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New Alexa Skill

During December we worked with Cornerstone Church Kingston to launch a new Alexa Skill which allows users to listen to sermons from their online library.

If you have an Alexa device in your house, you can now say “Alexa, open Cornerstone Church Kingston”, followed by “Play latest morning sermon”.


04 February 2020

The future of advertising

Within minutes of browsing online, you're bound to see an advertisement. The average person gets bombarded with over 1,700 banner ads per month, but only sees half of them. They're a hassle and interruption to your task, which is no wonder why in the span of just one year, from 2018 to 2019, the total number of devices with ad blockers rose from 142 million to 615 million.


17 October 2019

Starting your own company

A few people have asked how to start your own company, so I've shared a few of my tips below. To hit the ground running, you can do the following before officially trading.


15 October 2019

Website launch - Mustard Seeds

Mustard Seeds approached Hand Coded Studio to build a new website for it's online teaching material. The new website needed to be responsive, fit with the current branding and allow subscriptions for international users. Hand Coded Studio built a custom application based on the Laravel framework.


11 October 2019

Security and Privacy in 2019

In the future I believe we'll look back on 2018/2019 and see a moment of pivotal change with regards to online security and privacy. In this short article I want to highlight three recent news stories showing issues around security and privacy.

It's estimated that 45% of the total world population are using social networks, which is a high percentage as 57% of the total world population use the internet. In America 88% of American 18 to 29-year-olds use social media (source). It's true to say that social media dominates our time online, and has become invasive in many areas of life online and offline.


19 July 2019

Website launch – Murray Property Group

Murray Property Group is a family owned business with interests in commercial property, residential property development and land bank assets.

We designed, built and deployed their new website in early 2019 with a vision for clear, simple design.


24 April 2019

Website launch – MODE-Tracker

MODE Tracker enables fashion brands and retailers, such as G-Star & Ted Baker, to make clear sustainability progress.

In collaboration with lead designer Phil Bettany, we built the MODE Tracker website which displays visual scorecards for clear and credible stakeholder communication.

The application uses a custom database and bespoke Content Management System.


23 April 2019

Chiddingfold Baptist Church website

Chiddingfold Baptist Church approached Hand Coded Studio in 2017 looking for a new website. Their existing website was dated and staff were unable to update content. In 2018 we were able to launch their new website.


27 November 2018