Author: Fergus

As the Managing Director of teclan ltd Fergus has been identifying and exploring new and emerging opportunities in the ecommerce market for over 15 years.


Responsive Web Design – the way forward!

How does your website perform on mobiles, tablets, notebooks, touch screens, desktops or large resolutions? Are you confident that you are delivering the best possible user experience across the huge range of window dimensions that are now prevalent across the internet? No? Then you need to do something about it. “What are my options?” we… Read more »


EU Cookie Legislation

New EU Cookie Legislation and Actinic Software “Implied consent” required by website users for the use of “non-essential” cookies/data tracking. That is the current specification from the ICO (Information Commisioners Office) regarding websites and their use of cookies. What does this mean to you? Simply put, the ICO deem it necessary to request consent (implied… Read more »


Are you keeping tabs on your Google Base?

teclan recommends that all our customers utilise Google Base to keep their products prominent in the Google rankings under the Shopping option. This has proved to be very successful for increased sales and company recognition. It does not cost anything. It also helps competitiveness with pricing as the same or similar products will be listed… Read more »


Google Penguin Update

After Panda update and subsequent panda releases, Google have released a new update called a Penguin Update. Below is the post from Google: Source- Google Inside Search blog ( “….Google has said before that search engine optimization, or SEO, can be positive and constructive—and we’re not the only ones. Effective search engine optimization can make… Read more »


Mobile Commerce – the future of technological retailing?

The development of online payment systems in the mobile commerce age: Remember a time when the internet meant connecting to a couple of basic websites on an archaic desktop machine using Internet Explorer 4 or  5? Ecommerce was simple – one browser to design for, one shop with checkout to build, one platform to market.… Read more »


Backing up an Actinic Site & Performing a Compact & Repair

Making sure you back up your site and compact your database regularly ensures peace of mind if anything goes wrong with your site and helps Actinic run more smoothly. teclan recommends that you carry out these tasks at least once a week. Additionally a lot of Actinic issues can be resolved by completing a compact and repair. Backing… Read more »


Googlebase Feed – Tips from an Internet Retailer

From Jackie Hendry, Handling my own Googlebase Feed was quite a learning curve for me, but once I had sussed what it is that Google wanted, it was pretty straightforward.  The aim of a successful data feed is not to get any errors or warnings.  To eliminate these make sure you have done the… Read more »