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A fun and successful day at the Southwest Business Expo

At the last minute, well, a week before the event, we decided to exhibit at the Southwest Business Expo at the Steam Museum, Swindon. The event was a great success, we spoke with a whole host of different people representing a diverse range of businesses in Wiltshire and further afield.

Bad Design

What are Dark Patterns and what do they have to do with websites?

Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn’t mean to, like buying or signing up for something. This article covers some of the basics and explains why using Dark Patterns on your website is a guaranteed way to lose visitors and destroy trust in your brand.

Microsoft 365

The new Outlook on the web is coming, with a modern design, and new features

Microsoft may have been one of the first movers when they acquired Hotmail back in the 1990s, eventually renaming it to Outlook.com after a brief diversion to Windows Live. It’s been updated yet again, with Outlook.com switching to a new look this week after a period of testing and Office 365 Outlook on the web users being given the new look from July 22nd. 


We’ll be at stand 105 at the Southwest Business Expo on 4th July, see you there?

We like last minute decisions and so with less than a week to go before the event we’ve decided that we’ll be exhibiting at Southwest Business Expo, Swindon – stand 105, just before you reach the entrance  – and would love to meet you there on the 4th July (this coming Thursday) between 10am and 3pm at Steam Museum

Don’t lose out on your .uk domain

If you have a .co.uk, org.uk, or .me.uk domain name did you know that your Right of Registration for the, shorter, new .uk domain registration is due to end on 25th June 2019?