Harnessing the Web in the Weald

We are lucky enough to work with loads of great people at EngineRoom. One is Emma Wood, who runs Big WOW; a website about events and goings-on in the Weald of Kent. Emma has kindly provided another guest blog post, this time detailing the top reasons your businesss should be on-line. 6 reasons why your business should be on-line The founder of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee was born in London, only a short journey from the Weald. In this article I have decided to focus on the importance of the internet and how essential a website is to any business, particularly in a rural region such as this. The World Wide Web has transformed the way that businesses trade regardless of how remote they are. […]

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Have you ever tried to load an article from search results on your mobile phone whilst relying on 3G or even 2G? It can often end in wildly shaking your phone in the air and ultimately being presented with a broken and nonfunctional half loaded site. Accelerated Mobile Pages aim to improve this and help web articles load up to 10 times faster on mobiles. Added benefits are that the quicker loading increases battery life and that the user can simple swipe to the next article. To allow a page to load instantly, AMP restricts what you can do with the web page. It loads a stripped down version of a page favouring function over form. AMP pages look like a very minimal version of normal web […]

WordPress or Wix – what’s the difference?

There are many pros and cons for building your own website using both WordPress and Wix. In this article, I hope to help you decide which is best for you and your situation. I should start by saying that we at EngineRoom would always plump for WordPress, however I will try to write this article in a subjective manner to allow you to make an informed choice when weighing up your options. We would never tell someone that Wix is the wrong option without hearing what they want to get out of the website now and in the future. I guess the important word there is “future”; when choosing your website platform you need to look ahead and ensure that it will expand with your needs. If […]

Choosing your Web Developer

With hundreds of people claiming to be a web developer or professional, it can be a daunting task choosing the right person for the job. If you end up getting the wrong person, your project can end up costing you more time and money than you planned. Therefore, for your project to be a success, your first port of call should be to get the right person. For example, hiring a designer instead of a developer is akin to hiring a decorator instead of a builder. We have grouped the different web professionals into 4 main categories, which are: –   Designer If we go back to the metaphor of home improvement then these guys would be the decorators and would be your first stop […]


What is website hosting? It is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the options out there when it comes to hosting your website. Hopefully this post will help to alleviate some confusion, however if you get to the end and your head hurts then just give us a shout and we can advise the best way forward for you. First things first. The main point of confusion is that you can in fact host your website, domain and emails all in different places. This means dealing with maybe three different companies and having a control panel login of each as well. Thankfully, it is possible to combine them all under one roof. For the purposes of this blog post we will be talking about […]