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Expert Insights: Adele Woodthorpe

by Mark Bonington

“When I got the bus today, everyone on my eye line had their smartphones out” says Adele Woodthorpe, founder of Woodthorpe Comms. “I guarantee you most of them were checking their social media”.

Google Hummingbird and You

by Mark Bonington

The new rules of the internet are here… Google has recently launched a new algorithm, nicknamed ‘Hummingbird’. Whereas previous algorithms have changed a small percentage of the way search terms are processed through Google, Hummingbird is tipped to change 90 percent (yep). Naturally that means big changes for the internet, your business and how customers…

Website Builders Use Automation To Overhaul Website Design for Business Owners

by Tim

You may have heard increasing references to the ‘Internet of Things’, which suggests that a growing number of devices, machines and platforms are becoming ubiquitously connected to the Internet, offering a level of automation that the world has never seen before. A simple example would be a refrigerator sensor connected to the web that automatically…

What does Google say about Speed?

by Tim

While the search engine giant reportedly uses several hundred signals in determining where your website will rank, increasingly Google seems to suggest that speed is becoming a major factor in this process. Recent Penguin and Panda updates have reshuffled the search results for thousands of websites, and speed was a determining factor. Now, Google seems…

Too busy to make a website? Let us build it for you!

by Tim

With the successful launch of UK2′s Website Builder, we are now taking the next step in helping customers to get their businesses online. Our new service offers customers a first-rate website built by us using our own Website Builder. Not only do customers receive a website built for them at a competitive rate, but also…

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use UK2 Website Builder to Launch your First Website!

by Tim

As a small business owner you may be currently considering hiring a web designer to spare you the pain of building, launching and promoting your first website (or renovating an existing one). But what if we told you there was simpler, more cost-effective method to this thorny challenge? The solution lies in a straightforward web-based…

Data Visualisation: Google’s Globe Shows Off Some Awesome WebGL features

by Guest Blogger

Google’s Web Graphics Library, (WebGL) started as a Canvas 3D experiment created by Vladimir Vukićević at Mozilla. It is a JavaScript API used for rendering both two dimensional and three dimensional maps within a compatible browser with no need to use plug-ins. WebGL programs offer a basic control code written in JavaScript and shader code,…

5 Ways HTML5 Beats Native Apps on iPhones and Android

by Guest Blogger

When the Web Hypertext Application Technology (WHAT) Work Group felt disillusioned with the direction web applications in XHTML was taking, they decided to do something about it. In 2004, the group got together with other organizations including Mozilla, Apple, and Opera to work on HTML5, which was published in 2008 for the first time. A…

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