Website legal requirements: laws and regulations in the UK (2018)

As the business owner of a website, you have a legal obligation to keep your website compliant with current legislation. Website legal requirements change frequently, and ignorance is no excuse for ensuring your business complies with all the legal issues and statutory requirements that govern the content and functionality of your website. I am not a…

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5 tips for planning a new website

1. Create a great project plan A great project plan is absolutely critical to deliver a project successfully. Be sure to put a project plan in place, rather than ‘wing it’. Using a project management tool like Basecamp or Team Gantt allows you to plan at both task level and as phase level. You can assign tasks…

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Headings, SEO and accessibility

What are headings and how they are they used If you are unsure of what a headings are then W3C has a good definition and Yoast explains its SEO use. W3C defines the correct usage as: “The six heading elements, H1 through H6, denote section headings. Although the order and occurrence of headings is not constrained…

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Happy Campers: Hallam Devs Get Philosophical at WordCamp Europe 2018

The Hallam development team at WordCamp Europe 2018 Even if you’re a developer, designer, content strategist or marketer who works with WordPress on a daily basis, you’d be forgiven for thinking a two-day conference on the CMS might possibly be – evening beers aside – a little dry. You definitely wouldn’t expect it to be…

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Useful Techniques for Testing Websites

Perform Cross Browser Testing To ensure your website works for as many users as possible, we recommend testing your website across a multitude of desktop and mobile browsers. Some of the main browsers to test with include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.   There are many tools available to…

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Coding Standards: Something to Sniff At

Respectively, the answers to these questions are: tabs (obviously), yes (less obviously) and no (sort of). The importance of standards has been covered by others at length so I won’t go into detail here, but the crux of it is this: internal consistency is desirable within a given project because it improves readability, limits surprises,…

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Nottingham Digital Summit

The Nottingham Digital Summit is an inspirational digital marketing conference that brings together Nottingham’s marketing, creative and tech communities. We have handpicked our favourite speakers that we know and admire from leading organisations like Speedo, Google, Smart Insights, Microsoft, State of Digital, and Userfy. We’re covering all the essential digital marketing topics from search marketing…

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Alexa Skills Development

What is Alexa? Alexa is a cloud-based voice recognition and response service provided by Amazon. It allows users to control their devices and access information by speaking commands. It can work with various devices, including Amazon’s Echo and other third-party manufactured devices. Why Alexa? This is purely based on my own familiarity. The other main…

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