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The difference between IMAP & POP3


IMAP stores your email on a remote server and synchronizes your email with multiple devices. Removing an email from one device removes it from all your devices as well as the server.


POP3 downloads email to your computer/devices, and (depending on your settings) deletes the email from the remote server after a certain period of time. You can delete an email from one device without it being removed from another.

Ecommerce Website Re-development Launch

Army and Outdoors website launch

The new Army and Outdoors (formally Kiwi Disposals) ecommerce site was launched after a couple of months of planning, development and refining. The final product is a very user-friendly site that works well on all devices from mobile phones to desktop computers.

With well over 800 products it was important to create a navigation system that was intuitive and easy to use. The site features:

  • Fully responsive (mobile ready)
  • Auto complete search
  • Wishlist/product compare
  • Facebook integration
  • Email newsletter integration

The site also has a powerful admin for managing orders and products with automated stock control.

Check out the new site here

Do you have products you want to sell online?

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Feedback from parents has been 100% positive

St Margarets testimonial

We could not be more impressed with the work Chris has completed for us.  We needed a website that current and prospective parents could quickly find the information they were looking for.  We also needed a site that our staff could update easily without the chance of ruining the look and feel of the site.  The documentation provided was clear and enabled staff to immediately amend and update the site with confidence. 

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London School Site Launch

StMargarets-webWe launched London School, St Margaret's website last week. It was great to be able to work closely with them in the build process through Skype and sharing documents using Google drive.

The site features a password protected parents area as well as galleries, calendar integration, document uploads and an on-line club booking form.

Registered admin staff can log on to keep the site updated using a very easy WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface.


Does your school need a new website?

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Christ the King Make-over Launch

Christ the King Make-over Launch

Christ the King Burnside website make-over is now completed. It was originally built using an on-line web building service but as the site grew it was more and more difficult to maintain. The site structure was confusing and the design was out-dated.

We were able to work along-side Christ the King Catholic Church and create a site which is user friendly, modern looking and most importantly, easy for the staff to maintain and keep updated. Key staff have login access which lets them easily add bulletins, calendar events and edit content as necessary.

Check out the site :

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Cloud Website Hosting Available Now

Cloud Hosting

The Design Company is now offering dedicated cloud website hosting

We are now hosting all client websites on the latest technology cloud hosting. All our accounts are using a dedicated cloud service for unmatched reliability and speed.

Main Benefits of Cloud Hosting

  • Security: Dedicated resources mean other accounts cannot impact on the performance of your site.
  • Stability: Cloud servers do not suffer from hardware problems and can 'resource pool' for very efficient load balancing
  • Scaling: Disk space, processor speed & memory can easily be added as required
  • Self healing: Cloud platforms can automatically recover from hardware failures



Do you need high performance hosting for your website?

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