Morven Lewis-Everley

Posts by Morven Lewis-Everley for Web Design News:

Facebook is sharing even more data than we thought...

So the New York Times has reported on more questionable data ethics from Facebook. Basically the social media giant has arranged deals with 60 device manufacturers (can you name them all). Companies such as Apple, Amazon and Blackberry have been implicated in the report and the news is not good!

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Your-ssl-certificate-may not be as-safe-as-you-thought

This is not a new story (Google announced it's plans September 2017), but many people are still unaware that Google Chrome and Firefox will be blocking websites that use SSL certificates issued by Symantec (yes, THAT Symantec) as of April this year. You many think "Well, my SSL certificate was issued by GeoTrust/RapidSSL/Thawte, not Symantec", but the reality is that...

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What is your new website designed for anyway?

If we get approached by a customer who wants a new website design (or even a rebuild of their existing website) the first question we ask is "what is the purpose of your site". Hopefully this isn't too cryptic, but by that we really mean "what is this website meant to do" and "who will be using your new website"?

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The dangers of budget website hosting...

We were recently contacted by someone who had encountered an issue with their website. They were using a low cost hosting provider which had worked for a couple of years without to many issues, but out of the blue their site had fallen over and the support desk had made some attempts to fix it, but with little success. As...

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How to compress and transfer files in one command

This is something we do pretty much every week so I felt it was worth mentioning here.

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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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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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Does your business .sucks?

It seems that we get new domains being launched on a semi regular basis these days. Where once we could only choose from a country specific domain (like .co.uk, .fr, etc) or a .com or .biz, now we have the choice of .co.uk, .uk, .london, .me and many more.

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Google will now penalise websites that are not mobile friendly

For a little while if you have used Google search on your mobile phone or tablet, websites listed have been marked as "mobile friendly". This informs users that their browsing experience is optimised for their device, but until now that has not effected the site's ranking in Google search.

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