Paul Francis

Paul (Sometimes called ‘Fran’ by his closest friends) works as part of the design team at Novus Marketing Solutions and is an avid Tabletop gamer. He lives with his long suffering girlfriend Bev who puts up with his strange ways, and his daughter Katie.

Outside of work he runs a YouTube channel and his own miniature commission painting service called rootstem

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Why were flash websites so popular


Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) was once the premier tool for creating websites. Flash dominated high-end websites during the late nineties and early 2000..

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Flash is Dead but why


Adobe Flash was the building blocks for many websites and Video Games during the early 2000’s and was even used in TV and film right up to 2020 As of the 31st of December 2020..

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Songs we love and love to hate at Christmas


Following on from my article regarding how much money Christmas songs potentially make every year, I had an urge to listen to various Christmas tunes. This will be the first year I use..

Clip from Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You (Make My Wish Come True Edition)

How much money do Christmas Songs still make


In my car I have a specific CD. This CD never leaves the vehicle (yes, I still have a CD player in my car. It's old) and the disc doesn't get played until - at least - the 1st of December. I'll also stop..

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What will you be doing this Christmas


Following the government's announcement that up to three families can gather in a bubble between December 23rd and 27th, millions of us could potentially..

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The importance of updating your website


As I tinkered with the In The Know website and wondered what I could change about the Novus site, I casually glanced over the websites Novus has built for people (of which I'm a