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New website go live for Littywood Farm

By Tim Lees 20th April 2016


Local award winning, soft fruit growers, Littywood Farm approached Rapid Web to re-design their website to bring it up to date.  Using their existing logo the brief was to give the website a more modern look, easy to navigate and to serve as a reference point for prospective employees and buyers alike.  The client re...

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Our essential list of setup plugins for WordPress sites

By Tim Lees 8th March 2016


The maturity and flexibility that WordPress has grown in to in the last two to three years means that the platform is now is a primary option when we look at development and deployment of websites. With each WordPress development we undertake there a number of core WP plugins that we look to install as a matter of cour...

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Web design and development terminology

By Kirsty Gasston 4th March 2016


As web designers and web developers, there is a certain amount of terminology that we use on such a regular basis that it often doesn’t occur to us that other people that we’re working with, including our customers, might not know what some of the things we’re referring to are. We’re working on a bit of a ‘gl...

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Tackling Spam with Google ReCaptcha

By Ollie Reardon 25th February 2016


At the end of 2014, Google reinvented the way website developers can combat against pesky spam bots on the web. Introducing Google ReCaptcha, a simple way to prove that you are a human reading the website. If you are a frequent Internet user, you may have seen previous methods of proving you are not a spam bot like ...

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Whitelist websites in Purify ad blocker for iOS Safari

By Ollie Reardon 5th February 2016


In order to whitelist a website in Purify, the ad blocker for iOS Safari, you need to first access a webpage on the website you want to whitelist, then press the middle "share" button at the bottom of the app window. From there, scroll right on the bottom panel and ensure that the "Purify Actions" button is present....

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Rapid Web’s Open Source Contributions 2015

By Jordan Hall 7th January 2016


In 2015, Rapid Web made a commitment to increase their contributions to the open source community. We therefore started several open source projects. This post will go over some of the most interesting open source contributions we made last year. Direct Share Buttons Including large amounts of external JavaScript and...

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PHP library for the Google Contacts API (v3)

By Jordan Hall 19th October 2015


Google Contacts PHP library We're happy to announce that we have recently open sourced a Google Contacts API PHP client library. This library is MIT licensed (so anyone can use it) and available on our GitHub account. For more information about Rapid Web's open source efforts, please visit our Rapid Web open source ...

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Upfront Mini 2015 Summary

By Ollie Reardon 7th October 2015


Upfront Mini is a front-end web developer conference which was hosted in the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. The conference consisted of 8 speakers that discussed a variety of subjects including git, mobile testing and using WebRTC. The schedule for the day was as follows: Applying Leadership Thinki...

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0x800CCC13 Outlook Error Fix – Windows 10

By Ashley Peake 24th September 2015


A lot of people are now upgrading from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 due to the free upgrade that Microsoft are offering.  I have now completed this upgrade over 20 times on various PCs and laptops and I've found that 90% of the time everything works as expected, however I have seen a handful of issues crop up and...

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Coding methods and principles (part 3)

By Mark Jones 19th June 2015


Inversion of Control (IoC) In the previous article (part 2), we talked about using Dependency Injection and Programming to an Interface to make your code more modular. However, we realised that we still had an issue with confusion and complexity whenever we needed to instantiate a class that requires a lot of argum...

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5 reasons Open Source Software is good for your business

By Jordan Hall


In recent years, open source software has become more frequently used by businesses and individuals alike. Why is this, and what makes open source solutions so increasingly popular? Below I list five reasons why open source software can be good for your business. Security The security of software used in your busines...

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How to access your social media analytics

By Kirsty Gasston 12th June 2015


So by now we all know that we should be using social media for our businesses right? And hopefully you know how to engage with your audiences across Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Pinterest. But do you know how to measure the results of your activity on these social media channels? Well if not, here's a quick overv...

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