Good luck to Christina & “Wise By Design”

WordPress Web Design in Sandwich, Deal and Thanet

Just wanted to publicly thank Christina for several years of diligent and professional work.  She has setup her own company specialising in WordPress websites for small businesses and startups, mainly aimed at the Sandwich, Thanet and Deal area. … [Read more...]

Portcullis Executive Travel launches new Wedding Car section

Mark Roberts, owner of Ramsgate-based Portcullis Executive Travel has a reputation that is second to none.  His constant dedication to customer satisfaction has led them to an unblemished 100% five star reviews on www.reviews.co.uk.  Very impressive. Mark approached us wanting something equally impressive: with the recent acquisition of their brand new Mercedes S-Class Mark wanted us to create them a dedicated Wedding car section on their … [Read more...]

Stelline Interiors branches out to Ashford

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Forgive the tree-puns, but we just wanted to congratulate our long-running client, Stelline Interiors of Whitfield on the opening of their new Ashford branch.  The new branch is on the Kingfisher Business Centre, Henwood Industrial Estate located just to the North of the centre of Ashford (TN24 8DH). For many Stelline Interiors are known by their parent company name - Kitchen George.  They approached us when they decided to launch a second … [Read more...]

Six websites in six months – and all for one client

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March marked the end of a six month project to modernise the entire online presence of P A Hollingworth & Co Ltd, and their affiliated businesses. P A Hollingworth were established in 1979, some what pre-internet, and are a very successful local building contractor who have expanded consistently throughout their history in East Kent. They are renowned for work of the highest quality, without compromise, and are as comfortable with modern … [Read more...]

The truth behind those “mobile-geddon” reports…

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As many of you noticed... ... the majority of worldwide media outlets are channelling "chicken little" as they report the imminent crisis caused by today's mobile search changes at Google. My inbox is rapidly filling up with queries from concerned website owners so here is a more complete and balanced explanation. What are the changes at Google? Starting April 21st, Google will favour websites that are "mobile-friendly" in their search … [Read more...]

WordPressing Matters | Issue #1 – WordPress Gives You Wings

mtstudios | WordPress offers an easy to use CMS

This article is a copy of the brand new newsletter I've written to welcome you to your local WordPress Community. If you've had a new website from mtstudios, chances are you probably have a WordPress website, built by me and powered by WordPress. This is the first in a series of free WordPress articles from mtstudios, each packed with helpful guides, hints and tips for using WordPress. Our aim is to empower you to use and take ownership of your … [Read more...]

Mobile matters: PC users are now a minority – a case study of DealCard.co

DealCard.co on a smartphone

When we launched dealcard.co for our client on May 1st I knew it was going to be an interesting case study in the use of mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets - but the results have surprised me.  The speed and importance of this growth has been a subject of debate by web developers and designers pretty much since the launch of the iPhone in 2007.  Everyone knew it was growing, but how quickly, and does it affect the web habits of "real … [Read more...]

The Honey Trap – the easiest way I’ve found to stop spam emails on ASP.NET contact forms…

Stop Spam on ASP.NET Contact Forms

Something a bit techie this week.  We've seen many of our customer websites be inundated with spam emails from their contact forms which makes picking out the real business enquiries quite a chore. Many people resort to a "CAPTCHA" to solve the problem - … [Read more...]

mtstudios chosen to create the next evolution of the Dover Town Council website

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We're thrilled to be selected to work in partnership with Dover Town Council on the next version of their website. They have some terrific forward-facing ideas for being more transparent, more approachable and helping to engage the younger population in and around Dover. … [Read more...]

Why April 8th maybe a deadline your small business can’t ignore.

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Despite the date this change has nothing to do with the start of a new Financial Year, rather it affects the old workhorse PCs that many companies still rely on. I’ll keep this brief and to the point. If you are still using Windows XP at home or in your business you have an important deadline to add to your diary: April 8th, 2014 - the day that Microsoft stops fixing Windows XP.   After that date monthly updates for Microsoft's 13-year … [Read more...]