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Responsive web design comes to York

In the UK, more than half of mobile users now have a smartphone and the number is growing all the time. Mobile websites have become common, but they can be expensive and more complex to manage. Responsive web design is a new technique that makes it possible to build a single site that adapts dynamically to different screen sizes, from tiny mobiles to giant desktop monitors. You can expect to see more responsive sites—especially from Castlegate IT!

by John Hughes 29 Jun 2012

How to comply with the EU cookie law

In May 2011 the EU passed a law which requires websites to ask users’ permission before placing non essential cookies on their computer. The UK government gave a year’s grace before enforcement began on May 26th 2012. Here’s what you need to know.

by Andy Reading 27 Jun 2012

It only took a change of name

In a way, it’s a good problem to have: we’ve been so busy working hard on clients’ websites, we’ve neglected our own for a long time! We often talked about it in the office, we had big plans and amazing ideas for our lovely new website. We started talks years ago and the sitemap I sketched out has been sat on my desk ever since. It seems to have been used as a drinks coaster whilst serving as a great reminder that we need a new website!

by Andy Reading 1 Mar 2012

A new site for Royal Fireworks Press

Royal Fireworks Press is an long-established publisher of books for gifted children over the pond in the USA. We built a site for them way back in the day, which by now was starting to look really long-in-the-tooth. So it’s time for a revamp!

by Gemma Cowton 19 Jan 2012

New Barry Crux & Co site launched

Chartered Surveyors Barry Crux & Co have a long-established reputation as one of the top independent commercial property agents in the North of England. Their website was in need of an overhaul, and we were very glad to be commissioned to give it a makeover and improve their online property catalogue. We think the design is one of our best so far.

by Richard Lane 9 Jun 2011

Bespoke web application: My Health Today

My Health Today is a survey website set up to collect data on people’s experience of their own health. Using a system called EQ-5D, developed by the EuroQoL Group, it produces a measurement of health in terms of five different areas: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain and discomfort, and anxiety and depression.

by Richard Lane 26 May 2011

Beacon Dodsworth web applications

G-commerce company Beacon Dodsworth have made some of their applications available as web apps, meaning that their technology can be integrated into a website. You can try out some demos of their applications on their website. P² People & Places …

by Richard Lane 5 May 2011

Laurence Sterne Trust, EMDR Extra and McCartney Lettings

Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall Shandy Hall in Coxwold, North Yorkshire, was the home of 18th Century vicar, novelist and celebrity Laurence Sterne. It is now a public museum, housing a collection of his work. It also incorporates a …

by Richard Lane 29 Jun 2010

E-commerce made easier

York Food and Drink Festival has been an important event in York’s gourmet calendar for years, and is rapidly extending its scope from York to the whole of Yorkshire. We have created a shopping cart system for them. We have …

Cycling websites becoming a speciality

Cycling related websites are proving to be an excellent area of business for us. There are several in our portfolio already, and some more in the pipeline. Last year we built a website for the York Festival of Cycling, and …

by Richard Lane 30 Mar 2010