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By Matt Gates on 12/04/18 | Category - Web Design

Opt out of ad tracking on your phone and web browser

With all the interest around Facebook data breach and how they track you through your browser, its worth pointing out that you can easily turn off this advert tracking through your smart phone and web browser settings.

Facebook doesn't actually track your browsing history, this is in fact caused by the websites you visit.

These sites are using re-marketing advertising to try and get you to come back and complete the initial purchase enquiry. Once visited they add you to a list that is then used by Facebook to advertise to you on their platform.

Some people find this useful but if you don't you can easily change your smart phone and browser settings.

Change your browser privacy ad tracking settings in Google Chrome

Google have the following instructions for this:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," check or uncheck Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic.

See the screen shot below:

Chrome privacy settings

Change your browser privacy ad tracking settings in Firefox

Mozilla have the following instructions for this:

  1. Click the menu button in the top right corner and choose Options.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.
  3. Find the Tracking Protection section.
  4. Underneath Send websites a "Do Not Track" signal that you don't want to be tracked , choose the Always setting.
  5. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.

See the screen shot below:

Firefox ad tracking privacy setting

Change your browser privacy ad tracking settings in Internet Explorer

Microsoft have the following instructions for this:

  1. Open Internet Explorer and select the Tools button .
  2. Select Safety Turn off Do Not Track requests.

See the screen grab below:

Internet Explorer opt out of ad tracking

Change your browser privacy ad tracking settings in Android

Android have the following instructions for this:

  • Go to your phones Settings menu
  • Scroll down and click on the 'Google' option. 
  • Then choose 'Ads' and then switch on the 'Opt out of Ads Personalisation' option

See the screen grab below:

Opt out of ad tracking on Android

Change your browser privacy ad tracking settings in Apple IOS

Android have the following instructions for this:

  • Go to your phones Settings menu
  • Scroll down and click on the 'Privacy' option
  • Scroll down again and click on the 'Advertising' option at the very bottom
  • Select the 'Limit Ad Tracking' option to activate

See the screen grab below:

Opt out of ad tracking in Apple IOS


By Matt Gates on 17/08/17 | Category - Web Design

A new website development for Machine & Technology UK Ltd.

We worked with Russell Heagney a few years back when he was MD of Custom Antennas. After selling that business on he's back with a new company; Machine & Technology UK Ltd.

Russell approached Phuse and asked us to develop him a new website for his new venture.

We have designed and developed a new fully content managed website for M&T. The site along with the business is expected to grow over the next few months and we look forward to working on it.

M&T Website Design

You can visit the completed website at:

By Matt Gates on 31/01/17 | Category - Web Design

This new e-commerce website for Discount Cycles has just gone live. The website features a bespoke content management system that allows for the import and management of product datasheets supplied by different manufacturers.

Discount Cycles E-commerce website

You can visit the completed website here: and also find out more about our services by visiting our e-commerce web design page.

By Matt Gates on 26/10/16 | Category - Web Design

Recently completed bespoke website development for Dovetail Architects; a large architectural firm based in Brentwood, Essex.

Phuse designed and built a new website which includes a projects/portfolio section. The website allows the client to add new projects and update existing projects through the website CMS administration. 

The quick and intuitive portfolio interface allows the website to be used as a marketing tool during meetings to showcase Dovetail's architectural services to prospective clients.

Dovetail Website Home Page

Dovetail Architects home page view and below the project detail page view.

Dovetail Website Projects Page

Visit the Dovetail Architects website here.

To see more of our web design projects visit our portfolio section. You can call us on 01702 482011 or send us an email enquiry by clicking here.

By Matt Gates on 01/09/16 | Category - Web Design

We think Southend-on-Sea is a brilliant place to live and work. As a small business we offer our Web Design services to companies based in and around Southend as well as throughout Essex and beyond.

Website Design In Southend

We have put together a dedicated page to promote our services to companies and individuals in Southend, called Web Design Southend it lists all our great website design services including; Bespoke Web Design, Ecommerce Websites, SEO, Domain Hosting as well as Website & Email Hosting.

When it comes to marketing your business in Southend, a well planned and informative website speaks volumes. At Phuse Web Design we understand the key attributes that make up a successful website and we work closely with our clients to understand their needs and future business goals.

Once the website is live our role doesn’t stop there, we are always on hand to provide ongoing advice and support to our clients and help them grow their website and their business.

To find out more visit our Website Design Southend page or call us on 01702 482011

By Matt Gates on 18/03/16 | Category - Web Design

Quality is at the heart of everything we do here at Phuse Media, which is why we take the web design brief phase of your project very seriously. Not only does a good brief help us to plan and deliver your project on time and to your exact specification, but it also ensures you get the best return on your investment in digital marketing.

One of the most common problems our customers face is that they don’t always know what they want, especially if they have never used web design services before. That’s where our expertise comes in and we are always on hand to offer advice and expertise.

It’s really important that this stage of the project is handled in the right way, and so we thought we’d put together some of the key criteria we discuss when devising a design brief with our clients. Of course, these guidelines isn’t set in stone and we offer a complete bespoke service tailored to your exact requirements.

How to write a good web design brief

Let’s talk money

Before we work through your brief with you, it’s good for us to get an idea of the budget you have in mind. We offer a number of fixed price packages, but we also offer bespoke web design services too. By discussing your needs and goals, we can help you to choose the best solution to suit your needs and your budget so that you get an outstanding website for a price you can afford. We’re always open and honest about our pricing and we think you will be delighted with the quote we give you.

It’s all about the user experience

Your website is often the first interaction your potential customers will have with your brand. When it’s so important to make a first impression you need to ensure your website gives your users the best experience. Very often, a client will build a website to suit their needs, but how often do they visit or use their own website? Hardly ever. Instead, try putting yourself in the shoes of your potential visitors and imagining what they expect to gain from your website.

Here are just some of the ways you can ensure a pleasant and worthwhile user experience:

  • Impressive visuals and clear branding
  • Easy and intuitive navigation
  • Engaging content
  • Quick and secure check out
  • Beautifully presented products and clear services
  • Direct and honest sales messages and call to action buttons
  • Clear ways to get in touch

These are just some of the ways you can enhance the user experience, and we can give you all the advice and support you need to ensure your website is a success. Take a look at our Web Design Portfolio to see what we can do for you.

Seen something you like?

If you’ve been blown away by somebody’s website or have a clear idea in mind, tell us! This is music to our ears and gives us a clear understanding of what you are hoping to achieve with your website. You can also take a look at our portfolio to see what we can do for you on a bespoke level, and we have a large selection of templates that we can also show you for inspiration.

Do it yourself or hand over the reins?

When it comes to updating content or functionality of your website, think about how you would like to arrange this. Would you like to update your website yourself, or hand the reins over to us? If you’d rather focus on your core business and let us handle your website updates we would be delighted to assist.

Time constraints

An important part of your brief relates to timings. Whether you need your existing website revamped or you have a new product that you need to promote, we will work closely with you to ensure timely delivery. We’ll always be clear on when milestones will be delivered and we’ll keep you informed every step of the way.

Getting it right first time

The main purpose of a good website design brief is that everybody knows where they stand. We get to understand your requirements, and you get peace of mind that we understand your requirements. Getting everything down on paper and signed off covers everybody’s corner and ensures your project is delivered on time, on budget and on specification.

Ready to get started? So are we! Get in touch with our friendly and helpful team now to tell us what you have in mind or to tap into our expertise for inspiration.

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