Web Design from Utopia in Auckland, New Zealand http://www.utopia.co.nz Web Design from Utopia in Auckland, New Zealand CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple Fungus can be fun http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/147/Fungus-can-be-fun/ Since 1993  Mushroom Gourmet have been supplying New Zealand with mushroom spawn and teaching its customers how to grow mushrooms and edible fungi. Business owner Tim came to Utopia with an existing website wanting to use the POLi payment gateway. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:14:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/147/Fungus-can-be-fun/ SilverStripe CMS http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/148/SilverStripe-CMS/ There are many different website Content Management Systems (CMS) on the market today. One of the newer players is the locally developed SilverStripe . This CMS was only open sourced in 2006. This allowed developers and designers from around the... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:20:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/148/SilverStripe-CMS/ Drone simulator http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/146/Drone-simulator/ Microsoft has made available a  beta version  of an advanced virtual world for training autonomous drones, as well as other gadgets that move on their own. The software, which is  available on GitHub , recreates conditions like shadows, reflections and... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:39:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/146/Drone-simulator/ What's out west? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/144/What-s-out-west/ The Westerly  is a free monthly community magazine for Massey and Hobsonville.  Graham came to Utopia needing a website to compliment the printed magazine where past and current issues of the magazine could be viewed and editorials could be submitted. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/144/What-s-out-west/ Protection from hackers http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/145/Protection-from-hackers/ As we rely on web and mobile app solutions more and more we need to consider the protection we are providing our customers. One of the many ways to improve protection is to operate your website behind a Content Distribution... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:30:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/145/Protection-from-hackers/ Christmas operating hours http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/142/Christmas-operating-hours/ Over the Christmas period Utopia's office will be closed on Wednesday 21st December 2016 and reopen on Monday the 16th January 2017. During the holiday season you can email info@utopia.co.nz or use the contact form on our website. We... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:06:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/142/Christmas-operating-hours/ The decline of the desktop just passed a major milestone http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/140/The-decline-of-the-desktop-just-passed-a-major-milestone/ They say it’s one of the saddest moments in a person’s life when their child can beat them at a game for the first time, and the desktop computer just had its own electronic version of that distressing experience. October... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:15:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/140/The-decline-of-the-desktop-just-passed-a-major-milestone/ FB tax not a good look http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/139/FB-tax-not-a-good-look/ Prime Minister John Key says he has delivered a blunt message to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that the social media firm has a public relations problem over not  paying its fair share of tax . Key talked to the... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:37:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/139/FB-tax-not-a-good-look/ Love the outdoors http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/141/Love-the-outdoors/ Hillary Outdoors Education Centres  is a charitable trust that provides outdoor education primarily to young people. They came to Utopia with a number of key objectives in upgrading their website. This included migration to an upgraded platform and rebranding the... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:25:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/141/Love-the-outdoors/ Tools for sales reps http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/143/Tools-for-sales-reps/ Ceva Animal Health  markets pioneering animal health products in the livestock, poultry, equine and pet sectors. They came to Utopia needing a system to track customers, take orders and send reports to their warehouse and distributors. Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:09:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/143/Tools-for-sales-reps/ Too much Big Data http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/138/Too-much-Big-Data/ Sometimes people have access to too much big data. Check out these crazy comparisons - and there is even a book with more then in!. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:42:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/138/Too-much-Big-Data/ Is your business ready for Christmas? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/135/Is-your-business-ready-for-Christmas/ It’s October. It’s starting to warm up and the holidays are approaching fast. The time to get your website ready for Christmas is not the 1st December – it’s now. Your mobile strategy, website, online marketing, SEO and so... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:38:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/135/Is-your-business-ready-for-Christmas/ Accounting for website success http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/136/Accounting-for-website-success/ KTS Accounting  had recently completed a redesign of their website and needed advice on how to improve their online presence. Have a look here to see how we helped them. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:50:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/136/Accounting-for-website-success/ 13 Free Data Visualization Tools http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/134/13-Free-Data-Visualization-Tools/ Data doesn’t have to be boring. Adding a dash of visual appeal to raw data can make it easily comprehensible and instantly appealing. In the interest of (1) making your data more user-friendly and (2) not boring the eyes... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:15:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/134/13-Free-Data-Visualization-Tools/ Panel ... beating http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/137/Panel-beating/ Panel Quote  is an advanced shop management software tool built specifically for the New Zealand panel repair and paint refinishing industry. They wanted a  website application audit of their database and server to maximise stability and performance. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:01:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/137/Panel-beating/ How do people use your site? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/131/How-do-people-use-your-site/ Ever wondered how people use your website?  Traditional website analytics show you what content people but heat maps show you how the accessed it. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:12:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/131/How-do-people-use-your-site/ How to choose a CMS http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/123/How-to-choose-a-CMS/ If you are looking at creating a new website or want to upgrade your existing one we have some useful information on how to choose a CMS . Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:22:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/123/How-to-choose-a-CMS/ How does you garden grow? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/124/How-does-you-garden-grow/ Utopia is proud to announce the launch of the website for  Kumeu Garden Hub - a garden centre located in Kumeu, Auckland. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:41:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/124/How-does-you-garden-grow/ Do you need a website copywriter? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/125/Do-you-need-a-website-copywriter/ A  website copywriter is, in effect, a salesperson who writes. Their job is to create copy that sells for you 24 hours a day. Find out here how a website copywriter can help your website succeed. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:48:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/125/Do-you-need-a-website-copywriter/ Are you hearing me? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/126/Are-you-hearing-me/ Online marketing company  Firefly Search came to us needing technical support for the WordPress sites of their client Hearing Auckland. Have a look and see how we helped them out. Sun, 03 Jul 2016 16:51:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/126/Are-you-hearing-me/ How is your health and safety? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/121/How-is-your-health-and-safety/ The new Workplace Health & Safety Legislation has been implemented to improve New Zealand’s workplace safety culture.  My Health and Safety is preloaded with toolkits, manuals and policies, all online and ready for clients and workers to use. Have a... Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:55:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/121/How-is-your-health-and-safety/ Website application audit http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/122/Website-application-audit/ Web applications are frequently the weak link of any business. They need to be accessible to all of your customers - from a wide range of locations and skill sets. Too many times in the news you will read about... Tue, 17 May 2016 16:15:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/122/Website-application-audit/ Big Data - Are you using it? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/119/Big-Data-Are-you-using-it/ It doesn’t matter what type of business you have sooner or later you will find yourself needing to work with Big Data. This term refers to extremely large amounts of information that may be analysed by computers to reveal patterns... Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:28:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/119/Big-Data-Are-you-using-it/ Time to be enabled http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/120/Time-to-be-enabled/ EnableMe  approached Utopia to build a database and set of tools to mange their clients’ financial information.  This information is then used by EnableMe to provide financial advice to their clients. Have a look at their new website. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:37:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/120/Time-to-be-enabled/ Does your business need an app? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/117/Does-your-business-need-an-app/ Today's businesses only stand to benefit by making themselves accessible via mobile devices. With a mobile web application or mobile app, businesses can boost sales and keep customers by adding ways for them to get or view information. The question... Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:29:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/117/Does-your-business-need-an-app/