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In the past few years, there has been an absolutely massive rise in the use of social networking websites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. In the past year a huge number of small businesses and start-ups have started to take advantage of this media as a way of reaching their customers. In fact, the number of SME's taking up use of these websites rose to 91% in 2011, according to a survey carried out by recruitment website PeoplePerHour.com. However,...

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Another of Cardiff's Churches has just relaunched their website. This time it is Emmanuel Baptist Church on the Gabalfa estate in the North of the city. Their congregation is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, so they are keen to offer a warm welcome to everyone, no matter where they are from or have been through. Their new website reflects their style of worship, in that it is modern and outward facing, with easy access to...

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Internet Explorer 6, initially bundled with Windows XP, is now used by less than 1% of Americans, has been celebrated by the folks at Microsoft with the baking of a cake. If you have no idea why this is such a big deal to web developers, you're probably not the only one - but it has to do with compatibility and website standards. Browsers As you are probably aware, browsers are used to "browse" the World Wide Web. Whether you are...

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We would like to wish all of our customers, past and present - a very Merry Christmas and New Year. We have had another busy year, even despite the difficult financial climate and look forward to working with you again in the near future. We are available up until and including Thursday 22nd December 2011 as normal. We will be closed from Friday 23rd December until Tuesday 3rd January 2012. If you have any urgent issues regarding the hosting of your...

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In a new study, it is claimed that as many as one in three UK small businesses consider e-commerce to be a major threat to their business. More than 3/4 of small businesses in the UK currently sell their products or services on the internet. This figure, whilst seemingly quite high, shows that the United Kingdom is lagging behind our European counterparts when it comes to the uptake of e-commerce. In Italy, for example, as many as 94% of small-medium...

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According to a recent study of 1800 consumers carried out by one of the leading website hosting companies (1&1) bad quality websites are actually damaging to business for small businesses. A staggering, 37% of customers, would immediately leave a website, and a further 9% would spend less. Over 33% of customers in the survey thought that the websites they were using were either unimpressive or tired and regularly found broken links due to typing...

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We are very proud to announce the launch of our latest website, ImagesSupermarket.com. The website is a new stock photography website which allows photographers to sell their work and the general public to buy photos for public or private use. Buyers can also review their purchases, which allows good quality and service to be acknowledged, and issues to be resolved. It doesn't stop there though, the website also allows people to buy and sell...

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We are proud to announce the launch of Bryn-y-groes Christian Centre's new website (www.brynygroes.org.uk). The Bryn Y Groes centre is situated on the edge of the market town of Bala and overlooks Snowdonia's Llyn Tegid, Wales largest lake. The centre is popular with youth and student groups, as well as for short breaks, holidays and even conferences. The new website uses our bespoke content management system which allows the owners of the...

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Not all the work we do is setting up new websites. We recently did a job for a firework display and supply company, Bulldog Fireworks. We provided them with an online quotation system that is slotted into their existing website. You can see it for yourself at: www.bulldogfireworks.co.uk. So whether you're looking for a new website, or just an amendment to your existing one, give us a call....

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We relocated from South Wales to the Devonshire town of Tiverton last year and since then we've been looking for ways to get involved in the local community. So when the opportunity arose to advertise in the Tiverton Town Football Club programme for the 2011-12 season, we jumped at the chance. So if you're at one of their games this year, look out for our advertisement in the programme!...

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It has been a long time coming, but we are very happy to announce that the Cadoxton Methodict Church site has finally gone live! The website uses our bespoke content management system, which allows selected members of the church to update the content of the site themselves! Using the new website they are now able to add and remove whole sections of the site, including images, PDFs and even audio recordings of sermons. It also features a flash-free animated...

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Our latest website launch was not for just one church, but for nine. The Exe Valley Mission Community, or the Exe Valley Churches as they are probably more often referred to, are a group of nine Anglican parishes in the Exe Valley, near Tiverton, Devon. Led by their new Rector, Rev'd Steve Goodbody, the decision to set up a new website has been mainly to improve communication between the parishes and the communities which they serve. Their...

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Facebook and other social networking websites, like Twitter, have taken the world by storm - even making governments have to re-evaluate how privacy laws operate in some cases. But what can sites like Twitter or Facebook actually do for you and your website? and is it worth putting time and effort into using them? We've recently tried to answer that question on our Frequently Asked Questions section - along with other hot topics of conversation...

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We are proud to announce that our latest project, "Black and White Finance" has now gone live. Black and White Finance are a small mortgage brokerage based in Cardiff. Their philosophy is simple; to provide advice that is clear and impartial with a service that is professional and affordable. They are completely independent, so unlike high street banks or building societies who are restricted in offering you, only their own products they...

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will be on our Christmas break from Thursday 23rd December until Tuesday 4th January 2011. If you have an urgent enquiry during this time, please give us a call on 07817 851856. All non-urgent enquiries will be responded to after 4th January. I thank you for your patience and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Dave...

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Teaching 4 wales are a teaching recruitment company based in Newport, South Wales. We provided them with a new site back in 2006 and this Autumn we set about revamping it. The new site uses Tim Burton's Coraline as a basis for the rather gothic characters that decorate the site, which make the site unusual and yet still inviting and friendly. The site uses our home made content management system. In this case it has been customised to include a...

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The ASK Network is an international Christian prayer group who seek to encourage a new generation of people to take responsibility for their locality. The new website is based on their regular newsletter and uses popular content management system, Joomla, which means that they can easily update all aspects of the site themselves without much knowledge of web design. It has been completely customised to their specific needs and optimised using built...

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We're proud to announce that existing customers can now pay their invoices via our website. To do this, simply visit the "members" section on the site menu, fill in the invoice reference number and your email address, as stated on the invoice. The system uses Google Checkout, a popular easy to use online payment system. This is one of the options we recommend to clients who need a quick and easy online shop system. To find out more about...

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Llanishen Evangelical Church is the latest site to get the Doive Designs treatment. It went live this morning, 12th July 2010. The site uses our home-made content management system which allows the church admin to log in and update the site themselves, which includes heading images, special events which automatically come down after the event and news ordered from newest to oldest. Doive Designs are passionate about helping charitable organisations...

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We've just launched Magnetic Bracelets Wales. A distributor of Bioflow magnetic bracelets in South Wales. The site, which uses our content management system allows customers to purchase the magnetic products online and pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Find out how we can provide you with a similar e-commerce solution for your business, big or small by contacting Dave Burton on 07817 851856 or emailing: david.burton@doivedesigns.co.uk today. See...

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