From July 2018, websites running on http (rather than https) will show a ‘NOT SECURE’ warning in Google Chrome (version 68) to all visitors. This new warning is part of Google’s long term plan to encrypt every website on the Internet. Why is Google doing this? Google is an advocate for a secure, encrypted Internet. The benefits of which are: increased security, … Continue reading Google to mark all un-encrypted websites as ‘NOT SECURE’ from July 2018
You may have noticed a new “Not Secure” warning on in the URL box when logging in to your website’s backend in Chrome or Firefox. This is the first stage of Google and Mozilla’s push for a secure web – is your website ready? Web Bird Digital can help by migrating your website to SSL … Continue reading Is your website ready for Google’s security push?
Does your website load slowly? You could be losing leads. Google takes your website load speed into consideration for its rankings. Visitors are also more likely to close a website and move on to the next if it takes more than a few seconds to load. All of Web Bird Digital’s latest websites are optimised … Continue reading Pageload speed and visitor retention
Multiple Images for Multiple Devices Favicons are an important but sadly often overlooked part of your website. These icons act as your branding when your users save your site to their desktop, tab or bar. The reason for the multitude of favicons you need is down to history. The fundamental idea being that different operating … Continue reading Favicons and Their Importance in Your Site
Building Something Fancy Sometimes you want something fancy and different in your UI to draw your attention. You can use a slider, accordion or many of the other pre-built solutions, but something you want something entirely different. I’ve recently written an article on how you can take a series of words and split them into characters. … Continue reading Interactive Character Transformations
Improving Your UI with Help Screens Creating helpful user interfaces is a pretty important task that is often sadly either overlooked entirely or tacked-on as an afterthought. Helpful documentation for shortcodes, widgets, plugins and themes depends on the developer. Sometimes developers create an external website to answer their most frequently asked questions, or perhaps they list some … Continue reading Better Administration with Help Screens
Saving your bandwidth with Data Saver Google’s developers have been busily working away on another cool feature to improve your web experience. Since 2014 Google’s Chrome division have been working on a way to reduce your bandwidth usage by forwarding your traffic through their servers. This process is know as Data Saver and when … Continue reading Chrome’s new Data Saver Functionality