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The Good and Bad of Website Hosting

So over the years, website hosting has been my biggest outlay for a small business providing clients with all they want for a great online service. But over the years there has been some corkers and stinkers when it comes to hosting. Website Hosting by third-party companies When I started out in 2002 with my first venture I had some friends in the business of hosting websites and email. This was great as all I had to worry about was the creative side of the business. If a problem occurred all I had to do was pick up the phone or drop an email to them and my hosting friend […]

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Are you https yet? Things are changing by July 2018

So https is a big thing in regards to website security and a favourable position in the boiling pot of google SEO. Google will be updating their widely used web browser Chrome in July 2018 to make it even more obvious sites are not secure. So now is the time to ensure you have the green padlock next to your domain. This may leave you several questions on why you need an SSL certificate and how you can achieve https on your domain name. What is https? Lets start with http which stands for Hypertext transfer protocol which for years has been how website pages have been displayed to you […]

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The Creative Day – are we really productive for a full 8 hours in a day?

I have seen lots of posts over the last few months providing an argument that working the standard 8 hours from 9am to 5pm is actually not productive. Lots of creative companies out there are now switching to remote working or freelancers to provide resource in their agencies. Freelancers can work within budget and time frames but don’t work regular hours meaning they can work when they want or have to. Other countries are looking into 6 hour days to capture those key productive hours and give employees more free time in the day. So where does the the whole 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week come […]

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Windows 10 is coming

Windows 10 the new operating system from Microsoft is being released at the end of next month – 29th July To remind you of this if you are running Windows 7 or 8.1 you will find a windows icon in your tool box (bottom right of your screen) offering the Free upgrade to Windows 10 when it becomes available. So as a small business do I take the plunge head first into a new operating system? Or should I bide my time and await feedback from the wider public on release? I personally loved Windows XP and when Windows Vista came a long and I jumped right in. At that […]

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