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In the light of the recent TalkTalk data breach, it is timely to look the security measures that you should have in place to safeguard your website.

How do you know if your website is actually doing its job properly? It may look great and say everything you want it to say but is it actually effective at attracting visitors and converting them into sales? Here are a few ideas to help you answer this question.

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Similar to the push in the 70s to make all buildings wheelchair accessible, the government is now encouraging websites to be easily accessible for disabled people. Find out what steps you should take to make your website DDA compliant.

Tagged in: Healthcare

Your website is a great tool for generating leads for your business, but if people aren't seeing it then it can't do its job properly. There are a number of steps you can take to help drive more traffic to your website. Read our 5 steps to help you do this.

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Using your website for job vacancies is an obvious way to try to recruit staff, bypassing recruitment agencies. 

We'll show you how one of our clients uses their whole website to show what a great firm they are to work for.

Online safety is a very recent phenomenon that is constantly evolving, which is why it is vital to constantly be updating your school’s policies. This is why we are offering this guide on e-safety, with a focus on Ofsted’s standards, which can be used as a starting point when reviewing your online safety.

Tagged in: Education

The NHS is being put under huge strain due to a larger population with increasing healthcare needs. In this blog we look at some slightly wackier alternatives to improving the nation’s health.

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In today's jobs market, it's smart to use LinkedIn for recruiting staff.

See how you can set up a LinkedIn advertising campaign in our step-by-step beginner's guide.

Tagged in: Architecture Business

Technology is constantly evolving, sometimes at such a fast pace that it can be hard to keep up. Here are some tips on 'future proofing' your website to save a great deal of stress whenever changes occur.

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Taking advice from the experts of a given subject is a great way of learning and advancing, and this applies to your business too. We have compiled a list of must-read business books that are not only informative but also enjoyable.

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Do you know the difference between an Academy and a Specialist school? Read our overview of the numerous types of state schools in the country.

Tagged in: Education

The idea of a sugar tax has been floated for over a decade in the UK, in a bid to counter the obesity epidemic. But what exactly is a sugar tax and what are the arguments for and against it?

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A good website design is vital to creating an enjoyable online experience for the viewer. If your website does not provide an enjoyable user experience then it will be less effective at converting your visitors into sales. Here are a number of common mistakes of website design and how you can counter these issues and improve your website’s ‘bounce rate’.

University is a great opportunity for young people to gain knowledge and life experience, and propel them towards a successful career. But what is the cost? We’ve had a look at academic research to find out just how long students can expect to be in debt.

Tagged in: Education

What do you primarily use your smartphone for? Smartphones can provide you with great tools for becoming more productive or improving your lifestyle. We've rounded up 4 of the best apps to help you become fitter and lead a healthier lifestyle.

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I recently read a great article about the roots of minimalism and the web by web usability experts Nielsen | Norman. In summary: “Minimalism in moderation can create efficient user experiences, as long as you don’t lose sight of the primary goal - helping users accomplish tasks.”

Tagged in: Architecture Business

When you get a new client, I think you agree that it’s pretty exciting. However, if you find out that the client is based in a Grade I listed building, I think you’ll agree with my course of action: grab the camera and a couple of lenses and take a closer look.

Tagged in: Architecture

Around six months ago, Volute gathered around the TV to watch Apple’s keynote in which they unveiled the Apple Watch, an exciting new product aiming to take smart watches to the mass market. This week Apple have been taking appointments for members of the public to try on Apple Watches and on Tuesday I went and tried some on.

 

RIBA is currently out in the regions consulting on the Institute's future strategy.

Read more about what it is and how the meeting in the East Midlands went.

Tagged in: Architecture

It’s not very often that Google announces changes to their search algorithm; so when they do, it’s wise to listen up.

Google announced that from April 21st, any site that they view as being not mobile-friendly will no longer appear in the top search results from mobile devices.