How to identify spam emails

We’ve written articles about this before, but it’s an ongoing problem. The nature of spam emails is also changing; they’re becoming much more sophisticated. Often they’re targeted to look very similar to ‘official’ emails, but more worryingly, they often contain ‘personal’ information. This ‘personal information’ is often used to try to convince you that the […] Read More...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to ‘phishing’ emails

Phishing emails have become a daily scourge of our inboxes. I personally often get 20 or more a day. Phishing emails have been used as a means of enabling hackers to gain access to computers since the mid-1990s, and they’re becoming ever more sophisticated. The word ‘Phishing’ literally means ‘fishing for information’ – in many […] Read More...

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...

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...

7 of the latest and greatest web design trends (2010)

This is an historical article from 2010 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 […] Read More...

Reasons why you need a website (2010)

This is an historical article from 2010 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 […] Read More...

Just launched: a Business Directory for ThirskBusiness.com (2010)

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 (2010)

This is an historical article from 2010 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 […] Read More...

A website is more than just good design (2010)

This is an historical article from 2010 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 […] Read More...