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Get your business off to a great start in 2018 with a new or refreshed website #NewYearNewWebsite

With 2018 upon us now is a great time to take stock of your website and ask yourself if it is still working as hard for your business as you’d like? Customers like to see that businesses are keeping up with the latest digital trends, if your website feels dated to a customer there’s a big risk they might go elsewhere! Even if you’re not in the market for a full redesign...
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Web design trends: 2018 will be about negative space and typography

In 2018 designers will be making greater and greater use of negative space. Particularly on mobile, speedy, light-weight pages are essential. Flashy, gimmicky design is passé and even images are becoming old-school. Everything on the page is there for one purpose: To increase conversions.  Clean, simplistic page designs were already the in thing in 2017. We’re taking minimalism...
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Do you need Christmas and New Year opening hours or other information added to your website?

With Christmas rapidly approaching (16 sleeps at the time of writing) we're taking a lot of requests for changes to add Christmas and New Year opening hours, festive menus, and special Christmas offers to the websites of our varied range of client website. It's best to keep your customers informed of any changes to your opening hours, or changes to contact arrangements over the Christmas...
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Christmas 2017 and New Year Opening Hours

Our team will be taking a bit of a break over the Christmas and New Year period and we'll be closed for project work from 5:30pm on Friday 22nd December and resuming normal hours from Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Our client reception team will continue to take calls over the festive period and if you have any urgent requests please send an email with 'URGENT' in the subject or call...
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Cookie Policy: How we use cookies

This policy sets out how we ("O'Brien Media Limited") use cookies within the services we provide.Cookies and how they Benefit YouOur website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websitesOur cookies help us:Make our website work as you'd expectSave...
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Keep your WordPress or Drupal website up-to-date to stay safe from hackers

How often should you update your WordPress or Drupal, themes and plugins/modules? The short answer is as often as possible... and here's why. The main reason for this is security. WordPress & Drupal sites are prime targets for hackers. These hackers don't want to bring you down because they dislike you, in fact most of these hacks originate from bots crawling the web, looking for...
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Mobile friendly website for Stone Keeping by Stonetech Flooring Ltd

After 25 years in business Stonetech Flooring Limited wanted to start trading a new brand, Stone Keeping, providing sealing, repair, cleaning, and restoration services to customers across the south of England. O'Brien Media were commissioned to create a new website for the Stone Keeping brand. We developed a clean and modern mobile friendly design, based on the WordPress content management...
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Business Christmas cards – are your competitors taking the lead?

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. Between now and the end of the year, your competitors are going to be focusing their marketing efforts on creating Christmas promotions. Why? To get more customers through their doors, visiting their websites, and most importantly, spending money. They’ll also be thinking about reminding their customers that they are...
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WordPress 4.9: Major customizer improvements, new content widgets, and more

Version 4.9 of WordPress, named “Tipton” in honor of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.9 will smooth your design workflow and keep you safe from coding errors. Featuring design drafts, scheduling, and locking, along with preview links, the Customizer workflow improves collaboration for content...
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