.uk Domain Names – register before June 2019

Posted by on 14 Sep 2017 in All Articles, frag.co.uk News, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Skills and Learning, Technology News | 0 comments

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 be able to also register frag.uk. Who does this affect? In 10 June 2014, Nominet (the UK domain registrar) launched the new shorter, sharper domain name .uk into our UK domain...

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HHVM and PHP 7

Posted by on 8 Sep 2017 in All Articles, frag.co.uk News, Skills and Learning, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

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 applications and frameworks, including WordPress and Magento. PHP was written in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf, as an extension to writing CGI scripts in C. This allowed the...

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BT Expedite, Fresca, Mercatus support and migration

Posted by on 30 Jul 2017 in All Articles, frag.co.uk News, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

We can help! BT Expedite, the retail software division within the BT Group, is still used by a number of large retail stores for both their offline and online retailing. Originally marketed as BT Fresca back in the early years of the internet in ‘the year 2000’, it was sold to BT in 2008 as BT Fresca, and now is found as part of Aptos and BT Expedite. The suite often includes the Mercatus merchandising platform; and the ecommerce...

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New frag.co.uk Website Design

Posted by on 30 Jun 2017 in All Articles, frag.co.uk News | 0 comments

We’ve put together a brand-new website, including migrating all our existing content and comments, as well as introducing some new content. We have chosen a simple WordPress site, keeping to simple material design. Of course, we have opted for an entirely responsive design to ensure desktop, mobile and tablet support within one site.

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How important is content vs style of your site?

Posted by on 11 Feb 2012 in All Articles, frag.co.uk News, Marketing | 0 comments

If you’re considering having a website for your company; there’s plenty of decisions to make – from which company to host with, and who should design and code your website, or whether to make it yourself. If you’re thinking of writing a website yourself, don’t fall into the trap of site generators and especially content generators. It only takes a short Google search to see why these are a bad idea: For example;...

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Googles changes the operators

Posted by on 20 Oct 2011 in All Articles, frag.co.uk News, Search Engine Optimisation, Technology News | 9 comments

If you’re a regular user of Google, I’m sure you’re familiar with the plus operator. It’s used as a tool by power users to narrow down results to ensure words will be in the search results. If not, you’re probably familiar with Google rewriting your query to try and help your results; most commonly this is seen with misspelling; but often a word or two may be dropped from your query to assist with search terms you...

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