Author: Simon Foster

Simon is Creative Lead at 34SP.com and is responsible for managing the company’s design philosophy and user experience across multiple channels. When he’s not busy pushing pixels or writing code, Simon can be found learning new skills at design conferences up and down the country.

Introducing Website Builder – click & drag to create your own website

We’re excited to announce a new addition to 34SP.com’s product range; Website Builder. Website Builder is a new platform from 34SP.com, so you can create your own unique website with ease. With a drag and drop interface and a range of customisable, beautiful website templates to choose from, you can create your own professional looking website or online store without having...

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50 tips and tricks for better e-mail marketing

With a multitude of social media platforms and messaging services all vying for our attention, we’ve never had so many ways to stay connected. Despite the enormous boom in social, it is social’s less trendy and comparatively ancient cousin, e-mail, that consistently produces results where it matters. Not only is e-mail marketing more versatile than social, its also more effective...

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Getting started with Google AMP & WordPress

Back in February 2016 Google officially launched their ‘Accelerated Mobile Pages Project’ (AMP for short) with little fanfare. Since then, Google’s AMP has quietly become a staple of the web landscape, even if you’ve never have heard of it. What Is Google AMP? Accelerated Mobile Pages is exactly what it say on the tin, it speeds up the loading time...

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Testing Google’s Guetzli JPEG encoder

This month saw Google launch a new open source JPEG Encoder called Guetzli. Google claim their algorithm creates high quality JPEG images with files sizes 35% smaller than current available methods. Being inquisitive types, we put Google’s new software to the test alongside some of the more established JPEG encoders, to see if it lives up to the hype. Getting...

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A free bootstrap theme courtesy of 34SP.com

Our design team have created a free bootstrap theme (called ‘Mosley’) for all 34SP.com customers to enjoy this spring. This theme is available under the Creative Commons License, which means you can copy, modify and use the site design for free without asking our permission. Please feel free to play around and edit our theme as much as you like;...

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#MyWapuu WordCamp Manchester winner announced

We had a great time at WordCamp Manchester 2016 (you can read about that here), and are delighted to announce the winner of our #MyWapuu WCMCR competition! Using a set of limited edition stickers inspired by Manchester pop culture (with fab illustrations provided by our WordPress specialist Kayleigh), the #MyWapuu sticker competition gave WordCamp Manchester attendees the opportunity to create...

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#MyWapuu WordCamp Belfast winner announced

Following on from the brillaint WordCamp Belfast, we’re delighted to announce the winner of our #MyWapuu WCBelfast competition! Using a set of limited edition stickers inspired by HBO TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ (with awesome illustrations provided by our WordPress specialist Kayleigh), our sticker competition gave WordCamp Belfast attendees the opportunity to create their very own sticker featuring the unofficial...

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WordCamp Manchester is coming

We are proud to announce that 34SP.com will be sponsoring the forthcoming WordCamp Manchester 2016 as a Platinum Sponsor. The event takes place on 22rd & 23rd October 2016 at Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Business School building. We’re really looking forward to sponsoring our home town WordCamp for the third year running. Our enthusiastic and friendly WordPress team will be...

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