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BSL Blog, Projects and Developments
Our development skills, agile project management and our commitment to on-time / on-budget delivery all illustrate our passion for software. Visit our project portfolio to learn more about some of our successes.
Here in our blog you’ll find “behind the scenes” news, and information about what interests us – and our clients. How our engineers and designers work closely with clients – large and small – to deliver reliable, innovative solutions. Learn about our technologies, responsive websites and the mobile apps we’ve delivered for iOS and Android. Whatever the challenge, we can help you to achieve your business goals. So get in touch, and find out how we can help with your next project.
The benefits of long-term partnerships
NBD Biblion offers personalised book and media title recommendations to schools and libraries, and supplies their clients with the titles they select. BSL has had a long-term partnership with NBD Biblion for more than twenty years, delivering development teams, technical advice, and support.
ChatGPT for business information analysis
After the initial enthusiastic response to the introduction of ChatGPT and AI, attention switched to the unreliability of many ChatGPT answers. However, using Azure OpenAI (ChatGPT) and Cognitive Search with reliable data, we can deliver reliable, high-quality business information in response to natural language queries.
Browser engine wars – Part 3 – iOS open platform benefits
Our third and final blog in this series examines the potential benefits of introducing an open platform and genuine competition on iOS. We also explain why web developers – including BSL – think this is a positive development.
Browser engine wars – Part 2 – The impact of Apple’s iOS monopoly
The Apple iOS monopoly means that every app on iOS – including browsers from Apple’s competitors – must use WebKit to display web content. While it’s not uncommon for browser developers to use a third-party engine, they can usually control which engine features they use in their browser and – if needed – add custom features.
Browser engine wars – Part 1 – How did we get here?
The Register recently reported that Google is working on an iOS version of Chromium. A few days later, a second article claimed that Mozilla is working on an iOS version of Gecko, Firefox’s browser engine. Both reports suggest that the Apple browser engine on iOS, WebKit, is in danger of losing its monopoly.
Donation on behalf of earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria
On Monday, 6 February, several powerful earthquakes and aftershocks hit Turkey and Syria. This disaster affects as many as 23 million people, including many who are already in desperate need due to the conflict in Syria. If possible, please join us in making a donation on the Giro555 website.
WordPress and page-builders such as Divi and Elementor
For building websites on behalf of clients, we often use WordPress together with page-builders, making it easy to prototype and develop modern, responsive websites. With page-builders such as Divi and Elementor, you can easily and quickly design and build pages to match almost any design.
2022 and the Bright Side of Life
Taking the time to reflect regularly on the things we are grateful for at the Bright Side can help shift our perspective to focus on the positive aspects of our work. So, here are the things for which I’m grateful in 2022.
SEO benefits, and the power of good-quality content
Many business owners still think their websites are merely visiting cards. Their “go-to” expression is: “our clients/audience already know where to find us…”. This may be true, but optimizing your website will reach new clients and audiences.
New Keylane Careers website
Keylane asked BSL to help design and build a new Careers website. The main aim is to increase the number of visitors by improving the organic search performance. To achieve this, we’re introducing a new design and adding blogs.