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Page speed – why it is important for SEO, web design and user experience

We’ve all sat there viewing loading icons rather than content and cursing the website owners for allowing their valuable information to take longer than it needs to display. Like an over-garrulous acquaintance that can’t get to the point, the slow loading web page diminishes the user experience but it also can prevent your site ranking […]

5 common SEO mistakes when redoing your web design

Once you have taken the plunge and decided to commit to a new web design, there are some important considerations to make sure that your shiny new web design initially maintains and then boosts your ranking on search engines. That has to be the ultimate aim of any website redevelopment. Here are 5 common errors […]

Responsive web design pt 1 – Using Google Analytics to view your mobile traffic data

Now that Google has rolled out its mobile friendly update (live on 21 April 2015), it’s becoming increasingly important to know how this might be impacting your web traffic and whether the measures you have taken are working or you’re suffering a loss of web traffic. Google’s mobile friendly update means that a Google search […]

How do you know if you have been hacked?

There is a wide range of hackers: some are just mischievous, testing their skills against your security measures but many want to steal your personal information for more nefarious reasons such as selling on or accessing important accounts. According to the UK Government’s 2014 cybersecurity survey, 81% of large businesses have suffered malicious data breaches. […]

Why you should keep your WordPress site version and plugins updated

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s website was recently discovered to be harbouring malicious software for a second time this year. Two security companies have independently found evidence that hackers put malicious code on the site which meant that anyone visiting using a vulnerable browser risks losing login names, passwords and other data. A spokesman for Jamie […]

10 popular websites that use WordPress

We use WordPress as the main platform for our client websites as it is easy to learn, quick to maintain and we can add new features relatively inexpensively. WordPress can also handle e-commerce with its Woo Commerce plugin but we wouldn’t recommend this for websites many hundreds or thousands of products. That aside, WordPress has […]

Useful technical facts and tips for the non-technical

Our world is brimming with technology, helping us be more productive in our working lives and stay in touch with friends and family. We recently found this article – 100 Technical Things Non-Technical People Can Learn To Make Their Lives Easier – that provides some important facts and figures to help us use our technology […]

Heartbleed bug – latest advice

The Heartbleed bug has drawn a confused and confusing reaction from techies and commentators alike. Some have said change your passwords immediately, others have advised checking with affected websites before doing anything. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could […]

5 things to improve on your website this week

No one is or should ever be completely satisfied with their website. There are always things to improve and issues that need solving long or short-term. Here’s a list of 5 things you or web developer can do this week to improve your website so you get better information about your web traffic, your users […]

Your business, your domain name and your web hosting

In the last few months we have had to help out some business owners on issues with their domain names and web hosting. In some cases they had relied on a ‘friend’ or acquaintance buying a domain on their behalf and then either losing touch or actively falling out with the person. This left them […]