Blog archive 2015

ORCA’s Online Photo Poll

Published: 23rd Nov 2015

Whale and dolphin conservation charity and our long-term client ORCA recently asked us to create an online voting system for their 2015 photography competition. Having previoulsy used Survey Monkey ORCA wanted an integrated facility that would allow their visitors to view the competition entries, make a vote and see the results all in one place. Amy at ...
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Life Mosaic’s Video Toolkit

Published: 19th Nov 2015

Here is an additional piece of work that our client Life Mosaic commissioned us to create as a specially branded and structured section of their main website. This new 'Territories of Life' feature is an online video toolkit for indiginous peoples about land and rights. New videos were released over several weeks, each on a different subject ...
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Hedgehog mini-site for Wildlife Trust

Published: 25th Sep 2015

Here is a new customised piece of work we have launched for Nottinghamshire Widlife Trust as part of the national Wildlife Trusts, Royal Horticulatural Society and Hedgehog Street's joint campaign to highlight the decline of UK hedgehogs. The campaign which takes place during Wild About Gardens week aims to raise awareness on how to help NWT protect our ...
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Between the new website launches

Published: 9th Sep 2015

Creating a website from scratch for a brand new client is exciting and fulfilling and here on our blog we write about this a lot. However, as we were developing a new feature for a long-term client's website it occurred to me how silly it is that we don't shout just as much about the work that comes after launch day, those additional items to ...
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Happy Birthday to The Abdication!

Published: 2nd Sep 2015

Like we always say, we love to support and sponsor organisations that make us smile and The Abdication micropub certainly does that. Not least due to their lovely real ales (of which we are big fans) but because of how the pub has enhanced our little town. In just one year since the owners Matt and Lucy opened its doors the pub has given us all an ...
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Ten years of ethical web design

Published: 28th Aug 2015

Last week I met with a lovely lady who teaches creative digital media at a college in Leicestershire. She felt it would be useful for her students to learn about the social and environmental impacts of our industry and was particularly curious to find out more about web design as a green and ethical business. It was really interesting for me to re-visit ...
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Google’s mobile friendly update

Published: 17th Jul 2015

If your website isn't responsive then you may already be feeling the effects of Google's mobile friendly update. Essentially this update to Google's ranking algorithm boosts mobile friendly pages above non mobile-friendly pages in Google's mobile search results. Google's reasoning behind this update is to ensure that mobile users have a ...
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Important information for your WordPress website security

Published: 1st May 2015

Wordpress is one of the most popular content management systems today and it has some great benefits. It is one of the CMS's we use for our web design clients and we know that a good number of our Green Hosting clients use it too. However, because it is so popular it can tend to attract unwanted attention of potential attackers who look for out of date ...
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Support for Carers re-design

Published: 6th Jan 2015

Our long term clients Support for Carers have returned to us for a website design ugrade and additional features and we are happy to show you the newly launched and improved site. The original SFC website was launched in 2011 and the staff team have been managing it well ever since. As the organisation has developed, the website has changed to reflect ...
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More news from Make Hay

New Festival of Social Science website
In November we were delighted to launch the new 2020 Festival of Social Science website. This event hosted by the Economic and Social... read more
Happy 16th to us!
This month our business turns 16 years old. 16th business birthdays are not usually considered to be significant, well not as significant... read more
New website for Redbridge IASS
We have been very fortunate to work with another great Special Educational Needs & Disability Information and Advice Support Service... read more
New website for Ask Us Nottinghamshire
We are delighted to launch this brand new website for Ask Us Nottinghamshire, an organisation that provides impartial support and... read more
New website for Derby SENDIASS
"We can't thank you enough for all your hard work bringing our website to life!" Here's a brand new website for Derby SENDIASS,... read more
New website for Perfect 10 PR
We are very happy to have recently launched the new website for fellow Nottingham based business Perfect 10 PR. Our services included a new... read more