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What is HTTPS and why do you need it for security and SEO

What is HTTPS and why do you need it for security and SEO

Aug 07, 2014

Google have changed their ranking algorithms to check if your site uses https... but it is also an important security consideration too! Here is why you should install an SSL certificate for your website.

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Deprecated: AngularJS plugin to get push notifications working in Cordova / PhoneGap environments

Deprecated: AngularJS plugin to get push notifications working in Cordova / PhoneGap environments

Jun 16, 2014

Deprecated: A free open-source plugin to get push notifications working between AngularJS and Cordova / Phone gap. We wrote this as though both PhoneGap and Cordova have good support for push notifications we couldn't find a decent plugin that allowed AngularJS to easily receive push notifications.

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Test and Improve slow website connection requests / SSL handshaking

Jun 11, 2014

Server speed is a critical topic in the web world. It not only effects user experience but is also taken into account with search engine rankings. Here is a simple trick that can have a big impact on performance.

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How to create a domain / subdomain specific robots.txt file

Jun 05, 2014

This is how to create robots.txt file that only appears for a specific a domain or subdomain. Useful when there is the need to run testing domains on an account.

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Fix: Internet connection not working with PhoneGap / Cordova app once published to the app store

Jun 03, 2014

This was a hard one to fix. The app was working fine in debug mode and even within the Apple app store, however it broke when we published the application to the Google Play app store. Here is how we found and fixed the problem.

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Why we refreshed our home page

Why we refreshed our home page

May 28, 2014

We have just reworked our own home page as well as improve many different usability elements of the site, here is why.

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A simple multi-url PHP url shortener script

May 01, 2014

Here is a simple Open-Source PHP URL shortener script that works across multiple domain names and that uses a simple database to store and control the shortened URL's

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How important is e-commerce in the UK?

How important is e-commerce in the UK?

Mar 29, 2014

Hitting the end of most business' financial year it is always good to reflect on the year past, this blog looks at the importance of the role of e-commerce in 2013...

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Editing your Windows 8 hosts file

Dec 19, 2013

How to edit your hosts file on windows 8 to preview in-development websites.

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Grow your business in the cloud

Grow your business in the cloud

Oct 10, 2013

The possibilities to digitally enable new business processes are next to unlimited and the time is here right now to use this capability to create true differentiation and unique value for your business.

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