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Websites for business start-ups: developer vs. web-builder (paid vs. free)

Ever thought of starting your own business? If you have, and you've seriously looked into it, you'll know that there are lots of costs involved. This article discusses the pros and cons of 'free' websites versus 'paid-for' sites.

Converting from Magento to WooCommerce: how and why?

How to migrate your website from Magento to WooCommerce... and the reasons why you should!

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to ‘phishing’ emails

Find out how not to get caught out by 'phishing' emails - we give our top tips on how to recognise and deal with those emails!

Cyber Security attacks: How to avoid becoming a victim!

One weekend in 2017, the news was 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 […]

10 benefits of custom web design

We all know that quality web design is a valuable investment, but what are the real benefits of having a custom design created for you? Is the extra cost worth it? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’, and here’s why: Consistent brand identity When creating your design, our web design team thinks about the big […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]

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 […]

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