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Topical information and opinions about the web, including Sarah Doney's Web Expert column in the Western Morning News.
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Does your website make a big impression on small screens?

Posted by Sarah Doney: June 12 2014

Cast your mind back to a bygone age. A time when life was simple and the hurly burly of today’s digital world would have been unimaginable. I’m talking about five years ago. It’s hard to believe it but, way back then in ye olde noughties, most of us only accessed the internet using a PC….

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Why is Microsoft Office still the de facto standard?

Posted by Andrew Hosgood: January 08 2014

Chances are, at some point in your career you have listed “Microsoft Office” under the skills section of your CV. The Microsoft Office suite that first appeared on our computers has been around since the start of the 1990s, just a few months after Tim Berners-Lee created the first web server and founded the World…

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Don’t Fear the Cookie!

Posted by Andrew Hosgood: November 29 2013

Cookies. You may have heard about them. Let’s get the obvious long-running joke out of the way and make this post unambiguous by stating up-front that I don’t mean the delicious ones with chocolate chips. I mean the ones that have been in the news recently – the bad ones. The ones that will jump…

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What’s in a Password? – A Math-lovers Guide

Posted by Andrew Hosgood: October 11 2013

With everyone using an increasing number of online services, we need more and more passwords to keep our secret stuff secret. When it comes to choosing a new password, there is certainly no shortage of help in the form of guides and generators. Unfortunately, a knowledge of security doesn’t come without a little knowledge of…

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Ebooks breathing life into publishing

Posted by Jemma Girdler: August 12 2013

As the World of Web grows ever bigger and stronger, will the World of Print get left behind? Well, when it comes down to books and publications, if “touchy-feely” isn’t a concern there’s no need to worry because all you need is an ebook Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of an ebook is “an electronic version…

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The Importance of Messing Around

Posted by Andrew Hosgood: July 24 2013

As a developer, I am expected to make things that work. As a UI designer, I’m expected to make things that look good. Working for Logo, I have to try and balance both. I am a massive geek – no question. When I’m not at work (coding) many of my hobbies include coding, looking at…

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Inside information a pocket guide to setting up a successful online shop

Posted by Chris Bray: March 13 2013

As the High Street declines so the on-line shopping phenomenon gains momentum as retailers turn their attention from local consumers to a world wide audience. There are literally hundreds of people doing it every day but a lot of these new ventures become no more than sadly neglected hobbies – rather than viable and exciting…

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How to get a website on page 1 of Google

Posted by Chris Bray: March 08 2013

Google strives hard to deliver good search results and it is constantly refining its systems to do just that.  Last year it made over 400 changes to its algorithm “ more than 1 a day “ and some of these changes, called the Penguin update’ caused thousands of over-optimised websites to disappear from sight into…

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Retailers must do better…

Posted by Olli Nute: March 08 2013

Retailers must do better… There is enormous scope for retailers to improve what they do both online and in their bricks and mortar stores.  Up to 35 stores are closing each week in the UK and it seems inevitable that more big names will join those who have already gone bust. With retail sales down…

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Infographic: Why your website must be mobile friendly

Posted by Chris Bray: February 13 2013

If your website is over two years old it is almost certainly failing you and an increasing number of your visitors. The explosion in people accessing the web on their mobile phones has taken everybody by surprise. The first iPhone was launched in mid 2007 and now, according to MORI, well over 50% of the…

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Too much information?

Posted by Gilly Hancox: February 01 2013

Is the advent of the web in general, but more specifically, Google’s mission to dominate everything including social media creating a superfluity of information that is so overwhelming in its volume that it is in danger of suffocating itself? Google’s core business remains to honestly and consistently return the very best results it can in…

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Anyone can make a website?

Posted by Jay Jones: January 10 2013

Anyone can make a website, but it takes experts to make one that means business First impressions Most of us think we can recognise a good website when we see one, but the enormous number of poor websites out there is clear proof that website design is incredibly easy to get wrong. It’s not just…

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HTML 5 Game Development for iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices

Posted by Alex Holman: December 04 2012

In-browser game development has come a huge way in recent years and my thanks goes to HTML5 Canvas and browser access to the technologies found on your mobile device, for example your 6-axis gyroscope or local storage! So what type of games can we make? Considering that Apple devices don’t support 3D canvas elements very…

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The Age of Mobile Web Apps

Posted by Nick Swift: July 14 2012

OK, hands up who owns a smartphone or tablet device? Hands up who owns a smartphone or tablet device (tablet as in iPad for example, not Paracetamol)? Even if you yourself don’t own one, an increasing number of us do. Mobile Statistics report that the number of smartphones sold during Q1 of 2012 (144 million)…

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The joys of Internally Managed Networking (Mac vs. PC)

Posted by Dan Walker: July 10 2012

Here at Logo Design we have taken some large steps in our internal network. We no longer outsource our IT & network administration; this has brought our technical problems down by over 90% with a response time of minutes. Outsourcing this management would require someone to be sent out to our office, which is a…

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How to choose a CMS

Posted by Scott Gibling: July 08 2012

When you decide to invest in a new website or even your first website for your business, you will probably want to be able to change your own content, if not now, in the future you will! It could save fortune in web development fees. To do this yourself you will need a CMS (Content…

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Beating the competition, a quick technical guide to SEO

Posted by Alex Holman: July 07 2012

SEO is an acronym for “Search Engine Optimization” techniques applied to websites in order to achieve a higher position in the SERPs or “Search Engine Ranking Positions” (where you rank in Google for any given search term). SEO overall is a big game of trial and error. Constant algorithms updates across an ever growing list…

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UK ecommerce in 2012 – shopping by numbers

Posted by Chris Bray: July 05 2012

UK ecommerce July 2012 It’s mid July and Marks & Spencer has just announced a 6.8% quarterly drop in sales of clothing and general merchandise and, on the same day, ASOS announced an 8% quarterly increase in UK sales and their international business grew by 49%. With annual sales of well over half a billion…

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