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  • A fresh look for Bank Security Printing

    25th March 2015 12:00 by lisa

    We certainly work with all types of businesses - it's fascinating to learn about everything that makes the world go round!

    Bank Security Printing has recently changed hands and the new owners came to us to quickly and cost effectively produce a contemporary, professional website which they would be able to… Read more

  • Is your site ready for the big Google responsive change?

    20th March 2015 12:00 by lisa

    Google have announced that their "mobile friendly" change is going to take effect from the 21st April, so you've got a month to get your site ready if it isn't already.

    This change is going to effect searches done from mobile devices - if an Internet User carries out a Google… Read more

  • Major website updates for mappmedia.com

    17th March 2015 12:00 by lisa

    We made Mapp Media's website back in 2013, and were now ready for a few changes.

    Back then they were a start up - now they're established in tbeir field which means their needs have changed. Meanwhile, a wealth of new domain names are available since their launch and they've secured… Read more

  • New website for Mike Burns Photography

    12th February 2015 12:00 by lisa

    We built Mike Burns a website for his photography business a few years ago but with a new target market he needed a fresh look and feel.

    Preivously primarily a wedding photographer, Mike's website was very heavily wedding orientated. However a new business avenue has opened up to him, thanks to… Read more

  • Astbury Marine Services website launches

    21st January 2015 03:00 by lisa

    Astbury Marine Services came to us with an old website that didn't have a CMS and asked us for a fresh brand and site.

    We opted to build the site on WordPress and now they have a clean, clear website which they can update easily themselves.

    As conflict resolution experts the site… Read more

  • Happy 2015 from 18a

    5th January 2015 03:00 by lisa

    We hope you had a wonderful break and are looking forward to 2015!

    We've got some very exciting projects in the pipeline which we hope to be able to tell you about soon. Meanwhile we're planning some building work in our offices, hoping to expand our team and if we find… Read more

  • 2014 Christmas opening hours

    22nd December 2014 12:00 by lisa

    It's that time of year again!

    And we're getting ready to hang our stockings and pop the turkey in the oven.

    Our offices will close at 1pm on the 24th December, and re-open again at 9am on the 5th January 2015. 

    Website up time monitoring of sites we host will continue as always,… Read more

  • Changing the zoom level on an embedded Google Map

    18th December 2014 03:00 by lisa

    I love Google products, but they change more often than I change my socks!

    Which means you constantly need to learn how to use their products to get the best out of them.

    The latest example of this was updating a Google Map embedded on a client's site. I made the map… Read more

  • New City Insights marketing site goes live

    28th November 2014 03:00 by lisa

    The new City Insights marketing site is now live!

    After the new system went live earlier this year, City Insights needed an exciting new marketing site to tell all their potential clients about what their fantastic platform can offer.

    The new site features a CMS to allow City Insights to add news… Read more

  • Farewell Chloe

    2nd October 2014 03:00 by lisa

    It's a sad week as we wave goodbye to Chloe!

    Chloe's been with us covering Lisa's maternity leave since February but next week she's off to pastures new in London. As Chloe had never been to Weston-super-Mare or ever been on a pier, we decided it was time she sampled both… Read more

  • Closing an OpenCart store

    23rd September 2014 03:00 by lisa

    A built in maintenance mode in OpenCart means you can effectively close your store completely at the click of a button should you need to.

    I've been asked a couple of times as to how a client can stop customers using their store, whilst they can still access it and manage… Read more

  • Corrupt looking fonts in PDF's when viewing in Mozilla Firefox

    29th August 2014 03:00 by andrew

    After Firefox version 19 was released Mozilla decided to implement a somewhat experimental PDF viewer in the browser which means users don't have to install a plugin in order to view or download PDFs. Unfortunately experimental seems to be the key word because we have come across issues with fonts… Read more

  • Microsoft drops support for all but the latest version of Internet Explorer for your Operating System

    21st August 2014 03:00 by andrew

    For many years, Microsoft has offered technical support and security updates for multiple versions of Internet Explorer. This was largely down to enterprise users where companies had difficulty in upgrading large numbers of computers to the latest version of Internet Explorer either because of the shear amount of work involved… Read more

  • Updated branding on Lords Tavener’s website

    8th July 2014 03:00 by chloe

    We have recently gone live with some changes to the Lords Taveners website.

    We first designed their website back in 2012, and we officially launched it in 2013.

    Lords Tavener’s have recently updated their brand guidelines. This meant it was time for their website to have a bit of a… Read more

  • The Facebook Experiment

    2nd July 2014 03:00 by chloe

    As the Facebook empire grows and grows, the way in which the social network handles user data has become an important debate.

    This week it was revealed that Facebook changed the content of users Facebook feed to collect data on how they responded. By manipulating users feeds to monitor their… Read more