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Is Brighton a city?

Blog about Brighton – As a Brighton based company Build14Me love the city we all live and work in – so we have decided to put together a series of features in response to some of the questions we are most frequently asked.

So first up. ‘Is Brighton a city?’

brighton pier - build14me - is brighton a city?

(Photo courtesy of Roman Grac)

Yes it is – Brighton & Hove ‘joined to become the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove, which was granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the millennium celebrations in 2000.’. City status was also issued to Inverness and Wolverhampton as part of the millennium celebrations. Towns that were not selected included Blackburn, Darwen, Blackpool, Bolton, Chelmsford, Colcheter, Croydon, Doncaster, Dover, Greenwich, Guildford, Ipswich, Luton, Maidstone, Med, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Reading, Shrewsbury and Atcham, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Swindon, Telford, Warrington and Wirral.

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The best small business websites

At Build 14me we are often asked about the best small business websites and so we asked Google to help us put together a comprehensive list of sites hailed as being ‘the best small business websites’.  These are the results:

1)  The Web awards website http://www.webaward.org/ awarded the 2014 accolade to http://reasons.screenagers.com/#videos and you know what we think this is pretty great too. Lots of cute little touches – great personality and an amazing client list . Wow – this almost blew us away. As an almost competitor we didn’t really want to like this site – but you know what, we loved it.

monitor - build14me - web design in brighton

2) In 2013 the same awards were won by http://www.dash.com.hk/ which seemed to take a crazy amount of time to load but was fun too. Definitely worth a peek.

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SEO, Responsive Web Design and Google updates – August 2015

At Build14me we like to keep up to date with all of the things that matter or should matter to people who have websites. We scour the internet daily and when we find an interesting article we post links on @build14me (https://twitter.com/Build14me) Every month we put together a complete synopsis of all the articles we have read – so you don’t need to miss a great feature just because you missed a tweet.
And don’t forget if you have written or seen an article you think we should re-tweet – then send the details to [email protected] and if we think our followers and customers would find it useful we are more than happy to feature it.

build14me - car - web design brighton

August top stories…

Stop Ghost Spam in Google Analytics with One Filter – moz: Carlos Escalera gives some excellent insights into how to reduce Ghost Spam. (are we the only people who see the word Spam and think Monty Python)


Why it is important to balance SEO and user experience – entrepreneur: Anca Bradley, Brand Management Director at Fruition reminds us why we should follow Google’s ‘Focus on the user and all else will follow’


Responsive Web Design is Important for Your Site’s SEO – Business2community: Rolando Herrera talks about how ‘without SEO your picture will be incomplete’

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Spotlight On….Suzanne Borrell of mumandworking.co.uk

Build14me are proud to be sponsoring the mumandworking awards 2015. The awards highlight amazing individuals, inspiring employers & the many advantages of flexible, family-friendly employment.

Here we spoke to Suzanne Borrell co-owner of mumandworking.co.uk about what get’s her up in the mornings.

suzanne borrell - mumandworking

The reason I work the way I do now is because I am a mum.We acquired mumandworking from a ‘mumpreneur’ in 2008. we were already engaged with the website as we used it to promote our Whatson4
(http://www.whatson4.co.uk/) group of websites and it had always given us great results.

We really loved the mumandnetworking concept, it offered parents, mums and dads, the opportunity to find work that is flexible enough to work around their children. Since we have owned the site we have had a technical rebuild and in 2014 we had a rebrand.
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