Viya Photography

07 September 2012
Published in Portfolio

Link: http://viyaphotography.com/

Services: Web Design & Hosting

Bio: I love the challenge of shooting a wedding as it happens.

I won't control, stop or slow anything down.

I won't force an expression from you or try to make you smile.

I whole heartedly believe in documentary photography.

It's my passion.

You will re-live moments as you see them again and again.

Healthwise

07 September 2012
Published in Portfolio

Link: www.healthwiseonline.co.uk

Services: Web Development & CMS.

Bio: Healthwise provides a nutritional consultancy service for individuals, food manufactures, catering outlets and education services.  We use expert nutritionists to nutritionally analyse recipes and provide a personalised service for you.

Healthwise has the pleasure to offer the services of Dr Lisa Gatenby.

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About Dr. Lisa Gatenby

Dr Lisa Gatenby is a Registered Nutritionist and University Lecturer with a wealth of experience in recipe analysis and healthy eating. With a background in catering and food development Dr Gatenby is able to provide a tailored nutritional consultancy service tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Dr Gatenby has past experience of working on menus for restaurants, smoothie bars and food manufacturers providing them with nutritional analysis information, details of how to improve the nutritional profile of their products, nutrition information for their website and details of nutrition labelling.

In addition Dr Gatenby worked as part of the Eat Well Do Well team in Kingston-Upon-Hull nutritionally analysing school menus, ensuring they conformed to the guidelines. Working closely with schools and caterers to develop their menus whilst ensuring the products and menus are acceptable to the children and young people consuming them.

Dr Gatenby also teaches on Nutrition and Food degrees as well as delivering training, diplomas and certificate courses for external organisations.  A nutritional consultancy service at weight loss Boot Camps is also provided, which delivers up to date nutritional advice, practical healthy eating sessions, including cooking demonstrations and responding to specific requirements on a group or one to one basis.

Sketch Hair

07 September 2012
Published in Portfolio

Link: http://www.sketchhair.com/

Services: Web Development, Blog & Hosting.

Bio: Here at Sketch we have created a salon with a difference. A salon which ouzzes style, class and individuality. With a French Victorian and Georgian influence, Sketch Hair Salon was born. A collective, vintage boutique was our goal.

Our aim at Sketch is to give you a phenomenal hairdressing experience in a relaxed glamorous atmosphere. Hairdressing is our passion and at Sketch it's about re-creating - whether it be glamorous or Avant Garde. You don't have to be a star to be treated like one here at Sketch. With a relaxed friendly feel you won't want to leave! We look forward to seeing you soon...

Pyramid Social Care

07 September 2012
Published in Portfolio

DaiNa Project

07 September 2012
Published in Portfolio

Shine Valeting

07 September 2012
Published in Portfolio

Web Hosting

06 September 2012
Published in Hosting & Domains

We believe that web hosting is more than just providing web space and FTP access. Our aim is to provide individuals and businesses with everything they need to express themselves on the internet, be that through an idea or selling goods and services. Whatever you want to create a website for, be it a small family photo album or a full powered data base driven ecommerce website, your choice of web host is essential. The right web host will make the difference between a slow clunky site that has regular down time and a site that is always available and blisteringly fast!

6 reasons to choose us for your web hosting

Quality hosting

1. Quality hosting

Our purpose built web hosting infrastructure is unrivalled in the UK for stability and reliability.

Excellent customer service

2. Excellent customer service

Our support database provides the answers to the majority of web hosting related questions and if you need to get in touch we are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Value for money

3. Value for money

Because all of our hosting technology has been developed by us in-house we don't have any expensive licensing fees to pass on to our customers. That means we can offer you more for less!

We put you in control

4. We put you in control

We believe in developing highly automated systems giving customers complete control of their web hosting. Our web hosting control panel is one of the most advanced available today.

You can grow with us

5. You can grow with us

Our web hosting is ideal for a beginner starting their first website through to SME's demanding their own powerful ecommerce solution.

Constant Monitoring and Security Upgrades

6. Constant Monitoring and Security Upgrades

We take our customer's security very seriously and all software is upgraded within 24 hours of new patches being released.

Our hosting technology

Platform

Platform

We only use Dell servers in our web hosting platform. Our platform is designed to be highly redundant and all data is stored in network disk arrays.

Data is automatically synchronised between the arrays so that in the event of an array failing the remaining array continues to serve data to the servers with no downtime. Each array is also backed up each night to a separate backup cluster which is then written to tape and stored offsite.

Data centre

Data centre

We utilise uninterruptable power supplies and an n+1 generator setup to ensure constant and clean energy to our infrastructure. The data centre is protected by fire suppression, monitored by CCTV both externally and internally, has 24x7x365 onsite security and the building is surrounded by an 8ft perimeter fence.

Security

Security

We are automatically informed of new security patches via our vendor. Patches are applied within 24 hours. Our own platform is scanned each month for application vulnerabilities and we use a network scanner to identify weaknesses in our network.

Managing your website

Our control panel is one of the world's most advanced web hosting control panels currently available. Here is a quick summary of the great features available to our web hosting customers...

eXtend
  • Easy to use file manager
  • File backup & restore
  • Webmail and POP3/IMAP
  • Web stats & logs
  • Google SiteMap generator
  • MySQL and phpMyAdmin
  • Schedules tasks
  • Full Ecommerce software
  • One click install scripts including WordPress
  • Check your account performance at a glance
  • Download log files
  • More than we can list here!

iPhone control panel

Customers can also manage their websites and hosting accounts on the move with our exclusive iPhone control panel which has all the same functionality of the standard control panel. This is free for all our web hosting customers.

iPhone Control Panel
  • Manage your domain names
  • Manage all your web hosting accounts
  • Log in to your webmail
  • View the system status updates
  • View your Webalizer analytics statistics
  • One click install CGI scripts such as WordPress
  • View your invoices
  • Backup & restore your website
  • Conduct a WHOIS search for a domain name
  • Set up scheduled tasks
  • ...and much more!

