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It actually all took place a few weeks ago now, but the FMI Consulting website is now live. FMI Consulting is an Authorised Reseller of the Nimble eLearning Solution, who also provide advice and services to get their customers on the road to success in the creation and management of their online training. They use Nimble Software to create and manage its own eLearning offering. As an Authorised Nimble Reseller, the company's director, Andy Oliver...

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I'm reminded of a Baz Luhman song from the late 1990s. "Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen)", the song proudly begins as the singer (well, it's not really singing) reels of a list of advice that he's heard over his lifetime. At one point in his song he makes the statement "Prices will rise, politicians will fallander and you too will get old. When you do, you'll fantasise that when you were younger, prices were reasonable,...

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A lot of companies will assume that by just having a website, they will see an increase in business – and although this may be the case for some businesses – it may not be true for yours. In fact, a recent article suggests that a bad website could actually harm your business. It is important to realise that having a website is not necessarily going to suddenly make your company a global success, rivalling even the mighty Google. It could,...

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Is it worth using social media? These days, it seems that every business has those trendy little social media links to Facebook or Twitter and despite their popularity, the purpose of these kinds of websites is lost on large portions of the population. So why is it that social media has been snapped up by so many businesses and is it something that your business should be doing? Facebook Currently there are 26 milliion people using Facebook...

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If you are thinking of setting up a website you will need to think about several factors before you set up the site. Some of the questions you will need to consider are outlined below: What is the goal of your website? What do you want your website to achieve? Are you looking to increase sales or to raise awareness? Are you aiming to enhance your customer's experience by providing better after-sales care? Is your website one that you want customers...

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How long is a piece of string? The price of a website will depend on whether your site is simple 'static HTML' website or whether it uses a content management system. We deal with two kinds of site: Static sites and Content managed sites. Please see the article: 'What is a content management system?' for more information about the differences between these two kinds of site. Static HTML websites Static HTML websites start...

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Do you have a lot of events coming up that you want to put on your website? or do you find that you simply don't have the time to be constantly taking events down from your website? Then you might benefit from our dynamic events system. It's quite simple, you enter in the details of your event into the content management system. Once the date of your event has passed, it will automatically be hidden from the public, meaning that your site...

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Like any design project, the time it takes to set up a website can vary considerably. The vast majority of web projects are completed within 2-3 months of contact, but this can depend on several factors. The longest part of any project is the design phase, especially when a larger group of people is involved in the decision making process. Delays can occur when waiting for feedback from all committee or council members. Speeding up the web design...

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What Are Website Standards? These days it's not good enough to just have a website. These days sites need to meet certain minimum standards. Doive Designs work to meet as many of the web site standards as possible including those listed below: W3C HTML 5 compliance The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are responsible for setting standards for the internet. Compliance means that all browsers should display the site in the same way. All of...

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A Content Management System (or CMS) is a system that allows you to control the content of your website quickly and easily. Typically, you will be provided with log in details which allow you to access an admin area of your site. You can then use this area to change the wording and pictures on your site using a simple text editor which makes updating your site no more complicated than using Microsoft Word or an online email provider like GoogleMail. We...

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A domain name (or URL) is the human readable address of your website. It usually takes the form of (www.mywebsitename.co.uk) or similar. There are no right or wrong domain names, but some may be more successful than others. Here are a few tips to help you decide... Short vs Long web address? Generally speaking the key is whether your customer will remember your website address. Short website addresses are often easier to remember, but unless your...

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Google provide a lot of free resources that can be quickly and easily used on your website. Here are a few reasons why Google Analytics and it's sister Google Webmaster Tools can benefit your website. If you are looking for Google Analytics, click here... What is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is a free and powerful tool that can be used to track how well your website is doing. It goes way beyond simply counting how many people are...

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In short. As many as you need. We get a lot of customers who say "I just want a basic website" or "how much for a one page website"? We believe it is better to let the content flow naturally over the pages of your website. When some clients pay by the page, they sometimes try to save money by squeezing as much content onto each page as possible. This can lead to websites with very long pages, or pages where it becomes a...

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A blog, short for "web log", is effectively an online diary. Of course, unlike a regular diary it is open for all the world to look at - so it's unwise to share all your thoughts in one, so why are so many people and companies setting up blogs? Blogs, provide a way of sharing inside information, tips and advice with your customers in a much more informal way. Unlike formal communications, they can (to some extent) provide a more personal...

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At the end of last year we were approached by More Than Fires Ltd, who run a local showroom in Tiverton selling fireplaces and stoves, but as the name implies, their range includes an ever increasing wide range of diverse products including everything from garden furniture, wooden ornaments to Anne Stokes prints. From the outset, they were keen to work with a local developer so that they could take a hands on approach and meet with us in person. Steve...

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A number of our clients have asked us this question. Website hosting is basically rented space on a server, where the files that make up your website are stored. A server is simply a computer with areas that can be accessed by anyone in the world. Website hosting is usually charged a year at a time and costs can vary depending on what technologies are installed on the server, how much bandwidth is provided and how much webspace is available. What...

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Over the past few months I've had the pleasure of being able to work with my sister-in-law, Tash, and her fiance Marc as they planned their wedding. As the more perceptive of you may have realised, when I got married over 5 years ago now, I set up a wedding website allowing our guests to select items from our Wedding List and to choose songs for the disco (much to our DJ's disgust! - thanks again Dave!) So when it came to creating a wedding...

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In the past few months you may have noticed warnings appearing on websites that you have been using for years about security. Have these websites suddenly become unsafe? Have they been hacked? The answer is probably No. The truth is that times are changing and what was once considered to be safe, now isn't. The website is as safe now as it was before but the standards are changing. What has changed? What has changed is that browsers...

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As you can imagine, we've been rather busy over the past few months and one of the many projects we've been working on has been the new website for St Peter's Church in Fremington, North Devon. The church, or churches as it would be more accurate, are relaxed and friendly and meet throughout the week in the town of Fremington, as well as in groups and churches in other local villages that make up the local mission community. New church...

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As of 1 December 2016, Fasthosts (whose website hosting products we provide) is introducing a new process for changing the details of a domain registrant (the individual or organisation that holds registration of a domain). This is due to ICANN (the governing body for top-level domain names) updating its domain transfer policy. The new process applies to any change of domain registrant information. This could be as part of a domain transfer from one...

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