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Hastings based web design agency, The Rye Agency, has teamed up to work with a national magazine and Apple. Mixmag are the world’s largest dance and electronic music magazine, established in the UK in 1982. They approached The Rye Agency to design and develop a new website and integration with Apple News, Facebook Instant Articles, and Google AMP.

The Rye Agency, in Robertson Street in Hastings, was one of the first agencies outside the States to have access to the Apple News platform.

Working closely with Mixmag and Apple’s offices in London and California they produced a bespoke integration between the Mixmag’s website and Apple News. Mixmag’s website is powered by software called CraftCMS (Content management System) for which The Rye Agency are seen as one of Europe’s leading experts.

Mixmag’s Apple News integration was referenced on stage at the 2016 Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Although The Rye Agency manages large websites for well known brands like Mixmag; Mary Portas Pilot Love Ashford; Rocksound; and North London Cares, they spend the majority of their time and resources working with local companies making affordable websites to help boost Hastings’ digital economy.

“2016 has seen a seismic shift in how the web works and what people are expecting from it. Platforms like Apple News, Facebook Instant Articles, and Google AMP are taking people away from traditional websites – and new devices like smart TVs and wearables are changing how we interact with the web at a fundamental level. The rise of these new technologies is rapidly changing how people use the Internet,” said David Roder, Director and Founder of The Rye Agency.

“As a town we’re starting to see real improvements – with the re-opening of the pier, new businesses opening up, and world-class spaces like the Source Park. We need to make sure our town is growing in the digital space too if we’re going to be able to compete in today’s economy.”

To help grow the local digital economy, The Rye Agency is holding a free workshop for local businesses to share expertise which business owners can use to improve how they use the web. The event will be hosted at The Creative Media Centre, Robertson Street, Hastings on Tuesday the19th July 2016. Entry is free but places are limited. Businesses interested should reserve their place by contacting David Roder at The Rye Agency.

For further Information contact David Roder, David.roder@rye.agency  01424 559 689 / 07974 941393

Posted by: In: News, Services 11 Sep 2013 Comments: 0 Tags: , , ,

The Seaview Project, an organisation dedicated to helping marginalised and vulnerable people in Hastings and St Leonards on sea, launched their new website last week. Made by local web design and development company Kinship, it’s a brilliant example of what can be achieved when businesses are introduced to charities and non-profits.


The Team at Kinship have a new solution for small businesses and charities.

“The old site’s navigation and structure confused people, and content did not speak effectively to primary audiences,” said Sue Burgess, Project Manager at Seaview Project.

“Our redesign reflects a fresh-faced, responsive, user-centred experience that clearly communicates the organisation’s purpose and in inviting people who share our passion to get involved.”

“Working with Kinship was a joy, and we recommend them highly.”


The new look Seaview Project site.

Thomas Ingram, one of the triumvirate of brothers at Kinship, said, “Like many long-standing websites, the Seaview Project site had evolved wildly over the years, resulting in an experience that was difficult to use with content structures based on internal organisation, rather than in a way users would understand.”

“Kinship collaborated with the Seaview Project team to build pathways to critical content and develop a structure that is flexible enough to accommodate changes or additions.”

“We’re thrilled to have helped this amazing charity and look forward to providing them with the best possible service into the future.”

Kinship offers a lower-cost way for small businesses to have a really great website. For a small fee of $4.50 a day (or less than £3), small businesses not only get a beautiful looking, semantic website that works on any device, but also receive 24/7 support to improve traffic, conversions, and revenue.

You can find out more about the service and subscribe for yourself at https://www.madebykinship.com