Cybersecurity – Unlocked Manchester Conference

March 28, 2017 / Technical, Websites /

Today marks the date of the UK Fast Unlocked Manchester conference which is being attended by James and Josh from our office. These guys are there to learn more about cybersecurity and how we can make our clients websites and information even more secure than they already are given the huge amount of hack attempts we see daily. Continue Reading →


WordPress Hacking Spree – Is Your Site Safe?

February 20, 2017 / Technical, Web, Websites, Wordpress /

Running a website has a few certainties, one of these is your website will encounter hackers, but clients underestimate just how many hack attempts on their website will take place. A successful site can be defined by its hacking awareness, if your site is not safe then neither are your customers who entrust you with their details. Continue Reading →


Google Chrome – Important SSL Update

February 16, 2017 / Technical, Web /
Chrome SSL Issue

We have recently been informed that as of the latest version of Google Chrome, the world’s most popular web browser (75% of the market as of January 2017), all websites that don’t have an SSL certificate will be flagged up as ‘Not Secure’. This is starting immediately on all pages that request any form data (e.g. registration forms, login forms, checkouts) and will be rolling out shortly to all pages regardless of content.

This means that every website is affected not just websites that transact through the site. Please see the Google blog post on why this is happening: Continue Reading →


Important Announcement! – Website Security and Maintenance

September 27, 2016 / eCommerce, Technical, Websites /
website-security-maintenance

Over the past few months we’ve seen an increase in attempted hacking activity against common web platforms such as WordPress and Magento. These are normally directed at websites that have been live for some while where the back end system hasn’t been updated to reflect the latest security patches. In the same way that all desktop and mobile devices require software updates regularly to patch security issues, the backend platform on which websites are built are no different. Continue Reading →


Flash Sales & Marketing: Preparing for Cyber Monday

November 25, 2015 / News, Technical, Web, Web, Websites /
Cyber Monday

Sales Are Coming

Of recent years, the American tradition of Black Friday has slowly crept further and further into UK consumer culture, with estimated sales last year sitting at approximately £810 million. Now, if you’re anything like us, you probably prefer doing your Christmas shopping (and selling) from the comfort of a cosy office, and Black Friday to you means little more than funny videos being posted on YouTube of two shoppers in Asda fighting over a half price blender. The stark rise in online shopping, however, has given birth to a new cultural phenomenon that grows with each passing festive period; Cyber Monday. Continue Reading →


Google’s Mobile Friendly Update (Yes, Another One)

Google Mobile Update

Friends that Just Click

That’s right, you read it correctly; Google are making an update to their search algorithm in a renewed bid to make their service more efficient for mobile users, or so they’d like us to believe. Over the decades, the search engine has taken numerous steps to ensure that user experience rests at the centre of their service; their search algorithms now focus on keyword-rich content rather than invisible link structures, their crawlers measure how responsive your site is to mobile browsers, they even let you play Pac Man on Google maps at one point. Quirky PR initiatives aside, the important thing to note is that as of November 1st, their mobile search algorithm will change again. We’re not too worried though as it doesn’t seem as big a deal this time around – at least no one has invented an overly sensationalised hashtag about it just yet. Continue Reading →


Why Is the User Experience Important?

User-Experience-UX

Why the User Experience Is Important

User experience is a relatively new term that’s being thrown around on the web recently. However, there are still a lot of websites that don’t give it nearly the attention it deserves. Here we help you to understand what the user experience is, and why it’s important. Continue Reading →


The Google Certified Shops Magento Extension & Consumer Trust

Google Certified Shops Magento extension

In Google We Trust

We’ve all been there; you’re late night shopping in your pyjamas, looking for some great bargains when suddenly you find a MacBook Pro being sold for £200 by a company called something like LAPTOPZ 4U based in Taiwan. “What a phenomenal deal?!” you eagerly exclaim to yourself as you hungrily type in your shipping details. It’s only a couple of months down the line, however, when you receive an empty box in the post, that you realise the deal was probably a little too good to be true. Continue Reading →


The Windows 10 Release

July 29, 2015 / News, Technical /
Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest and, apparently, last Windows update from technology giant Microsoft; a fusion of the most popular features from Windows 7 and 8. It marks some ambitious steps in a new direction for the company, as well as building on their previous successes. The update is multi-platform, used to power desktops, mobile devices and wearables alike. (Microsoft is hoping this universal design will provide developers with incentive to design software for the system.) Continue Reading →


Embracing Google’s Mobile Update

Mobilegeddon

As you might have heard recently, the guys over at Google have caused quite a stir with the recent news that they’re going to be changing things up a bit when it comes to their search algorithm –  but what does it all mean for us on the business side of things? Continue Reading →


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