We’ve won Best Mobile Friendly Web Design Firm (Wiltshire) at the 2019 Southern Enterprise Awards

SME News Magazine have announced the winners of the 2019 Southern Enterprise Awards, and O'Brien Media have been awarded Best Mobile Friendly Web Design Firm - Wiltshire. With the number of businesses per person being higher in Southern England than anywhere else in the UK O'Brien Media was pitted against a wealth of award-worthy candidates. Strong in retail and wholesale markets, SME News seek...
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Business Continuity Support for customers affected by adverse weather conditions (14th/15th November 2019)

Due to Environment Agency public advice and Met Office warnings of disruption due to flooding, snow, and rainfall being in effect for parts of the UK over the next 24 to 48 hours we have activated our Customer Business Continuity Support (CBCS) plan to provide assistance to customers affected by adverse weather conditions over the next 48 hours. For those not aware of this plan, this means that...
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Time to update – WooCommerce 3.8 is here! 🎉

The WooCommerce team has announced that WooCommerce 3.8 is now live and ready to be installed! This final minor release for 2019 has been tested rigorously by WooCommerce team of developers along with real-life store owners. It should be fully backward compatible with all WooCommerce releases since 3.0 and represents a move towards smaller, stable, and more frequent releases. Here's what's new in...
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WordPress 5.3 introduces WordPress’ most refined user experience with the improved block editor

With the release of WordPress 5.3 the software sees expansion and refinement of the block editor introduced in WordPress 5.0 with new blocks, more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase design freedoms and provide additional layout options and style variations to allow designers complete control over the look of a site. This release also introduces...
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Your password is your first line of defense against hackers, so make it a good one

Combine unrelated words to make stronger passwords To create a strong password, try combining two or more unrelated words. It could even be an entire phrase. Then change some of the letters to special letters and numbers. The longer your password, the stronger it is. A single word with one letter changed to an @ or ! (such as p@ssword!) doesn’t make for a strong password. Password cracking...
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Google rolls out B.E.R.T Update – What does this mean for your website?

Last week Google began rolling out it’s biggest update since Rankbrain was released back in 2015. Their announcement on their Webmasters blog by vice-head of search Pandu Nayak claims that this update will affect 1 in 10 of all searches so it's pretty major news! What is B.E.R.T and how does it work? B.E.R.T stands for Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers. Sounds...
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Expert Advice: Automatic email signatures can now sign binding contracts

This is a guest post, for which we would like to thank Bethany Fitzgerald, a paralegal with the commercial team at Wansbroughs Solicitors. Automatic signatures found at the end of emails, stating name, place of work, job title and contact details, are now being included in what counts as a signature to form a binding contract – according to a ruling from Manchester County Court. In the case, a...
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Facebook to remove Gray Badges from verified pages on 30th October 2019

Facebook have sent the following email to verified businesss today, 25th October: We're always working on better ways to help people understand more about the Pages they interact with. We introduced grey verification badges in 2015 to show which Pages for businesses and organisations are authentic. However, we've found that they can be more confusing than helpful, so we're removing them on 30...
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