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Product launch - MyChurch Media

We're very excited to launch a new product called "MyChurch Media". The service stores and distributes church’s sermons via a podcast and developer API. This means that developers can easily and quickly embed content into websites, applications and phone apps.


01 October 2017

Website launch - Cornerstone Church Kingston

The website has been designed to meet a variety of requirements from a wide range of target audiences. The bespoke, responsive website features background videos, vibrant photography and a series of layout options. Since the last website iteration in 2011, Cornerstone Church Kingston have wanted to better serve the needs of the local community. This has been achieved with the addition of the ‘Activities’ page which lists regular events and groups in the Kingston, Surrey area.


22 September 2017

Alternative Content Management Systems

WordPress was originally built as a blogging platform, and has morphed over the years in to an all round Content Management System (CMS). Although superior to other CMS’s on the market, it can feel complicated if incorrectly configured.

I’d like to propose two alternative CMS’s that could be used. Both come with a one-off purchase price, however online support is offered as part of this.


11 September 2017

Reasons to use Hand Coded Studio Web Agency

Hand Coded is a web-focused design & development company in Surrey. Through strong partnerships with clients, we create beautiful websites and lasting digital applications.

Hand Coded understand that your business is equivalent to your baby. We care about our clients, and take great pride in our work.

We want to work with you to help your business grow and flourish. We can help you generate more new business opportunities through expert web design.


11 July 2017

Website security: The AA

The AA have recently released a statement regarding their potential data leak: "We can confirm that the AA was informed of a potential vulnerability involving some AA Shop data on 22nd April 2017."

They added that the issue was fixed on 25th April 2017. The AA state that the data was "only accessed several times".

Click for a few tips for keeping your website and server secure.


04 July 2017

Planning a New Website?

Before contacting a web design agency, it's best to think about what you wish to achieve. In one sentence try to summarise what you need a new website for, and what you want the website to achieve. Set some goals and aims for the project and think about how you will measure the success of the website.


04 July 2017

Reasons to Use a CDN

their geographic location. CDNs also provide protection from large surges in website traffic.

Here are 4 reasons that you may want to implement a CDN on your website.


03 July 2017

Hand Coded Web Agency process

We take a structured approach to web design. Our development process was created to ensure every project is delivered on-time and on-budget. Once your web design project kicks off, here’s what to expect.

We’ll have a call or meeting to confirm your needs and requirements. This will ensure that nothing gets missed and we deliver what’s expected. Regular communication is essential for the project running smoothly.


29 June 2017

Website checklist before launch

Launching a new website can be daunting, and fraught will little niggles. The website design and development has all been leading to this launch stage! Below is a list of tasks you can complete to ensure a smooth website launch.

Review all headings, paragraphs, links, buttons and company contact details for correct spelling & grammar throughout the website.


26 June 2017