Privacy Focused Apps

Here are some alternatives to common privacy invading apps and services, and references as to why switching is a good idea.

Why I’d love to see a developer version of WordPress

I design and build completely custom WordPress websites for small businesses. The standard WordPress install package comes with loads of stuff I don’t want, so I’d like to see a stripped back version of WordPress with no full site editing and no Gutenberg included for developer use. UPDATE: I’m clearly not alone and ClassicPress is […]

The Green Claims Code and ‘greenwashing’

With more and more people wanting to spend their money with environmentally friendly suppliers, some unscrupulous companies have been trying to mislead us. The Green Claims Code from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is a way of combatting this. This works two ways for us small business owners – trying to be more eco […]

Green hosting: Making a gym website 10x faster

A gym owner recently asked me to look at why his site was loading slow – our tests showed an average of around 20s. This is way too long and would be putting off potential clients as many would leave before the site even loaded. A combination of better specified hosting, caching and some tweaks […]

Easy ethical switches for your business

Here are some easy switches I’ve made to help Intention be more ethical when choosing banking, broadband and mobile phones. More detail at

What is ethical web design?

What do we mean when we talk about ethical web design? For me it breaks down into what we do, who we do it for and how we do it. Ethics have a role to play in all these decisions – read more at Intention.

Simple guide to Domain Name System (DNS) settings

One of the most complicated bits of getting a website and email sorted can be setting up the domain name to point to the right places. Find out some common scenarios here.