Year: 2020

5 Reasons Why We Love WordPress

Posted on 15 December 2020

When we started building websites, we didn’t have much time for WordPress. 100% of our website builds were 100% bespoke. One problem we kept coming to was that… developing bespoke features comes at a price. Plugins There are over 50,000 plugins for WordPress. Free, paid, free with paid extras. That’s 50,000 plugins that could possibly …Read more.

How we’ll work with WHM to ensure that PHP 8 is compatible

Posted on 28 November 2020

As of the 26th of November PHP 8 is available. We won’t be using it on our servers, at least for a short while. PHP 7.4 (the latest supported version and the version we run) will be supported well into 2022. This allows plenty of time for testing. What is WHM? How will we test …Read more.

How to optimise your pictures for your website

Posted on 6 August 2020

On many occasions we have seen websites with poor loading times. Sometimes this is down to poor server performance, poor and big javascript files. Other times it’s simply down to images not being optimised. There are ways of making sure your images are right for the web! Sizing If you use WordPress or a CMS …Read more.

4 Ways to keep on top of your blog posts

Posted on 5 June 2020

After a quiet-ish April we found May to be one of our busiest months to date. We weren’t able to put out a blog post (with the aim of doing at least 1 per month) because this would have taken away too much time from getting projects complete. One big reason we’ve found though with …Read more.

How to open Microsoft To Do Automatically

Posted on 18 April 2020

Please note this guide for Microsoft To Do will only work on Windows 2021 Update – YouTube Video Added Like many businesses, we use Microsoft To Do. If you haven’t heard of it or used it yet, it’s a great little app that allows you to create tasks, lists of tasks, set deadlines, reminders, etc… …Read more.

Our tips for working from home

Posted on 3 April 2020

With the current COVID-19 crisis happening across the globe, many people are being forced to work from home. Some small business owners do this already and big businesses also have staff work from home too. For those that are new to it, you may have noticed some struggles. Even the people doing it for years …Read more.

How to use Office 365 for Business to share photos and documents with customers

Posted on 13 March 2020

Building websites for businesses we often need to receive a large amount of files with a range of sizes. Instead of using email to do this, we try to use SharePoint. We pay to have Office 365 for Business so why not use it? What is SharePoint?   As taken from Wikipedia “SharePoint is a …Read more.

Web Hosting Explained

Posted on 4 February 2020

Unsurprisingly not many people know what web hosting is. Specifically non “techy” people. Hopefully after this article you should know a bit more about website hosting and the different technologies used for hosting a website. Most importantly what web hosting is. There is something that needs to be cleared up before anything. In case you …Read more.

How to get your business noticed on social media

Posted on 16 January 2020

Since starting up we have grown from 0 likes to just over a massive 300 (that was sarcasm by the way…). This isn’t massive but we provide websites to businesses. It would probably be easier if we were providing services to the public rather than businesses. It’s just the way it is. Since we started …Read more.

How to target multiple locations with your website

Posted on 2 January 2020

Many companies we deal with in Southampton, Bournemouth and across the New Forest are dealing with customers in multiple locations. Often what we see is their homepage is setup to try and rank for many of these. The trouble with this setup is that you’re diluting your page with your locations. This is where you …Read more.