The Curse of the Page Builder

Last night’s The Apprentice struck a chord with this terrible attempt at a logo for their electric bike brand. It’s the result of an enthusiastic amateur getting “creative” and it struck me that this is the biggest danger facing websites created with “page builder” plugins. Suddenly, the client can do whatever they like! They can […]

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Looking for a website manager?

For 2023, 45b is now offering full website management as our premium hosting/support/maintenance package. This basically means we’ll effectively become your “in-house” website management team, handing all content updates, plugin and security checks, new graphic creation etc. And allowing you to get on with running your business, safe in the knowledge your website is in […]

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Website Design in Edinburgh

There’s been a noticeable drop-off in small-business new enquiries this year. Probably a combination of the dire financial situation we’re all in, and the rise of the “build your own website” providers (if you’re tempted by one of those, read our honest opinion here…) but 45b’s still managed to stay busy, with a lot of […]

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Business support available for SMEs

The Scottish Government has announced further support for Small to Medium sized businesses with their Digital Development Loan. This allows you to borrow between £5K – £100K, interest-free, to improve your digital capabilities and capacity. More details here: As well as this, the Digital Boost Grant is still available, and has been extended to […]

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WordPress acting weird? Just hit refresh.

There’s been another major release of WordPress (5.6) which includes a more recent version of jQuery (some code that makes things work on your website and in the back-end). This has caused layout problems for a small amount of users when they’re attempting to edit pages but it’s an easy fix. If your admin area […]

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Putting Christmas decorations on your website

Okay it’s been a pretty grim year so please forgive us for getting all festive. This is just a simple snippet of code you can use in your WordPress theme to automatically switch over to your ‘festive’ logo for the month of December. That’s it. Saves you switching it manually every year, and if you’re […]

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Why a bespoke website is better for your business

You may be tempted by all the ‘build your own website’ tools out there, and as a small business start-up, the prices can certainly be appealing, but are they cost-effective in the long run? Depends how much you value your time. If you’re okay with spending your evenings fiddling with your site-builder tool to make […]

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    45b is the trading name for me, Craig Smith. An Edinburgh web developer and designer with over twenty years experience of building effective, dynamic websites for clients all over the world, so you can be assured your website project is in safe hands.

    And after your website's built, as a Google Certified Support Engineer, I can continue to offer expert advice, for both your website and your IT needs, as you get on with developing your business.

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