24 February 2016

PHP 7 and the improvements to PHP 5


PHP is a website programming language. It’s the World Wide Web's most popular code, estimated to power over 80% of websites, including the likes of…

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31 January 2016

A look at Drupal 8


Drupal 8 was released at the end of 2015.  This is a major new version of Drupal, the second most popular website CMS (Content Management System).

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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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