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When is it time to rebuild your website?

Clients often ask me how long a website should last and whether they should be thinking about a website redevelopment. In general we find that websites last around 3-5 years before they start to look outdated or technology has changed significantly enough to warrant a rebuild but there isn't really a one size fits all answer.

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Wordpress - Deploying untested code to prod since 2004

As a web development agency, we love Wordpress (surprised to hear that after reading the title?) and reach for it regularly...

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Why we chose Laravel for Bespoke Web Applications

An overview of our journey from an built-in-house CMS (SiteHQ) to Laravel, and why we feel Laravel is a great fit for future bespoke application projects.

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Freelancer vs Agency, what's the right choice for you?

When looking at proposals and providers for websites, apps or digital marketing, it's important to understand that not all providers are the same. There is a big difference between an agency and a freelancer and it's important to understand the pro's and con's with each.

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Getting Orders Shipped with Magento2

In a world where shipping an order 'same day' is expected, how do you efficiently process your orders through a default Magento2 installation?

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Which CMS Should I Use?

Unfortunately there isn't a simple answer to this question. There are plenty of different Content Management Systems available and they all have their unique features, benefits & disadvantages.

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Is it important keep WordPress (and other platforms) up to date?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is still yes but there are some things you should consider and do before updating your website.

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The pitfalls of offshore development

A full featured website with all of the bells & whistles for just $2,000 does sound like a great deal…but is it? If you have received a proposal similar to this then it’s very likely that the development will be completed by an offshore team.

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