Social Media Templates for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

These are template files - for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign - for the most common social media platforms for profiles, covers, banners, posts, and backgrounds. We're sharing these templates, that we use to produce client social media posts and social media branding, as they can really make life easier when you have 20+ walls, pages, and tweeters to manage 😀 We hope you find them useful!...
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WordPress 5.2.4 Release Addresses Several Security Issues

The core WordPress team released version 5.2.4 of WordPress on October 14th 2019. The release addresses six security issues that were all privately reported through WordPress’ responsible disclosure procedure. Like any security release, users should update immediately to the latest version to keep their sites secure. All major branches of WordPress from version 3.7 to 5.2 received the new...
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Take a look at the late-2019 edition of our Digital Marketing Portfolio

It's been a busy year so far for our web design and development team, with projects ranging from simple small business brochure websites to bespoke e-commerce websites. We're big fans of printed materials to complement digital marketing methods so we've put together a booklet showing some of the great projects we've been working on - you can download a digital copy or if you like something more...
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How do I switch from Wix, Squarespace or a website builder to WordPress?

The short answer is, if you've outgrown the features or functionality of your current website builder services, such as Wix.com or Squarespace (or any number of services provided by website hosting companies) then you're going to need help making the move. Move from Wix.com or switch from Squarespace We've helped businesses of all sizes move from Wix.com, switch from Squarespace, and a whole host...
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Google Chrome announces roll-out of mixed content blocking, beginning January 2020

The Google Security Team has announced a timeline for when Chrome will begin blocking mixed content by default in order to ensure that HTTPS browsing is more secure. Mixed content refers to HTTPS pages that load resources, such as images, videos, stylesheets, and scripts, over HTTP. The gradual rollout will begin with Chrome 79, which is scheduled for release in December 2019. The browser...
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How Brexit could affect your online business: .eu domain name owners

If you have a .eu domain name your ownership of it may be affected by Brexit, scheduled for October 31st, you may want to make sure you take the action needed to protect your online business and .eu domain. If you HAVE a European postal address: Update your domain details so that your European address is registered. This way, you will be able to keep your .eu domain and secure it from being...
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How long does it take for a website to show up in Google or Bing search results

When you launch a website, you want everyone to see it—and not just your family members, best friends, and significant other. You could be showcasing your services, selling the best product in the world, or have the coolest website design ever, but it all accounts for nothing if no one knows your website even exists. So, how do you do it? These days, when the Internet has become more ubiquitous...
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World Mental Health Day 2019 – Mental health: Chris’ Story

My name is Chris and I'm the Senior Developer, and Creative Director, at O'Brien Media - most of our clients, past and present have come into contact with me at one point or another but many will be surprised to know that my life is complicated by, at times, poor mental health. I want to share my experience of living with mental health conditions to coincide with World Mental Health Day 2019 in...
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Changes to support and clarification on responsibilities for website hosting clients

We’re making some changes to how we handle support enquiries, and would like to clarify what is supported. One issue per case We are making a change to the number of separate issues that can be answered in a single case. Please only raise one issue per case. This is to help decrease resolution time and make cases simpler for our support team. We have seen an increasing number of cases where...
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Instagram is killing-off its Following tab

Instagram is removing its Following tab, a feature which became better known as a stalking tool rather than its purpose to aid with new account discovery. Instagram says that its Explore tab is the go-to place to find new people, places and hashtags to follow. Meanwhile, the Following tab is now only used by a small number of people on a regular basis. Combined, those factors were the key reasons...
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