Bluegroper's Blog

Welcome to my blog or online web journal. My interests are web design and development, diving, underwater photography and marine conservation. I invite anyone to blog here and I am particularly interested in helping small business and freelancers. By contributing a blog here you can have a link back to your own site but also must reciprocate and give me a link back. Just write an interesting blog, not just advertising and blog within my terms and conditions. If you would like to blog here please use the registration form, all new users have to be approved by admin, registered users can create and edit their own blog and can freely make comments on this website. All registration and comment forms on this site are protected by Mollom from spam and robots.


16 of the Best eCommerce Themes of 2016

Hair Salon Responsive Magento Theme
Creating your online store on its own is a serious step in building a private enterprise business on the Internet and using our templates offer a complete solution in building your online store. No matter what you’re selling: physically existing goods or digital products, you want to make this process as easy as possible.

When looking for webhosting consider easy site backups

It only takes one wrong click to completely wipe your website off the Internet. When disaster strikes, you'll be left to start all over again if you didn't choose a web hosting service that offers site backups.

New generic domain names

Young couple moving house checking their email

We now have more of new generic domain names (gTLD)  to offer. Some of the newest domain names added are .website, .cloud and .love. And we now have country top level domains such as .uk (United Kingdom), .ca (Canada), .hk (Hong Kong) and more. For a full list of domains and prices goto Register a Domain.

Some price adjustments from 4th January 2016

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TPP Wholesale have informed us of a 3% price rise across all of their products and services, effective January 4, 2016. As a reseller Bluegroper Web Development will also have to review the prices we charge for our hosting products.


Google pays tribute to Hedy Lamarr on her 101st birhday

Hedy Lamarr is honored by Google

Today Google is celebrating the 101st birthday of Hedy Lamarr with a Google Doodle a little video on their search engine. Hedy Lamar was famous Austrian and American film actress in Hollywood from the late 30's to the 50's she appeared in numerous popular feature films.

Vote for a simpler Aussie Domain Space

Vote for a simpler Aussie Domain Space

You may have seen discussions recently regarding the proposal by auDA (the .au domain administrators) to simplify the Australian domain space by allowing businesses to register domain names directly in the second level, for example as instead of



Price rise for .com .net and .org TLD's

Due to the continued weakness in the AUD vs the USD, and the impact that has had on our product offering, we are making some adjustments to the pricing of .com, .net and .org domain registrations and renewals. The new prices will be effective as of Monday 28 September 2015.

New prices from 28 Semptember 2015:

Welcome to the new generation of top level domain spaces!

smiling business woman selecting new domain space

We are pleased to announce the launch of 139 new top level domain extensions (gTLD's) and plan many more in the coming months. This means the new available gTLD's are available to purchase from Bluegroper Web Development and can be used with our web hosting packages or your hosting accounts from other providers.

Consolidate your domains and hosting with us

picture of domain cubes in the cloud - web hosting

Do you have domains scattered around with different registrars? Are you sick of managing multiple accounts, but can't find the time to consolidate?

Are you vulnerable to POODLE? What you need to know.

Poodle vulnerability in SSL 3.0

The POODLE exploit (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is a vulnerability recently identified within the secure encryption protocol SSLv3 a browser connection commonly used for HTTPS communications.


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