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Helping you find great hotel deals with Cuckoo Rooms

Helping you find great hotel deals with Cuckoo Rooms

Posted to by Dan Cryer on November 5th 2015

We worked with Communicorp UK to design, build and launch a brand new hotel search website.

Helping you find the perfect Christmas gift with Thorntons

Helping you find the perfect Christmas gift with Thorntons

Posted to by Dan Cryer on November 5th 2015

We worked with Thorntons to deliver an engaging, interactive and choctastic Christmas gift finder.

Big Chip Award Winners 2015

Big Chip Award Winners 2015

Posted to by Helen Curry on July 6th 2015

Block 8 won the 2015 Best Freelancer/ Micro Enterprise Big Chip Award.

Why you need a content management system (CMS)

Why you need a content management system (CMS)

Posted to by Helen Curry on June 19th 2015

A content management system is a piece of software that is integrated into a website to give the owner control of the content that is published. The content management system can be used to add new pages and content such as blog posts, news articles

Is your site mobile friendly?

Is your site mobile friendly?

Posted to by Dan Cryer on November 5th 2015

Despite smartphones and tablets having been around for less than ten years, mobile internet access has already caught up with desktop searches, with more Google searches taking place on mobile devices in some of the biggest countries.

We're hiring! Want to be a web developer at Block 8?

We're hiring! Want to be a web developer at Block 8?

Posted to by Dan Cryer on June 17th 2015

We are looking for an enthusiastic junior or mid-level Web Developer to join our small team in Macclesfield.

Block 8 are moving!

Block 8 are moving!

Posted to by Dan Cryer on June 17th 2015

We're delighted to announce that Block 8 are moving! We'll be leaving our little office in Manchester City Centre on July 3rd, heading to a brilliant new office in sunny Macclesfield.

Why your business might need a new website

Posted to by Dan Cryer on June 17th 2015

The internet is ever growing, ever changing and businesses need to keep their websites up to date in order to compete. Here are the reasons why.

We’ve been nominated for a Big Chip Award

We’ve been nominated for a Big Chip Award

Posted to by Helen Curry on May 20th 2015

We are happy to announce that we’ve been nominated in this year’s Big Chip Awards.

6 Ways to make sure your website makes an impression

6 Ways to make sure your website makes an impression

Posted to by Helen Curry on May 20th 2015

You only get one chance to make an impression, the problem is many businesses are forgetting this, first impressions not only apply to people but also online. These days websites need to instantly attract and impress the desired audience, and with on

Core PHP contributor, Andrea Faulds, quits

Posted to by Dan Cryer on June 17th 2015

One of the most respected and admired PHP contributors quit recently causing unhappiness amongst the PHP community who have vented their frustration with the developers on the inside of PHP projects.

Top Ten: Tech We're Excited For

Top Ten: Tech We're Excited For

Posted to by Dan Test on June 10th 2015

We read a lot of tech news and these are the top ten things we're super excited for including Google Glass, SpaceX, wireless phone chargers and cinema experience changing patents. Looking at the latest advancements in technology and web dev.

Integrating SEO into Web Development

Integrating SEO into Web Development

Posted to by Helen Curry on February 17th 2015

Looking at the importance of integrating SEO into the development stage of the web build and why it is so important for todays business'.

Lenovo admit to installing adware onto new computers

Lenovo admit to installing adware onto new computers

Posted to by Helen Curry on February 24th 2015

Chinese computer makers Lenovo were in trouble last week as it was reported that they had been installing adware onto new consumer computers. The adware called Superfish injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user’s permi

A New Look For The Thorntons Blog

A New Look For The Thorntons Blog

Posted to by Dan Cryer on September 24th 2015

Towards the end of 2014 we were briefed to deliver a new blog for Britain’s best-loved chocolate marker, Thorntons, in partnership with our friends at Pure Design Studios. Pure worked on the front-end design while we did the back-end web development.

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