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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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Coding methods and principles (part 2)

By Mark Jones 8th June 2015


Real World Example In the previous article in this series, I spoke about dependency injection using cars and engines as an example. In this article I will show you a more practical example by showing you how easy it can be for your system to switch between different database ORMs (Eloquent and PDO in this example...

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My Overview of UpFront Conf 2015

By Matt Fennell 26th May 2015


On May 19th, I was fortunate enough to be sent by Rapid Web to UpFront Conference 2015 at the Comedy Club in Manchester. It was a long day, starting with a train from Stafford at 7.30am, and not getting back until around Midnight. Below is a brief overview of my highlights, and what I personally took from the day...

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Writing website content

By Kirsty Gasston 1st April 2015


If you're having a new website built, are adding pages to your existing website or just updating the content on the site, you need to think carefully about the approach you take to writing the content. Before you get started, take a step back and make sure that you've thought about these basics. Web users won't read y...

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My Change of Approach for Mobile First Design

By Matt Fennell 26th February 2015


All throughout University, and in my career as a web designer, the desktop design has come first. I’ve learned how to design for desktops, creating pixel-perfect Photoshop PSDs which look perfect for clients, but this is changing. Since 2014 there are now more mobile users than desktop users, with roughly 2 bi...

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