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What is RankBrain?

RankBrain is now entrenched as part of Google’s search ranking algorithm and is said to be the third most important ranking factor after inbound links and great content. It is having a big effect on how searches are presented. But what exactly is RankBrain and why should small business owners care? RankBrain is “artifical intelligence” […]

Future of SEO

What do the next few years hold for search engine optimisation? Since almost all businesses rely on organic search traffic, it’s vital to understand the direction of travel with search engines and SEO. Here’s my brief analysis of where we are currently heading. Top ranking factors There are hundreds of factors which determine where your […]

Why Do Web-to-Email Contact Forms Stop Working?

Email contact forms on websites are notoriously bad at just … working! They work one day and just suddenly stop working the next. Usually the first you know about it is when you notice that you haven’t had any email enquiries from your website for a while. Here are some tips on why email contact […]

Why Does My Website Say “Not Secure”?

Your website will be flagged as “Not Secure” in a web browser if it does not provide any encryption of the data which passes between the website user and the site. This data could include things like usernames and passwords, data captured in online forms, comments, credit card details, or any other kind of data, […]

Add HTTPS to Your Website to Help Search Rankings

In 2014, Google announced that HTTPS would be used as a factor in search rankings At first, webmasters saw little difference in search rankings and at that time only around 7% of page-one Google results used HTTPS. That figure has climbed dramatically in the intervening two years, and now around 30% of top-level Google websites are using […]

BBC News Moves to Responsive Design

Today the BBC has announced that after several weeks of A/B testing it will move all users to it’s new responsive website design. Responsive design means the same site present itself differently according to the kind of device that it’s being viewed on. Usually this means having more horizontal content on desktops and on mobiles […]

The Challenges of Accessible Website Design

[su_box title=”What is website accessibility?” style=”glass” box_color=”#872452″ class=”right”]Website accessibility is the process of designing websites which have no barriers to access for people with disabilities. Consideration must be given to blindness and low vision, motor disabilities and the widest range of cognitive abilities.[/su_box]For most customers, the primary concern in web design is reaching the largest-possible audience. […]

Integrating Google eCommerce Tracking with WorldPay 2014

As many developers know there have been issues for a long time integrating Google eCommerce or Google Analytics tracking with WorldPay hosted payment solutions. The problem arises because both of these tracking systems use JavaScript to read the shopper’s cookies, tracking customers from clicking on an ad in AdWords all the way through payment. This […]

Case Study: Creating PDFs From ASP.NET Automatically

We completed another interesting project using technologies that we don’t normally use – creating PDFs from ASP.NET. Our client supplies materials around the world to research institutions. For decades, every year they produced a paper-based catalogue – an impressive heavyweight document – which they send to all their clients and anybody else who wanted one […]

Case Study: Geolocation and Automatic Currency Detection

Photo credit: Kevin M Gill Our client has a thriving e-commerce site which we built a few years ago. They sell all over the world and accept payments in a number of different currencies. The challenge with this project was to ensure that customers outside the UK were presented with prices displayed in their home […]

What is Responsive Web Design?

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about “responsive” web design? Responsive design aims to present a site that’s tailored to the device on which you are viewing it. For example, on the web, screens are generally wider than they are tall (landscape format). But on mobile, screens are usually taller than they […]

Use HTML5 for Killer Cross-Platform Graphics

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a graphically intensive site developed in HTML5 using the Canvas technologies.

WordPress Hosting

We’re delighted to announce we have added a great new service to our repertoire. WordPress is a fantastic blogging platform that is powering thousands of sites all around the world. Now you can have a WordPress-based web site on your domain for just a few pounds a month.