This section of our site is directed in particular towards supporting small firms who need a presence on the Web. It also covers other aspects of the computing needs of a small business - networks, backups, disaster recovery etc. I believe there is a very real need for such information - I see many examples of the same problems and the same mistakes still being made in small businesses.
Note: Some of the detailed material is badly out of date as it was written for early versions of Windows (98 and XP). Despite that, most of the background material is as valid as when it was written so I have left them on the site.
Unfortunately these Legacy pages were not written in HTML5 (which did not exist) and were not designed to be Responsive or Mobile Friendly as there was no concept of such factors at the time. They have largely been updated and will render fine in all current browsers but some will still show a few warnings and errors in current HTML5 validators.
How to create your first web site - Tips and hints on how to quickly create and upload a simple web site without expensive software (appropriate to a small firm, club or home). A well established and much visited page which has been updated to cover HTML5 and simple use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
Secure Storage and Email - Pretty Good Privacy, OpenPGP, GNUGP and Truecrypt - strong encryption for everyone who needs Secure Storage or Email under Windows. Now also covers Linux, Pocket PCs and Securing Form Output using PHP on servers - almost a new page.
Consultancy Support - Options to provide a helping hand when you start and a safety net if disaster strikes
Pages writen specifically for this section of the site use this colour scheme and are in bold above. They are augmented by existing and new pages from the Series of Howto Articles (Blue and Grey scheme)
Overall this has ended up being the size of a small book and I am still making additions. The framework is now in place and all of the important new pages are present. Anybody who is interested is welcome to Send comments, suggestions or even inputs to me.
Support: I am prepared, in some cases, to offer Consultancy Support to provide the initial impetus and assistance to get a small local UK firm on their electronic feet to the point where they can be self supporting using the technical information on this site along with other readily available information.
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