H is for…

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The next instalment in our series – words beginning with the letter H! Keep reading to find out more.

Halesowen Self Drive

Halesowen Self Drive is a van hire company based in the West Midlands, with a fleet consisting of over 20 transit vehicles. They offer an affordable and practical solution for short and long term transportation requirements. 

We have worked with Halesowen Self Drive to create a strong brand, and helped design and develop an interactive website that includes features to make it easy for customers to obtain quotes and book van hire online.

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A website’s header is the section located at the top of every page on a website. This appears directly above the main body content, and is used to promote your brand and make your site instantly recognizable. Website headers usually include the company logo & name, menu navigation (links to product/service pages and contact information), and search and cart icons.

Herbert’s Yard

‘Who’s Herbert?’ we hear you ask. No, it isn’t one of our team members – but rather the street food venue over the road from us in Longbridge. With an indoor and outdoor space, Herbert’s Yard hosts 6-8 independent food vendors every weekend, and also offers space for special events. Most Fridays you will find us eating a Herbert’s Yard lunch – and Anthony and Alison have even been known to venture there on both Saturdays and Sundays too!

Hexadecimal

Hexadecimal is a numeral system that contains 16 sequential numbers, used to simplify how binary is represented. It contains the following numbers and letters 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F, with each digit reflecting a 4-bit binary sequence. Common uses of hexadecimal include colour references (Hex codes), assembly language programs, and error messages.

Holistic

We take a holistic approach to our projects – looking at every activity as a whole interconnected entity and understanding the bigger picture. We know that every act has a knock on effect, and we always identify and address these before taking on projects.

Honest

Here at Ballyhoo, we believe in honesty – which is why we are fully transparent in everything we do. We build human connections and strengthen our customer and client relationships by being transparent in what we deliver.

‘Hoo

No, we aren’t trying to be a Gen-Z Santa Claus. ‘Hoo is the last part of our name – Ballyhoo. Ballyhoo is defined as “extravagant publicity or fuss”, and we believe that our approach to web design and digital marketing will get your brand in front of people.

Hosting

Website hosting is a service through which storage and computing resources are provided for the holding and maintenance of websites. Hosting stores website files, making it available for viewing online. The main types of hosting are shared, dedicated, VPS and reseller, which use different types of technology.

We offer a Website Hosting service that keeps your website fast, secure and available to your customers 24/7, on our very own managed servers.

HTML

HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language – and is the building blocks of a website. HTML is a language that is used to create a structure for web content and pages, to display in a web browser. HTML elements have a start and end tag, with content in the middle, for example: 

<h2>This is a heading two</h2>.

HTTP

HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol, and is the foundation of any data exchange on the Web. Searching the internet uses communication between web clients (e.g. computers) and servers – and this is done by sending HTTP requests and receiving HTTP responses.

HTTPS 

Similarly, HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure, which appears when a website has an SSL certificate. This means that secure communication and encryption is used – helping to keep customer data safe.

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Rebecca

Rebecca is Ballyhoo's Marketing & Support Officer, helping to keep the team organised and supporting all of our clients with day to day activities. She also runs all of Ballyhoo's internal marketing.