Web Design News

Silverstripe - Best Technology Solution for the Public Sector

It is nice to see Silverstripe, the platform we use for all our development, getting rewarded for it's excellent work. A global company, based in Wellington, New Zealand, Silverstripe recently won the 2016 NZ Technology award for 'Best Technology Solution for the Public Sector'. Silverstripe is an extremely versatile, stable platform which can be used for any project. We use...

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Check your web hosting

Having had an interesting week working with other peoples web hosting, I thought I would share a few things that are worth bearing in mind when hosting your website.

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Infobuzz site live

Infobuzz is a charity based in Gloucester who support the most vulnerable groups and individuals. Under the project headings of Infobuzz Direct (schools and the arts), Castle Gate (Criminal Justice) and Head Space (therapeutic and training) they provide effective support and interventions to professionals and clients alike.

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It is nice to be appreciated

Customer support and service are important to us and we always endeavour to do the best we can for our clients, whether it is being on hand out of hours, or doing that little bit extra or just giving advice. We do it because we like to help.

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Setting up a new CentOS VPS (with nginx, php and mysql)

We quite regularly setup new VPS instances for our clients and there is always a long check list of stuff that has to be done. All these items can very often be a pain to remember but thankfully Digital Ocean have two REALLY helpful tutorials on their blog that make the process a lot less of a hassle.

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Is Google listening in on us?

It seems like anyone using Chrome might be unwittingly having their conversations recorded by Google. According to an article over on the "Private Online News" blog a mysterious piece of code has been found in Chrome (or at least Chromium, that Chrome is built on) that appears to be responsible for monitoring audio being received by the device's microphone.

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Photography site Live

Capture this Moment is the name of Kathryn Goddard's photography business in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Kathryn produces great work for weddings, families and corporate clients and working with her on this project has been very enjoyable.

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Using Composer "create project" on a branch (rather than a tag)

We love composer here at ilateral and use it on all or PHP Projects.

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Chocolate Strawberry Live

Sarah Jones of the Chocolate Strawberry in the Forest of Dean makes amazing cakes for all occasions and runs workshops on baking and cake decoration (particularly the delicate skill of painting). A simple design was needed that would showcase her designs as well as direct customers to her tutorials and recipes. She also needed to be able to set up...

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Joya eCommerce now open

Joya are now online with their own store full of unique and unusual gifts. Based in a beautiful shop in the Cotswolds, Joya specialises in housewares, bags, gifts and jewellery, including their range of lovely necklaces called Indie-Pendants.

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