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Web design in Stonehaven - small business & startup specialists - getting you online quickly and efficiently. No techno speak, guaranteed!
Web design in Stonehaven - small business & startup specialists - getting you online quickly and efficiently. No techno speak, guaranteed!

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Testing, testing, testing...

Compatibility tests being run in different browsers to check that a site going live later this week, 'plays nicely' in every browser and at different screen sizes.

It does (as I knew it would)! Also tested in Internet Explorer and Chrome for Android. Safari and iOS still to perform.

How thorough is your web developer when it comes to testing?

#webdevelopment #webdesign #webdeveloper #googlechrome #firefox #opera #microsoftedge #stonehaven
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The Curious Case of the Missing Mouse

A conflict between Windows and my Wacom tablet software was rendering the usually excellent Pen Touch device all but useless. The mouse cursor would vanish, right click would not work and it would be impossible to click buttons or select files in most programs.

Here's how to fix it.

http://www.qd-design.co.uk/…/the-curious-case-of-the-disap…/

#windows10 #wacom #mouse #mia
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Wow, nothing like hitting the ground running after the holidays. Straight back into bespoke web development with a vengeance today.

Really productive day creating a custom form (front end) and mail handler (back end) for a delivery firm to gather necessary information to produce a quote for their customers.

#webdesign #webdevelopment #coding #html #css #javascript #jquery
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A massive database of email addresses / passwords has recently been discovered on the dark web. These are in 'plain text', readable by anyone and current - 14% of them have never been seen before.

Take Action NOW!

See - https://www.qd-design.co.uk/blog/passwords/ for more information with advice on what steps you should consider taking.

Please share this to get the widest possible exposure of this information to prevent unsuspecting folk from having their accounts compromised.

#cybersecurity #email #passwords #security #online
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We have recently updated our site and hosting to take advantage of the now freely available Let's Encrypt SSL certificate meaning that the QD Design site shows as https rather than http.

That extra s may not sound like much but it means that any traffic between our hosting server and a visitor is securely encrypted and hidden from prying eyes.

Google has for some time been giving a small rankings bonus in the natural search results for sites that were https and used a SSL certificate correctly. In future, sites that don't use a SSL certificate and are not following the https protocol will be labelled as insecure.

This is likely to be alarming to your site visitors and may even cause them to switch away from your site to a competitors.

Upgrading to SSL and using https can often take as little as 15 minutes to implement. If you need advice, then get in touch.

#webdesign #webdevelopment #stonehaven #googlesearch #ssl #https
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Brand new feature on the Stonehaven Men's Shed site - a discussion forum for all things 'shed'. Looking forward to seeing users coming on line and filling it with chat on interesting topics.

www.stonehavenmensshed.co.uk

#webdesign #stonehaven #frontendwebdeveloper
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WordPress is a great tool for creating customer friendly websites (i.e. sites they can update themselves) and the auto update of WordPress core files means that it is always up to date and security flaws are quickly resolved.

However, with every WordPress update comes a slew of theme and plug-in updates for each site. With well over a dozen customer sites to manage (with more than a hundred plug-ins across them), I don't think I'll be seeing much other than WordPress today.

Always good to drop in and make sure everything is "ship shape" though.

#WordPress #Webdesign #webdeveloper #Stonehaven #Aberdeen #websites
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New website for Emmett Equine Scotland launched today. Crafted in WordPress, using some awesome imagery from both the owner and from 123RF. Heavily customised to meet the clients specific requirements, the site is secured using the https protocol for extra protection.

Wishing Emmett Equine Scotland all the best with their new site.

https://www.emmettequinescotland.co.uk

#qd-designuk #webdesign #stonehaven #wordpress
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If anyone calls you and tries to sell you unwanted and unrequested Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), it is almost invariably a scam. In particular if they even imply let alone say, they can get you top billing in Google. They cannot.

Here's a transcript of a call I took earlier today. C'mon scammers, if you are going to try and scam me, at least do some homework before hand. This was a downright amateur performance :-)

Seriously, if you want impartial, unbiased and ethical SEO advice, let's talk.

#seo #stonehaven #webdesign
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Check out our new video! QD Design - web design in Stonehaven. Affordable, effective and eye catching. Building web sites for small - medium sized businesses as well as community organisations. Great value, outstanding support, impartial advice all delivered with the personal touch. Contact us today for a free quotation.

https://youtu.be/xruC4b0PSbs
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