Our very own cat dad has something to say about cat ownership gender stereotypes

News released today by the charity Cats Protection shows that men who like dogs are still seen as more masculine than those who like cats, even though owning either pet requires the same compassionate qualities. The findings came from a survey that asked 2,000 men to assign attributes to a man in two photos – one with a cat and one with a dog. The man with the dog was more likely to be seen...
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WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” – Keeping Sites Safer

WordPress 5.1 "Jaco" is now available! Update now to keep your website current, secure, and benefit from the latest feature enhancements. Keeping Your Site Safe WordPress 5.2 gives you even more robust tools for identifying and fixing configuration issues and fatal errors. Whether you are a developer helping clients or you manage your site solo, these tools can help get you the right information...
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Don’t want the hassle of a custom paint job? Try car magnets instead

Whatever your business if you have vehicles, or staff visiting client or customers, be it in vans or cars, branding them is always a great idea. Not only does it get your brand (and business) in front of more people as your team drives around but it also gives a professional appearance to your clients. Who do you feel more confident answering the door to, someone getting out of a generic family...
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European payments are changing from September 14, 2019

Beginning September 14, 2019, PSD2 regulation will require Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for many online payments made by European customers, to help reduce fraud. To ensure payments will not be declined, businesses will need to build an extra layer of authentication into online card payments, unless transaction-specific exemptions apply. The impact of SCA on your business can vary...
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O’Brien Media launch new website for Swindon based Azone Storage

Local commercial storage experts Azone Storage, who have been an O'Brien Media client for many years, wanted to update their website following the rapid expansion of their business and needed a website that could easily accommodate changes as they opened new storage locations. Azone Storage took the opportunity to switch things up with a more engaging website based on the popular WordPress...
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Office 365 feature update: Focus on your active teams

Are too many teams cluttering up your left rail? Over the next few weeks, teams you haven't visited in more than 45 days will be automatically reordered and moved to the bottom "More" category so you can focus on teams you're more active in. This feature update from Microsoft is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 48621 and does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions for Education. Microsoft...
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[Infographic] A Minute on the Internet in 2019

A lot can happen in a minute. Sixty seconds can pass in the blink of an eye for someone mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or checking their email. Combine all those actions together and we have an extraordinary view of the life of the internet in a minute. According to data compiled by Lori Lewis and Officially Chadd on Visual Capitalist, a single internet minute holds 1 million Facebook...
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Swindon’s O’Brien Media Among The Winners of the 2019 Designer Awards

Swindon, Wiltshire – The team at Swindon based website design agency O’Brien Media are pleased to have picked up two awards this year’s LUXlife Design Awards for the South West England region, Creative Design Agency of the Year 2019 & Award for Excellence in Web Design Services 2019. The Designer Awards focuses on quality, not quantity, and having won these awards for their work with...
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It’s Time to Give Your Business a Spring Clean

Spring is officially here and it’s time to deep clean, reorganise, and declutter everything from your closet to the garage. Giving your place a deep clean is a great way to revamp your surroundings and celebrate a transition into a new season. I love giving my house a spring cleaning because when my life is organised, I can accomplish more and feel less stressed doing so. You can also take...
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Micro Interactions – Are you engaging your website visitors?

Micro interactions are the latest (possible biggest) UX trend to be recorded so far, thus critical for modern design which can’t go without them anymore.  We are surrounded by micro interactions, as they are present on every website, app, or program we’re using.By micro interaction, we refer to every task-like engagement of users with their devices, smooth enough to pass unnoticed as the...
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