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How to Publish Excel to the Web: Converting Excel Data to a Web Page

October 21, 2020

Do you need to publish your Excel spreadsheets onto the Web? Perhaps it’s investment performance data, or inventory data to integrate with your eCommerce store, or monthly sales figures to share on your Intranet. This easy-to-read article will guide you on the best ways to publish Excel to the Web. We look at exporting different...

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Website Hacking & Malware – Is your site safe?

August 1, 2019

Hacks and malware are on the rise. How serious is the problem? Extremely. As websites become an increasingly core part of business, not only are the potential damages from hacking, malware etc more serious, but they are becoming more likely. As the number of different types of attacks and the frequency of occurrence increases, we...

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The ‘Decoupled’ CMS

March 19, 2019

“Decoupled” or “Headless” CMS usage is gaining a lot of traction in the web development world as a way to free front-end developers from the constraints of working with the built-in display layer (themes, templates etc) of off-the-shelf content management systems. A typical website built in WordPress or Drupal, uses that CMS as both for...

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Building a Multi-Site Platform in Drupal

October 9, 2018

At The Bridge Digital, our choice of CMS’s depends as always on the task in hand. One such task relates to the ability to use CMS to create a platform for multiple sites similar in style, such as a network of dealerships, franchises or affiliates that require a shared branding and UX experience and potential...

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Mobile Apps vs Websites

July 13, 2018

In a previous blog Responsive Design vs Mobile Websites we explored the differences between dedicated mobile sites and responsive design. These days, either a dedicated or a responsive website is a given, but where do native mobile apps fit in if we are developing for Financial Markets? While a mobile site or responsively designed site...

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‘Seymour’ – What it is, and what it isn’t

June 25, 2018

Here we describe the benefits of our product Seymour, but also help you understand the things you can use it for by clarifying where it fits in. Data Import Seymour starts with data ‘onboarding’. If you have data that your company stores in spreadsheets, or is sent to you via email, Seymour can automatically process...

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Building Complex Websites

June 15, 2018

At The Bridge, we mainly build complex websites. By that I mean: They are bespoke. We don’t believe in reinventing the wheel, but often, in order to create a unique user experience, we need to modify, configure and develop to diverse requirements. This requires a very deep knowledge of the content management systemsthat we use...

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How ‘Seymour’ simplifies building your website

May 25, 2018

Seymour is our platform for automating your data collection and publication process. It can be integrated into an existing website, or as we will suggest here, it can become the core of your new website, and remove the need to develop the most complex part of the project. You might be a fund manager wanting...

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Website Security – What Should You be Doing?

April 18, 2018

As websites become an increasingly core part of business, not only are the potential damages from hacking, malware etc more serious, but they are becoming more likely. As the number of different types of attacks and the frequency of occurrence increases, we need to stay ever more alert to the danger. At The Bridge Digital...

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Estimates Using Agile

March 27, 2018

Agile doesn’t have estimates, right? Well, that’s not quite right. It’s true that Agile embraces change, and does not attempt to define whole large projects up-front, but individual ‘Sprints’ are estimated, and sometimes multiple ‘Sprints’. Of course, you can always give a big range for the estimate, but if all you are doing is expressing...

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