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Test Valley Logs Responsive Website Live!

Posted on September 30, 2013 by

The new responsive website for Test Valley Logs is now live!

This simple static website was made to showcase the works of Test Valley Logs; specialising in hardwood logs for fires and chimney sweeping.

The site makes use of responsive design for mobile and tablet viewing, and we think it looks great. Please contact us if you require something similar.

Hidden Agenda Lingerie Site Live!

Posted on September 12, 2013 by

The new site from Hidden Agenda Lingerie is now live!

Hidden Agenda specialise in women’s lingerie – selling bras, underwear, bikinis and more from an assortment of brands. You can visit them in their stores in Botley and Romsey or check out their website.

This new eCommerce platform is optimised for responsive design allowing for better viewing pleasure on mobile devices. The website also features a Magento eCommerce system, great for large stores simplifying the control of your site.

We hope you like the new design. If you require something similar please contact us.

Helen’s Work Experience at Web-feet

Posted on September 12, 2013 by

As a temporary worker at web-feet, completing my work experience here, I have really enjoyed work. It has been different but better than how I had imagined it!

Everyone is friendly and easy to talk to and I have had fun with the work I have been given.

I particularly enjoyed coming up with design ideas for ‘Industrial Boilerhouse Supplies’ and learning about and being creative with designing ideas for parallax scrolling on the web-feet website. I am excited to see how my designs look like when they are finished!

I have really liked web design and I know that I can now leave work with valuable experience which I’m sure will be of great importance to me in the future, so thank you web-feet!

Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and Web Development

Posted on September 12, 2013 by

Cloud Computing – everyone hears a lot about this these days, quite often with regard to office applications and file storage. I don’t think that many people have given too much thought to how this might fit with their websites just yet. Traditionally, websites are hosted on one or more local servers and for most applications this works well. To ensure a website experience is fast and optimal for the end user however there are other considerations for large e-commerce sites, websites with lots of bandwidth intensive content or sites with a global audience. This is where the concept of Cloud Computing and CDN’s comes into play.

Basically, CDN’s speed up the delivery of content, from your website, to an end user as fast as possible using a globally diverse network of content servers. So, rather than content be delivered from a single server in a fixed location, content is delivered from a server or network of servers, much closer to the person viewing your website – a properly configured website can also ‘parallelize’ this stream of data so that it arrives much faster than if served from a single location or server.

For instance, images can be pulled from one server whilst website code is pulled from others, all at the same time, much closer to the end user. If you have someone browsing your site in Hong Kong, a server or servers local to this location will be used to deliver content, this can happen at the same time as someone browsing in New York is having content delivered to them from servers on the East Coast of America, all at the same time, all in parallel. This basically means that wherever your users or customers are browsing your site from, they will get the best and fastest browsing experience possible.

The reason this is important is that speed is a key attribute to the success or popularity of your website, for search engine rankings and for the user experience, it makes your site more sticky than someone else’s.

In terms of cost, this type of solution isn’t as expensive as it sounds as most are based on traffic volumes and not hardware. Therefore you pay a reasonable cost for bandwidth rather than have to buy a global network of servers. Essentially you are leveraging an existing ‘cloud’, Amazon for instance, are a key player in this space.

In summary, this may be a slightly niche solution at the moment and is probably only cost effective for certain website and applications, it is however an exciting way forward in terms of staying ahead of the game for key global players.

If you are interested in talking to us about this or any other type of solution, we are always happy to chat.

New Website Update

Posted on September 3, 2013 by

Initial feedback has been great, we are actively adding additional pages to the site – keep an eye on our new services pages such as our responsive page, quote builder page and PCI DSS page.

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