Web Awards

Did you know that are prestigious awards given out for the best website designs in the world? Called the Awwwards, they aim to recognize talent from the best website designers and developers across the world. The event itself is the perfect opportunity for digital professionals from far and wide to come together and share ideas, connect and maybe even seek inspiration. The judges of the Awwwards include top professionals from the world of design, creativity and bloggers in the industry. They receive many submissions and their job is to assess…

What Deductions Can Your Landlord Make from Your Deposit?

A tenant’s security deposit is a refundable amount that tenants pay to the landlord before they move in. It is returned when the premises are vacated, providing the terms of the lease have been adhered to. Image Credit Justification There are a number of reasons the landlord can keep part or all of the security deposit: 1. If your lease has an early termination clause and you leave before the agreed terms, e.g. twelve months or do not give 30 days’ notice, the tenant is responsible for money owed for…

11 Considerations before Signing Up for a Drug Trial

It is not uncommon for the cash-strapped to volunteer themselves for clinical trials for money, as payment can average at £100 a day. Image Credit Constantly ongoing medical research means there is always a steady supply of new drugs arriving on the market. Pharmaceutical businesses must ensure their products are safe for the general public, and paying willing people is the best way to test them. 1.      Trial variations Drug studies go through different phases dependent on how much prior research has been conducted. A trial in phase…

10 low-cost ways to improve your home this autumn

Improving your home does not need to be difficult, time consuming or traumatic. Give your home a boost and make it easy on yourself with techniques that do not require too much effort, too much time or too much money. Here we look at 10 of the best ways. Image Credit Stay mobile Put your furniture on castors so that you can wheel it around wherever you want, whenever you want. Power of paint Give old furniture a new lease of life by painting it a different colour. The Guardian…

IT security spending is set to rocket

It comes as no surprise that IT has become invaluable to many businesses, so hearing that IT spending is on the rise across UK businesses is no shock. However, you may be interested in finding out exactly where this extra money is being spent and what it can do for organisations. Image Credit What are the facts? Gartner, a technology research company, has revealed that spending on IT security will soar to over $86 billion worldwide this year, which is the equivalent of more than £66 billion in today’s financial…

A Bit of Bathroom Bliss

Never underestimate the power of a clean, stylish bathroom. Bathrooms are among the top things that homebuyers judge a property by so whether you’re thinking of selling or not, a chic bathroom could boost your future resale value. Here are some great ideas to get you the bathroom of your dreams: If you don’t have or don’t want tiled walls then try painting the bottom half of the walls a strong, rich colour and leaving the top half neutral. This will provide your bathroom with a fresh look and give…

A beginner’s guide to writing metadata

(Image source: https://pixabay.com/en/laptop-book-information-online-819285/) Metadata is data about data. Exciting – I know. In this post, we’re talking about meta data in relation to SEO; something which is invisible to the average user, but central to developing a successful website. The most important forms of meta data for SEO are meta title, meta description and meta keywords. Most of these are used by search engines to understand the meaning of webpages and determine their relevance for specific search queries. Meta Title What is it? The main piece of text used to…

What you need to know about ADA website compliance

If you want to ensure your website creates a great experience that is accessible to everyone, it must be ADA compliant. What exactly does this mean and how can websites become compliant? Image Credit What is ADA compliance? According to Entrepreneur, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. This legislation means that websites need to be just as accessible as other types of user interfaces, such as ATMs, elevators and terminals. In the same way that businesses need to…

Considerations when buying an AV amplifier

When looking at buying a preamp or audio receiver, the numbers and statistics can be overwhelming; however, for most people, these numbers will not impact your enjoyment. If you are a total audiophile, this is one to skip; for everyone else, here is a breakdown of some of the key features to look for in an AV amplifier to enable you to get the most out of your home theatre. Image Credit Number of channels Probably the most important thing to pay attention to is the number of audio channels…

Healthy ways to cook beef

We are often told that red meat is bad for us, and we are regularly told to reduce the amount we eat while increasing the amount of vegetables in our diet. While it’s certainly true that too much red meat is not a good thing – and many adults in the UK eat more than the recommended amount – enjoying beef as an occasional treat rather than an everyday staple won’t harm you. Image Credit In fact, the BT website explains that beef in moderation can be good for you.…