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Google is working on making the Internet safer!

August 27, 2014 1:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Google is working on making the Internet safer!

At 2% we take security extremely serious, implementing as many security precautions as we can to help reduce the risk of your website being the target of an attack and putting your customer at risk.

In an effort to make the web more secure, a few months ago Google called for HTTPS everywhere and more recently have announced they are beginning to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. Initially this is only a very lightweight signal affecting a small percentage of global search queries and carrying less than other signals such as high quality content however it will gradually become more and more important in search engine ranking.

Due to this announcement we recommend that all our existing and new clients implement a SSL certificate on their website, not only will this increase the security on your website it will also provide your visitors with peace of mind that your website is safe and secure and have the added bonus of boosting your web ranking.

Why use HTTPS?

HTTPS is especially important when accessing websites over unencrypted networks (such as Wi-Fi in Cafes, Libraries, Airports etc) as anyone with a little technical know how can “packet sniff” and discover sensitive information about the websites you are visiting.

Encryption helps prevent this by concealing the traffic’s meaning from all expect those who know the secret to decrypt it. It doesn’t block the information from the sniffer but it will just appear as streams of random bytes rather than HTML, links, cookies and passwords.

How much will it cost me?

This all depends on the level of security you require, most standard websites won’t need the most expensive certificates and we can get you up and running for as little as £75+VAT per year.

How do I get an SSL Certificate?

Simply get in touch and we will talk you through the best solution for your company.

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2% gets a new website! Finally

May 14, 2014 3:22 pm Published by Comments Off on 2% gets a new website! Finally

After having our old website for nearly 7 years we decided its finally time to give ourselves a new look! We have spent the past few weeks (or months) revising our brand and website and we finally have one we are proud of! It’s amazing how much the world of web design (and our skills) have changed since our first site. Flash is more or less obsolete due to the lack of support on iOS devices and it has been replaced by HTML 5, jQuery and CSS 3 all of which we are fluent in!

We have also become WordPress gurus creating websites which not only tailor to your blogging needs but by developing plugins and extensions for WordPress we can ensure your website will fit around your requirements from one content management system!

Thanks to the huge rise in mobile traffic all our new web sites are now built using responsive web design ensuring they display accordingly across all platforms… If you don’t believe us take a look at our web site on your mobile!

Its not just our website getting an overhaul, we have a new logo, business cards and letterheads as well!

Take a look at our portfolio to see what we have been up to!