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A reflective post about the positives and negatives of working through and around a pandemic, and a smattering of things we’ve learned along the way.
Kit’s put in a shift this week dismantling desks, packing crates and clearing out the mountain of crap that we’ve amassed in the last four and bit years.
Where things are at one week in.
After months of planning and scheming we’re chuffed to finally be getting stuck in to gutting our new HQ.
It’s official – we’re flittin.
Please bear with us – this is kind of a big deal.
A few tips for selling online while the pandemic continues to bite.
Another new website goes live.
Herein lies the long answer to a short but frequently asked question.
You can now get hold of us on 01461 205437 again.
Following government guidelines and for the safety of our team and clients Creatomatic HQ is now closed during lockdown.
In place of the usual tins of Roses and Quality Street we decided to try something new in this year’s festive goodie packs.
Team Creatomatic are powered by 100% renewable electricity. We thought you might like to know that.
New website launched for Argyll based luxury B&B, Kilmartin Castle – a 16th century tower house built by the Rector of Kilmartin.
Creatomatic are proud sponsors of the ‘Best Bike’ category at this year’s motor show, taking place at Park Farm show ground on Sunday 15th September.
Around 10% of the Internet just went down.
Creatomatic officially named as one of SuperControl’s featured web developers.
Wednesday 3rd October, 12pm to 5pm at the Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries.
We’re upgrading our domain registration services to make sure that we can minimise downtime should the worst happen.
Google have moved the goalpost with Google Maps – here’s everything you need to know and do to get it sorted.
A guide to how GDPR can affect the services Creatomatic provide, and what you need to know if you use them.
Quick sneak preview of the beautiful new brochure we recently designed, prepped and printed for Knockinaam Lodge.
Clean new design, fully client-managed content, stockists directory and more.
We’re taking precautionary steps over the next few days to ensure all Creatomatic managed systems and servers are patched and secure against flaws recently discovered with Intel processor chips.
We’re shutting up shop shortly after lunchtime this coming Friday, 22nd December and back in the office again on Monday 8th January.
You’d think it would be (much) simpler than this.
The front of the building has been given a well needed tidy up with a lick of fresh paint, the windows fixed up and fresh signage is now in place.
We do. However, it may surprise you to hear that this year alone we’ve handled over 250,000 printed items so far. Not bad.
Creatomatic have enjoyed a fair amount of coverage over the last few weeks, ranging from the front page of this morning’s local paper to national coverage in the Daily Record.
We’re dealing with the latest Google update before it hits – free of charge.
Spring 2012 – a little over 5 years ago. Kit & I met up with a cocky, spotty young oik in Kings Coffee Shop, Dumfries, for a cuppa.
Chris McW’s getting married in the summer and is jetting off to sunny Spain this weekend for his stag do.
This year, we decided to break with tradition in Creatomatic HQ In lieu of our usual frivolous Secret Santa, we each selected a charity and made a donation to it. Here’s our list for 2016: Kit – Red Cross in Aleppo. If you’ve been keeping in touch with current events you’ll know that the situation […]
Welcome to the new side of the Easterbrook Hall
This morning I’m busy migrating another of our client’s email from the old, shonky and unreliable mail host we inherited them on across to Gmail.
Paul’s just finished putting the final touches to a new logo & branding for Aerial Outlook, a local drone-pilot business.
Google have a fairly long history of building amazing systems, not telling people about them and not making a huge amount of technical support information public either. Instead, they rely on – superbly manned, I hasten to add – support forums on a Q&A type basis, with an ever growing knowledge base resource to sift through. […]
Another eCommerce site live Yesterday saw the much anticipated launch of a whopping big e-commerce site we’ve been busy working away on for the last few months.
We’re very proud to announce that a new website for Hiddleston Joiners of Terregles has just gone live after many weeks of hard work on all sides. A thoroughly lovely job to work on from start to finish. Proper, top quality craftsmanship, a final end product that was a joy to photograph and a […]
A complete digital for Glasgow based SCENEgineering
So we made the local paper again this morning, complete with fresh mug-shots and everything.
This morning we – like many other businesses locally – received a letter from Dumfries & Galloway Council urging us to consider joining them as an official Living Wage Employer.
One of the first things we check when troubleshooting a new client’s website – where are you currently hosted. Here’s why.
We’re saying bye to our favourite designery person ever today.
Kit & James H are on-site throughout to oversee this process though, so it should be back online and running before they leave tonight.
A collection of tools, plugins and widgets to make running your website that little bit easier.
That’s everyone at Creatomatic back at our desks again this morning after a long-needed and much welcomed couple of weeks off.
Well, 50% of us did at least.
While I fear this may have a ring of ‘you had to be there…’ about it, frankly I’m short on blog-worthy material this week and I’m afraid it’ll just have to do.
Another post from our Q&A series – if you have a question for us, please drop us a note to [email protected] or by filling in the contact form.
We’ve decided to run a series of short Q&A type posts around web design, search engine optimisation and all such things. If you have a question you’d like to ask, please drop us a note either via the quick contact form or to [email protected] So, to kick things off – we’ll go with… If i […]
I get asked a lot of similar questions about SEO, so to help I put together this very brief and basic guide to search engines, websites and generally helping the two to get along nicely.
According to Silktide, who we’ve linked to before on the subject, it appears that the ridiculous EU Cookie Law is dead. Got to love their take on it: http://blog.silktide.com/2013/01/the-stupid-cookie-law-is-dead-at-last/
Most sites will have pages that their owners would rather were kept out of the public domain, e.g. expired or seasonal offers, obsolete products, pages under construction etc. So, what do you do if you discover just such a page showing up in Google, that you’d really rather wasn’t there?
Dear Triumph Motorcycles, Your Twitter account (@TriumphOfficial) has so far amassed just short of 11,000 followers – despite the fact you’ve not put out a single tweet. We couldn’t help but think that you’re missing an enormous trick by not engaging with all of these people who voluntarily registered their interest in your products.
It’s probably not a topic of huge debate around most dinner tables, but in the cut-throat world of eCommerce every little helps. Even the smallest advantage over your online competition can make the difference between bagging a sale and your user wandering off to buy elsewhere, and personally I’m very much of the opinion that […]
In a former life, I was responsible for the day-to-day running of a group of large forestry websites. As such, I had a fairly active presence on various online forums around the web relating to trees, timber and all things forestry. One of these hangouts is a place called ArbTalk, where I still occasionally drop […]
Step by step guide to adding a user to your existing Google Analytics account to allow them to view your data. These instructions refer to the new version of Google Analytics.
Is duplicate content ruining your life? Probably not, however duplicate content is a huge problem on the web, not least of which because it causes no end of confusion among website owners.
24th April 2012 saw the release of the latest algorithmic update from Google, this time code-named the ‘Google Penguin Update‘. Thousands of website owners across the world witnessed a huge shift in their rankings since the update, indicating that this was in fact another large-scale movement by Google, and not one of their smaller ‘Google […]