Posts by Jim Semlyen

Web developers in York

Support over the coming weeks…

Most of our staff are currently working from home.  With a skeleton service operating from our York city centre office we want to reassure you that we’re still here to help. How to contact us For help and support, website …

by Jim Semlyen 26 Mar 2020
The Castlegate IT experts in Wordpress website security

How to keep your WordPress website secure

Our technical director Andy and managing director Jim were recently asked to weigh in on an article about cyber security published by NatWest. Castlegate has provided web development and website hosting services for many years — as a result, we’re …

by Jim Semlyen 20 Mar 2020

Display stars in Google search results with Trustist

When it comes to attracting visitors to your website, few things are more effective than displaying a star rating next to your company name on Google. This is why we’ve partnered with review aggregation service Trustist, who can help you …

by Jim Semlyen 11 Mar 2020
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Our Latest Bespoke Websites

Our three latest projects are now online. This time we’ve been busy working on new websites for Harrogate-based social care organisation Community Catalysts, social development and human rights charity Good Neighbours UK, and bakery management app Cybake. Community Catalysts Local …

by Jim Semlyen 17 Dec 2019

Interview with our designer Sunny

Sunny is the newest recruit to the Castlegate IT team, a graphic designer with experience in branding, print, and web design. We sat down with him over a coffee to find out a bit more about him. So first off, tell …

by Jim Semlyen 18 Oct 2018

Castlegate now offers a bespoke Shopify Ecommerce service

If you’re looking to sell products and services online, then Castlegate IT’s bespoke Shopify service could be for you. As standard, Shopify is a feature-rich eCommerce platform that allows easy management of products and the ability to sell to the UK and beyond.

by Jim Semlyen 11 Dec 2015

Google Ads Mangement Service

Google AdWords is an easy way to draw in new visitors by paying for online advertising. We offer Google AdWords account management, helping you to save time and get the best out of your budget. We plan and create your campaigns, determining which formats best meet your needs, and building up your account to get the best return.

by Jim Semlyen 27 Nov 2015

Mobile-friendly responsive design and development

Smartphones and tablets are now the primary means of accessing the internet. They are inexpensive, easy to use, and they are always to hand. Making your website work well on mobile has become a necessity.

by Jim Semlyen 10 Sep 2015

York Museums Trust – new sites go live!

We recently completed the first part of one of the most interesting projects we’ve ever taken on: five responsive websites with interconnected navigation, shared content and a sophisticated third-party database. The sites are for York Museums Trust – the charitable body responsible for managing a number of York’s leading museums and galleries. The websites of each of their four leading attractions badly needed an overhaul, as did as the York Museums Trust’s own website.

by Jim Semlyen 15 Jul 2014

Portfolio update: e-commerce sites from Castlegate IT

We demonstrate some of the essential features and qualities of an industry standard e-commerce website, using recent Castlegate IT projects as case studies.

by Jim Semlyen 10 Apr 2014