – advertised during prime-time TV with big glossy adverts claiming you can create a website quickly and easily, by dragging and […] Read More...

How to use PrettyPhoto with WordPress Featured Images

The thing I love most about web design/development is that there’s always something new to learn. There’s not a day goes by when I don’t have to try something I haven’t done before. Today I had a requirement to make Featured Images open in a lightbox when clicked on by a user. You’d think that […] Read More...