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Felines funded from Castlegate’s community pot

Director and cat lover Andy Reading adopted his furry friend from York Cats Protection in 2013. He put forward the nomination after the delays in their adoption centre and the flooding of their charity store across the road from us on Walmgate. We’re pleased to be able to contribute to the feeding, treatment of housing of unwanted cats until they can be re-homed.

by Andy Reading 21 Sep 2016

Justified text on the web revisited

Since we published our original post on justified text, we have received a lot of feedback, had a lot of heated debates, and seen the technology behind web typography continue to improve. So we thought it was about time we revisited the topic and asked again: should you use justified text on the web?

by John Hughes 20 Sep 2016

Castlegate IT rides a big bad ride

Team Castlegate rode this year’s Big Bad Bike Ride. Our team consisted of five Castlegate employees/directors and one former employee, most of whom were first time Big Bad Bike Riders and half of whom had never ridden long distances before in their lives! As a team we raised almost £800 and would like to thank all our clients, friends and family who supported us.

by Andy Reading 14 Sep 2016

Ten ways to keep WordPress secure

The quality and security of a WordPress-based website relies on the knowledge and approach of the developers. We share our top ten developer considerations for keeping your installation secure.

by Andy Reading 22 Jul 2016

Why do websites get hacked?

In this article we explore the basics of website attacks, the motivation behind them, and some common ways in which attackers can get unauthorised access. This is not a technical article, and assumes no prior web security knowledge – it aims to provide an overview of the sort of website hacking that we see most often.

Our recipe for WordPress security

WordPress is a powerful and secure content management system (CMS) when used correctly. The quality and security of a WordPress-based website relies on the knowledge and approach of the developers. Castlegate IT are expert developers in WordPress and understand how to use it to build professional, robust and secure content-managed websites.

2016 so far: new clients, new sites, better support

2016 has seen Castlegate IT busier than ever—and we’re only half way through! We have taken on lots of new clients and completed lots of new projects for our existing clients, from small businesses to major national organisations. Not content to rest on our laurels, we have continued to grow and change as a company to keep offering the best possible service for everyone we work with.

by John Hughes 1 Jul 2016

Castlegate’s Community Fund supports York’s Floods Appeal

Castlegate IT’s offices are located on Walmgate, so the nomination and subsequent win for York Flood Appeal is no surprise. We’ve seen first hand the devastating impact to York and its community.

by Andy Reading 28 Feb 2016

Castlegate IT’s 2015 in review

2015 has been an important year for Castlegate IT. We have taken on new staff, moved to a new office, and added an impressive range of projects to our portfolio. Our clients now include local government, museums, national education organisations, and numerous businesses from around York and beyond. With so many sites going live, we can’t possibly feature them all, but here are a few highlights from this year.

by John Hughes 26 Jan 2016

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 Robbie Griffin 11 Dec 2015