Blog categories: Web Design

Make Your Website Work for You

Make Your Website Work for You

When embarking on a new website for your business it is vital that you approach the task with the right set of outcomes. What is the website for? Who is going to using it? What do you want them to do, or learn whilst they are there?

Even more importantly, how are you going to capture their attention in those first few crucial seconds to ensure that they stay on the site long enough to make the effort and expense you have gone...

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Posted on: 15/11/2016   Categories: Search Engine Optimisation, UX, Web Design, Business, Social media, Branding

Are We There Yet - E-Commerce Waiting Times

Are We There Yet - E-Commerce Waiting Times

How long are you willing to wait for what you want? In a shop perhaps you’d be happy to join a queue, well, maybe not happy, but accepting. Online however, waiting time patience is a different story. Digital performance analytics firm Dynatrace has recently released research that suggests that nearly half of us won’t even wait for three seconds. 

Their research shines a spotlight on a problem website developers...

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Posted on: 15/11/2016   Categories: Search Engine Optimisation, UX, Web Design, Business

Good Design Tells a Story

Good Design Tells a Story

Design is an important tool in communication. How something is set out on a page, the colours used, the symbolism it evokes all help to create a powerful and unique message. Sometimes that message is intended to be flippant, or ephemeral, but at other times the message of a design is required to be lasting, driving home consciousness of a serious issue with a power beyond words.

So it is with a flag recently designed for the...

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Posted on: 15/11/2016   Categories: UX, Web Design, Typography, Branding

Inspiring Next Generation Coders

Inspiring Next Generation Coders

Legendary is the story of the child who spends more time playing with the box their present arrives in than the expensive and thoughtful gift inside. This familiar scene, played out in books, films and in homes at Christmas around the country is often recounted with a wry smile, a nod to the creativity and openness with which children view the world. So it is with great excitement that we await further examples of ingenuity and imagination that are likely to emerge from the BBC’s...

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Posted on: 05/05/2016   Categories: Web Design

Movers

Movers

Ask any graphic designer what typeface they admire and you are likely to be in for a long reply. The design of an alphabet, like any visual design - fashion, architecture, product - is appreciated on the grounds of taste, association and functionality. There is everyday typography, loved for its utility and simplicity, which you will find in the body text of any print. Then there are your display types, which are intended to entice the reader closer. This typography...

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Posted on: 30/03/2016   Categories: Web Design, Typography, Branding

Women Coders - Better for Everyone

Women Coders - Better for Everyone

A recent study in the USA has produced evidence to suggest that women may be better at coding than men. However, alongside this win for female tech workers was disappointment, as their findings also produced compelling data to suggest an inherent gender bias still remains within the software industry. 

The university teams from two Departments of Computer Science used the open source software resource, Github, to carry out their research....

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Posted on: 16/03/2016   Categories: Just for Fun, Web Design, Announcements

Blogging about Vlogging, The power of video and content

Blogging about Vlogging, The power of video and content

Vlogging is a powerful tool that helps you communicate a lot of information in a very concise way. It suffers less from competition for valued keywords and phrases than text only blogs, benefits from a much higher rate of engagement and can be shared across more forms of social media. Plus, social media that contains video content is some of the most valued and least crowded out there. 

Unfortunately just like blogging,...

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Posted on: 26/11/2015   Categories: Search Engine Optimisation, UX, Web Design, Infographics, Business, Social media

Promoting your blog for beginners

Promoting your blog for beginners

Did you know that the word blog is short for weblog? Or to put it another way, an online journal. Blogs started out as a way an individual could record and share their thoughts and feelings online, but were quickly adopted by business as a way of promoting their products. 

Done well, blogs can create a connection with audiences and help to boost business presence online. Done badly, blogs can make people feel bombarded by corporate nonsense, or worse not be read at all. Here are our...

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Posted on: 28/10/2015   Categories: Search Engine Optimisation, UX, Web Design, Business, Social media

Mobile Site Integration - Are You Ready?

Mobile Site Integration - Are You Ready?

Do you own a smartphone? Chances are that even if you don’t, someone you know does. Despite this, the common public perception is that we are still using desktops as our most preferred way of accessing the internet. Why?

Sure, you might use your iPhone to check your e-mails, post a Facebook update or send the odd Tweet. But when it comes to important tasks like banking or making a purchase, most feel you can’t beat the desktop computer. Don’t they?

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Posted on: 29/08/2014   Categories: UX, Web Design, Business

4 Things a Web Designer NEEDS to Know

4 Things a Web Designer NEEDS to Know

There’s more to the life of a web designer than meets the eye. It can actually be quite tough sitting in front of a 27-inch Mac, recolouring pixels...seriously. And to make matters worse we work in an industry that is ever changing. Stay still and you’ll get left behind.

