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The team are taking a well earned break over Easter weekend.
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.
Four Google My Business features we generally consider to be the most important ranking factors when optimising for local search.
We continue to work from home until further notice but you’ll still be able to contact us exactly the same as before.
2020 has been quite the year, but we’re pleased to be able to share some good news – we’ve added two new faces to the Creatomatic team!
Creatomatic’s 2020 Christmas opening hours.
There are a few things we look for in website photography when it comes to designing, building and integrating content on websites, so we’ve put together a handy guide to help you out.
From engaging with customers to creating new opportunities, we’ve put together a few things to consider when you’re running the social media accounts for your business.
Kit and Paul are fundraising for a fan-stache-tic cause this Movember.
If you have a WordPress website, the chances are that you will have come across plugin update messages when editing your site.
Online coverage is the new front page spread, and generating follow links to a website has become the bread and butter of PR agencies around the world.
A short guide to some of the essential points that we look for in a website brief.
This Saturday is World Mental Health Day, and the theme this year is mental health for all.
Some best practice tips that might come in handy when writing content for your website.
Some SEO activities for startups and small businesses to consider.
Creatomatic are now a listed Trade Supplier with the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC).
This vacancy has now been filled – thank you for your interest.
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.
Download our Easter colour ins.
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.
We’re working remotely to help contain the Coronavirus pandemic.
Creatomatic is delighted to announce it has joined the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices.
In place of the usual tins of Roses and Quality Street we decided to try something new in this year’s festive goodie packs.
Creatomatic 2019 festive opening hours.
Team Creatomatic are powered by 100% renewable electricity. We thought you might like to know that.
Creatomatic are attending the 2019 Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers (ASSC) conference next week (Tuesday 29th October) at the Hilton Glasgow Hotel.
Website launched for RK DJ Mobile Disco, wedding and event DJs based in Dumfries and Galloway.
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.
New site for Timber Preservation Technologies (TPT), Timber Treatment Plant manufacturers based in Cumbria.
Working with the University of Glasgow on their pioneering cancer treatment laboratory website.
Helping The Orchard show off their three brilliant lodges and improve usability for bookers.
Creatomatic officially named as one of SuperControl’s featured web developers.
Helping Armstrong Group, one of Dumfries & Galloway’s longest running companies, bring consistency to their brand.
How Creatomatic reacted to a recent server issue to keep our client websites online.
The new Gutenberg editor is now live in WordPress. Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of upgrading.
The Christmas break is fast approaching and Creatomatic HQ will be closing at midday tomorrow (Friday 7th December) for our annual Christmas bash.
Heart Internet are having a bit of a nightmare today – they’ve had intermittent service since the small hours of this morning, and don’t appear to be any closer to fixing it.
Creatomatic are looking for a part-time junior web/graphic designer to join the busy team here at our Annan office.
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.
You might be prompted to install Gutenberg on your Creatomatic WordPress website. We recommend that you don’t…yet. Here’s why.
A bit of background into our hosting services at Creatomatic Ltd.
Google have moved the goalpost with Google Maps – here’s everything you need to know and do to get it sorted.
We stepped in to transform Ipso Books into its new brand, turning a project around in under a fortnight.
Here at Creatomatic, we’re having a wonderful time dealing with the final week in the run-up to the GDPR deadline. Here’s a few final things you should know before the deadline.
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.
We’ve been practicing what we preach this week and updating our own website with some of our recent work, some of which we’ll be sharing here.
Clean new design, fully client-managed content, stockists directory and more.
The weather’s hit Annan (and beyond) with a vengeance this morning.
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.
This vital, local service is struggling and could really benefit from a little help.
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.
We’re not altogether certain that we can count this as part of our ‘award-winning’ blurb, mind…
Chris McW’s getting married in the summer and is jetting off to sunny Spain this weekend for his stag do.
How to stop your thoroughbred horse from turning into a camel.
Creatomatic are looking for a junior web designer/developer to join the busy team here at our Annan office
We’ve levelled up to a new office – come see us soon.
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.
We’ve designed, developed launched a new website, with an online catalogue of rail maintenance equipment, case studies, team biographies and careers information, for SB Rail.
Paul’s just finished putting the final touches to a new logo & branding for Aerial Outlook, a local drone-pilot business.
This week we were both humbled and gratified to be the recipients of two CX Projects Business Awards at their annual prize-giving ceremony.
Creatomatic are in the list of finalists for the ‘Best Employer’ and ‘Most Innovative Business’ awards
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 […]
We’ve made WordPress our platform of choice, so much so it now powers 99%+ of our public-facing websites.
A complete digital for Glasgow based SCENEgineering
So we made the local paper again this morning, complete with fresh mug-shots and everything.
Making it easy to drop columns into WordPress, with a single click.
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.
It’s becoming an informal tradition that we mark company birthdays with a) a full-on night on the town, and b) a quick round-up of what we’ve been up to over the last 12 months. While we managed Part A quite effectively – with the collective team taken to the uber friendly Electric Fields festival, at […]
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.
Quite often when we’re putting sites together, we’ll need to put content into columns. There’s a few ways to skin this particular cat – we can split content into separate boxes in WordPress, or use the ‘more’ tag as a flag to split content into two columns – but if the site requires something more […]
Just one of a series of screencasts we’ll be producing over the following months to help with common WordPress issues.
We’re pleased to announce that as of Monday 2nd March 2015, Sigma Internet has become a part of Creatomatic
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.
Creatomatic will be closed from Friday 19th December 2014 and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015.
We’ve been working closely with Events in the Sky this past few months, transforming their online presence and specifically working on branding their public event; London in the Sky.