Insights from the Versantus team

Where we give away our best tips and thoughts on trending topics across web design, software development and digital growth
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
29th Nov 2020

Versantus joins the movement

Business
2020 has been no ordinary year and the third sector has been hit hard by the pandemic. From big appeals to small local organisations, charities face millions less coming in as demand for services rises. For this reason, Versantus have decided to do our bit this year - we have joined the Oxfordshire...
 
Jo Bruce
Jo Bruce
26th Nov 2020

Team question challenge

Business
Nik Roberts, Managing Director of Versantus takes on the Team Question Challenge. His favourite pudding is icecream (vegan of course) and if he could start all over again, he'd be baking sourdough for a living! Q1: What is your favourite film or series? A: Any Sci-fi, but of course especially Star...
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
24th Nov 2020

Is your website ready for Black Friday?

Business
For retailers hard hit by COVID-19, Black Friday has taken on a new level of importance, with Internet industry body IMRG predicting that Black Friday sales will be between 35% and 45% higher than last year. With the opportunity to generate much-needed sales in the run up to Christmas, it has never...
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
24th Nov 2020

How your development agency manages projects

Business
Interested in how a development agency would manage your project? This post outlines the most common project management styles used by development agencies, including how we manage projects at Versantus. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how different frameworks are more suited to...
 
David Vallance
David Vallance
16th Nov 2020

What to consider before creating a multi-regional or multilingual site

Web applications
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Drupal development
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Wordpress development
Creating multi-regional and multilingual sites can be a long, arduous process if the smaller details aren’t ironed out first, but we’re here to help. In this brief guide, we’ve detailed some key considerations that will help you get started. Language choices Although this may sound obvious, it’s...
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
16th Nov 2020

Are chatbots relevant to my business?

Alexa & Google Assistant
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White-label services
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Custom software applications
What are chatbots? Chatbots are software-based conversational artificial intelligence (AI) that businesses use to enhance customer experience. They interact by simulating a human-like response through a chat interface. In businesses, they can fill online customer service roles, answer FAQs and...
 
David Vallance
David Vallance
13th Nov 2020

Latest trends in voice search

Alexa & Google Assistant
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Custom software applications
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Technology
If you’d like to understand what voice search is, growing trends and how your business can optimise for it, this article is a great place to start. What is voice search? Voice search combines voice recognition technology with search engine queries to provide users with accurate search results via a...
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
10th Nov 2020

Building a sustainable business

Web applications
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White-label services
Why do we exist? Ooh, big question! I started Versantus because I wanted to improve my life and the lives of others. I can't do much, but I can make technology easier to understand and use, and can help people do amazing things with it. I didn't have lofty ambitions when I started, and my ambitions...
 
Nik Roberts
Nik Roberts
7th Nov 2020

Should I consider a native app or a progressive web app?

Custom software applications
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Mobile apps
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Web applications
If you’re deciding between creating a progressive web app vs native app, this guide should help make that choice easier. You'll be well informed in the key advantages and disadvantages, what both choices can offer your business, and what the future will look like for the solution you choose.
 
David Vallance
David Vallance
3rd Nov 2020

Is Drupal Commerce the right choice for you?

Drupal development
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Business
With its progressive framework and community led approach, Drupal Commerce is an interesting choice amongst alternatives. Its endless customisation and evolutionary modules are geared towards bespoke ecommerce stores, but does this mean it’s the right choice for you?