What your browser says about your website

We wrote a little about connecting to websites securely a while back, what it does and some reasons for using HTTPS. A couple of the major browser vendors have now brought the issue back into focus; you may have noticed...

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11th August '17 | business, domains, hosting, security, seo

 

Say goodbye to minimum terms and release fees

We’re all very used to seeing minimum terms for things like broadband, electricity and insurance. These are all too often accompanied by release fees or early termination fees. Unfortunately this thinking has become increasingly prevalent in the worlds of design...

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27th July '17 | business, design, hosting

 

When the conversation goes beyond web design

Often when we are commissioned to work on projects for start-ups or smaller businesses during the course of a conversation we are asked about pressing IT concerns outside the web sphere, such as computer hardware issues. "Oh, by the way,...

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13th July '16 | business, hardware, networks, security

 

Keeping content natural

Engaging, fresh, regular and relevant. Familiar buzzwords to those who create content for the web. But how do you stand out from the crowd and how do you get the search engines to love your content? Authors will write content to...

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21st June '16 | content management, seo

 

Product Designer to Web Designer and Developer

Dan, our lead designer and developer, has his roots in product design, skills that have stood up well in the digital world of web design and development. Product designers have to think both creatively and technically, designing a and bringing...

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20th May '16 | design, development

 

Why your website needs a padlock

We hear about data security every day, its a common theme on the web and more and more websites are doing their bit. SSL (Secure Socket Layers), is an encryption protocol, wait, don’t switch off just yet, it might sound like...

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4th May '16 | hosting, security, seo

 

Engaging new clients

Having been appraised of a recent experience with a company that charged for a first meeting, we thought we would set about explaining why we do not. We put a lot of weight upon our client relationships and we work very...

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14th April '16 | business

 

Registering domain names the right way

Over the years we have transferred, hosted and registered a lot of domain names. Of all the issues we have faced the biggest is often the one which should never have occurred and at first glance seems to be the...

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1st March '16 | business, domains

 

Protecting your brand with domain names

Back in the day, protecting our brands with domain names was a little more straightforward. We chose our brand name and bought the matching .co.nz, or country specific extension, and possibly the .com to go with it if we felt...

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16th February '16 | brand, business, domains, trademark

 

Choosing a CMS

WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Grav and Craft to name but a few. These are what we know as a Content Management System (CMS) and all these systems work fundamentally in the same way. The basic premise of a CMS is to...

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27th January '16 | content management, development