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Why the Government needs coders: the devil is in the detail

Why the Government needs coders: the devil is in the detail

By lisa, 21.05.20

Our household is currently going around in circles as to whether we think the proposed return to school the week after next is a good idea. The dilema for us is that there just isn't very much detail about the whole thing yet - and I do love detail. Today a…

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Are NHSX being naive? And when will they delete our data?

Are NHSX being naive? And when will they delete our data?

By lisa, 3.05.20

Plans are being announced for the UK's contact tracing smarphone app, which will alert people when someone they've been near has started showing symptoms of COVID-19. Apple and Google have both suggested decentralised approaches to this, where you - by updating the app - notify the world that you're showing symptoms and…

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Food Home Delivery services now on Hallshire.com

Food Home Delivery services now on Hallshire.com

By lisa, 2.04.20

HallsHire.com has been helping the world find event venues for almost 20 years. Initially solely about village halls, it now includes various community centres and conference venues. As the world however, struggles to function with the COVID-19 pandemic turning lives upside down, we've added a new feature to HallsHire.com to help with…

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Notifications failing for some users on Invision Community forums

Notifications failing for some users on Invision Community forums

By dean, 5.03.20

Our client OilPrice.com use InvisionCommunity to power their very popular oil and energy discussion forums. However, after a recent upgrade to version 4.4.10, we had reports that some users were clicking the popular bell icon to view notifications and encountering an error. The box that would normally display the notifications was instead…

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Press Release: CropFarmer.app becomes FarmBudgets.com

Press Release: CropFarmer.app becomes FarmBudgets.com

By tom, 1.03.20

Farm budgeting platform cropfarmer.app has undergone a rebrand to become FarmBudgets.com. Tom Freeman, co-founder of Farmbudgets said today: We were delighted to be able to acquire the domain name FarmBudgets.com which makes the perfect home for our farm budgeting tool. Not only does it make it clearer what the primary…

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"We need a good search": strategies we've employed to give clients more powerful search tools and granular control

By lisa, 27.02.20

When we're planning a new website for someone, one of the requirements we often hear in the brief is that "it needs to have a good search".  When I heard that line from a client last week, it ended up that their current keyword search was linked to a 3rd…

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Large site migrations for Cosy Club and The Lounges

Large site migrations for Cosy Club and The Lounges

By lisa, 21.02.20

We are delighted to welcome Cosy Club and The Lounges to the 18a fold this year as they've asked us to help them with their websites. Last year we designed and built their corporate site - Loungers - with a 2 week turn and so are delighted to be able to work with 2 of…

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Safari and Chrome Connection Issues on iPhone with http/2 via AWS Load Balancer

Safari and Chrome Connection Issues on iPhone with http/2 via AWS Load Balancer

By tom, 13.02.20

If you are having problems getting Safari and Chrome on iOS to connect to your site and you're using an AWS Application Load balancer, you might want to check if you have http/2 enabled on the load balancer. If you do, and you're using Apache, try adding the following line to your…

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Internet Safety Day 2020: Our top tips for staying safe online

Internet Safety Day 2020: Our top tips for staying safe online

By lisa, 11.02.20

February 11th is Safer Internet Day 2020, with the UK Safer Internet Centre celebrating the role the Internet plays in our daily lives whilst reminding us all to be careful how we use it. So here at 18a we thought we’d bestow some of our own personal top tips for staying…

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