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#DnGmeansbusiness Business Development Day
 
by James Miodonski
2 Oct 2018
 

#DnGmeansbusiness Business Development Day


Wednesday 3rd October, 12pm to 5pm at the Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries.

Domain registrations with AWS
 
by James Miodonski
1 Oct 2018
 

Domain registrations with AWS


We’re upgrading our domain registration services to make sure that we can minimise downtime should the worst happen.

“This page can’t load Google Maps correctly” – Error message
 
by James Miodonski
23 Jun 2018
 

“This page can’t load Google Maps correctly” – Error message


Google have moved the goalpost with Google Maps – here’s everything you need to know and do to get it sorted.

Your website and GDPR
 
by James Miodonski
25 Apr 2018
 

Your website and GDPR


A guide to how GDPR can affect the services Creatomatic provide, and what you need to know if you use them.

Knockinaam Lodge brochure
 
by James Miodonski
18 Apr 2018
 

Knockinaam Lodge brochure


Quick sneak preview of the beautiful new brochure we recently designed, prepped and printed for Knockinaam Lodge. 

Website launched for Roan’s Dairy
 
by James Miodonski
8 Mar 2018
 

Website launched for Roan’s Dairy


Clean new design, fully client-managed content, stockists directory and more.

Scheduled Server Maintenance – Intel Security Patches
 
by James Miodonski
8 Jan 2018
 

Scheduled Server Maintenance – Intel Security Patches


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.

Christmas Holidays 2017
 
by James Miodonski
19 Dec 2017
 

Christmas Holidays 2017


We’re shutting up shop shortly after lunchtime this coming Friday, 22nd December and back in the office again on Monday 8th January.

How to setup Gmail & Outlook
 
by James Miodonski
26 Nov 2017
 

How to setup Gmail & Outlook


You’d think it would be (much) simpler than this.

New signage is up
 
by James Miodonski
17 Nov 2017
 

New signage is up


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.

Did we ever tell you we do print?
 
by James Miodonski
16 Nov 2017
 

Did we ever tell you we do print?


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.

First Base Fundraiser – a follow up
 
by James Miodonski
27 Oct 2017
 

First Base Fundraiser – a follow up


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.

Chrome security warnings: our response
 
by James Miodonski
6 Sep 2017
 

Chrome security warnings: our response


We’re dealing with the latest Google update before it hits – free of charge.

How time flies
 
by James Miodonski
14 Jul 2017
 

How time flies


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.

Skeleton Staff – 11th & 12th May 2017
 
by James Miodonski
10 May 2017
 

Skeleton Staff – 11th & 12th May 2017


Chris McW’s getting married in the summer and is jetting off to sunny Spain this weekend for his stag do.

Giving a little back for Christmas
 
by James Miodonski
19 Dec 2016
 

Giving a little back for Christmas


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 […]

Site launched for Easterbrook LIVE
 
by James Miodonski
6 Sep 2016
 

Site launched for Easterbrook LIVE


Welcome to the new side of the Easterbrook Hall

Gmail Migration
 
by James Miodonski
30 Aug 2016
 

Gmail Migration


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.

Logo & Business Cards for Aerial Outlook
 
by James Miodonski
5 Jul 2016
 

Logo & Business Cards for Aerial Outlook


Paul’s just finished putting the final touches to a new logo & branding for Aerial Outlook, a local drone-pilot business.

Creating One-to-Many Email Forwarding in Google Apps
 
by James Miodonski
20 Apr 2016
 

Creating One-to-Many Email Forwarding in Google Apps


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. […]

Trophy Boss website launched
 
by James Miodonski
23 Feb 2016
 

Trophy Boss website launched


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.

Hiddleston Joiners website launched
 
by James Miodonski
10 Feb 2016
 

Hiddleston Joiners website launched


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 […]

New website for SCENEgineering
 
by James Miodonski
18 Dec 2015
 

New website for SCENEgineering


A complete digital for Glasgow based SCENEgineering

Creatomatic leads the way with Living Wage deal
 
by James Miodonski
11 Dec 2015
 

Creatomatic leads the way with Living Wage deal


So we made the local paper again this morning, complete with fresh mug-shots and everything.

Creatomatic are officially Living Wage Employers
 
by James Miodonski
4 Nov 2015
 

Creatomatic are officially Living Wage Employers


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.

Where is your website hosted?
 
by James Miodonski
22 Sep 2015
 

Where is your website hosted?


One of the first things we check when troubleshooting a new client’s website – where are you currently hosted. Here’s why.

Fond farewell to Megan
 
by James Miodonski
28 Aug 2015
 

Fond farewell to Megan


We’re saying bye to our favourite designery person ever today.

Server Upgrades & Possible Downtime – 24/06/2015
 
by James Miodonski
24 Jun 2015
 

Server Upgrades & Possible Downtime – 24/06/2015


Kit & James H are on-site throughout to oversee this process though, so it should be back online and running before they leave tonight.

New site launched for DnG24
 
by James Miodonski
12 May 2015
 

New site launched for DnG24


We’ve been hard at work to make the new DnG24 website an outstanding resource for the latest news in Dumfries and Galloway. Full case study will be coming soon, but in the mean time, check out the brand new site at www.dng24.co.uk – it’s a cracker.

The Webmaster’s Toolkit – 2015 Edition
 
by James Miodonski
4 Feb 2015
 

The Webmaster’s Toolkit – 2015 Edition


A collection of tools, plugins and widgets to make running your website that little bit easier.

We’re back
 
by James Miodonski
5 Jan 2015
 

We’re back


That’s everyone at Creatomatic back at our desks again this morning after a long-needed and much welcomed couple of weeks off.

Creatomatic climb Ben Nevis
 
by James Miodonski
25 Sep 2013
 

Creatomatic climb Ben Nevis


Well, 50% of us did at least.

Blasts from the Past
 
by James Miodonski
25 Mar 2013
 

Blasts from the Past


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.

Why is yell.com always at the top of Google?
 
by James Miodonski
11 Feb 2013
 

Why is yell.com always at the top of Google?


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.

Products listed in more than one category, does Google see it as duplicate content?
 
by James Miodonski
7 Feb 2013
 

Products listed in more than one category, does Google see it as duplicate content?


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 […]

Some Thoughts About SEO
 
by James Miodonski
1 Feb 2013
 

Some Thoughts About SEO


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.

EU Cookie Law Finally Dies and Goes Away
 
by James Miodonski
31 Jan 2013
 

EU Cookie Law Finally Dies and Goes Away


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/

How to Remove a Page From Google’s Index
 
by James Miodonski
25 Jan 2013
 

How to Remove a Page From Google’s Index


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?

An open letter to Triumph Motorcycles
 
by James Miodonski
14 Jan 2013
 

An open letter to Triumph Motorcycles


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.

Add to Basket or Add to Cart?
 
by James Miodonski
12 Oct 2012
 

Add to Basket or Add to Cart?


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 […]

Logging some common SEO myths
 
by James Miodonski
27 Sep 2012
 

Logging some common SEO myths


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 […]

Adding a User to Google Analytics
 
by James Miodonski
16 Sep 2012
 

Adding a User to Google Analytics


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.

Duplicate content, an explanation
 
by James Miodonski
3 Sep 2012
 

Duplicate content, an explanation


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.  

Google Penguin Update
 
by James Miodonski
7 May 2012
 

Google Penguin Update


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 […]

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