New Web Site Launched For Ezi–TileFix

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I have just completed a new web design project for an existing client, the web site is for a new product Ezi–TileFix adhesive for repairing hollow or loose wall or floor tiles without the need to remove or replace the tiles and without damaging any of the surrounding tiles, this great new product is the only hollow and loose tile repair product of its kind available to the public in the UK at the moment.

Ezi–TileFix adhesive allows home owners, budding DIY enthusiasts and tradesmen alike to repair internal or external floor and wall tiles that are loose or hollow without having to remove the affected tile or damaging the surrounding tiles in 3 Ezi steps without the usual mess and disruption either, you can find more detailed information about Ezi–TileFix on the web new site, just click on the link below.

www.ezi–tilefix.co.uk

New European Cookie Laws #Update#

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Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to study the guidelines for the European Cookie Laws on the Information Commissioners Office ICO web site and I have also been in touch with the staff at the ICO via email for some guidance due to the fact that the wording of the guidelines is rather ambiguous regarding web sites that do not place cookies in visitors browser cache for any purpose.

The wording of the information on the ICO web site regarding the new and impending European Cookie Law was also ambiguous and stated that the new law affects “all” web sites and web site operators, plus the guidance documents only discuss sites that do use cookies, but the guidance document does not state clearly and unequivovcally that the law does not apply to web sites that do not use cookies.

Unfortunately this leaves the guidelines open to interpretation and the creation of grey areas with respect to sites that do not use cookies, so in order to gain some clarity and guidance regarding web sites that do not use cookies I emailed the ICO and the good news is that the new European Cookie Law does not apply to web sites that do not place cookies in their visitors browser cache for any purpose, which applies to all of my web design clients and their web sites.

Although my clients web sites don’t place a cookie in a visitors browser cache it is still a good idea to actually let visitors know that this not happening and what the web site owner/operator does with any information submitted via the web site, in order to build trust with visitors and as a best practice for greater transparency and to allow visitors to make more informed choices about which web sites they use and trust as they browse the web.

This is easily implemented by adding a Privacy Policy or updating the existing policy to include detailed information to let visitors know if the site uses cookies or not and what information the site does collect, such as the data in the server logs like the users IP address or the referrer along with information about what the site owner/operator does with this data/information.

In the future all new web sites will contain a link on every page in a prominent position at the top of the page in the header area of the page within the main navigation panel marked Cookies & Privacy that leads to the Privacy Policy page for the web site, in the case of a single page web site the link will lead to a section of the web site at the bottom of the page containing the Privacy Policy information, in order to ensure that it is easy for visitors to find and access this information.

Over ther next few weeks I will create some “Boiler Plate” Privacy Policy text in order to provide an affordable and simple solution for existing web sites to either upgrade an existing or add a new Privacy Policy to the web site whether it is a single page or a pages web site. Check back for further updates.

You can see an example by clicking on the link in the news item below ↓

New Web Site Launched For Novello Restaurant & Bar Lytham

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I have just completed another web design project a web site rebuild project for an existing client, who owns a very popular local Italian restaurant and bar located in Lytham, I built their existing web site a couple of years ago because the original web site was looking dated, but since I built the existing web site the business has developed and there have been quite a few changes and the web site did not reflect this.

So the owner decided that it was time for a web site redesign to reflect the changes and give the web site a fresh new look, in order to continue to present the restaurant in a professional manner, ready for the golf Open Championship at the Royal Lytham St Annes Golf Club and the arrival of thousands of hungry golf fans in the local area, and the new web site was launched successfully on the 16 of July a couple days before the championship started.

thenovello.co.uk

New European Cookie Laws

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Many of my web design clients are probably wondering if the new European laws that define what details web sites can record in plain text files called cookies that recently came into force on the 26 May 2012 applies to their business web site, the answer in most cases is yes, but please don’t worry you are not going to get into trouble.

Although the sites in most cases don’t place a cookie in a visitors browser cache it is still a good idea to actually let them know this not happening, in order to build trust with visitors and comply with the new laws, during the next few weeks I will study the guidelines on the Information Commissioners Office ICO web site and create a simple affordable solution that I can easily roll out across all of my clients web sites in order to comply with the new laws and provide visitors with clear information that the web site does not place any type of cookie in the browsers cache.

At the moment most of the governments web sites are not compliant with the new European cookie laws, so the ICO are not going to take legal action against none compliant web sites they are going to monitor the situation and offer help instead, which is not surprising really considering that very few web sites are already compliant, so it would be a nightmare if not impossible to force millions of web site owners to comply, it is better to point out the positives and encourage people to become compliant as a best practice for greater transparency and improved security for visitors to their site.

Informing visitors whether the web site they are visiting is placing cookies in their browsers cache or not is definitely going to allow visitors to make more informed choices as they browse the web in the future, as more web sites become compliant which in turn will make it harder for those who do abuse cookies to operate making the web safer.

Check back for any further news and updates.

New Web Site Launched For Vehicle Inspection Pits UK Ltd

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I have just completed another web design project for a new client who runs a small local business Vehicle Inspection Pits UK Ltd who specialise in maufacturing prefabricated vehicle inspection pits for commercial garages and MOT testing stations on a national level.

With no proper internet presence the project was for a single page web site in order to get their foot on the ladder and begin to build their online presence and raise the profile of the business and market their products and services more effectively and make it easier for for existing customers to get in touch and attract new customers as well.

www.vehicle–inspection–pits.co.uk

New Web Site Launched For Andrews Limousines

I have just completed another new web site project for a new client who already owned a web site which was looking dated although the site was only a couple of years old, it was an improvement on the previous version which was done in flash and made it basically invisible to search engines at the time it was published. The design brief was quite challenging because my client liked the look of a web site that basically broke all the rules the pages contained a tiny amount of text the main navigation was at the bottom of the page so it is actually out of sight when the homepage loads. After hours of work I created a design and layout for the pages that looked nice and presented the business in a professional manner and make it easy for visitors to find information about the services they offer as well as attracting new customers.
www.andrewslimousines.com

New Web Site Launched For Ansdell House Clinic

Another web design project completed and launched successfully, the project was for a new client who runs local clinic providing ostepathy and complementary treatments, their existing web site looked dated and they had decided to start again and have a new web site. The new web site has a very clean and uncluttered design and the web site content is divided into sections, the main navigation panel contains links to all the sections of the site and the pages within them to make it easy for visitors to find the information they seek or to get in touch and make enquiries and hopefully lead to them becoming a client/patient at Ansdell House Clinic in the future.