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December 2013

Christmas Closing Dates

Xmas pic

Here at First Internet we’re winding down for the holidays and getting excited about spending time with our loved ones. As of 12pm today the Studio will be closed (after all there’s only one more sleep ‘till Christmas – fa-la-la) and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2014. If you have any emergency technical issues… more »

Christmas Tree Competition

David's Christmas Tree

All week we have been embracing the Christmas spirit with some competition in the office. Earlier in the week we asked you to vote for who had the best Christmas tree in the office by liking your favourite in the album on Facebook. Everyone at first internet wants to thank you for the votes but… more »

Bing’s four steps to SEO and usability success


While Google remain relatively tight-lipped when it comes to individual ranking factors, Bing’s senior product manager Duane Forrester has revealed his four steps to SEO and usability success in a new Bing Community blog post. First up is SEO – and perhaps surprisingly for some webmasters, he recommends completing meta description tags, along with well-written… more »

First Internet needs you!

First Internet needs you!

This week we’re embracing the Christmas spirit with a pinch of “healthy” competition.  Here at First Internet we love a bauble or two, and this year it seems Christmas tree decorating has sparked a bit of rivalry in the office. The problem is, we can’t seem to reach an agreement on which member of staff has… more »

Google give web developers an early Christmas present

What would web developers like from Google this Christmas? The option of adding your own images to Google Street View, perhaps? You’ve got it. Businesses have been able to create virtual tours for some time, but now Google have added the option of linking to custom photo spheres directly from Google Maps, it’s much easier… more »

Fresh is best

Tom Parson

Keeping your website fresh with current, relevant content can be a challenge. However, the benefits are numerous: New visitors will be more engaged and will perceive you as current and relevant It will give returning visitors a reason to come back to see new content Search engines will view your site as up-to-date and rank… more »

Five ways to embrace the season with web design

Christmas does strange things to webmasters – normally practically minded individuals with a passion for well-commented HTML or PHP code suddenly find themselves googling ‘Java snowflakes script’, and here are five of the easiest ways you can add some seasonal web design to your site. 1. Java snowflakes scripts We’ve already mentioned it, and it’s… more »

‘Tis the Season… to interact with your clients


Last Christmas only seems like five minutes ago, but here we are again, December is upon already! Tom’s blog last week was all about Christmas client communications and there’s no need to stop there.  This year we’ve created an onsite Advent calendar for own website which has also been taken on by a few of… more »