How Google Search Works....

by Phil 26. April 2012 20:26

Here's a short but interesting video describing how Google Search works...


Office/Desk Space Available

by Phil 16. April 2012 18:54

Need a short term desk or office? We currently have a lock off office with space for 2 freelancers or small business.

For more details call Phil on 01753622996 or email


Designer/Creative Artworker Required

by Phil 22. December 2011 20:01

We’re looking for a designer/creative artworker with at least three years’ experience to join our expanding Windsor studio to work on all our print and digital projects.

If you’re a highly creative all rounder with top notch DTP skills (and a penchant for biscuits), this a great opportunity to join an established team and stamp your personality onto our brand.

Send your CV, examples of your work and salary expectations to [email protected] 

Strictly NO recruitment agency applications will be considered.


Merry Men Of Windsor Charity Calendar

by Phil 8. October 2011 06:10

We know, we know... it's been a while!

We've been flat out all year with some big projects that we will be uploading to our website shortly but we had to find time to BIG UP the Charity Calendar that we are proud to be involved with. We helped produce The Merry Men Of Windor 2012 Calendar showing local businessmen of Windsor who have kindly put aside their pride for this worthy cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to two chosen charities, Thames Hospicare and The Parapet Breast Clinic.

THAMES HOSPICECARE is your local hospice providing specialist hospice care for families affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Their aim is to help each person achieve the best possible quality of life for them, their family, friends and carers. THC offer a wide range of services to support the needs of each person, all provided without charge. They must raise 80p of every pound they spend caring for patients and local families. The year 2012 marks the charity’s 25th anniversary year serving the Windsor community.

THE PARAPET NHS BREAST UNIT is a dedicated diagnostic and outpatient facility based in the King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor that provides screening, diagnostic, treatment and follow-up care for the residents of East Berkshire. The Parapet also runs a charitable trust fund supported by kind donations and fundraising events which enables the unit to fund additional furnishings, equipment and services that enhance the quality of care for patients in a relaxed and comfortable environment. They also collaborate with clinicians in the purchase of equipment which enhances the quality of care for patients. Currently the trust fund is supporting a pilot project offering complimentary therapies to cancer patients.

The work and the services that these two charities provide in our community are invaluable and touch the lives of so many people in such a positive way. If you'd like to support these charities and buy a limited edition, genuine piece of Windsor memorabilia then visit the website at



10 Steps to Spring Clean your Website!

by Phil 20. January 2011 00:36

This is a great time to do a critique of your website to assess what you need to fix, improve, update or delete in 2011!


1. Take a look at last year's analytics month by month and assess what worked and what didn't.

2. Ask your users to feedback on how you could improve their experience on the website. 

3. Check that your site is easy to navigate and a user can find appropriate information easily. 

4. Are all your reciprocal links still live and relevant? If not delete or relink them.

5. Refresh the copy content which is good for improving search engine optimisation.

6. Revisit the sitemap to ensure it is relevant to the latest content.

7. Link in to social media application such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube in order to attract a wider audience.

8. Add a Blog or News section to keep your audience informed.

9. Have a mobile optimised version of your website. Mobile internet usage more than doubled last year and with more smartphones this trend will continue.

10. Contact Proteus Virtual to help you with any or all of the above!  [email protected]


All the above will ensure that your website remains fresh, informative, user and search engine friendly.

Freelance Front End Developer Required

by Phil 24. November 2010 01:29

We are currently seeking an experienced, freelance front end developer with the following skill sets....

- XHTML (handcoded)

- CSS (handcoded)

- Experience with HTML emails

- Javascript / Jquery(or other javascript library)

- Flash/Actionscript


It would be a bonus if the applicant had experience of the following:

- Source control (SVN)

- HTML 5

- CSS 3

- Umbraco



Send CV and example urls of your work to [email protected] 

No recruitment agency applications will be considered.


And the Winner is.....

by Phil 10. August 2010 00:10

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our recent Win A Website competition is Edd Dibb of Procintu Teamwear!

Edd said "I can’t believe we have actually won this competition, Proteus are offering us such a great opportunity. We have been trading for just over a year and as a relatively new business trying to organise all the things you need to make your business cutting edge is really tough. The prize from Proteus of a free website will really make a difference to our ability to gain new customers and really portray a slick professional image. Thank you."

We look forward to working closely with Edd and his team to deliver a dynamic, practical and professional looking website.

We'd like to thank everybody else who entered as we've had a fantastic response over the past month. We will be running this competition again at some point in the future so watch this space!


Business in a Bottle

by Phil 12. March 2010 18:14

Well....sort of!

We're all on a high here, not just because of the great start to the year that we have had but because the office smells of bubble gum!

We're chuffed with our new brochure, credentials, portfolio and bubble gum scented, matt laminated business cards that are all hot off the press. So we're now armed and ready for a new push for new business in 2010.

The idea behind the business card was to engage three senses using sight, smell and touch with the recipient being more inclined to keep the card, take it out for the odd sniff and show it to their friends and colleagues. Anyway, it's doing the trick so far, receiving a fantastic response and we're on our second print run already! If you want us to send you one, or any of our other collateral then just email

We've also produced a cool set of posters for our new office walls and if you're interested to have a look, we'll be showing one a day on our FaceBook fan page at 

Helping to bring our Bobbies back....

by Phil 16. February 2010 20:59

More police on the streets equals less crime.... a no-brainer!

Delivering smartphone mobile technology to frontline police and staff is starting to revolutionise modern policing in the UK. Providing officers on patrol with improved access to critical information on the spot allows them to make informed operational decisions enabling them to react and respond more quickly and appropriately.

So when commisioned by Research In Motion® to design and develop a marketing campaign for the South Yorkshire Police to promote the benefits of the BlackBerry solution as part of the force's Mobile Information Programme we jumped at the chance. We designed a range of literature coupled with email marketing to create awareness both internally and externally of MIP with the aim of having a long term impact on public confidence.

Our successful campaign was recognised by the National Police Improvement Agency who in turn invited us to present to other forces at a number of national seminars. We demonstrated how we worked with the SYP and RIM to deliver the campaign and also advised in their workshops and through this we were asked to do the same for the Hampshire Police Constabulary!

So a great result and we're proud to be a part of this exciting new initiative.