The hidden cost of bespoke: Avoid customising your website if you want your business to remain nimble
“Custom” gives us a competitive edge. It’s essential for getting ahead, yet it often ends up holding us back.
Over the years of working with web businesses (including a few of my own), I’ve seen businesses that have become almost crippled by historical decisions to go “custom”.
Here are a few example scenarios where “custom” can really […]
If you’ve ever looked for a WordPress theme, you’ll know that it can be a daunting task. As the world’s most popular open source CMS, there’s no shortage of designers and developers creating some very nice looking themes. A search for ‘wordpress themes’ brings a seemingly endless list of files and styles for you to […]
A bunch of tools have flown into the Attacat nest over the past few weeks. We’re being nice and sharing some of them with you.
Last week, we had the pleasure of hearing that our client, A Hume, won both the Best Independent Multichannel Operator and the Independent Retailer of the Year. Both awards were picked up at the Drapers Independents Award 2014 and we couldn’t be more chuffed. Well done guys!
Got 10 minutes to spare? Why not spend it reading some interesting stuff? Oh, we’ve put together a reading list of interesting reads specifically for that reason by the way, how helpful are we. Interesting articles about sales hacks, updates to the way you should optimise your title tags and how to effectively tell a story though your data.
At Attacat we love Google Drive (or Docs as we still call it), and today it promises to get better with the launch of add-ons.
Edit: Add-ons don’t appear to be working yet, at least in the UK. The ‘Add-ons’ drop-down in the menu bar doesn’t appear, and clicking to access anything from the store just opens up a blank doc/sheet. Damn you Google!
Looking to brush up your knowledge on responsive design, Google merchant center, Analytics and more? Your train stops here.
Plugins essentially offer custom functions that either enhance existing features or add new and otherwise unavailable features to your website. Currently there is a rather scary number of plugins available, 29,642 and counting. So how and where on earth to start? You may already have your trusty favourites and your developers will certainly be armed with theirs. Here are just a few of ours – and theirs one for every kind of Atta-geek!
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