Are you HTTPS yet?

HTTPS, the lock icon in the address bar, an encrypted website connection – it’s known as many things. The “S” in HTTPS stands for “Secure”. It’s the secure version of the standard “hypertext transfer protocol” your web browser uses when communicating with websites. HTTPS was originally intended for passwords, payments, and other sensitive data, but the… Continue reading Are you HTTPS yet?

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Home(page) work

You don’t always need a homepage message, but if you have one keep it punchy. Think of a blackboard standing outside a shop – people won’t stop walking to read it. Don’t assume ANY knowledge of the terms you’re familiar with because of your job role. Use simple terms that anyone would understand even if… Continue reading Home(page) work

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Media Manager bugfix

As you may have noticed, the Media Manager had lost its ability to provide cut-n-past image filenames. That feature used Shockwave Flash which was discontinued by its owners Adobe, because “technologies evolve and the use of mobile devices has grown, interactive content has moved to platforms such as HTML5 Canvas and Web GL“. In line… Continue reading Media Manager bugfix

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Spring pruning improves design

For the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines, a sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences. Contrary to some printed content, where column inches signify importance, your users may not even SEE every word on your web page. Words take up space, and can often be removed… Continue reading Spring pruning improves design

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CORAM’s Childcare Finder

We are delighted to announce that a refresh of CORAM’s Childcare Finder site is now live. We are pleased to be able to continue to work with CORAM to deliver this site that connects to many of our customers’ Family Information Services websites. You can view the refreshed site here: http://finder.familyandchildcaretrust.org/

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New version of our user authentication module

We have now released a new version of our user authentication module. This release has added a simple Google reCaptcha check into all new user registration forms.  This check will actively prevent spambots from creating any spurious and unverified user accounts in your User Manager.

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Know your audience

Studies by internet service providers, now show that one of the most common internet browsing devices in the UK in 2021, is a mobile phone. Designing a site for phone users to use WELL is a challenge, but we love a challenge at Idox! Mobile users don’t sit still, they “dive in” and start scrolling… Continue reading Know your audience

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