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Stampezy, or loyalty app startup, has just launched!

posted in Announcements, Tim's Blog, Case Studies

Stampezy is a digital replacement of paper based loyalty cards.  Nothing more (for now), nothing less.  It's been designed to be super easy to use - no app install required (it's a web app), no complicated sign-up process (frictionless at the point-of-sale) - it's just ezy, it's Stampezy!

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NetPotential and Black Market featured in Microsoft’s tech news

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Meet the .NET Core Early Adopters  This week Tim Thomas from NetPotential, a small but mighty web dev agency, shares a 9-month project of theirs using vNext, or as it's now known - ASP.NET Core! Here's Tim's summary.  "Black Market, NZ's largest online retailer of wine, has been runnin...

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We've launched the new Black Market Wines website

posted in Announcements

After nine long months of development, we are stoked to release the high profile Black Market Wines e-commerce website.  This website has been completely revamped with significant development to the front (public) and back (admin) ends of the website. Key features of the include: Simple...

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MailChimp Responsive Email Blueprints Demo

posted in Articles for website owners, Tim's Blog

We recently wanted to show clients and prospects what the MailChimp responsive blueprints email templates looked like. Unfortunately these aren't available as demo files from the MailChimp website, and from GitHub you need to save .html files and open those to see them.  It's not practical to ...

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Google Adwords ditches right-side ads in search results

It won't be long before desktop users begin to notice that the Google ads are no longer appearing on the right hand side of their search results.  Instead Google has decided to display four lucrative ads at the top of the search results, and another three ads at the bottom.   This change ...

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The rise of smart devices demands responsive websites

Research company, Nielsen has reported 3.1 million Kiwis are spending over 14 hours online on average a week. The increase in consumers owning smart devices has increased a whopping fivefold since 2012 with over a quarter of Kiwis over the age of 15 owning both a smartphone and a tablet, 64% own a ...

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Older versions of Internet Explorer no longer supported

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Microsoft is now prompting their Internet Explorer users to upgrade their browser versions, as of January 12, 2016 they will no longer be providing security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 11 is the latest browser version available and offers ...

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George Harrison's new menswear website launches

posted in Case Studies

We have enjoyed working together with the team at George Harrison to bring their vision for a new and contemporary menswear website to fruition.  The ecommerce function of the website will be implemented in the near future to complete the site and allow customers to purchase their products onli...

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New website creating a buzz!

posted in Case Studies

At BEE+ they craft a unique New Zealand UMF® honey made from the nectar of the native Manuka tree which grows uncultivated throughout New Zealand. The distinctive antibacterial activity found in New Zealand Manuka bush honey sets it apart as one of nature’s true wonderfoods. BEE+ approac...

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Sheffield website launched

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Sheffield have placed some of New Zealand's top executives for over 5 decades, they're the market leaders in recruitment connecting leadership talent with a diverse range of organisations. Sheffield approached us to design and develop a responsive website that reflected its exemplary level of ...

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Google can now 'undo send' those emails that makes us go OOPS!

posted in Announcements

Well technically the 'Undo Send' feature will delay the email from being sent by 5-30 seconds after you click 'Send' giving you a chance to stop that email in its tracks! The 'Undo Send' feature has been a popular setting you can add from the labs in Gmail for a while but has now moved to the 'Gene...

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New google rankings to include mobile optimised sites

posted in Articles for website owners

Google is planning on rolling out their new algorithm change starting April 21st of this year.   As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, the google algorithms have to adapt to these usage patterns.   This new algorithm is going to allow users to get relevant, high q...

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Ngati Hinerangi Iwi Trust website launched

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New website launched today for: http://www.ngatihinerangiiwi.co.nz/ . Hinerangi approached us late last year with an idea to develop a website for her whenua (Ngati Hinerangi Iwi) .  The website focuses on the community spirit via the rotating banner. We also made sure that there was ea...

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George FM Facebook App - Squirrel Mortgages

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Want to win the ultimate house hunter prize (I'm sure you do!) We  built the new Facebook app for George FM & Squirrel Mortgages <<< All you have to do is tell them why you need to get out of your house and into a new one.  

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Twitter no longer fully supports IE8

posted in Articles for website owners

Twitter has dropped IE8 support, meaning that Twitter widgets in your site won't work when viewed in IE8.  Ben from Twitter Inc, says "the make-up of the web has changed and is now made up of a much more diverse array of physical devices. Thus we are also strongly considering dropping support f...

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DNN 7 file manager admin role not showing folders or files

posted in Phill's Blog

Does your DNN 7 file manager not show up any files or folders for users in the administrator role?

It seems that out of the box (including the latest version of DNN  at the time of writing @ 16/01.2014: DNN 7.3.4) that if an admin user tries to view folders or files in the DNN file manager, it displays nothing at all!

Here is how you fix the issue/bug...

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blackmarket Search Engine Optimisation Case Study

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NetPotential launched the redeveloped blackmarket website in February 2010.  As part of this redevelopment, NetPotential spent time on implemeneting the lastest SEO techniques.  We were not only targeting the website, but the optimisation of particular wines so blackmarket has the best...

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What makes a good website?

posted in Articles for website owners

A good website attracts visitors who return again and again, and presents your company image in the best possible way. Here are some guidelines for how to ensure your website is a success:   1. Be clear about what you want to get from your website. How will you know if you...

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Fabulous website, no results?
Marketing your website is vital

posted in Articles for website owners

You’ve got a fabulous new website, but its not getting the results you expected?  If you thought that you could put up a website and your sales will come rolling in – you’re mistaken! The success of your website is more than the sum of all parts – i.e. its design an...

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