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18a working with Papersmyths

We are extremely proud to announce that Papersmyths have selected 18a to be their new web partner going forward.

Netty Award 2024

18a win Netty 2024 award for Activibees.com

We are delighted to announce that 18a has been recognised for its outstanding work in the “Web Design Agency of the Year – UK” category at the 2024 Netty Awards. It was our work on Activibees.com, our inhouse “things to do” platform, that earned us this prestigious award. The Netty Awards celebrate achievements in the digital landscape, honoring […]

Google makes big changes to email security

If you've seen scary messages about your email sending lately, it's because Gmail and Yahoo! are about to tighten up the rules on what it will deliver to their users from the 1st February 2024. Whilst SPF, DKIM and DMARC records are nothing new, it's about to be more important than…

Web trends for 2024

The end of another year, so prepare for another barrage of "trends for next year" type blog posts. But they are very interesting to look back on in years to come, to see how right we were!   So what does 2024 potentially have in store for the web? And…

Podcast: Mastering Continuous Improvement Through Agile Development

Earlier this month I was asked to be on a panel for the latest Evolution podcast, where I sat with other tech leaders to discuss "Mastering Continuous Improvement Through Agile Development". I was joined by  Dwayne Pascal, CTO of Reveall, Gary Clark, CTO of SchoolGrid, and Evangelos Pappas, Head of Engineering,…

All there in black and white – or full colour: a new home page for Jericho Writers

We've been working with Jericho Writers for a few months now, getting to know their very complicated WordPress membership site. If you're not familiar with Jericho Writers, they're a passionate team offering a host of services to help budding authors get published. The team consists of a lot of successful…

Have yours on the rocks: Moments on Mendip

In July we told you how we're helping Leeds University with their Dialect & Heritage project. Meanwhile August saw the launch of Mendips AONB's Moments on Mendip campaign, where you could see your photos projected onto the rock faces of Cheddar Gorge. Moments on Mendip is a community-led photographic exhibition of…

University of Leeds and Iszy: Dialect and Heritage Project featured on The One Show

We've been helping the University of Leeds with their Dialect and Heritage Project, which was recently featured on The One Show. The National Lottery Heritage-funded initiative aims to present a snapshot of the language used in England today, by understanding which words and phrases are still in use, and how…

Google Analytics 4 set up for lite users: it’s not as complicated as you expect

People all over the world are logging in to Google Analytics this week and seeing an enormous count down clock, telling them to get shifted over to GA4 asap. Universal Analytics is stopping working from 1st July 2023. For many, many users, switching to GA4 is a case of pressing…

Website rebrand and relaunch for Gingerbread

We are so proud to have worked on the brilliant "new" website for leading single parent family Gingerbread. I say "new" because it's actually the same WordPress website they've had for years, which we inherited from their previous developers. The amazing team at Gingerbread knew they needed to radically change…

Looking back: North Somerset a hundred years ago

Everything we do at work is looking to the future - helping companies grow, predicting trends, seeing where technology is evolving - implementing AI! But sometimes it's lovely to just take a minute and look back. I've had to look back at some old projects this week, some of which…

New product launch for Sweetbird: reusable cups for cold drinks

We've worked with Sweetbird for a few years now, just helping them tinker around the edges of their existing WordPress site. As we know WordPress inside out, we "inherit" a lot of existing sites which the original developers can no longer support for various reasons. Maybe the site has grown…