Google is clinging on to Google+

November 23, 2015

Google has been trying to compete in the Social Media marketplace for some years now. Their latest effort, Google+ was an attempt to take on Twitter and Facebook, however it looks to be going the same way as previous flops (Orkut, Dodgeball, Jaiku, Wave and Buzz). Google+ was launched in 2011, with little fanfare. Since then […]


Google Maps will soon be available offline

November 19, 2015

Google have announced that Google Maps will be available offline. So what does this mean? If you’re going on a trip you’ll be able to download the relevant maps in advance and then you don’t need to rely on a good data connection. This could be even more useful when you’re going abroad. Download maps […]


Is your website secure?

November 9, 2015

There’s a lot in the news recently about websites that have been hacked into and personal information stolen. Talk Talk, Marks and Spencer and British Gas have all recently faced embarrasing national headlines. So what is going on and how secure does your website need to be? SSL certificates You’ll probably have come accross websites […]

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Weightless – The internet of things technology

November 2, 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) is arriving now. Essentially it’s where a device has a sensor and a transmitter and it means that many more devices will be connected so they can be more useful to us. One famous example is that in future car park spaces would have a small unit within them that […]

Brand Language

Creating a company brand language and tone – an approach

October 26, 2015

Realnet has gone through the majority of its brand refinement and with the current focus on brand language it has brought up some interesting questions in how to formalise a brand language approach. Many of you will have heard of ‘company brand guidelines’ and brand documents to help with styling, layout and rules – sometimes […]

Open source versus proprietry CMS

Open source or proprietary CMS?

October 19, 2015

What are the key differences that might affect your business website? When commissioning a website, there is a plethora of choice around the system, or software, that the site is built on. These platforms are generally considered as falling into one of two camps – Open Source or proprietary. Open Source systems have freely available […]

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A quick guide to website translations

October 12, 2015

Guest Blog by First Edition Translation “If I’m selling to you, I speak your language. If I’m buying, dann müssen Sie Deutsch sprechen.”-  Willy Brandt A company’s website is often the first point of contact with their clients and having a well-written, well-designed website is essential for every business. Deciding on the final text, the layout, […]

Cavendish French new e-commerce website

Three new e-commerce sites launched in the last month

October 5, 2015

Realnet are pleased to announce the launch of three new e-commerce websites in the last month. Cavendish French The latest version of the jewellers website comes with retail and trade areas of the site, allowing different prices and payment terms. Cavendish French came to Realnet due to the poor performance both in terms of visitor […]

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Facebook ‘Dislike’ button is on its way!

September 28, 2015

After years of speculation and requests for the ‘Dislike’ button on Facebook, founder Mark Zuckerberg has finally announced that, not only is work already in progress but they are very close to the test stages. The Idea behind the button is for people to empathise with their friends on a ‘sad’ post, when the ‘Like’ […]

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It’s all in the blog

September 21, 2015

Looking at the rather dull appearance of our blog from the last few years, we decided it was time for a refresh. The key things we wanted to achieve were: A more exciting modern design Easier to see the range of articles we’re posting without scrolling Less white space gaps Centralise the news for our […]