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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

Website launch – Emmanuel Croydon

Emmanuel Croydon approached Hand Coded Studio earlier this year looking for a new website. Their existing website had started to look old, and had become very cumbersome to maintain. During Summer 2018 we were able to launch their new website. We designed, built and deployed the website in collaboration with Emmanuel Croydon staff.


02 October 2018

The Prince's Trust charity

The Prince's Trust charity approached Hand Coded Studio with an exciting brief to build an online quiz to nationally promote their annual Youth Index Report 2018.

The Youth Index, sponsored by Macquarie, is a national survey that gauges young people’s wellbeing across a range of areas from family life to physical health. Using our iterative digital process, we crafted a visually-beautiful and user-focused interactive quiz, for users to participate and discover a relevant case study.


25 January 2018

General Data Protection Regulation

In April 2016, after a 4 year consultation process, the final text of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was confirmed. 'Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. It's worth reading the regulation fully.


16 January 2018

Website launch - TnT Ministries

TnT Ministries approached Hand Coded Studio to build a ticketing website to sell tickets for international training events. The new website needed to be responsive, fit with the current branding and allow tickets to be sold in multiple currencies.


12 December 2017

How to manage content

To best aid the writing, editing and approving of web content we use a third-party service called “GatherContent”. This service stores the sitemap of the entire website and allows the tracking of each piece of content from initial conception to final approval. The service offers an WYSIWYG editor, complete with a commenting/feedback system for administrators.


22 November 2017