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Facebook
Chris Grant

[Infographic] Is Facebook becoming social media’s retirement home?

Even though it might be a bit of a stretch to describe Facebook as social media’s retirement home, the social network is experiencing an exodus of young people while increasing numbers of over 55s are signing up. Facebook is generally struggling to retain its user base and today, it has an estimated 15 million fewer U.S. users than it did in 2017.

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Drupal
Chris Grant

Say goodbye to Google+ from April 2nd, 2019

We all know, curated social media helps keep reader eyeballs on a publisher’s content. Google+ tried to be that curated social media account for content producers. And, in theory, it worked rather well. Google+ and content management systems like WordPress and Drupal played well together.

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International Women's Day
Jenny Howell

The most dangerous phrase in the language…

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper was a U.S. Naval officer, and an early computer programmer. She was the developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language; at the end of her service she was the oldest serving officer in the United States Navy. 

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Cornwall
Chris Grant

Gool Peran Lowen (Happy St Piran’s Day) to you all!

I grew up in Cornwall before making the move to Swindon in the mid-90’s (wow, that makes me feel really old!) and I still feel a strong connection to Cornwall, especially the North coast around Wadebridge, Rock, Polzeath and Padstow which is where my parents, sister and I lived.

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Web design
Tom Furmanski

Why you might need to refresh your website

As website designers we are always trying to improve our website to make it better, easier to navigate, and more attractive to clients. And as marketing is ever evolving, then so must our website. Read our top 4 signs it might be time to redesign your website

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Drupal
Tom Furmanski

Drupal 7 will reach end-of-life in November of 2021

Drupal 7 was first released in January 2011. In November 2021, after over a decade, Drupal 7 will reach end of life (EOL). Official community support for version 7 will end, along with support provided by the Drupal Association on Drupal.org. This means that automated testing services for Drupal 7 will be shut down, and there will be no more updates provided by the Drupal Security Team.

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