21 Years of WordPress

A number twenty-one, rainbow-coloured sign hanging from a string next to balloons, because WordPress is turning 21!

WordPress is turning 21 years old! WordPress was born on the 27th of May 2003 and had humble beginnings as an open-source blogging platform. Since then, it has grown into one of the most powerful and flexible platforms available to build websites. WordPress currently powers over 40% of all websites on the internet today. It’s … Read more

4 Things we hate about web agencies

Picture of an irritated face on a board, because this article is about 4 things we hate about web agencies. So WE'RE irritated!

You’ve probably heard us talk about why we started Sox; we wanted to help those who often get overlooked. I.e. the small guys who need a more personable, down-to-earth service, without all the sales BS, the jargon, or the ludicrous price tags. If you’ve spoken with Heather, you’ve probably also heard her talk about some … Read more

Development estimates and why they’re annoying

Picture of a couple's legs, covered in paint, to illustrate our analogy of how painting your living room is similar to a development estimate

Most people in the tech world know that development takes as long as a piece of string. But people who haven’t had the experience with tech, often don’t understand how difficult it is to give an accurate development estimate. If you think you’ve read us writing about something similar before, you wouldn’t be wrong. We … Read more

AI writing: a writer’s perspective

Picture of a robot to depict AI writing

By Heather Sheppard. Let’s start with an introduction. Hi! I’m Heather (no, not the Sox Heather. Another Heather. I swear it’s a coincidence – Sox doesn’t force its freelancers to take the name ‘Heather’. This company isn’t like a 2023 Wezzcountry version of ‘The Heathers’. I promise).  I’ve been working as a freelance writer for … Read more

Is print advertising still worth it?

A stack of magazines - is print advertising still worth it?

By Heather Sheppard. We talk a lot about digital marketing. Everyone does. If you type ‘marketing’ or ‘advertising’ into Google, you could be forgiven for thinking that print was completely dead and absolutely everything has gone online. That’s not the case, though. Despite all the hype and excitement around digital marketing, print advertising is very … Read more

Focus on Cornwall Podcast

Focus on Cornwall Podcast

We’re super excited to share that, in May, we were invited to be a guest speaker on the Focus on Cornwall podcast! Created by Claire Wilson of LLE Photography, the Focus on Cornwall podcast shares stories from Cornwall’s businesses and leaders, and talks about the challenges and opportunities we face.  Heather and Claire met up … Read more

Are time estimates useless?

Are time estimates useless

Building websites and general development activities are notoriously difficult to give time estimates for. Ask most developers and they’ll tell you that estimates are often a pain in their backsides. But, understandably, everybody always wants to know how long things are going to take. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. We all expect to … Read more