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GITLAB PARTNERS WITH DIGITAL OCEAN FOR FREE TESTING SPACE

GitLab—the website that’s an app for coding, testing and deploying code together—recently announced a new feature that should make developers very happy.

Users consistently had free access to the site’s programmer toolset, such as GitLab Runner.Now, developers can use GitLab Runner Autoscale, which is the new feature that permits constant code testing at scale. To sweeten the deal for developers, GitLab has partnered with Digital Ocean, the cloud infrastructure provider, to offer free webhosting for testing said code. […]

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How To Work Out What To Charge Clients: The Honest Version

Have you ever read a post that has left you feeling wholly inadequate because you know you can’t live up to the high standards they lay out? Well, that is how I feel when I read posts about how much to charge my clients.

When Smashing Magazine asked me to write an article sharing my thoughts on pricing my services, I agreed without much thought. But now I sit down to write it, and I’m faced with a conundrum. Do I write about how you should price projects or do I tell you the truth about the unorthodox approach I take? […]

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3 Reasons to Invest in Great Web Design

Web design is the core of the digital web experience. Web design determines how sites look, how they function, how they relate to the overall brand narrative, and so much more. Companies like WSI are the best web designers Northern Ireland has to offer, but many people are tempted to forego professional web design services in favor of the DIY approach. While this may work in some circumstances, hiring the pros will almost always yield better results. […]

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50 Unique Business Cards That Will Make Your Mind Explode

Business cards are sadly often overlooked, resulting in dull and boring cards that are easily forgotten. At MOO we know business cards can give you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd, be unique, and say something about yourself and your brand.
But business cards needn’t be dull or boring – in this post we will take a look at the opposite end of the scale. OK – your mind might not actually explode, but we’ve collected some of the most fascinating, creative and truly unique business cards that stretch the limits of design and imagination, grabbing your attention like a dropkick to the head. […]

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Does your Business really need a Website or can you just rely on Social Media?

Bespoke websites can cost from as little as £99 to thousands of pounds, so should small businesses abandon them in favour of Social Media platforms to save time and money? Or does this strategy only work for certain established and niche industries? Are websites really necessary? Social Media sites like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter are free, easy to use and update automatically and provide a ready audience for products and services. Why go to all the bother of having a website then?

The Case for Websites

While social media is free and offers a great way to market a business, the functionality of these sites is limited and that is the biggest drawback. There are several things that a website can do that Social Media cannot. Advanced functionality aside, having a website adds online credibility and respectability to your brand. Some larger companies frown upon employees using Social Media during office hours and may even block access to these sites through their firewalls. If you are selling business to business this needs to be taken into consideration. […]

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Why Do I Need a Website?

You might be wondering — why do I need a website? It can seem like a bit of a luxury when you are just starting a business. And even some local businesses don’t really see the need. Not only that, but a website can seem like an intimidating and complex thing to build, especially when you have no experience with them.

Luckily there are professionals who can help you out, and make the process a fun and easy one, instead of a painful and scary one. But before you even get to that point, you need to understand why you should really have a website.

Why it is perhaps one of the most fundamental things you need for your business. Everyone is looking for you online — the whole world is on the internet.[…]