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Before I start this post, I must first apologise for the vitriol that is about to spew forth. John, our Content Team Leader, will have attempted to edit much of the hatred and anger from this but, if he’s caught all of it, the word count won’t be sufficient for a blog and you won’t be reading this.

Since you are reading this, I’ll assume the bitterness is still here and you have my apologies.

Now, on to the matters at hand. This week, the World Wide Web turned 25. The founder, a British chap named Tim, opened up the internet for public use in on August 23rd, 1991. Could anyone have seen the impact it would have on our lives?

I actually remember seeing it mentioned on the news at the time, and I remember feeling a sense of anxiety that (more…)

Publishers to feel the impact of social media, says study

A new report has suggested that the news industry will feel the pinch of losing out to social media platforms in around 10 years’ time.

According to the report, which was (more…)

How much should you pay for a website?

The cost of a website can vary enormously, from nothing to several hundred thousand pounds (and sometimes even more). How does a business decide on how much to pay?

A recent news report in the United States claimed that presidential candidate Donald Trump paid a web design and marketing company $8.4 million for their services. The Trump campaign said that a major part of this payment was to increase online fund raising.

The phrase ‘fool and his money’ springs to mind. Fortunately for British businesses, most web developers will (more…)

Why would any business not have a website?

Usually, when we want to find something in 2016, whether its news, information or a local business, the first place we turn to is the internet. It helps that most of us have now access to it wherever we are, provided our smartphone can get a signal.

Some experts, such as digital-focused charity the Tinder Foundation, have predicted that (more…)

North West football clubs find online creativity in discontent

Non-league football is often seen as a friendlier and more community-based alternative to the glamour and riches of the Premier League, but Vanarama National League side Boreham Wood managed to irk two clubs in the space of a week, leading both to take online action in very different ways.

Following their home match against Tranmere Rovers last Tuesday, the Hertfordshire club refused to (more…)

‘Missing Type’ campaign shows how simplicity can rule social media

Twitter’s trending hashtags are rarely rocket science, and those that tend to thrive are the ones that anyone can get involved in with a little imagination and creativity.

If you’ve used Twitter at all this week, you’ve probably (more…)

Chrome to send Flash down the pan – will your site be affected?

Chrome 53, the latest update to the Google Chrome browser, is set to be introduced next month, and it could spell trouble for sites built through Adobe Flash, or even those incorporating elements of the now outdated multimedia platform.

Google has confirmed in (more…)

Why you shouldn’t rely on the gig economy for web development

If you haven’t heard of the term ‘gig economy’, you probably soon will. It’s a growing trend within the United States, and refers to businesses using ‘gig workers’, or freelancers, on a project-by-project basis. Rather than employ a full-time staff member, or outsource to a company, businesses contract these gig workers until a specific project is finished.

As the owner of a small business, you may not have access to a particularly large budget for your website design. In your search for a web developer at a budget price, you may be tempted to try the gig economy rather than hire a web development company such as Engage Web. There are several reasons why this may not be the wisest course of action.

In the gig economy, people with skills join a website or network that connects people looking for (more…)

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