Do websites need www?

Do websites need www? 1

In short, no. It’s actually not necessary to use www in web addresses. In most cases, it serves no technical purpose. You can have a domain without it, and the website will still work. Adding www in effect creates a second version of a domain (a ‘subdomain’) and it’s theoretically possible to have different websites…

Keeping track of time

Keeping track of time 2

As a consultant, time is basically what you are selling so the big question is “How much time have I used, and what/who was it for?” If you were selling sugar, you would know that you’d made 2000 kilos and sold 1743 kilos. Tracking that is easy. You just weigh it, or count the 1…

Derby museums virtual tour

Derby museums virtual tour 5

It’s great to see that Derby Museums has created the site Derby Museums from Home where you can see their art collections as virtual online galleries. I love Joseph Wright’s paintings, especially “A Philosopher Giving that Lecture on an Orrery, in which a Lamp is put in the Place of the Sun”. Now I can…

You’d think it would be 50/50

USB memory

When you try to plug a lead into a USB socket it will only go in one of two ways. So you’d think that would be a 50/50 chance of getting it right each time you try, right? So why do I get it wrong every time?! USB leads are conspiring against me. How about…

Website for horticultural society

DDHS website design

One of our latest projects is a website for the Matlock Horticultural Society. As a Matlock business ourselves we are always happy to support local organisations and we were delighted to be asked to help the society raise their profile online. Read more here…

First Aid training website by Longbow

Website design First Responders

One of our latest web projects is a new website for First Responders Ltd, the Hemel Hempstead based First Aid training business. First Responders offer 30 different courses and these are constantly evolving, so Longbow devised a content management system that enables them to manage course information as well as add new ones. The site…

What are RGB and CMYK and why do they matter?

What are RGB and CMYK and why do they matter? 6

RGB colour The RGB colour model is an additive colour system in which Red, Green, and Blue light are added together in varying degrees to reproduce a broad array of colours. RGB is the basis of colours on computer screens and so is the system used in web design. Eyes work on the basis of…

I’ll settle for that!

I'll settle for that! 7

I ran my password through a security check and this was the result. You’d think Password1 would be a bit easier to crack, wouldn’t you? Coincidentally, this is about the same amount of time you wait to get connected to someone on an average support ‘hotline’.

It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again 8

 It’s that time of year again when the cool (literally), slick, trendy Apple mouse gets replaced by …… a slightly clunky, untrendy, but HEATED mouse!

What is WordPress

Wordpress logo

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) based on PHP scripts and MySQL databases. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to as ‘themes’. WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as a platform for blogging but it is now much more. It provides…