E-Commerce Checkouts And Consumer Psychology


Ecommerce has revolutionised the business world. Entrepreneurs can now launch companies without brick-and-mortar storefronts, major investors, or even physical inventory, the Internet has in many ways democratised entrepreneurship. Yet, while online commerce certainly has many advantages, it also creates a wide range of new obstacles that simply are not relevant to traditional business. Amongst the most glaring of these are […]

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New Astins web site builds on outstanding success in the construction industry


Set up in 1996, Gatwick-based company Astins has become one of the largest drywall and cladding specialist contractors in the UK. It takes on large construction projects from all sectors – whether commercial, residential or government – and employs over 600 staff. Astins has been contracted to provide internal and cladding work on everything from airports and hospitals to hotels […]

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Magento e-commerce proves to be a result for sports equipment web site


For over 30 years, Stadia Sports has been supplying specialist sports, athletics and gym equipment to schools councils, universities, sports centres and clubs. Having become part of the Broxap Group five years ago, they now offer over 5000 different products covering all manner of sports. So when they needed an e-commerce web site able to display such a huge range […]

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iWeb virtuosity turns specialist music web site into a big production number


At some point, we’ve all felt the urge to belt out a musical selection from West Side Story or South Pacific. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have the entire orchestral backing from the stage show right on cue? Well, London Arrangements’ specialises in providing backing tracks with that extra pizazz for serious musical stage productions or solo singers. […]

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The amount of code is far far less, hence its name!


CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the language used to define the layout of web pages. The language is fairly simple, you target an element using a selector and then define how it should look with the available properties. It’s an approachable language which has it’s advantages in terms of opening up the web to those without a background in computer […]

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Web site re-design that does much more than re-arrange the furniture


The family-run Oak Furniture Superstore has been providing quality furniture at affordable prices for over 50 years. Like almost every modern retailer, it has an online store – but it needed refreshing in order to take advantage of the latest e-commerce capabilities. The company wanted to be “giving an in-store experience online”. So they came to iWeb for a state-of-the-art […]

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WP Contributor Day


iWeb’s Phil Wylie went along to the first WP Contributor Day, described as “An one day event where anyone & everyone contributes to WordPress”. Held last Saturday at TechHub Manchester. The one day event organised by Jenny Wong and supported by WordPress co-founder Mike Little aimed to bring passionate people together to work on the open source, WordPress content management […]

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Launching a WordPress plugin

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Last week, we launched iWeb’s first plugin to the official WordPress plugin repository. At iWeb, we manage hundreds of WordPress sites, providing backup, updates for WordPress core and plugins as well as other maintenance tasks. Background Update Notification Email Address is our plugin aimed at those who, like us, manage WordPress on their clients behalf. Solving a problem WordPress 3.7 […]

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How to manage several WordPress sites


When you maintain several WordPress sites as your daily job you might find it difficult to track the different versions and which sites need plugin or core updates. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the options out there to help you with this task. From plugins that send you emails, like WP Updates Notifier, to management […]

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Making friends with your customers

Developing a Better SEO Content Strategy for E-Commerce Web Sites

Magento is a powerful open source ecommerce platform which iWeb has spent many years mastering. Every project combines iWeb’s 18 years of experience. By taking the time to tune our Magento toolkit and workflow, we build effective, conversion optimised profitable stores. But once your store goes live, are you doing everything you can to promote your site in the vastness […]

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Seeds of e-commerce success planted for gardening suppliers


As part of the Broxap group of companies, William James & Co of Bridport, Dorset has been supplying products to keen gardeners for 60 years. In particular, they specialise in netting, cages and tunnels to protect plants – with netting being a historic tradition in the company’s home town. They came to iWeb for a web site that would acknowledge […]

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The iWeb team ups their game for playground site


The Hampshire-based HandMadePlaces is part of the Broxap group of companies and offers high quality, handmade playground equipment for schools and play areas. Having begun trading as just one man in a garage in 2000, it’s now a hugely successful and trusted business dedicated to providing inspiring places for kids to play. Given the nature of the products, the skilled […]

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