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Namesco taking down sites running on old versions of PHP

Namesco taking down sites running on old versions of PHP

By lisa, 14.05.24

If you're a Namesco customer with a website which hasn't had much TLC for a few years, you may have received a scary email or telephone call from them. We received an email from a lovely lady called Ros who had received such an email, and - to Namesco's credit,…

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18a win Netty 2024 award for Activibees.com

18a win Netty 2024 award for Activibees.com

By lisa, 29.02.24

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…

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Generating an Effective Content Security Policy with your Laravel React App

Generating an Effective Content Security Policy with your Laravel React App

By tom, 27.02.24

I recently had an interesting problem to solve. I'd built a brand new author website on a shiny installation of Laravel 10, utilising its out-of-the-box frontend start kit for React. Laravel Breeze offers React scaffolding via an Inertia frontend implementation. As the website explains "Inertia allows you to build modern,…

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If your WordPress website looks broken, it could be because of this.

If your WordPress website looks broken, it could be because of this.

By lisa, 15.02.24

WordPress is the incredibly popular blogging-come-full-website platform that powers over 835 million websites* in 2024. It's functionality is extended by plugins, and one such very popular plugin is Advanced Custom Fields, which is used on over 2,000,000 sites across the world. ACF announced a while ago that they were making…

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WordPress Popup Builder plugin causing sites to get hacked

WordPress Popup Builder plugin causing sites to get hacked

By lisa, 31.01.24

A marketing agency recently asked us to help with a site they look after for a client because it was displaying odd behaviour - when they visited admin, the page was blank when they should have seen a login screen. We quickly deduced the site had been hacked, and traced…

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Google makes big changes to email security

Google makes big changes to email security

By lisa, 23.01.24

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…

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Web trends for 2024

Web trends for 2024

By lisa, 14.12.23

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…

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Podcast: Mastering Continuous Improvement Through Agile Development

Podcast: Mastering Continuous Improvement Through Agile Development

By lisa, 16.10.23

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,…

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

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

By lisa, 28.09.23

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…

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