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Study finds many NZ business websites to be slow and self-obsessed
A new study has found at least 80 percent of New Zealand business websites are slow, generic, and verging on being narcissistic.
Top 50 websites in Australia serving 'risky code' to visitors
Seven of Australia’s most popular websites served active code from risky ‘background sites’, says Menlo Security.
Compromised websites spreading Chtonic banking trojan
Affected websites that use outdated versions of WordPress, Joomla and Squarespace content management systems may be compromised.
Ezi Office Supplies site compromised in email phishing attack
“On Feb 20 Ezi Office Supplies went on social media to warn their customers that they had been having problems with their email system."
Blunder by Trustico revokes 23,000 website certificates
23,000 customers of Trustico recently received an email informing them their website security certificates will be rendered useless within 24 hours.
42% of Alexa-ranked websites are open invites for attackers
Many of the internet’s supposedly safe websites could actually be a breeding ground for risk.
Australia’s ‘.au’ domain in the spotlight as changes are proposed
The changes are said to be the most significant in thirty years.
Flashy new tourist website for Queenstown
“It’s been a huge project, and after months of research and development we are incredibly pleased with the outcome, and we hope users are too."
Spark launches two new websites to drive Kiwi business transformation
"They either come wanting to explore a particular business solution, say cloud technology, or they arrive with a specific business need in mind."
Kiwi company launches to help others do the same
This company has the goal to make it affordable for entrepreneurs to set up their own business and to give existing small businesses a boost.
Out-of-date websites costing Kiwi businesses
"It’s tedious seeing the website so tiny on your mobile device. It’s like trying to read your name on a grain of rice."
New Kiwi website aimed to help school leavers
"For a large number, school’s over. Having useful info to help all students regardless of what options they choose, is the key point behind the site."
Are Australian Govt websites up to scratch?
“The fact that such a small percentage of Government websites have reached an acceptable score is disappointing."
NZ Govt websites failing to reach readability goals
“The cost benefits achieved by improving clarity on websites and allowing citizens to complete error-free tasks online are significant."
Hutt City Council website impressing
“The public has high expectations and websites are changing every year. You can’t afford to get get left behind. It’s important to stay up to date."
Christchurch Art Gallery website top of the tops
The new website for the Christchurch Art Gallery is turning heads, taking top honours at the 2016 MAPDAs.
New website for Immigration New Zealand
“INZ is becoming an increasingly digital service, with a new website and the ability to apply for a visa online wherever they are in the world."
Govt launches one stop product recall shop
“The portal also allows businesses to distribute recall information more effectively which can reduce the cost of undertaking a recall.”
Analytics not enough, according to expert
“Website analytics can tell you a great deal about what happened but not why those things happened.”
Northland Regional Council upgrades website for cool $35,000
“Increasing demand for online services makes the website one of our most important channels for interacting with our communities and ratepayers."
Children's websites and apps raise privacy concerns
Nearly half of websites targeted at, or popular with, children collect a 'concerning' amount of personal information and share with third parties.
Ministry's $600,000 website slammed
“The public will see through the ministry’s spin, this is a step backward."
No one-size-fits-all solution to building a website
"If you have highly complex requirements, you won’t be able to achieve that level of customisation without spending the money on a custom site."
Million dollar website for Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education has consolidated its three major education websites into the education.govt.nz site, launched in June, at a cost of $1.2m.