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Office open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
Out of hours support number: 01461 536 202
Please note: This number is for out-of-hours urgent support only.
80a High Street
Dumfries and Galloway
Company number: SC422843
VAT number: 184828370
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.
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.
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.
Some really nice improvements in the new version, including a really smooth embed system for embeddable content (videos, tweets, etc). Such as this one here:
I love my team. And they love me too (We also made a donation to the Motor Neuron Disease Association; you can too, if you want to help a very good cause.) Kit
While there’s no ukeleles in this years birthday blog post, it’s a good time to have a wee recap of where we are in 2014.
We’re delighted to announce that Creatomatic will be working with Natural Power to redevelop their corporate and internal websites over 2014-2015.
Our own, home-grown solution to better search within WordPress.
People don’t like waiting, especially when it comes to loading websites. James, our lead developer has a solution.
Last month we thought we’d go above and beyond sending out cards, and properly spoil some of our favourite clients.
Our opening hours and support details for the Christmas 2013 period.
It’s all good, until the musical fascism kicks in.
A question we get asked a lot lately is: ‘Will my site work on my phone?’ It will indeed. Here’s how.
Well, 50% of us did at least.
Looking back over our first year in business – with bonus video content. You’re welcome.
Introducing Tweetomatic – the easy way to get your Tweets to display on your WordPress website again
Welcome to Bridge House; our new home as of March 2013.
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.
Here is Creatomatic’s pre-launch checklist, which we carry out on every web project before it goes live. It’s basically a cross-browser checklist, covering everything from Internet Explorer 7 (no more IE6!) to whatever is currently Flavour Of The Month (currently: iPhone 5 with its wacky longer screen).
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?
This week, we launched a slightly refreshed WordPress retrofit for the local legends at The Bookshop in Wigtown. (For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting this establishment, it’s like a real-life Black Books, but bigger. And with more wine. The Bookshop Facebook page gives an excellent flavour of the place). We […]
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.
Creatomatic would like to wish all our customers past and present a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It’s the first question we ask all our potential clients at the very first meeting, and one that’s often met with a look of confusion and the odd raised eyebrow.
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.
It’s a late-night launch for the first version of Creatomatic.co.uk. As we type this, it’s 11:30pm, and we’ve been working on the website for fourteen and a half hours.
Personally speaking: I hate the phrase ‘mission statement’. Personally speaking. It’s excessively corporate, impersonal, utterly devoid of meaning, and somewhat ugly. Not something I’d want to apply to my business, and indeed not something I intend to if we can get away with it. However. It’s just as important as all those other startup essentials […]
With less than a month to go until our official launch, we figured it was probably time to start practising what we preach, and using our blog.
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 […]