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Modx Site Speed on 1and1 Shared Hosting

Modx Site Speed on 1and1 Shared Hosting

I recently completed a website revamp and out of curiosity thought I'd check the speed. I was a little concerned with the results so here's what I did to speed it up.

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Posted by Chris Fickling | Feb 02, 2017


The Cod's Scallops

The Cod's Scallops

Website for the award winning Fish and Chip shop in Nottingham

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Posted by Chris Fickling | Jul 19, 2016


New Website for DSI Systems

New Website for DSI Systems

DSI Systems offer not only home rewiring and electrical installations but also security systems including alarms and CCTV along with home networking, wifi, single remote control solutions and remote zoned heating control.

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Posted by Chris Fickling | Mar 23, 2016


One Year on and Still Standing

One Year on and Still Standing

Chris Fickling Design is one year old today - it also marks one year of working at a stand-up desk...

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Posted by Chris Fickling | Jan 27, 2015


Is 2015 the year of The Grid?

Is 2015 the year of The Grid?

The Grid is generating quite a buzz at the moment - harnessing artificial intelligence to auto-design your website. Will it prove successful in 2015 and what might it borrow from the past?

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Posted by Chris Fickling | Jan 24, 2015


New Website for Advantage Fitness

New Website for Advantage Fitness

Kate Young is passionate about exercise and tennis so it was my job to give her a platform to tell the world about Advantage Fitness…

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Posted by Chris Fickling | Nov 08, 2014


Build the Foundations of Your E-Commerce Website

Build the Foundations of Your E-Commerce Website

If you're venturing into e-commerce for the first time, then do some work in advance of commissioning your website that will make the build of your e-commerce website smoother and faster.

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Posted by Chris Fickling | Oct 25, 2014


The 10-Point Countdown to Website Success

The 10-Point Countdown to Website Success

Consider these 10 points before you begin to develop your website and you stand more chance of being successful online...

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Posted by Chris Fickling | May 08, 2014


Website Templates - what are they?

Website Templates - what are they?

The difference between website templates that give you a whole site and templates around which a site is built. There are two types of website templates: The one that a developer uses to structure your pages and one that you download as a complete site. Let's go into a little more detail.

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Posted by Chris Fickling | Apr 09, 2014


Using a Website Builder - Rocket Science or Child's Play?

Using a Website Builder - Rocket Science or Child's Play?

It might seem odd for a website designer to write an article about website builders but they can be a legitimate way to get your business online - sort of!

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Posted by Chris Fickling | Apr 09, 2014