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Property Energy Performance Certificates

Blot CMS goes category crazy!

Google's new 404 widget

Business networking - visitors day


Property Energy Performance Certificates
If you've bought a fridge or freezer lately, you'll be aware of the energy performance rating each model must have. It shows how well the appliance deals with energy usage.

Well pretty soon anyone renting or selling property will have to provide a similar certificate for the property.

Good idea? Maybe. Certainly a nice little earner for the inspectors who issue the certificates, and something that has to be handled in the Blot Property System.


The Blot newsletter - your little bit of sun after our wettest August ever!!!!
  • Blot CMS goes category crazy!
  • We're constantly improving our software and have just added some enhancements to our Blot Content Management System (CMS) which makes a major difference to the page management

    Any CMS must have a way of grouping pages. This is usually done using a page category system that may also have subcategories and even sub-sub-categories. The Blot CMS goes way further than that, allowing for an almost infinite number of categories.

    What does this mean for customers? It means that the Blot CMS can now scale from the smallest personal web site up to a huge corporate site, using the same simple and stable interface to update your pages.

    Blot CMS....
  • Google's new 404 widget
  • When someone tries to access a page on your website that doesn't exist, they get what is called a 404 page error - it just means that the page can't be found.

    Why did they try to go to this address? Might have been a mistype, an old link on another site or maybe an old search engine listing.

    You could always create a 404 template page to personalise the error, but now Google have created a '404 widget' which can be added to the template and will give your visitor hints about the nearest match to the address they entered or other things to try.

    Useful and friendly. Just contact us if you'd like this feature on your site.

    more on this.....
  • Business networking - visitors day
  • Blot Design is a member of the most successful business networking group in the world.

    Each week we meet on a Thursday morning for breakfast and to exchange and refer business between our members. It's a great way of doing business (only one company from any business area can join, so there is no competition between members).

    If you think your business could benefit from networking like this, you might like to come along to our visitor's day:

    • Thursday 11th September
    • 6:45am
    • Novatel Hotel, Hermiston Gate, Edinburgh
    Our group is thriving. As it grows, the amount of business exchanged has increased dramatically. Get in touch if you'd like to come along and see how it works.

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