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Which is the top browser?

It appears that Chrome is the top browser used at the moment – where is Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on both the PC and Windows 10 Mobile, replacing Internet Explorer 11 and Internet Explorer Mobile. Microsoft initially announced that Edge would support the legacy MSHTML engine for backwards compatibility but later backtracked, saying that due to “strong feedback”, Edge would use a new exclusive engine, while Internet Explorer will continue to provide the legacy engine.

Below is a graphic from StatCounter.com which shows the latest trends in the browser wars

Top browser so far in 2016

When building a website it is important to make sure your website works in different browsers but which browser is safe for your clients to use?

There is a load of information on the web about which browser to use for safety. Below are a few bits of information we have found out for ourselves – but how safe is the information?

It is important to make sure your clients are safe. They also have a moral responsibility to make sure the websites they visit remain safe too. we should all investigate and research the points below.

  • Make sure you have a Strong Password Do you use one password to access several websites? Your unique password should contain at least eight characters, a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols – for every account you have.
  • Security Updates for your Browser and Operating System  It is important to keep your computer up to date with all security updates for your operating system, protection software and your browser(s).
  • Protect Yourself Against Spyware Spyware is malware downloaded to your computer or website, without your knowledge or consent, that runs in the background and collects information about you: Make sure whatever anti-virus program you’re running on your personal computers includes spyware protection, as well.
  • Use Caution When Entering Information Online When providing personal or financial information online, be certain that you have a secure connection. The URL in the address bar should change from “http” to “https” or “shttp.” A closed padlock symbol also often indicates that the connection is secure.
  • Use Discretion When Sharing Information Use discretion when updating social media websites. Even if you limit the number of people who have access to your profile, tweets, etc., keep in mind that the information is still published online and can be copied and pasted elsewhere. If anyone asks you for personal information, make sure they are who they claim to be and that there is a legitimate reason for the request.

Does your site have a Responsive Web Design ? Check these  essential design requirements:

  • Optimised for all devices including mobile phones
  • Easy to navigate
  • Readable on all types of devices
  • Clean and accessible
  • Not being penalised by Google and other major search engines

The design you choose can make or break your business, get it wrong and your competitors will get the edge… Contact us if you need help, our Responsive Web Design experts are standing by.

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Get your art blog and store noticed #art #artblog

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All our web updating services, optimisation and services are carried out in the UK

Get your art blog and store noticed and listed in directories and search engines – a good blog sells products and dreams. Our team at North Devon Web can provide a full range of services that will help you achieve your goals. We can repair and add new exciting features and functionality to your site. Whether your project will take minutes or hours, we are available to help you each step of the way. ‘Green’ web site – hosting is available from us.

Do you care if products are designed or manufactured in Britain by British firms?

Our UK Responsive Web Design service can cost as little as £100.00

Contact us about building you a Responsive Web Design site ASAP

Our team at North Devon Web ( Design ) can provide a full range of services that will help you achieve your goals. We can repair and add new exciting features and functionality to your site.


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What was Thatcher’s True Property Legacy? 

The hopes and dreams of generations to come have been destroyed by the economic ideals of the leaders that followed her. Owning your own home is no longer an attainable dream.

…the next must have object you purchase will hopefully be an investment because your home isn’t

The demand for good affordable art has been spearheaded by an interest from emerging economies. An increasing number of private individuals have been teaming up with ‘ART” experts to get advise on the up and coming, emerging artists. Some financial advisers and institutions are encouraging clients to include art in their portfolios. Not only has this created a market for new artists but established, lesser known creators (that have been flying below the radar) are now beginning to ride on the crest of the wave. We read reviews, visit galleries, go shopping and are sometimes captured by cynical marketing. When friends, neighbors and family show off their latest lifestyle purchases, frantic impulse buying (online) begins – we want the lifestyle but we want it cheaper…

Get your art blog and store noticed and listed in directories and search engines – a good blog sells products and dreams. Our team at North Devon Web can provide a full range of services that will help you achieve your goals. We can repair and add new exciting features and functionality to your site. Whether your project will take minutes or hours, we are available to help you each step of the way. ‘Green’ web site – hosting is also available from us.

  • Ensure good search engine optimization is employed
  • Help to get your business into search engines
  • We can host websites on 100% wind energy servers
  • We offer very affordable hosting and design packages
  • Get your project delivered within a specific time frame
  • Perform regular maintenance on your website
  • Send out professional HTML newsletters
  • Reduce your project costs
  • Build forms, databases, blogs and forums
  • Design images and logos
  • Test your site’s navigation
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Is your site mobile friendly? – Test yours to find out #mobile #mobilefriendly

Your site is not mobile friendly?

…our clients’ sites are

mobile-friendlyGoogle has announced “we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.” This is a major change that will affect your business.

It means that preferential ranking treatment is now given to sites that are “optimised” for mobile. It also means that having a mobile-friendly website is no longer a nice option to give your customer—it’s absolutely essential.

You need a second opinion

Google is now penalising websites that are not tablet and mobile-friendly. If your company website is not appearing in mobile searches your business will suffer. Your rivals will steal your potential clients and your competitors will put you out of business.

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90% off our normal Quick SEO charges – you only pay  £5.00 

North Devon Web will examine and test your site to see if it is mobile friendly, reporting back suggesting improvements that can be implemented to ensure your company remains competitive. We will also suggest other changes that might make you appear higher in search engines.

With your clients relying more and more on mobile technology can you afford to be complacent?

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We can also make sure your site is within EU legal guidelines and stop you being blacklisted.

Free linking on UK website – link to your business or blog

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“We want to enable bloggers, content providers, small businesses etc. to link out to other bloggers and content providers by forwarding vital links. You get notified of the link we made made to their post – it’s up to you to thank them, link to them or even build up a professional relationship.”

We would like to offer you the chance of placing a link on our site…

Your website is a vital part of your marketing strategy – Get a link, promote your site or product by simply filling in the form below with a brief promotional text (html code should not be used) and we will publish your link on one of the several blogs we manage, linking back to your website. We will not place any other links on your page and do not expect any reciprocal linking in return. We will then send you the page url link.

A product, blog, content link will send a large stream of targeted high value traffic to your site.

Contact us about building you a Responsive Web Design site ASAP

We are all now very aware that the success of a website depends on a myriad of variable factors…but how do you stay top in Google?

Our team can provide a full range of services that will help you achieve your goals. We can repair and add new exciting features and functionality to your site.

South Molton Business Association (SMBA)

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South Molton Business Association (SMBA) was founded in April 2008. The organisation is open to anyone planning to start or run a business in South Molton or one of the 32 parishes which surround it.

SMBA’s main aim is to promote inward investment and encourage commercial growth and prosperity for the business community as a whole. The Association is also a lobbying / campaigning group to ensure that the business community has an effective voice.

Membership is open to all – from sole traders to multi-million pound Plc’s.