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How to force your website to use https and SSL

You may have noticed that most website addresses start with https these days. This means that the site has an SSL certificate or Secure Sockets Layer, which means that data sent from the website and back again is encrypted and can’t be tampered with. You’re probably used to seeing this sort of thing when doing online banking or shopping on the web. So, aside from actually getting an SSL for your domain, which you definitely...

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WEB DESIGN: The web design process

Over the years there’s been a rapid growth in offerings from the likes of Wix, GoDaddy and 1&1 that seemingly allow you to create a functioning website - all without a professional web designer. The web design process isn't as simple or as easy as they sometimes make it sound, if it’s done properly. Find out how it works with Dorset Tech - the Dorset Web Design experts. Some people think that web design is...

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Why You Should Avoid Vistaprint for Business Card Design

You’ve seen the adverts from Vistaprint promising top of the range business cards for prices too good to be true. We understand it can be tempting- after all, you want the best for your business. However, what you end up getting may not be what you hoped for. With that in mind, here’s why we think you should avoid Vistaprint for your business card design. It’s All About The Templates Templates are great if every...

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Google Algorithm Changes: What You Need to Know

All you thought you knew about SEO is about to change thanks to upcoming changes to the Google Algorithm. This is important- after all, when you look for something, how often do you go to Google? Where your website appears matter to the success of your business- high rankings mean increased traffic. For this reason, having a good SEO on your website is critical and with these Google Algorithm changes it’s important you’re...

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What is a Social Enterprise?

It’s a phrase you’ll see a lot on this website- we’re proud of the fact that Dorset Tech is a Social Enterprise. It means we operate differently to most web and digital media companies- or indeed, most companies. A traditional company operates on the model that profits go to shareholders or company owners. As such, quite often what they’ll do is keep costs to a minimum to maximise the profit- more profit means more...

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Why You Should use WordPress to Power Your Website

It’s certainly true that when trying to decide what will power your website, there’s a lot of different systems to choose from- but here we’ll tell you why you should use WordPress. No doubt as you talk to different web developers and designers, many will suggest something different. Some will swear by the holy grail of Magento. Others, it’s Drupal or die. You even get one or two who will suggest a custom built...

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Why You Should Never Use a Website Builder

When you’re looking to build a website yourself, it’s very tempting to use one of the many DIY website builders offering themselves for free or cheap. We can see the attraction- you save money on a web developer. You control your website. And most importantly, it’s easy. At this point, we mean things such as Webs, Wix or sometimes you can get website builder software with a hosting package. But what you save in...

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It’s Time to Move Away from Adobe Flash

The death knell for Adobe Flash has been sounding for many years. First, Apple rejected it from their IPhone, IPad and IPod Touch in 2010- the roar of controversy that greeted it seems a bit daft now. Then a series of security controversies greeted dear old Flash, and one by one, Adobe Flash slipped from the go-to plugin to an optional extra- especially after the widespread adoption of HTML5. Which, let’s face it is...

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One Page Websites: Pros and Cons

One page websites are exactly as they sound, websites where the entire site consists of one single page. Rather than having to navigate around multiple tabs, all the information an audience needs is right there in front of them.    Sounds good, but are they really worth it? Like any website, one page sites come with their own set of circumstances and challenges, and it can be difficult to decide which is the right type...

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How to Implement Testimonials into Your Website

There are a lot of elements that can be considered ‘essential’ to a business website; and testimonials are no different. They reaffirm what your website content is telling your audience by attesting to your products, services and skills. People want to hear from a voice that isn’t the same as the business. Without a good clear set of testimonials, your potential clients can easily be turned away from your business, and towards your...