Converting from Magento to WooCommerce: how and why?

Like many web development companies, we’ve been creating Magento eCommerce websites for clients for many years. Magento has been the market-leading eCommerce solution for a long time, but its dominance has been challenged in recent years by the rise of several newcomers to the eCommerce market. One of these is WooCommerce, which is based on […] 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

We’ve had several new clients coming to us 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...

The Tour de France and your business

Note: This is an historical post from 2014 If you’re a Yorkshire-based business, you probably can’t have missed the news that the Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire in July 2014. ‘Le Tour’ will spend two days traversing Yorkshire, from Leeds to Harrogate via the Dales on Day 1, and from York to Sheffield […] Read More...

Keeping customers happy

Over the last couple of years, we’ve noticed an increasing amount of new customers coming to us with first- or second-generation websites, complaining about their existing web developer. More often than not, they complain that their designer is unresponsive to their requests, uninterested in further development, or charges what the customer feels to be an […] Read More...

Responsive Web Design – the new design standard for 2013

Note: this is an historical post from 2013 2013 is shaping up to be an interesting year in terms of new web developments. One such development is the field of Responsive Web Design (RWD), which began to come to the fore in 2012. But we predict that it will really take hold in 2013. Why? […] Read More...

1&1 Internet – charging for domains they no longer hold

As a web developer, I groan inwardly whenever a new client comes to me with a domain they’ve registered with 1&1 Internet. Why? Because 1&1 are notorious not only for cheap domains and hosting, but also for terrible support, and mis-charging. Or perhaps that should be fraudulent charging. Twice recently I’ve had clients of mine […] Read More...

New website sets Spectrum Framing up for doing business online!

CK Services recently launched a new website for Spectrum Framing, a boutique gallery and framing business based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Spectrum’s existing website was dated and provided little information about the nature of Spectrum’s products and quality of their work. Tim and Jo Roberts, of Spectrum, decided that they would like a fresh new […] Read More...

7 of the latest and greatest web design trends

Over the past year there has been so much that has changed in the web design world. With the emergence of the iPad, and the ever increasing Smart Phone market the web is changing, and taking the way we access it with it. We have also seen web browsers begin to adopt HTML5, CSS3 and […] Read More...

Why you need a website

One of the questions I’m often asked goes along the lines of “I run a small business and I can’t sell my product or services online. So do I need a website?” My answer is always, unequivocably “yes”. Even if you believe that your product or service can’t be sold online, a website is an […] Read More...

Just launched: a Business Directory for ThirskBusiness.com

We launched a new business website for Thirsk in April this year, developed in conjunction with Thirsk Regeneration Initiative (TRI) and Hambleton District Council. It’s designed to promote businesses in the area, and also to encourage businesses to start-up, or to re-locate to Thirsk. Phase 1 of the development went very smoothly, and we moved […] Read More...

Greno Woods website goes live for the Sheffield Wildlife trust

We’re pleased to announce the completion of our latest project, a website for the Sheffield Wildlife Trust which promotes their fundraising campaign to buy Greno Woods, in the north of Sheffield. The site went live today, and co-incides nicely with the start of the fundraising campaign. An article in the Sheffield Telegraph explains the Trust’s […] Read More...

A website is more than just good design

It’s the raison d’être for any designer to make things look pretty—and web designers are no different. I started my design career as a web designer almost ten years ago—a long time in Internet years. Before I went freelance I had a number of jobs that exposed me to all the facets of producing websites: […] Read More...