We have had a busy, stressful few weeks at Pomegranite: big projects, tight deadlines and long days.
I decided to do a hands-on, practical tutorial to plunge everyone’s brains into the deep end and perhaps flip the reset button at the same time.
So you want a WordPress website, you contact some lovely developers (like Pomegranite), they build you a site and once it is live you never log in again.
A few months down the line you find some kind of issue on the site. Maybe you are receiving a huge amount of spam (viagra anyone?), perhaps the look of the site has changed and you don’t know why, or maybe the site speed has slowly degraded.
Why has this happened? In short, updates. Updates that have not been done. READ MORE
This past Friday, we at Pomegranite put on our 5th birthday bash at The German Club in Gardens. To give you an idea of the success of our party, I will begin at the end:
Tom, Liz and I on stage at The Manila Bar performing (read: shouting) Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody:
Liz: “I’ve signed us up to sing Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Carla: “You know I can’t sing, right?”
Liz: “I know.”
Needless to say, our Pomegranite trio wowed the crowd.
In May, Google announced that it was renaming its Map services to ‘Google Maps Platform’ and merging “Standard and Premium plans to form one pay-as-you go pricing plan for [their] core products.”
Personally, mademarian.co.za is my favourite site to date. Since the initial build, we have updated the site and added e-commerce functionality:
On the 27th of April, Google announced that from the beginning of October 2017 “Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning in two additional situations: when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.”
You may be wondering What is HTTP and HTTPS? and What does this mean for my site? Let’s start at the beginning:
HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) was the system used in ‘the beginning’ by network administrators as the standard procedure for exchanging information. However once everyone understood this process, it became very easy to intercept these exchanges. Thus HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) was developed to protect the information exchanged over the network. HTTPS uses an SSL Certificate to encrypt the information. This means that even if someone intercepts information being exchanged they would not be able to read it.READ MORE
Last year I was introduced to an online graphic design app called Canva. Today, I don’t know how I would work without it (I use it every day).
This is why I love it:
Working at Pomegranite means a multitude of things. One of these things is that we work really hard, another is that we are located at the top of Wale Street in the city center (a prime spot for most of our gustatory requirements). Eating amazing food makes us happy and gives us something to look forward to. And yes, sometimes we have second lunch. With all of this in mind, here are our top five lunch spots:
When you work at Pomegranite you have to get used to a few things. One of those things is the fact that your bosses are fantastic strong women who encourage you to be fantastic and strong. Also they check up on you, regularly! And they can see when you have hit a wall and need some help moving forward.
eCommerce is a lot more fun than you would think.
The last speaker on the first day was just the greatest. First of all he was inspirational – he said things like “the limit exists in our mind only” and “why not?” instead of ‘why?’ And my personal favourite: “before the existence of the black swan was an accepted fact people thought, hey, these people are crazy, maybe we should send them back to Australia!” He was funny and inspirational at the same time.