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Keeping current with web technology and trends

Monday, December 15, 2014

Keeping current with web technology and trendsFinding time to stay up-to-date with current trends in web design can be a challenge, but is of utmost importance in the world of technology today.

Although technologies themselves don’t change quickly – because they take a long time to be developed and tested – the same cannot be said for the application of existing technologies, which evolve at a rapid pace in all kinds of new ways.  Read more

Knowing your website target audience

Monday, November 10, 2014

Knowing your website target audienceIf your website is to be successful in terms of converting visitors into clients or customers, the need to attract the right people in the first place is crucial. If your bounce rate is high, if you have a low level of returning visitors, or if you have few goal conversions, this is probably an area that needs some attention.  Read more

Is your homepage working for you?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Is your homepage working for you? In a world of high-speed internet connectivity and content overload, where information is available at the click of a mouse and users are increasingly time-pressured, designing a homepage can be daunting.

With only a few seconds to capture the attention of a visitor's instant gratification, how can you be sure of producing a homepage that users will latch onto?  Read more

How to carry out a website comparison study

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

As well as carrying out an audit of your own site every once in a while, it’s important to see how you’re faring against the competition. In this blog post, we explain which areas you should be looking at when carrying out a website comparison study.  Read more

Paper prototyping in web design

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paper prototyping is an easy and low-tech method of generating ideas and exploring design concepts, often used across a range of disciplines in information architecture, usability testing and rapid prototyping. In the world of websites, it is most commonly used for designing and testing user interfaces. Here, we discuss why it makes sense to use paper prototyping at the early design stage.  Read more

User journeys with with Parallax scrolling

Friday, July 25, 2014

Parallax scrolling is a special technique created with a combination of HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and JavaScript where in essence, background images move more slowly than images in the foreground of a webpage, creating an illusion of depth and realism.  Read more

Website images - a critical marketing component

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Images are a central part of any website and can often be the deciding factor of whether a visitor stays on your site, returns in the future or clicks away. Because images pack such a powerful punch, it’s vitally important to get them just right.   Read more

Using a grid-based approach to web design

Monday, July 07, 2014

Based on its traditional counterpart in the print industry, the use of the grid as a web design tool has been around for a long time. Yet there are some designers who are still reluctant to use a grid-based approach, fearing that the adherence to a fixed structure will stifle their creativity or that their sites will end up looking ‘samey’. In fact, when well executed, nothing could be further from the truth.  Read more

Motion and movement in web design

Monday, June 30, 2014

Of the various tools in the web designer’s toolbox – typography, photography, illustration, layout and so on – movement has often seen as a tag-on extra, even a gimmick. But with last year’s surge in parallax scrolling, video backgrounds and animated GIFs, more and more businesses are looking to use motion in their websites to further engage and motivate their visitors, albeit in a ‘less is more’ way.  Read more

Tailoring your copy for worldwide use

Monday, May 05, 2014

Because business is global and your website can be accessed and read from all around the world, the contents of your site need to be universally understood. There are several ways to go about this.  Read more

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From our first meeting through to the sites completion, his creativity and ability to deliver our brief was second to none and we have had countless compliments for our new website. We have also had a notable increase in work since the site went live, which I feel is largely down to the aesthetics he created.

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Web design trends in 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Web design trends in 2020Web design has changed an awful lot over the years. Most people would assume that web design is as changeable as fashion design - a constant flux of styles and trends which are hot one second and not the next. But, one of the biggest overarching movements within web design has been the growing dominance of focusing on user feedback to guide design decisions.  Read more

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