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Shellshock security issue – an update

You may have heard about Shellshock which is a serious bug affecting potentially milllions of computers around the world. The flaw has been found in a software component known as Bash, which is a part of many Linux operating systems as well as Apple’s Mac OS X. The Shellshock bug can be used to remotely […]

Clothing drives online sales growth in the UK

Clothes are the most popular type of product bought online according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics, bought by 49% of all adults. Some 74% of adults had bought goods or services online this year, according to a snapshot of the way the internet is used in our daily lives.Almost half had […]

Marks and Spencer’s website redesign results in falling sales

At at time when online sales are growing rapidly for most companies, Marks and Spencer’s have experienced falling online sales despite a reportedly £150 million overhaul of their website. On the surface, their strategy was promising with an increased focus on video and magazine type content to interest visitors. This is a proven way of […]

Latest Google changes and how they affect your SEO

Google is always tweaking the way it ranks websites so it improves their users’ experience. It doesn’t care about you or your website, only whether it deserves to rank higher because it matches a continuously changing set of conditions so people using Google will get their query answered more effectively. Recently it has taken to […]

Flat web design trend explained

In the past, web designers put a particular focus on showing off their skills by packing sites with flashy illustrations and animations that supposedly wowed their visitors. Then came a shift toward skeuomorphic design, which attempts to bring real life to the screen, with faux-realistic textures, drop shadows and real object characteristics, making your computer […]

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 […]

Put blogging and editorial content at the heart of your website design

UK Retailer Marks and Spencer has recently taken back control of its online store from Amazon, bringing it in-house and putting greater emphasis on editorial content and daily blogging of magazine style content. Laura Wade-Gery, multi-channel and e-commerce director for M&S, said that shoppers were 24% more likely to buy from the website if they […]

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 […]

5 things every business should know about Google

Despite intensifying competition from Microsoft’s Bing and more specialist search engines, Google remains the most important Internet search tool. Anyone running a website for business needs to understand the key factors that boost a website’s ranking so you can make the right decisions about your marketing and SEO (search engine optimisation) efforts. No busy entrepreneur […]

Tablet and mobile online sales boost Argos and Dixons

Booming online sales boosted revenue for Argos and Dixons as sales grew by 3.8% and 5% respectively. Business over the internet made up almost half of Argos’ sales as shoppers made more purchases using tablet computers and mobile phones. Both businesses were written off as dinosaurs a few years ago but have revived themselves by […]