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Changes to Google are coming, is your site SSL friendly?

As of October 2017, Google and other browsers are going to clearly alert users if they are on a secure (SSL) or insecure (non SSL) website. As you may have already noticed, browsers have already started displaying more clearly whether a site has an SSL (secure) or not (insecure).       I haven’t needed … Show more

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WordPress Themes: Choose or Build your own?

As a web designer, you want to bring out the best in your client’s websites. Sometimes clients just want a simple landing page to advertise their services, other times they want a fully-fledged e-commerce system with an integrated automated payment system and CRM-like functionality. Whatever their requirements are; you as a web designer want to provide … Show more

5 Chrome extensions every Web Developer should have

Google Chrome has become the world’s most popular browser. Its features are plenty, its themes are beautiful, and its extensions are extensive. As a web developer, it’s important to have the right tools for what you need, and Chrome provides some of the best extensions to enhance your productivity and ultimately save you some time! … Show more

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The Difference Between Inbound and Outbound Marketing

If you own a business then you would know how important marketing is in order to get your brand’s products and services out there. Traditionally outbound marketing was the most common strategy, however, now with the rise of online marketing, inbound marketing has become just as popular and maybe even more effective than outbound marketing. … Show more

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Landing Pages 101

What is a Landing Page? A landing page, not to be confused with a web page, is a page that has been created purely for the purpose of gathering leads. They contain no links, minimal information and most importantly, a contact form. They live separately from your main website and are designed only to receive … Show more

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I need a Website! Where do I start?

Deciding that you need a website or that you desperately need to update your current website is often the hardest step. And delving into the ocean that is web design can sometimes be overwhelming, but there are really only a few things that you need to know before starting. IDEA Whether it be a website … Show more

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Web Development: Why it’s Best to Stay Local

Even as a web design and development company, we get spammed with emails and calls regularly, offering us a cheap website, or SEO that promises to get us onto page one. Ignore or trash these straight away! Most of these companies would have paid for a list to get your contact details and are emailing … Show more

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Must Have WordPress Plugins – As voted by Fireworks

WordPress started off as a blogging tool back in 2003. What started with less than 10 users has now grown to be the largest self-hosted CMS in the world. In November last year, announced that it now powers 25% of all sites on the web. WordPress Marketshare   So, it comes as no surprise … Show more

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How to Measure your Website’s Success

‘How do I measure my website’s success?’, It’s a bit like saying, ‘how long is a piece of string?’. But if you define your website’s goals from the outset, measuring its success becomes a lot easier. Define your Goals Every website has a different purpose; be it to sell your products or services online, inform … Show more

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