frag.co.uk – established in 1994

I am Dug Stokes, a freelance developer based in Lincolnshire, England, UK.
I run a small development company, including other self-employed programmers and experts.

frag.co.uk is our small, creative online team, focused on great customer experience and innovative web development – for over 20 years

Keep up with Magento 1.x and 2.x Maintenance

Probably the most tedious part of running a website is the constant maintenance and updates. Continuing our previous post on WordPress, we've put together a quick guide of routine checks and changes for both Magento 1.x and 2.x. A poorly maintained website can be a...

Keeping up with WordPress Maintenance

WordPress maintenance is a tedious and thankless chore, but absolutely essential to the smooth-running of your website. A poorly maintained website can be a security nightmare, or even impact on your website appearance and search position with potential attacks and...

Design Strategy: How to annoy your clients

Many successful websites will go through multiple rebrands before settling on a design; few people probably remember how Facebook used to look. Many more websites are unpopular simply almost because of their design flaws. From technical reasons, such as being stuck on...

.uk Domain Names – register before June 2019

If you already own a .co.uk domain name, you may be able to register the .uk version - but make sure you do so before June 2019. After this time, anyone can register these domains and compete with your business. This means that if you already own frag.co.uk, you may...

GDPR Panic!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Set out as Regulation (EU) 2016/679, it is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). However, is it seen as a major struggle for...

HHVM and PHP 7

Update: This article has been updated! Please see below. PHP is the most popular server-side scripting language - by a wide margin, comprising of more than 80% of the websites on the Internet. It's popularity is due to its' ease of access, and support from many...

ECHR ruling – Employers monitoring and reading your work email

It is not uncommon for employees, at every level, to use their work email address to send personal messages to friends and family. A recent case at the European Court of Human Rights has put some panic amongst employers and employees. In a landmark ruling by the ECHR,...

SEO Strategy: Targeted Marketing (and how to avoid losing all your customers)

Most SEO companies are hired with one, very vague, responsibility: set up an SEO plan, and achieve results. In almost no other industry, including in marketing, would most companies be happy handing off their entire customer communications and source of profit. Almost...

Magento 1.x retirement – less than 15 months away

Magento, the open-source e-commerce platform was officially first released March 31, 2008; 9 years ago. Soon Magento will only be supporting version 2.x and above. Given that there are hundreds of thousands of sites using Magento. According to Aionhill, by May 2017,...

Secure Websites – HTTPS, SSL, and Let’s Encrypt

Many websites are switching to HTTPS, a secure website. Including us! You can see in your URL bar, that our website address now has a small padlock. This indicates that all the communications between you and our server is encrypted and much harder, or impossible, to...

Consulting

Recommending the right infrastructure, software, designers and developers, which work together to fit business needs

Custom Coding

Custom Development and Complete Systems for medium-enterprise businesses backend management systems. Our team uses version control and support a variety of languages including PHP

E-Commerce

Custom importing solutions including working with BT Fresca, BT Expedite (now Aptos), Mercatus, Magento, WordPress, and many others

System Administration

We’re able to provide on-going and emergency support for almost any scenario. We can design infrastructure and manage upgrade and migrations, with any OS, including Windows Servers and Hardened Gentoo Linux

Website Development and Hosting

Our team can develop your site, and offer shared and dedicated servers with backup power, load-balancing support, and full backup system, and work with Microsoft Office 365, Google Mail, and our own mail servers

Emergency work

Taking on high stress, small timescale projects, or projects nearly completed which need a helping hand. We can take on almost any project and aid them to completion

We work closely with

Established in 1994, we’re experts at website development, e-commerce and custom projects and coding. frag.co.uk is my creative online presence, and team of developers – focused on great customer experience and innovative web development.

We’re a group of freelancers who are able and willing to take on almost any project.

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Long-term Strategy

We work with our clients to get the most from their business, not only from their profits but also their long-term strategy.

On-time, On-budget

Like most companies, we deliver excellent websites, and our solutions are tailored to your needs. Flexible too; whether planned projects, or on-going support – we’re always on-time and on-budget.

Thirst for Excellence

But we are different – we have a thirst for excellent code and being involved to achieve the most from your business.

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Some of our clients