How to choose an e-commerce platform

In this blog post we will briefly discuss three general types of e-commerce platforms (methods of selling on-line), with the aim of helping you demystify the huge offering out there: Large, feature-rich web applications, stalwarts like OSCommerce, Prestashop and Magento. Pay monthly SAAS (Software as a Service) models, perfect for non-developers and designers, like Shopify […]

How to avoid losing 61% of your website visitors to your competitors

80% of the population now use a smartphone to access the internet, and 47% use a tablet1. 30% of all website page views in the UK are now from mobile devices (i.e. smartphones and tablets)2. Over 50% of visitors will abandon your website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load on their smartphone3. […]

The risks of cheap Web Hosting

Web hosting – it’s not something that most people would spend any time thinking about… until they find that their website keeps going down or that the technical support is non-existent. There are some cheap web hosting suppliers out there who do offer value for money, but unfortunately they are few and far between. Web […]

Google, SSL and your website.

As you may have heard, Google is now going to prioritise websites which use secure connections. Here at Yorkshire Media, we not only offer a full web design service, shoot video production for business as well as helping businesses with online marketing and seo, we take security very seriously. So he’s our thoughts on website […]

Responsive Websites – what are they? Yorkshire Media explain

You’re probably wondering “what are responsive websites?”. Well, in today’s world, the Internet is one of the most important forms of media and the internet is mostly consumed by the use of desktop computers – right? But wait – what about mobile devices, smart phones or tablets? The need for Responsive Websites is growing! The […]

Making your site load faster with gzip

Although internet speeds are always on the increase, it is important for web developers not to start cutting corners when it comes to compression and file sizes.

One little trick to utilise it gzip compression, if you have not heard of it, there is a great article which can be found here. In short, gzip compression zips your main files before sending them to the clients browser. The browser will then unzip the content and display it, reducing needed bandwidth by around 60%.

It’s such a great feature because pretty much all browsers support this feature, and those that don’t will not be served the zipped file, so it degrades gracefully…

Slicebox mod: automatically show info

Slicebox is a great slideshow from the guys at codrops.

http://tympanus.net/codrops/2011/09/05/slicebox-3d-image-slider/

It uses CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery to create the most stunning effects on a slideshow to date.

However, there are a couple of little details that have been missed, for example, I wanted to automatically display the description of each slide, negating the need for the user to click the info icon.