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This is a blog from the Internet Development Team at ILRT, Bristol. We build websites and web applications for a wide variety of customers, many in the UK higher education sector. Continue reading…

Is your website emotional?

Bipolar Emotional Response Tests (BERTs) Design provokes an emotional response. The positive we remember –  the Mini, the iPhone, the London Underground Map – the negative we try to forget. Websites are no different. While all aspects of design are subjective it is possible to plan for the emotional response you want from your website. […]

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Published on 8 Mar 10 under Briefings | Comments Off on Is your website emotional?

The value of a professional content editor

Our clients are all really busy, and few of them are full-time website managers. One of the most common complaints I hear is that they don’t have the time to produce enough new, high quality content, and are concerned that parts of their sites may be out of date. On top of this, they are […]

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Published on 8 Mar 10 under Briefings | Comments Off on The value of a professional content editor

How to make the most of a support query

Some quick tips on what to include when asking for help with a problem on your website

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Published on 3 Mar 10 under Briefings | Comments Off on How to make the most of a support query

Finding copyright cleared images for your website

In recent years, digital cameras have become much cheaper and more widely available. This, coupled with faster Internet connections and the increase in the use of websites such as Flickr and Facebook, has made it far easier for people to create, share, access and use digital images on their websites. Using them legally is not […]

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Published on 2 Feb 10 under Briefings | 1 Comment »

ILRT People – Paul Smith

Paul is a Senior Technical Officer with the Internet Development (ID) Group, having joined the ILRT in March 2000. Previously, Paul worked for over four years as Senior Technical Support Engineer and Web Systems Engineer with an Internet software/hardware distribution company supporting a range of web server and statistics packages and networking applications. He has […]

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Published on 2 Feb 10 under ILRT people | Comments Off on ILRT People – Paul Smith

All that gas – petrol price app for Android

The mobile phone world is undergoing a massive revolution as more handsets hit the market with ever increasing sophistication. Chris Bailey, one of our developers in ID, has recently created an application for the Android platform and in this article introduces us to Android and his application.

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Published on 18 Jan 10 under News and updates | Comments Off on All that gas – petrol price app for Android

Website monitoring – a peek under the hood

We host scores of different websites for our clients, using a raft of different technologies. In fact, often the best solutions to our clients’ needs come from blending different technologies to deliver a single site. For example, a site might contain some simple web pages managed using a Content Management System (CMS), a large bank […]

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Published on 15 Jan 10 under Briefings | Comments Off on Website monitoring – a peek under the hood

Deployment of a Virtual Infrastructure

Virtualisation is a term which has been in wide use in recent years but it is a computing concept which has been around since the 60s. Matt Baker, Unix Systems Administrator at the ILRT, has been working with virtualisation and explores some of the management issues in this article. What is Virtualisation? We often refer […]

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Published on 8 Jan 10 under Briefings | Comments Off on Deployment of a Virtual Infrastructure

Firefox 3.5 – now the world’s most popular browser

Over the last few years Internet Explorer‘s dominance in the browser market has been in steady decline. Today we are spoilt for choice in what we use to browse the web. With the slick Safari, mobile Opera, lightning-fast Chrome or ever-expandable Firefox, there is a browser out there for just about everyone.

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Published on 23 Dec 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on Firefox 3.5 – now the world’s most popular browser

New! We’re now providing content services…

The web is the most efficient way of communicating and engaging with your users and audiences. Many of our clients don’t have the in-house time or skills to do this, so we do it for them! We have experts in writing, producing and publishing compelling text, video and audio content for the web. We also […]

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Published on 15 Dec 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on New! We’re now providing content services…

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