Entries Tagged as 'News'

Announcing our new website reporting and maintenance systems

March 2nd, 2012 · Ric · 2 Comments

Visual analysis and interactivity lets us find and diagnose errors quickly

I think of websites as living, organic entities. They rarely stay the same, a good site should be regularly updated with fresh content, new ideas and there are a lot of external factors than can effect a them.

The browsers we use are constantly changing, every four weeks a new version of Chrome is released, every six Firefox gets updated and Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are a massive overhaul of Microsoft’s offering potentially breaking backwards compatibility. Additionally, more and more people are using mobile phones or on tablets and these new form factors and methods of interaction bring new problems and challenges to deal with. Under-the-hood the server the website runs on gets updated with security patches and new versions of software, or hardware fails and needs to be replaced.

“We record and analyse nearly a million events every day”

All of these factors and many more combine to make websites potentially very unstable so it’s no surprise that from time-to-time errors occur, be they a bug in the website itself, Google updating the way a feature in Chrome works or a change in third party code meaning the site fails to correctly load. So how do we keep track of these potential pitfalls and respond to them?

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New Face at BW

February 10th, 2012 · Chris · No Comments

Katrina Langlois has recently joined the Betley Whitehorne team as an Account Manager.  Katrina has been working in marketing and communications for 9 years, both in London and Guernsey, in a commercial environment.  Although she is used to being on the other side of agency relationships as a client, Katrina is very much looking forward to a change in direction and learning more about how an agency operates.  Katrina will be focussing on developing new business for Betley Whitehorne.

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The Cows are coming

February 6th, 2012 · Chris · No Comments

Have you herd? The Cow Parade is coming to Guernsey. Fresh from last year’s udderly successful Donkey Parade, this year’s fundraising extravaganza for the Guernsey Adult Literacy Project (GALP) will see around 50 decorated cows on proud display all over the island. Things are just getting started — moo ore news to follow, once the website is ready. Meanwhile, don’t forget to like our Facebook page and keep up with the latest news.

The GCP logo, by the way, was created by the talented Catherine Plevin, from Guernsey’s College of FE. We reckon she’s done a fabmoolas job!

No CommentsTags: Charity Work · Clients · Local Issues · News

Trio of HTML5 websites launched

February 1st, 2012 · Ric · No Comments

The start of 2012 has been a busy time for the web team at Betley Whitehorne with the launch of three new websites and several others currently in development. The Fort Group, Gentoo and UbiCap all required a quick turn around and we were happy to assist. Each site is built upon the latest revision of our CMS (Content Management System) which enables easy updating and introduces more HTML5 semantic data to pages meaning Google, Bing etc can further understand what the pages are about.

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No CommentsTags: Clients · Fort Group · Gentoo · News · UbiCap · Web

Betley Whitehorne win Heritage Group SEO contract

January 30th, 2012 · Ric · No Comments

We are pleased to announce Betley Whitehorne have selected by Heritage Group to enhance and develop their SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) strategy to increase organic search ranking and encourage visits. The campaign will look at all areas of SEO from link building and content/keyword analysis, to social network integration and code enhancements.

Heritage are a group of companies offering a range of specialist financial services through international finance centres, operating globally but working with local regulators.

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New Year’s Greetings – Happy 20th, BW

January 1st, 2012 · Chris · No Comments

Happy New Year… and Happy 20th Birthday to BW. Alright, it’s slightly premature given that we first opened our doors in September 1992, so still a little ways to go! However, as it’s our 20th, we’re using the whole of 2012 to celebrate – in little ways, and large. Keep an eye on what’s happening and join in our celebrations.

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Recent charity projects from Betley Whitehorne

November 8th, 2011 · Chris · No Comments

We’re pleased to have been able to assist a number of local charities recently as part of our ongoing ‘BW in the Community’ programme.

The Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association, with whom BW already has a long standing relationship, has just circulated a Newsletter outlining events since the formation of the GAA last year. We were delighted to design it.

What all charities need more than almost anything, and that’s as true in Guernsey as it is anywhere else in the world, is volunteers. So what better than a website dedicated entirely to volunteer support? Volunteer.gg is a relaunched initiative from the original volunt-here.org, created by the late Gary Solway, where browsers will be able to view the cream of Guernsey’s charities, and their events, as well as, hopefully, deciding to help one or two in whatever way is most appropriate. Betley Whitehorne designed the identity and is working on the main website — the holding page reflects this ‘helping hands’ initiative perfectly!

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Grammalogue 2011

October 13th, 2011 · Ash · 1 Comment

Now in its 17th this year’s issue of the Grammar Schools magazine, The Grammalogue, has been published. The magazine is written by the students and designed by Betley Whitehorne. This years theme of the magazine was particularly enjoyable for us, the theme of creativity! The magazine showcases an abudance of creativity amongst the students and across a wide range of subjects. Here are just a small handful of article spreads from this years extensive issue.

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1 CommentTags: Clients · Design · News