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

Are Cloudflare to start their own Public DNS?

It's heavily rumoured that Cloudflare will soon be announcing a Public DNS server. Their website, every1dns.com is currently empty, but Google have a cached version of the site available. The two DNS servers, easier to remember than Googles are said to be 1.1.1.1 and...

Word blacklists, censorship, and Google Shopping

As of recently, Google have 'broken' Google Shopping. It appears they have set up a blacklist of words which cannot be used in searches. The problem is commonly called the Scunthorpe Problem. This is where certain words or phrases are caught by a spam filter or search...

UK Gov sites hijacked by Cryptominer, and Subresource Integrity

Over the weekend, thousands of websites around the world, including the UK's NHS and ICO and the US Government Court system, were compromised, and caused visitors to mine crypto-coins - generating money for the miscreants. These sites were using a popular plugin...

State of the Web – Autoplaying Audio and Video

It's an ongoing debate - users do not like videos to autoplay (apart from YouTube), and designers want their website to feature their video and audio immediately on visiting the page. In the distant past, this has often been 'solved' by using Adobe Flash to play...

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...

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