Archives: August 2013

Improving Mobile Web Design Experiences

If you’ve experienced the frustration of trying to access a mobile-unfriendly web design, then you’ll be no stranger to the importance of improving mobile website design experiences. There are numerous issues that can frustrate mobile internet users, most of which are directly caused by poor website design. These can include issues with page size, website

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An SEO Masterclass

Looking for SEO success? Read on… Search Engine Optimization is all about increasing the likelihood of your website being found by search engines. Whilst traditional marketing practices involve going to the customer, SEO enables you to direct people to your website who are already actively searching for what you provide. It’s been around for a

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Why Responsive Web Design?

In his seminal 2010 article ‘Responsive Web Design’, Ethan Marcotte explained a key difference between architecture and website design. Architecture, he suggested, offered the designer an opportunity to create something which could endure indefinitely. In the words of Sir Christopher Wren, an architect can “aim for eternity”. A website designer’s lot is rather different. The

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Is the Internet the Enemy of Web Design?

Inspiration is the heartbeat of successful web design. Web designers work hard to find and sustain inspiration. Like a sailor relying on the wind, a web design professional requires a degree of inspiration in order to design and develop creative solutions. The internet is a fantastic source of inspiration for web designers. Like in every

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Logo Design, Website Design and Colour

Logos are everywhere. You can’t read a newspaper, watch the TV or walk down the high street without being inundated by logos. There is even a successful board game based upon our ability to recognise brands by their visual branding. An effective, well broadcast logo design has the potential to trigger not only memory but also

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Will Blogging Improve My Web Design?

We all know that blogging is changing the way that we think about the world. Blogging helps us to broadcast our personal views in a way that has never before been possible. It’s changed the way that we read and analyse news and current affairs, and it’s opened up industry-specific knowledge and insight to a

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Can I Make My Existing Web Design Responsive?

The value of responsive web design is undisputed. If you’re looking to design and build a website in a way which helps viewers on every device to access and enjoy your content, then a responsive website design is normally the best way to go about this. In the last 18 months RWD really has become

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Mobile Website Design: Size and Speed

It was recently shown that over 80% of smartphone users are disappointed with the experience of using web browsers on their mobile devices. This means that web designers face a steep uphill battle to ensure that web design caters more effectively for mobile users. With the percentage of UK smartphone users expected to hit 75%

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Why Embrace Minimalist Website Design?

The idea of minimalist website design isn’t anything new. However, minimalism is having a huge impact on the way that we think about web design. This begs the question: should we all be embracing minimalist website design? Web Design, like every creative discipline, is subject to a multitude of opinions from those within and outside

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Using Pinterest to Grow Your Business

Pinterest, the 3rd most popular social media site, remains something of a mystery to many businesses. We tend to understand the value of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ as direct and indirect marketing tools.  However, Pinterest is something quite different. How does Pinterest work? Well, quite simply, users ‘pin’ images that they find on the internet using

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