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Dave February 17, 14

Dave releases free flash games site

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It’s been quite sometime since our last post on Bytewire. But we’re still doing some interesting things. This weekend Dave decided to mess around with arcade based scripts (again) and has as a result of a short hack released his new free flash games arcade site built on WordPress called hifivr

The concept is simple. Join an already hugely crowded free flash games site market and try to make something well built, unique and a little bit fresh! Easy right?

Dave plans

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Dave November 08, 12

Choosing a business web development partner

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series - Web Design Project Advise

If you know what you require from your new website, and you know how to spot a dodgy web development agency, the next task is to find a reputable business who may be able to assist. There are many hundreds of web designers out there (including Bytewire!), so choosing the right agency for you can be tricky. Here are a couple of issues to consider on your quest.

Where to look

Finding a good web development agency can be a tricky affair,

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Dave October 26, 12

Creating a business website – What do I need?

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series - Web Design Project Advise

You may have recognised the need for a new business website, but do know what you actually need it to do? Here are some critical questions you need to answer before approaching a web development agency so you can be sure you get exactly what you need.

Is my website expected to turn a profit?

Is your new website going to function as an extension of your current business? Is it going to be a storefront, or a way of generating sales

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Dave September 28, 12

Web developers suck – but I need my business website to work

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series - Web Design Project Advise

It’s an unfortunate fact, but many businesses have had negative experiences with web developers. The global nature of the web and the ease with which an online company can be created with only a modicum of ability means that there are literally hundreds of companies fighting for your business. Hundreds of companies with limited skillsets using bargain basement pricing to hook your business.

There’s even a good chance your business has in the past gone into the website build process blind,

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Dave September 14, 12

Realising your E-commerce lemons with Lemonstand

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Although the idea of roadside lemonade stands never really took off in the UK (we’re not sure they even really existed outside American cartoons for that matter), the simplicity of the concept is attractive – particularly in the otherwise complex marketplace that is the internet. Historically running an online shop is quite difficult. Either the tools used to host an ecommerce website are too complex, too expensive, or completely inflexible when trying to bend the tool to your specific business

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Dave September 06, 12

Why have a Content Management System?

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If you spend any time at all hanging around with web developers, eventually you will hear mysterious acronyms like CMS start cropping up in conversation. A CMS, or Content Management System, can be used to provide a publishing platform for your company website.

The big CMS players

There are hundreds of Content Management Systems available, all of which have their own niches. Some of the most popular CMS platforms are completely license free, helping to reduce website running costs over the long

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Dave August 24, 12

The importance of building business relationships

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Have you heard about “social media”? The phrase appears to be everywhere these days, and whatever you think the business value (or lack thereof) to be, you cannot afford to ignore social.

Two or three decades ago, major businesses operated through an “old boys” network, with “who you knew” being of greater importance than “what you knew”. Job promotions, tenders and contracts were all awarded based on which school you attended or who your parents were.

Terrible right? However the practice continues

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Elliot Reeve August 17, 12

The importance of Internet Marketing

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Business owners long ago realised that in a competitive marketplace, significant effort is required to make their products and services stand out from the offerings of their competitors. Printed adverts in newspapers were followed by adverts on the wireless (radio!) and then commercials on TV.

The advent of the Internet has leveled the playing field for online businesses as multi-national conglomerates jostle for market share with sole traders and businesses of any size in-between. This “democratisation” (a big word for opening

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Dave August 09, 12

How tablet computers are evolving the way we do business

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No doubt you will have seen a tablet computer somewhere recently, even if only one of the many Apple iPad adverts on TV. A shift in the approach to computing has seen manufacturers creating a slew of tablet devices in order to grab a slice of the action before Apple take the whole market themselves. Currently the iPad rules, with a 68% worldwide market share, but Blackberry’s PlayBook, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the brand new Google Nexus 7 are

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Dave July 04, 12

Job – PHP Zend Framework Developer (Temporary) Essex Chelmsford

Preview - Job – PHP Zend Framework Developer (Temporary) Essex Chelmsford

We’re looking for a Zend Framework (preferably Zend Certified) to come and work with us on a project we are undertaking here at Bytewire HQ. This role is temporary, but for immediate start!

The role will be based out of our office in Maldon, Essex and you will be tasked to build & complete a project, engaging in planning and design with our other developers.

The project involves the following areas of note:

Payment processing (PayPoint)
ZendFramework (PHP)
HTTPS (strong knowledge of request security)
HTML5, CSS3

Full

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