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

Which Payment Gateway

Often, the choice of which payment provider to use is a case of which offers the lowest cost, or which offers the functionality that's required for your business. Once past these limitations, many payment providers are the same; offering either an on-page or external...

WordPress 4.9 – “Tipton”

WordPress 4.9 was released a few days ago, with some new features which are likely to cause panic amongst developers and designers, and provide some fantastic new features to users and administrators. The new version, named “Tipton” in honour of jazz musician and band...

Plan your Upgrade Process

Whilst designing new websites, it's common to use an off-the-shelf theme as basis for a new site. However, making changes to a theme or plugin can cause problems when it comes to upgrading. When making changes to plugin or theme code, it's important to be aware that...

Mozilla Observatory – Test your SSL

Mozilla have put together a tool for testing many areas of SSL security. We've recently discussed using the free Let's Encrypt service to secure your site, but it is also important to ensure the security settings are up to date. "While we'd love to say that any site...

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...

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