With that in mind we have identified 4 key things that every web designer needs to know to survive in this wilderness.

 

1) Where to Get Ideas

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Posted on: 05/08/2014   Categories: Just for Fun, Web Design, Business, Announcements

World Wide Web and International Beer Day

World Wide Web and International Beer Day

Friday 1st Aug, 2014 is World Wide Web & International Beer Day

 

Happy WWW Day!

World Wide Web Day is a global celebration dedicated to browsing the web, the online activity that brings the world and wealth of knowledge to your fingertips.

The World Wide Web was conceived by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, as a way for him to communicate with co-workers via hyperlinks. The WWW has evolved and now become the main means...

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Posted on: 31/07/2014   Categories: Just for Fun, Web Design, Announcements

5 Things That Will Make or Break Your Website

5 Things That Will Make or Break Your Website

The options when it comes to designing the layout and functionality of your website are endless. With emergence of new technology and advanced techniques you are able to create all manner of weird and wonderful designs.

But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Sometimes simpler is better. Here are 5 things that can make or break your website.

 

1. Confusing Navigation

It is possible to...

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Posted on: 30/07/2014   Categories: Search Engine Optimisation, UX, Web Design, Typography

Is Flash Dying?

Is Flash Dying?

Why Flash Is Dying...or ‘how you’re alienating anyone that accesses your website via a mobile or tablet device if you are using Flash technology’.

Simply put, if your website is using Flash (for animations or for streaming audio and video) then you seriously need to consider doing something about it.

 

Checking Your Website for Flash 

If you’re not...

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Posted on: 28/07/2014   Categories: Search Engine Optimisation, Web Design

7 Things You Need to Know About Email Marketing

7 Things You Need to Know About Email Marketing

Email marketing might not be as popular as some modern online marketing techniques but it should be dismissed at your peril. Read on for 7 facts and tips to make the most of your next campaign.

 

It’s Not Dead

First things first, email marketing is far from dead. It might be over shadowed by more ‘sexy’ online marketing avenues such as social media but one glance at your inbox should be proof it’s...

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Posted on: 24/07/2014   Categories: Web Design, Business

Lottys Flowers Website Award

Lottys Flowers Website Award

Congratulations to Lotty's Flowers for winning the Adobe Site of the Day Award.

Lotty's Flowers is an independent florist, including, weddings, corporate events and sympathy.
A Creek Creative associate artist, offering something truly unique for Kent and the South-East.

Charlotte is the owner of Lotty's with a passion for flowers her distinctive floral arrangements are designed and tailored for individual requirements. Fashionable modern designs or traditional themes with...

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Posted on: 20/07/2014   Categories: Web Design, Business, Announcements

Why Good Typography Matters

Why Good Typography Matters

One of the first things every designer should invest time in is understanding how important typography can be. Whether it’s for a single logo or a 100 page brochure, correct typography is a fundamental aspect of all good design.

Once they have grasped this importance, they’ll then spend the rest of their careers trying to explain it to clients! 

If you’re reading this because you’re a designer looking for solid reasons...

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Posted on: 17/07/2014   Categories: Just for Fun, UX, Web Design, Business, Typography

Web Design Trends

Web Design Trends

Simple and flat. It sounds more like a coffee. Or perhaps a beginners obstacle course. But it’s actually a continued design trend sweeping across the net that strips everything back to basics. To an almost print level of design.

 

What is Flat Design?

Flat design is an aesthetically pleasing way of displaying a website to ensure it focusses on putting your content front and centre. It strips away all of the noise,...

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Posted on: 08/07/2014   Categories: UX, Web Design

Let’s Talk About User Experience

Let’s Talk About User Experience

As the web has evolved, websites and web applications have become progressively complex. This advancement in functionality has meant that web designers have had to radically change the way they approach the design of websites and applications to ensure they are as simple and easy to use as possible.

In the past no one paid much attention to the users experience. Instead focussing on whether a website ‘looked cool’. It was more important that the design...

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Posted on: 06/07/2014   Categories: UX, Web Design

Let’s Talk About User Experience

As the web has evolved, websites and web applications have become progressively complex. This advancement in functionality has meant that web designers have had to radically change the way they approach the design of websites and applications to ensure they are as simple and easy to use as possible.

In the past no one paid much attention to the users experience. Instead focussing on whether a website ‘looked cool’. It was more important that the design went down well with the...

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Posted on: 13/05/2014   Categories: UX, Web Design

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