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2023 – Year in Review

2023 has been another busy year at Castlegate IT with new clients coming on board and exciting projects completed successfully. We’ve continued to strengthen our existing relationships as well as building new partnerships with inspiring and innovative brands. Some exceptional …

by Sunny Simmons 23 Jan 2024

Web Developer Apprenticeships in York

Castlegate is a forward thinking website design and development company, based in the Walmgate area of York City Centre. Castlegate works with local, national and international clients:  from NGOs in India (Animal Aid Unlimited) to local cultural institutions (York Museums …

by Castlegate IT 13 Aug 2022
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We care about Accessible Website Design. Here’s why you should too.

What is an accessible website? Website accessibility is the inclusive practice of designing websites with no barriers to users. It is made up of a number of different elements. There are visual components like using legible typography, meeting the contrast …

by Sunny Simmons 25 Jul 2022
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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
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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
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Website speed has never been so important

A massive speed boost for your website Google favours fast websites and so do your customers. Faster websites rank higher in search results, increase conversion rates, and keep users happy. Our new optimised WordPress hosting can boost page load speed …

by Andy Reading 7 Nov 2019
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High performing bespoke websites

We’re delighted to have recently completed a number of bespoke website projects with high performing results. Websites for engineering & manufacturing companies Chromatics Glass manufactures a specialist safety glass. Following an in-depth brand discovery process, our senior designer and branding …

by Sunny Simmons 2 Nov 2019

How a managed email service can benefit your business

We’ve teamed up with York IT Services, who are experts in the field of email hosting and run servers on behalf of a growing number of businesses in York. With email communication now being critical for any modern business, email …

by Sunny Simmons 8 May 2019