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What is Custom Web Development

By Ralf Klis, FutureLab’s owner and technical leader.This post was originally published on LinkedIn. I work in an industry bursting with various options and solutions. There are hundreds of web development companies out there, providing thousands of solutions. From customising Wix websites, building entire CMS from scratch, WordPress, Magento, Umbraco – the list goes on … Continue reading "What is Custom Web Development"

SSL Certificate: What Is It & Do I Need One?

We discuss what an SSL certificate is, how it works and the reasons why having a valid SSL certificate for your website is an essential part of doing business online today.

Are you ready for WordPress Gutenberg?

We’re days away from Gutenberg being part of every single WordPress worldwide. Yes, that means over 31% of the internet. So what’s that all fuss about and should you be scared? What is Gutenberg Gutenberg is a new way of editing content in WordPress. The current WordPress editor that you know has been with WordPress … Continue reading "Are you ready for WordPress Gutenberg?"

This Friday: Learn about brand identity for websites (plus free pizza)

No plans for Friday evening? If you’re keen to learn more about design and brand identity, plus network with other professionals over FREE PIZZA, we have the event for you! If you didn’t already know, each month FutureLab helps organise and sponsor informal WordPress meetups for the Auckland community. We get together to listen to other … Continue reading "This Friday: Learn about brand identity for websites (plus free pizza)"

WordCamp Auckland 2017: This Weekend!

FutureLab are excited to announce that WordCamp Auckland 2017 is happening this weekend! The 2-day conference (costing just $50 in total thanks to some amazing sponsors!) will cover a variety of WordPress topics and discussions, with some great speakers from New Zealand and overseas. Whether you’re a WordPress developer, designer, or someone who uses WordPress … Continue reading "WordCamp Auckland 2017: This Weekend!"

FutureLab Newsletter Christmas 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to extend our warmest wishes to you for the holiday season, and say a big thank you for choosing us as your digital partners. We can keep doing what we love because of your continued support.   It’s been a big year (again) with a few changes … Continue reading "FutureLab Newsletter Christmas 2016"

After ‘Mobilegeddon’ – Google keeps pushing mobile search

A year on from ‘Mobilegeddon’ we look at how Google mobile search is continuing to evolve   You may remember reading about a big Google mobile search update back in April 2015 – dubbed ‘Mobilegeddon’ by the SEO community. We wrote about the update here at FutureLab and also had a look at the first … Continue reading "After ‘Mobilegeddon’ – Google keeps pushing mobile search"

The Possum Update: What you need to know

Last month Google quietly released a big update to their search engine Local algorithm, dubbed the ‘Possum’ update by the SEO community. The update helps show web users local results when they are searching for goods and services near their location.   Possum Update: The Overview Have you ever searched online for ‘cafes near me’ … Continue reading "The Possum Update: What you need to know"