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 Ready for the web trends of 2018? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/155/Ready-for-the-web-trends-of-2018/ Even though we haven’t quite hit the end of 2017, you could say it’s been an eventful year in the digital work. There have been many progressions in technology and how a website can connect and engage with its customers.... Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:45:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/155/Ready-for-the-web-trends-of-2018/ Running out of room? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/157/Running-out-of-room/ Ridgeway Storage  has been purpose-built for tradesmen and retail customers in the Taupo area requiring goods such as furniture, boating and other accessories to be stored securely. Owner Kathy Ridge wanted to update their existing website. A new design was... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:53:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/157/Running-out-of-room/ Where are all the good houses? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/156/Where-are-all-the-good-houses/ Find Me Property  take the stress out of property buying.  They provide an alternative option for home buyers in which they do the hard work while buyers sit back and enjoy the fantastic results.  Owner Carla came to Utopia needing... Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:49:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/156/Where-are-all-the-good-houses/ How sustainable are you? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/158/How-sustainable-are-you/ Sustain and Enable  is an Environmental Social Enterprise – a business set up to design and enable environmentally sustainable projects for the benefit of the planet and provide goods and services to individuals and organisations that enhance and encourage sustainable... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/158/How-sustainable-are-you/ Do you need an SSL Certificate? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/151/Do-you-need-an-SSL-Certificate/ Have you received an email from Google recommending your website has an SSL Certificate? If so, what are they and do you need one? Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, sometimes called digital certificates, are used to establish an encrypted... Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:44:00 +1300 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/151/Do-you-need-an-SSL-Certificate/ Time to check the gig guide? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/153/Time-to-check-the-gig-guide/ The Mutes (from mars)  is a unique professional rock band that draws on the creativity and passion of a group of incredible musicians, writers and performers who have a range of social and learning disabilities. Band representative Stuart wanted their... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:01:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/153/Time-to-check-the-gig-guide/ Are you plugged in? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/152/Are-you-plugged-in/ Auckland Electrical Solutions  prides itself on providing professional and trusted electrical services based on old-fashioned values.  They had branding but only a simple landing page. The owner Steve wanted a new website to showcase their commercial and maintenance services across... Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:49:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/152/Are-you-plugged-in/ How is your fire protection? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/154/How-is-your-fire-protection/ Firestop Centre  brings together Passive Fire Protection products from a range of manufacturers and shows in one easy process all the compliant systems that will work for your particular situation. Business owner Graham needed a new website created to allow... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:06:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/154/How-is-your-fire-protection/ How secure is your website? http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/149/How-secure-is-your-website/ You may not think your site has anything worth being hacked for, but websites are compromised all the time. The majority of website security breaches are not to steal your data or deface your website, but instead attempts to use... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:24:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/149/How-secure-is-your-website/ Giving direction to businesses http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/150/Giving-direction-to-businesses/ Thexton Cowan Consulting  help business owners build the bridge between their business goals and business realities. Owner Bruce Cowan came to Utopia as their business was expanding and they needed a new website and social media profiles to improve their... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:29:00 +1200 http://www.utopia.co.nz/blog/150/Giving-direction-to-businesses/ 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/