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GDPR Compliance

GDPR for websites

By Lee Jackson | 23rd April 2018

What is GDPR GDPR will replace the UK Data Protection Act of 1998. It looks to provide better control over how businesses use peoples data. This includes covering areas such as consent, clear policies, security and more. Businesses found to be in breach of GDPR could be fined up to 4% of their global revenue!…

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How to limit design revisions

By Lee Jackson | 7th May 2017

Design is so subjective…. How can you create a working relationship that allows you to be a profitable agency, whilst ensuring your client has a design that hits it's mark? Here are 5 ingredients to managing client expectations, and keeping a control of the amount of revisions under control whilst delivering the right result. We…

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Designers Designing

Why you should design the website first

By Lee Jackson | 5th May 2017

Let’s talk about why starting building the website before you’ve even designed it is the total wrong way around of doing things. Okay, so what do I mean? Well, we often have people approaching us saying, “We really don’t like our website”. To explore further we ask them what are the pain points, and what…

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Creating A Website Specification Document

An easier way to create a website spec

By Lee Jackson | 18th March 2017

The Problem Let’s face it, that second the call or email comes in with someone requesting a quote for a new web build, and that same feeling rises up inside you. The following questions and fears fly through your mind. What if I quote too much? Will I quote too little? How do I understand…

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WordPress Security

Is WordPress really insecure?

By Lee Jackson | 16th December 2016

So let’s talk about WordPress Security. First of all there is this widely stated myth that WordPress is insecure. Let’s just nip that in the bud right now. WordPress is being constantly developed by people all around the world. These are very highly skilled people who have created a really powerful Content Management System (CMS)…

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Generating leads from existing clients

By Lee Jackson | 23rd August 2016

As a web developer / web agency you are more often that not busy with the day to day builds. You are working out a bug, or designing an awesome layout. Perhaps you are booked up in multiple project meetings, and feel like time is being eaten up. At the back of your mind is that niggling thought… where are my next sales coming from? Who is my next customer?

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How to do WordPress backups the right way

By Lee Jackson | 9th May 2016

If you get backup included with your hosting partner GREAT…. BUT… has your business continuity plan considered the following: How are those backups being stored? Are they secure? How quickly can I access them? What happens if the hosting partner goes bust? Your website is SUPER important to you, and hours of downtime, or a…

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Back Office

Integrate client back office systems with WordPress

By Lee Jackson | 4th January 2016

When building and developing websites, the bigger picture is often overlooked. What is this bigger picture? It is known as: Full Back Office Integration. Now I know that doesn’t sound like a sexy phrase, but this is something that will add immense value to your client, and provides a great upsell for any existing or…

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Web Application

Quickly build a powerful web application in WordPress

By Lee Jackson | 3rd January 2016

With WordPress you can rapidly develop website applications that are powerful, efficient and require little to no code input. You can literally make any product you put your mind to. For example, we have had the pleasure of prototyping applications such as….

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Brand Admin

Top plugins for branding the WordPress admin

By Lee Jackson | 2nd January 2016

A clean, responsive website is essential. Often overlooked is the WordPress admin area. This monochrome admin interface can suffer from being cluttered with meta-boxes, fields, options and menu items galore. The colour scheme itself can be a jarring experience from the client’s own brand on the core site, and for those of your clients using WordPress…

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Better Brief

Help your client give a better brief

By Lee Jackson | 1st January 2016

Getting a brief from your clients can be difficult for several reasons, including:

They are not sure how to explain what they need.
They are not sure what they want.
They lack the technical understanding of what is possible.

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The ideal email setup for businesses using WordPress

By Lee Jackson | 14th August 2015

With a vast array of hosts available all offering low prices and bundling in your email hosting, it can be tempting to grab a cheap deal. However when focusing on site performance, and team productivity this is not necessarily the ideal email setup. For example, several active email accounts on a server can create an unwanted burden…

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