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Gmail has a clean new look


You may already have tested gmail’s new look.  Even so, it’s worth looking at their intro video: The term ‘new look’ doesn’t really do it justice.  Google’s apps now function in a much friendlier way – they’ve made the mundane task of email more interesting and yes, I’m going to say it, more fun. Integration […]

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Firefox 6 Launched


Mozilla have launched Firefox  6. Whatever your preference, it looks as though Mozilla has really got the wind in its sails.  Perhaps the pressure from google’s chrome has given them a nudge.  It doesn’t seem long since I upgraded to FF4 – never mind 6.  If you’re using MS Internet Explorer you can only look […]

DIY Logo? Better Not


OK – so I haven’t posted anything for a while, which in blog years is almost a millennium, but here’s something to share. Hop over to the logo factory to see how it’s possible to land yourself in court by doing things on the cheap. To whet your appetite, the sub title to this post […]


eCommerce with Shopperpress


At handbuiltweb we can build your ecommerce site with shopperpress. ShopperPress is fully featured shopping cart software, suitable for selling all types of products, services, and digital downloads online. In other words, Shopperpress turns your site into a fully-functioning and manageable online store.  Your store can be custom designed from scratch or we can begin […]

Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time?


Meetings can be useful or soul-destroying. Here’s a presentation on Broken meetings and How to Fix Them. It’s a little bit rambling but there’s plenty there to think about and – hopefully – to put into practice: “Broken Meetings (and how you’ll fix them)” from Merlin Mann on Vimeo. It’s hard to see the slides […]

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Testimonial from Johnny Tenn Consulting.


We built Johnny’s site from the ground up and he was kind enough to write the following testimonial for us: “Mikey is a true professional, top quality and operates with a refreshing high level of integrity and above all customer centered. Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.” Johnny Tenn Consulting You can visit Johnny’s […]

Launch of Johnny Tenn Consulting


We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new site for Johnny Tenn Consulting. Johnny is an internationally recognised figure in the world of coaching and personal development.  It was important that Johnny’s site was fresh, clean and appealing whilst being easy to maintain and update.  The site also needed to integrate smoothly […]

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Testimonial from Emma Guest Jewellery


We built Emma’s site to satisfy a rigorous set of requirements.  Emma was kind enough to write the following testimonial for us: “I hired Mikey to build my website for me from an exisiting design. I was very specific about how I wanted the website to look and Mikey really understood what I wanted and […]

Emma Guest Jewellery


We are proud to announce the launch of Emma Guest Jewellery – a custom built website that uses WordPress as a content management system (CMS) .  Emma had a clear idea of how her site should look and operate and throughout the development process Emma was a pleasure to work with. We’re pleased to say […]

I Want to Have a Relationship With You


Ok – no need to get too excited – I’m talking about a professional relationship. I don’t just want to build you a website and I won’t just throw a template together for you. I won’t make a copy of somebody else’s work and I won’t work on spec. I want to provide a professional […]

Useful Tools for WebDesigners


Here’s something I can’t believe that I didn’t know about – XRAY.  It’s a bookmarklet that allows you to see the box model of any element on any web page.  It works for many flavours of browsers and I can see it being extremely useful when taming an unruly layout as well as for the […]