Like many people I’m sure, we at O’Brien Media are tuning in to the daily Coronavirus update from the Prime Minister. Yesterday (29th March), there was a cautious sense of optimism in tone, suggesting confidence that the country can “turn the tide” in the next twelve weeks.
Twelve weeks is a long time and brings with it a great deal of uncertainty. What is certain, though, is businesses must wherever possible continue investing the time and energy into managing and promoting their web presence.
A fifth of SMEs bank with fintechs, such as Tide. Financial technology — fintech for short — describes the combination of financial services and technology to provide a larger range of convenient financial services and financial products. Examples of products and services provided by fintechs include primarily app-based banking (such as the service offered by Tide), mobile payments, peer-to-peer payments, and rapid account opening for businesses using data from services like Companies House to verify and open accounts in minutes rather than days (or weeks). Collectively fintech companies are referred to as fintechs.
Customers want their shopping to fit around their lifestyle. They do what they want when they want and on their terms. There are two options for brands facing the demands of today’s hyper-connected consumer: adapt or perish.
Many shoppers operate in an online environment and want to purchase at their convenience, something the 24/7/365 nature of ecommerce makes possible. It’s a brand’s virtual shopfront and, in an omnichannel world, should mirror the physical store (or printed catalogues) in terms as many ways as possible. In virtual terms, brands can sell anywhere and everywhere. That means big business. Global e-tail sales…
First of all, you're going to have to update your website software at some point, let me explain. You can’t keep running an old version of your site software forever. Some day you’re going to want to use a new theme, and your new theme is going to require the latest version. Or you’re going to install a new plugin or module, and it will require an update before you can even start the process.
The more frequently you update your site, the less likely it is that updates will cause you problems. Issues will arise if you try to…
If you’re collecting sensitive customer information like passwords or credit card information, or even if you’ve got a contact form that can be used by customer to send you messages what are you doing to ensure and reassure customers their information is safe with your business?
HTTPS is the acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a protocol used for secure communications over a computer network, like the internet. Communication over HTTPS is encrypted between the client and the server so eavesdroppers don’t listen in, no one messes with the data, and your website data isn’t forged.
WordPress now accounts for 30.9 percent of websites, up 0.2 percent since May 1st, according to data from web technology survey company W3Techs.
This represents a 5 percent increase in just under two and a half years, after WordPress hit the 25 percent mark in November of 2015, and climbed to 27% by 2016.
WordPress has come of age, and is a great choice for anything from a small business website to a network of sites for a multi-brand organisation.
Here’s a quick test for you: We’d like for you to see for yourself if your website is a mobile friendly, just click here to visit our mobile-friendly checker.
Now, what did you see? Is your web-site a mobile friendly (or as we sometimes call it ‘finger-friendly’)?
According to recent studies, 80% of internet users own and search the web on their smartphones. If you’re not on mobile, you’re missing so much. That doesn’t mean you should ignore those customers who still use desktops and laptops, though. …
Over the past few weeks we’ve noticed an increasing number of visits to websites at use our website analytics service, along with visitors to websites that use Google Analytics, showing up with a referring website (referrer) of “com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox” — while this may seem a bit cryptic it’s not spam or other suspicious traffic and is in fact shown for visitors coming to your website from Google’s Android Search App.
If you take a look at the first two words of the referrer address, com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox you will see that it’s google.com written backward. …
As with most tasks you’ll face when creating or managing a website using the Drupal content management system (CMS) there are multiple ways to create and display content.
In this article we’ll look at the four main content creation, curation and display methods that we use when building websites for clients.
Nodes are items of content, based around a collection of content fields – so your gallery images that consist of a title, image and caption are one type of node and your products containing information such as price, sizes, colours along with descriptions, images and product names are another…
Making your business’ website as fast as possible has a whole host of benefits, from improving your search engine position to reducing your visitor bounce rate (the number of people who leave your website after viewing only one page or who leave because the page is slow loading).
We use the built-in image processing features in Drupal to resize images so that even if a full 8MB photo from your digital…