We give you more!

We want our hosting customer's websites to be a success and with this in mind we also provide our hosting customers with one of the biggest CGI script libraries in the UK including one click install WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, BuddyPress, OpenX & Drupal.

WordPress

WordPress is arguably the most popular blogging software available today! It's easy to install and use and will allow you to have a great looking blog in minutes.

BuddyPress

BuddyPress is a suite of WordPressMU social networking plugins and themes to empower you to create your own social network.

Joomla

Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.

phpBB

phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB3 has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.

Drupal

Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users easily to publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.

Openads

Openads is a hugely popular advert server designed for web publishers. It gives you the tools you need to make the most from online advertising. With Openads you will be able to manage sophisticated advertising programs and stay in control of all the advertising on your websites.

 

& much more!

Web hosting terminology

New to web hosting? Here are some of the most common terms used...

Bandwidth

A term used by web hosts to describe how much data can pass from the server your website is hosted on to people visiting your web site. This includes the files that make up your website as well as any data downloaded from databases or media files.

ccTLD

A country code top level domain name. These domain names are associated with a country or geographic location e.g. .co.uk (UK), .fr (France and .cn (China). The ability to register these domain names from another country depends on the registrar's rules. For example, co.uk has no restrictions whereas .it (Italy) demands you are based in Europe.

Domain Name System

The system that maps domain names to the corresponding machine's IP addresses. This system is essentially a phone book that translates human friendly names into computer friendly numbers. Because this information is stored across multiple computers any updates to a domain (including registration and ownership details) can take up to 48 hours to work its way across all of them.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Once you are ready to see what your website looks like online, uploading the files to your web space is really easy and is often as simple as clicking, dragging and dropping. The method you will use to get your website online is called File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Don't be put off by the name, all this does is take the files from your computer and put them on to the web host's server for people to access. Simple!

In order to do this your web host may offer an upload function though your account with them, but that means you have to log in every time. A quicker alternative that most people use is FTP software. Some HTML editors come with this built in (e.g. Dreamweaver & Microsoft Expression Web) but even if yours doesn't there is the industry standard stand alone (which is free) to download called FileZilla.

HTML

HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language) is the first layer of a web page and deals with the content (the text, any lists, tables, quotes...).

LAMP

LAMP is an acronym used to describe a set of open source software used by many people and businesses to save money and to prevent platform lock-in. Linux: Operating system
Apache: Web server
MySQL: Database
PHP: Program

MySQL

MySQL (owned and developed by Sun Microsystems) is the world's most popular open source database. It is also part of the open source software stack known as LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).

Sub-Domain

Sub-domain names are domains that are part of the parent domain name. They are free to set up and can be useful if you have areas of your site you want to categorise e.g. dictionary.domain.com, thesaurus.domain.com

TLD

Top Level Domain Names have no association with any countries and were amongst the first to be created. E.g. .com, .net, .org.

Web Space

The amount of space allocated to your website by a web host to store all your files and data. The more web space you have the more information you can store.

Startups

05 September 2012
Published in Branding & Startups

Be a success by defining your business and understanding your audience.

No matter how wonderful or amazing your products or services may be they are worthless unless people know about them. What we offer is a complete guided setup service where we help establish your brand and corporate identity thus allowing your market to clearly see who you are and what you do. Depending on your individual needs this is then developed in to logos, business cards, a web site or whatever specific articles you require to achieve your targets.

The process starts with a consultation where we talk through your business idea, discuss the brief and also cover any existing marketing plans. Next we create a selection of design routes, each style and concept tailored to meet your needs and to facilitate the achievement of your goals.

Chosen designs are then developed into a final piece that can be amended, edited and tweaked until you are totally satisfied.

For web sites we handle the complete process saving you the stress and effort. From domain registration, hosting to web site design and build followed by optional search engine optimization and online/offline marketing.

Interactive

04 September 2012

Play Like you mean business. Use interactivity to entertain or to serve.

Whether you want to keep your existing clients or to gain new ones interactivity can be used in numerous ways to achieve your goals.

Time and satisfaction are both highly valuable commodities. Creating an interactive tool, game or application can work both to attract and to keep potential customers attention. If what you have is either useful or entertaining then people will be more then happy to spread the word and do your advertising for you.

Applied interactivity gives your business the competitive edge.

A happy customer gets what they expect. An ecstatic customer gets more than what they expect and then tells their friends. This is the case for both new and existing customers.

Whatever products or services you offer there are always ways to improve on the customers experience or develop your business as a whole. Find a way to make your customers life easier or entertain them rather than sell to them and they'll be grateful.

We offer a range of solutions including Flash games and applications, desktop applications and phone applications.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Web Development

04 September 2012

Save time and make money. Let your web site do all the hard work.

Web development is a broad term and is often used interchangeably with web design. Our definition here is that web development incorporates a greater deal of technologies and scripting languages. In simple terms it is web sites that do stuff. Clever web sites.

Depending on your business needs you could save yourself an incredible amount of time by automating some of the processes. Sell your products online, easily build mailing lists or networks, manage your own content and updates, build databases or just run a simple blog.

Many of the day to day tasks involved in running a business can be automated, therefore freeing up more of your time to spend on growing your company and other tasks.

As well as allowing for the streamlining of commerce, marketing and customer service scripting technologies can also be used to enhance the look and usability of your web site. You can collect data, remember client preferences, incorporate customisation and animation or even have your web site calculate quotes for you.

Web development then is the difference between your web site been a space and been an experience.

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