10 Apr 2013
In just under two weeks’ time, our very own Project Manager Rich will be putting his fitness to the test and attempting the Virgin London Marathon for the very first time. He’ll be running in aid of two very special causes: Give 4 Beth and Children with Cancer UK.
Give 4 BETH is the non-profit fundraising campaign that Rich has started to help young people achieve life-changing dreams. Give 4 BETH was initially set up to help a local 4 year-old girl called Bethany Chiddle to achieve her dream of being able to walk unaided.
Beth was diagnosed with …
28 Feb 2013
We all want to know what’s hot – whether it’s the most popular, the best looking, the most reliable, the best selling or the best value for money. This informs what we do, what we use and what we consume. Google Trends plugs you in to this information.
Take for example the Harlem Shake, the latest dance craze to explode across the internet (remember Gangnam Style way back in December last year? Yesterday’s news). The dance went viral in early February and, in under a month, thousands and thousands of versions have been uploaded to YouTube, attracting billions of …
12 Feb 2013
It’s easy to forget that the internet is a big place and that navigating it can be a bit confusing. It’s our business to know how it works and what can be achieved, but for the less tech savvy, we’ve organised some learning resources that shed some light on what the internet is all about.
A good resource for the basics is TeachParentsTech.org. This website features a host of videos that show you how to do everything from checking your spelling and making phone calls from your computer to creating an email signature and checking email on your phone.…
29 Nov 2012
We are looking for a front-end and a back-end developer who is passionate about design and hand coding standards compliant, cutting edge mark-up.
The candidate should have PHP/MySQL skills with a web design and development background and the ability to code designs using HTML5 and CSS mark-up. An excellent understanding of modern web design and development methods is essential.
The candidate should have a sound knowledge of current web master guidelines and best practices set out by the major search engines. They should also have good literacy, numeracy and communication skills.
The successful front end candidate will be responsible for …
23 Jul 2012
Following the last blog on Google Wallet I thought it important to talk about, something else new for online shoppers and companies with ecommerce websites.
eBay has unveiled PayPal Access, a new web payment service that could replace all the others on the market. The growth of ecommerce business websites has been notable, and their number continues to rise, and PayPal is part of this picture (but not all of it).
It is important, as an online retailer, to offer secure online shopping, and what eBay is proposing with PayPal Access is a payment service that can be used …