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The importance of engaging website content

Why you need engaging website contentIf you are creating a new website, a great design is essential. However, people often focus solely on the design of the website, neglecting the importance of the written content. A stylish website is useless if it doesn’t speak to...

A guide to Landing Pages

What to consider when building a landing pageWhat are Landing Pages? A Landing Page is the website page your user is taken to from your marketing efforts. For example Disneyland has a Facebook Advert promotion saying “Click to have a chance to win a trip of a...

Local services during Covid-19

Helping you find the local businesses that are still openOur map of local services We hope that you are all coping OK in these very strange and crazy times. We have been trying to think of small ways we can help our fellow Thornbury residents, our clients and local...

How to add events to your website

A quick guide to adding events to your website using the Events Calendar plugin  We often use The Events Calendar plugin on websites for clients who what to promote events.  It provides a simple interface for adding events to your website. The guide below shows...

Helping charities in Cheltenham – do_action 2019

Creating a website in a day!Back in October we were honoured to be part of the Cheltenham WordPress do_action day. These events are charity hackathons that use WordPress to help provide local charities with an online presence.  The first ever do_action day in Europe...

How to edit text and change images on your website

A quick guide to editing your website using Divi Visual Builder  Many of our clients like to have the freedom to update text on their website themselves. If your website was created by us, using the Divi Builder, this guide will show you how to make minor textual...

Adding new blog posts to your website

A quick guide to adding new blog posts to your Divi website Many of our websites have blog pages which allow you to add new content to your site.   This content is added in the form of posts. If your website was created by us, using the Divi Builder, this guide...

Our Review of the year 2019!

2019 - Another amazing year! It's hard to believe another year has gone by! It has become a bit of a tradition to take time at the end of the year to think about everything we have achieved and focus on the future. When you are running your own business there is never...

Fantastic, free stock photos in 60 seconds

Your 60 second guide to finding fantastic, free images for your website Each month we will give you a 60 second guide to a hot topic in the field of website design, development and promotion. This month we look at the best place to find great images for your website....

Our review of the year 2018!

Our review of 2018 We can't quite believe we are at the end of 2018 already! It only feels like a few months ago we were reviewing 2017, but here we are at the year end already. We always like to take this opportunity to think about the year we have had and plan for...
Fantastic, free stock photos in 60 seconds

Fantastic, free stock photos in 60 seconds

Your 60 second guide to finding fantastic, free images for your website Each month we will give you a 60 second guide to a hot topic in the field of website design, development and promotion. This month we look at the best place to find great images for your website....

Our review of the year 2018!

Our review of the year 2018!

Our review of 2018 We can't quite believe we are at the end of 2018 already! It only feels like a few months ago we were reviewing 2017, but here we are at the year end already. We always like to take this opportunity to think about the year we have had and plan for...

GDPR

GDPR

Our take on GDPR On 25th May 2019 the way a business handles personal data is set to change with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. These rules will give companies new responsibilities and your customers new rights over how their...

So you are updating your own website?

So you are updating your own website?

Our guide to making website content updates We create websites using WordPress. Using WordPress means our customers have the option to update the content and photos on their website themselves. The opportunity to regularly create fresh content has many benefits. More...

Two years of the Digital Grapevine

Two years of the Digital Grapevine

Our 22 lessons So here we are, two years after taking that leap of faith to start our own business!  We have been busy but we have enjoyed ourselves (most of the time!)  Things haven't always panned out as we thought they would, but we are now in a position where we...

How to choose a website designer

How to choose a website designer

Tips when employing a web designer Do you need a new website? Are you confused about how the process works and the options available to you? In this digital age, every company could benefit from having an online presence. Some businesses only require a simple...

2017 – The year so far…

2017 – The year so far…

Volunteering at WordCamp Bristol We can't believe that we are half way through 2017 already! We have been reflecting on the past 6 months and reviewing our aims for the year. We are definitely on track, but there is still a lot of work to be done! Here are some of our...

Why is SSL important?

Why is SSL important?

Why you need an SSL certificate for your website.SSL means that information that goes from your computer to a website is secure, encrypted and not easily hacked. If your website users are passing sensitive data to/from your server you really should be using SSL....