Web Development

  • How to get an A Grade SSL Install with Letsencrypt on EC2

    LetsEncrypt is great, but it doesn't always work brilliantly with Amazon EC2 instances.Documented below are the various steps and hurdles I've had to overcome to install LetsEncrypt and configure Apache to run a clients site securely over SSL. I'm writing this as much as anything for my own reference as… Read more

  • Getting Started with AMP

    Everyone wants their website to load as fast as possible, especially for people on mobile devices. When time is scarce and very precious, waiting for pages to load can be extremely frustrating. Responsive web design is all very well, but often whilst pages are designed to look pretty on a… Read more

  • Retina Images - Automatically serve high-res images, to those who'll appreciate them.

    We were looking for a neat way to handle high resolution images for devices that can benefit from them and have discovered a handy solution in the form of retinaimag.es.Using just a small snippet of js code and a few other bits and bobs, it determines if you're viewing the site… Read more

  • Why have my Instagram pictures stopped appearing on my website?

    If you were a user of the Instafeed.js service for Instagram, you may have noticed recently that your pictures have stopped automagically appearing on your website. This is due to some recent legal changes Instagram have made to their API, which has unfortunately stopped the app (for now atleast) from… Read more

  • ClaytonERM move to WordPress

    At first glance, the new site we created for Clayton Euro Risk looks pretty similar to the old site ... which was exactly what was requested. However, as similar as it may seem in comparison, just like a swan, the feet were paddling frantically below the surface. Metaphorically I mean… Read more

  • New video subscription website for Woodcarving Workshops

    Master woodcarver Chris Pye's popular online video learning tool, Woodcarving Workshops, needed a make over and we were more than happy to help! Their old site, which was built using Umbraco, was a little tired and not responsive so they needed a site that could keep up with the requirements… Read more

  • The new Farming Hub goes live

    The lovely Lawrence at Farming Hub approached us to create a new site for farminghub.co.uk. His old site was built using Umbraco, but for his new site Lawrence wanted something custom built so as to perfectly suit his requirements.He needed a site with a fresh new look; modern, easy to… Read more

  • Cookie Widget Tool

    Agree with it or not, due to EU law, every website we create these days needs to have the obligatory 'this website contains cookies' warning. Understandably most people have absolutely no idea what they need to include on this page. So to make life easier, we've launched a new tool… Read more

  • Re-branding for Mapp Media

    We recently helped Mapp Media rebrand their website, changing all of their previous purple into green! We made the changes to their blog site and holding page for their new brochure site which we're currently developing on WordPress. The blog site is fully responsive and kept up to date with… Read more

  • A new look for Magnetic North Travel

    We built Magnetic North Travel's site back in 2010 and now 5 years on they needed a glossy make over and to go responsive!Now an established luxury holiday brand, Magnetic North needed a site which emphasises how special their holidays really are. Powerful photography is key, as are memorable design… Read more