GDPR and Online Forms

If you are using online forms on your website, see our checklist below to ensure you are complying with GDPR: Do you have your Terms & Conditions visible on your website? Do you have an updated Privacy Policy visible on your website? Are your forms asking only the...

.IE Domain Names Now Easier & Faster To Purchase

Up to now, businesses wanting a domain name ending .ie have had to provide a valid claim to the Irish Domain Name Registry for wanting the .ie name and a real connection to Ireland. From now, businesses only have to show evidence of their connection to Ireland and the...

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Your Website

What is personal data? ‘Any information related to a natural person or ‘Data Subject’, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. As the GDPR enforcement date of 25 May 2018 looms, here are a few pointers you will need to address concerning your website:

Do I need an SSL Certificate for my website?

Why do we need SSL Certificate? Any computer in between you and the server could see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate (while this is rare, it is a possibility). When an...

It’s not just about a website

Designing and building a website these days is not just about having a visual website presence.  Today's business owners should be asking, “how should I invest in mobile?” This will make or break a business in 2017/2018. 53% of people will leave a mobile...

Why Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Is Critical For Your Website

So your website is launched, it looks elegant and professional but in the space of three months, it hasn’t moved up the search engine rankings when you google “financial brokers Dublin” for example. Someone pipes up, “is the website optimised?” In building websites,...

Writing Content for Your Website

Starting a Website Where do you start? First of all, think about the main areas of information you want to get over to your audience and the sub-pages leading off from these. When your customer first lands on your website, remember that your website is your first...

Day to day running of the Format.ie

Working from home Working from home has its advantages; hours to suit, take breaks when you want, keep costs down, and being able to enjoy the natural beauty around us. However, 99% of the time, we actually put in more hours. Jon starts around 8am whilst I am sorting...