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My Overview of UpFront Conf 2015

By Matt Fennell 26th May 2015


On May 19th, I was fortunate enough to be sent by Rapid Web to UpFront Conference 2015 at the Comedy Club in Manchester. It was a long day, starting with a train from Stafford at 7.30am, and not getting back until around Midnight. Below is a brief overview of my highlights, and what I personally took from the day: Atomic Design Brad Frost, 10:00 - 10:40 What a way to open the conference! Brad was confident and passionate; perfectly kicking of...

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New Westfalia Automotive website launched

By Kirsty Gasston 5th June 2012


The newly designed and built Westfalia-automotive.co.uk website has just been launched. Westfalia UK Ltd is the UK subsidiary of the German-based company Westfalia-Automotive GmBH, specialising in towbars and associated accessories. The company is currently working to increase their brand presence in the UK. The design was developed by Rapid Web to encompass the brand style, as set out by the German parent company. The client also wanted the sit...

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Brand new Axair website launched

By Kirsty Gasston 30th May 2012


A brand new website, designed and built by Rapid Web, has just gone live for our client Axair. The site has been completely redesigned as the existing site was out-dated and was not well optimised for search engines. The new design has brought a fresh look, while remaining within the brand's visual guidelines. All code has been written with search engines in mind, and all products from the existing site have been placed into a database for ease o...

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Redesigned website launch for 3beat

By Kirsty Gasston 24th May 2012


Rapid Web has just launched a new website for client 3beat. Following a design layout provided by the client, and using the new logo and brand guidelines, the website was built using our own content management system. This enables the client to have full control over the editing, addition and deletion of content on the site, so that they can ensure that in the ever-changing music industry, their website is always up-to-date. The website has also...

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ATG Training – new websites launched

By Kirsty Gasston 20th October 2011


Rapid Web have recently launched a series of new websites for our client ATG Training. The sites showcase the broad range of training courses and apprenticeships that this highly-experienced training provider has to offer. These sites have all been built with Rapid Web’s own bespoke content management system to allow ATG Training to make edits and updates as necessary. A custom course booking module designed specifically for ATG’s needs has a...

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HSBC epayments issues relating to SSL certificate mismatches

By Jordan Hall 1st April 2011


This is a technical post provided as advice to server administrators having issues with the HSBC payment gateway system. HSBC have recently updated the SSL certificates on their payment gateway system. However it seems they did not provide the intermediate certificates for the certificate authority they used. This leaves the job of updating the CA bundles up to HSBC's clients. The following advice refers to resolving the issue on a Linux server....

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Google Chrome team releases finger exercises for fast web users

By Jordan Hall


Google have paid special attention today to users of Google Chrome who have difficulties keeping up with their web browser's general speed. To aid in this they have released a finger exercise program dubbed the 'Chromercise' routine. They have released a instructional video to demonstrate the required exercise structure and all relevant safety precautions requires to perform Chromercise exercises prior to the user of the Chrome web browser. Al...

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April Fools’ 2011, also Google releases new motion control system!

By Jordan Hall


It's April Fools' day today. It has come around quickly and I remember writing last year's April Fools' post regarding the crazy things large web companies has done. In other completely unrelated news, Google have released a new motion control system, akin to the Wii's controllers, Xbox connect and the PlayStation Move system. It is called 'Google Motion' and as per the majority of new Google products, it is currently considered beta. Take a l...

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IE 9

By Ashley Peake 18th March 2011


Another point is that IE9 will only be available to people with Windows 7 or Windows Vista service pack two. The larger user base of Windows XP machines will be left with IE8 which has hardly any HTML5 capability so for the people who want to enjoy HTML5 sites will just download a third party browser like Google Chrome or Firefox rather than upgrade their setup. Perhaps I am being too harsh on IE9 it runs smoothly loads pages quickly and ha...

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Saint Valentine’s Day comes up once again

By Jordan Hall 11th February 2011


Valentine's Day is coming around once again. Last time this year we mentioned how many people were taking their Valentine's shopping online. This year seems no different, with many of our e-commerce websites featuring new Valentine's Day sections in preparation for the big day, this coming Monday. Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between in...

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Body Sculpt Gravitational Training

By Jordan Hall 29th April 2010


Rapid Web is pleased to announce the recent redesign of a long term client's website, Body Sculpt UK. The new web design of Body Sculpt UK features an entirely custom web design, templating and integration into both existing and brand new textual content. The new website design also features the use of a dynamic blog system to go alongside the static content of the main site. Links also exist to various social networking and social media websi...

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Facebook – New Web Design Changes

By Jordan Hall 9th February 2010


Facebook, one of the largest and most well known PHP powered social networking websites has made significant changes to its web design. Facebook have taken a more minimalistic web design approach in many respects, removing most of the bottom application and instant messaging bar, and moving to a left hand side bar. From a technical perspective, Facebook have increased their use of many web technologies such as JavaScript and AJAX in an effort to...

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