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STRIPE INTRODUCES FASTER 3 DAY PAYOUT

The team behind our favourite payment gateway have made things even better As WordPress web designers we are always on the lookout for better, cheaper, and easier ways to allow our customers to take payments from customers on their websites.  Since Stripe was launched in 2010/2011 we have never found anything that even comes close.  […]
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APPROACHING 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS!

June 2019 marks 10 years in business! I started designing websites for businesses while at university in 1995, shortly after the Internet went live!  I then worked at a software house for ten years before resigning in 2009 to start my web design company, Alien Media, later re-branding as NRD Media. We have come a […]
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WHY MAINTAINING YOUR WORDPRESS WEBSITE IS VITAL

Your new website design is finished, it’s live on the web and looking great.  Job done  …or is it? WordPress is a CMS, (Content Management System), and like any CMS, it needs to be maintained on an ongoing basis to avoid issues around functionality and security. This article is focused on the importance of platform, […]
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WHERE TO FIND FREE IMAGES & VIDEOS FOR WEB DESIGN

A question we are asked frequently as web designers, is where to get good quality images, (and videos), for website design. There are basically three choices, listed below.  Note that pulling images found on Google is not included.  Unauthorised image usage is taken very seriously by the copyright owners, and they actively search the web […]
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WHY BUSINESS GUEST WIFI IS A NO-BRAINER!

The big brands are doing it, and you should too. Why?  Okay, bullet points… You capture an email address or social profile, (Facebook, Twitter), for every person that uses your WiFi – that you already pay for. You build an ever growing list of customers to which you can send promotions, special offers, and details […]
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HOW TRELLO CAN HELP YOU ORGANISE… ANYTHING!

We use Trello to help us organise website design projects, track sales leads, and even organise our day-to-day personal tasks – and it could help you too! We’re telling you this, because whereas there are hundreds of task and project tools out there, we have found that this one is actually useful… it works for […]
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SOME HOSTS THINK IT’S OKAY TO CHARGE FOR SECURE WEBSITE HOSTING – WE DO NOT.

As website designers, we develop our websites to be optimised for speed, mobile responsiveness, ease of use, and of course security.  However, whereas your website security starts at the design phase, it is vital to host your website on a properly configured secure hosting environment – especially when the website is designed in WordPress or […]
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FREE BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR CHORLEY BUSINESSES

Originally conceived and launched in 2014 by our web design friends at Big Lamp Web Design in Chorley, ChorleyPages was taken over and added to the NRD Media family of products in December of 2016.  In February 2017, we rebuilt the website from the ground up in the more powerful WordPress web design platform.  This allowed us more […]
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WEBSITE HOSTING UPGRADE FOR ALL CUSTOMERS

We have upgraded our web hosting server environment, and all current and new customers will benefit at no extra cost. Over the last few months we have been working hard in the background, moving our existing customer websites and email accounts to our new server environment. This move is part of our continued investment in […]
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NRD WEB DESIGN & REBRAND FOR SUMMER 2018

Upcoming changes to focus on web design for Buckshaw Village, Chorley and surrounding areas. We’re currently working hard towards the launch of our brand new look, and a restructured product set to make website design more accessible to Chorley businesses. This rebrand will see an all new logo and colour-set, along with a new website […]
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BLACK FRIDAY WEB DESIGN SALE STARTS NOW!

WE’RE TAKING WEB DESIGN ORDERS NOW AT 50% OFF Order from NOW until Cyber Monday (28th November 2016) to secure 50% off your website design.  This is the first time we have ever offered a discount like this, and it won’t last long. There are only days until Cyber Monday, so get in quick! Even […]
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Social Media Marketing Management

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING MANAGEMENT SERVICES CRITICAL IN DRIVING NEW BUSINESS

Social Media Marketing Management We have been helping our local web design customers in Chorley and surrounding areas with social media marketing for some time, however we only recently put together a set of official social media packages to compliment our web design services. After discussions with many of our clients, we found that they had heard social media was […]
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