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What happened at SMILE in 2023?

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As 2023 draws to a close, it's time for me to reflect on a year that was as dynamic and eventful as ever. In the backdrop of political upheavals in the UK, the economic rollercoaster, the much-anticipated coronation of the king, and the ever-evolving realm of Artificial Intelligence. Oh, and what SMILE has been up to, too!

What happened at SMILE in 2022

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Another weird year folks. In this round-up of what went down in our world in 2022, we have stories on babies to prospectuses, galavanting in Ireland to launching satellites, and more.

What happened at SMILE in 2021

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I always try to give an internal presentation to the SMILE team, about the company vision for the next twelve months. It makes sense to do that in January, right? This year, I held off until June because I honestly thought the year would play out differently. Here's what happened at SMILE in 2021...

Extending your WordPress site with plugins

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WordPress, the content management system (CMS) that underpins the sites we build at SMILE, comes with a limited amount of core functionality out of the box. The core of WordPress has been purposely kept lean and ‘pluggable’ — this allows…

What happened at SMILE in 2020

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2020 has been tough. For many of us, we've suffered family tragedies, and dealt with things that we didn't expect that we'd have to. But it's not all been bad. Reflecting on the strangest of years, we celebrate the successes and look forward to a year of more good than bad.

Can you help us out?

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We're keen to understand more about how your organisation creates and manages websites. Which content management systems do you use. Does your organisation experience any issues with site maintenance and management? How many sites does your organisation own?

How to navigate your brand while transitioning from print to web

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In the past, when creating a brand, the primary focus has been on print and ensuring that colours and type are catered more towards the print market. As we move further into the 21st century and into a new decade, a brand's online presence and the way they market themselves online is becoming more and more of a primary focus. In this article, we evaluate how to navigate the transition from print to web.

Made with love, remotely

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When Matt and I started this business, it was in the middle of the worst recession the world had seen for decades. We turned that into opportunity. Office spaces were abandoned rent was low. In fact, our first office was rent-free for three months.