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Muzika Charitable Trust

Muzika Charitable Trust

“Enabling social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical development for adults and children in Romanian care institutions” I have been working with Muzika Charitable Trust for a few years now. They first approached me through a mutual friend to quickly resurrect a dormant site they ran in readiness for a conference they were hosting in Bucharest.Read more about Muzika Charitable Trust[…]

Random Haddock

Random Haddock

UPDATE: Random Haddock has been decommissioned after a year in service. He was fun but he’s had his time. 22/3/2016 The links and other things down the sides of a WordPress website are usually controlled by widgets. A widget is a small block that does a specific task. This could be almost anything  from addingRead more about Random Haddock[…]

Icon Hair and Beauty, a cornerstone of Nottingham’s Cornerhouse

Icon Hair and Beauty, a cornerstone of Nottingham’s Cornerhouse

Icon are a premium hair and beauty salon based in Nottingham’s prestigious Cornerhouse. They have had a website for years but recently this has been difficult to update. Not a small problem when you need to add opening times or change stylist details. There were some interesting challenges to this rebuild. The salon needed to gain controlRead more about Icon Hair and Beauty, a cornerstone of Nottingham’s Cornerhouse[…]

Happy days with Creative Landscapes

Happy days with Creative Landscapes

A mutual friend recommended me to Creative Landscapes recently to work with them to move hosting companies and refresh their website. Creative Landscapes are a flourishing landscape gardening firm based in Aslockton and working across Nottinghamshire. Preparation is key A few weeks before our scheduled work time I met with the office manager, Donna. She would beRead more about Happy days with Creative Landscapes[…]

Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Update

Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Update

Update Session for Parish and Town Councils Thursday 27th November 2014   This is an update meeting report following on from the first meeting report I made on 29th January 2014. (To see these notes please visit http://www.carter-davies.com/better-broadband-for-nottinghamshire/) The programme is reported to be running well. 13,625 premises of the proposed 52,100 have been connectedRead more about Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Update[…]

Upsplash is a winner

Upsplash is a winner

I’ve rather neglected this site of late. Busy is as busy does as they say. Notwithstanding this I discovered a fabulous photo library today that I’d like to share. Upsplash offer 10 new photos every 10 days. The pictures are help under a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication, which essentially means that anyone can useRead more about Upsplash is a winner[…]

New Bread Video

New Bread Video

Spent the morning making this video catalog for my good friend John over at Turners Bakery in Cropwell Bishop. Sit back and enjoy the magnificence of his craft. Desmond Dekker is a true legend. When he sang  ”Get up in the morning slaving for bread, sir. So that every mouth can be fed” in April ofRead more about New Bread Video[…]

DI & I

DI & I

And then there was the BBC Micro ~ set to change the world, or at least the UK. It did. By 1985 a million and a half of them had been sold with 85% of schools having a “Beeb” as their learning computer. The thing with it was that one had to work out howRead more about DI & I[…]

Who owns you?

Who owns you?

Here we are sitting looking at Tony’s existing website. He is contemplating a rebuild so we are also looking at other sites he likes. When considering a rebuild, one of the first things to check is who owns the existing web address. In Tony’s case it isn’t Tony. Not surprisingly he isn’t too pleased aboutRead more about Who owns you?[…]

Poetry Please

Poetry Please

A poem about archery and getting older was pasted inside a birthday card I recently received. It made me smile so I am sharing. As children, health and safety rules Conspire to narrow our vista: “Don’t play at surgeons, use real knives Or practice on your sister”. It’s therefore no surprise when we, In mid-lifeRead more about Poetry Please[…]

A bit of magic…

A bit of magic…

Update: Saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Daniels today. The world is a poorer place. 17/3/16 A bit of a coup for Stage4Stars today. The world famous magician Paul Daniels tweeted the site address out to his 50,000 followers. Mr Daniels has been testing the stage and exploring its capabilities. Within 8 hoursRead more about A bit of magic…[…]

DoS Attack

DoS Attack

Yesterday I received emails from three different server companies informing me of a global DoS attack. Luckily for me and the people I make website for I only host sites with reputable companies. This paid dividends as each of the companies we have sites hosted with each sent through both the warning and each sentRead more about DoS Attack[…]

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Although not a terribly good shot, I love this photo. It was snapped on one of my many trips to Amsterdam and sums up the place for me. I can’t imagine a similar sign in Dutch being so prominently displayed in a UK news agents. Recently I recycled a whole bunch of conference bags as partRead more about Amsterdam[…]