30 November 2015

Which unions are the most influential in social media in 2015?

Every November I look at how influential the TUC-affiliated unions are in social media (see results for 2012, 2013 and

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27 August 2015

Should your website be encrypted?

When Google announced in August 2014 that it is now favouring sites that are entirely encrypted in search results, websites started switching, using…

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16 July 2015

How big is your union website (2015)?

Recently, I’ve been looking at the sizes of union websites as a benchmarking exercise to inform a union website redesign project. I thought I’d share…

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18 June 2015

Trade Union Website League Table 2015

Every year in June I look at a number of industry metrics for all the TUC-affiliated trade union websites. To help unions see how their site has…

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9 June 2015

How to improve your website navigation

As well as designing and building websites, I'm often asked to review existing sites to help improve them. One common problem I come across is poor…

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23 April 2015

Social media and the election

With the UK general election campaign in full swing, what effect will social media have on the outcome?

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24 March 2015

What is responsive design?

Every website I've built over the last few years have been developed using a technique called ‘Responsive Design’. I'm often asked what this is and…

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26 February 2015

Extra security and speed with CloudFlare

Anyone running a website will be aware of a growing threat from malicious software, usually powered by networks of infected computers known as…

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22 January 2015


I've been posting about grammar recently, and this latest post focuses on punctuation. In the beginning, there were words, and the words were…

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14 January 2015

451 unavailable: Campaign for a new error message

Anyone who uses the World Wide Web will be familiar with the ‘404 Page Not Found’ message which appears when you visit a webpage that doesn’t exist…

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