Archives: September 2013

Amazon’s Amazing User Experience

E-Commerce is a hugely competitive industry. With most companies offering online retail services, the market is full of outstanding competitors who are looking to get ahead of their rivals. In this environment user experience (UX) is an area of web design which is developing rapidly and becoming increasingly important to online retailers. Historically there have

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SEO Strategy: Thinking Outside the Box

A good SEO strategy will result in more site traffic, greater profile and ultimately higher turnover. However, within a long-term SEO strategy there needs to be a willingness to think outside the box from time to time… A traditional, effective SEO strategy will incorporate features such as keyword research, on-site and off-site optimisation, link building,

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What’s Your Social Media Strategy?

There are many reasons why your business should have a social media strategy. It’s an incredibly powerful tool, capable of connecting your brand with a vast audience. It’s highly accessible and can be easily managed by your staff. It allows you to share your expertise and knowledge in a way that adds value and builds

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Web Design for iPhone 5s / iOS7

Apple launched two new features last week: the iPhone 5s and the iOS7 mobile operating system. We thought that it might be helpful to analyse how web designers might want to emulate some of Apple’s changes in order to more effectively engage with iPhone 5s and iOS7 users. Flat Design Notice that the new iphone

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3 Reasons to Hire a London Web Designer

Working out which web designer to hire can be a challenging process… It’s clear that web designers come in all shapes and sizes, from large city agencies to start-ups and freelance developers. There are those that have been working in the website design industry since the beginning and those that are fresh out of university.

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Web Design: What is a Favicon?

Every web design project is made up of many smaller design projects. In this blog we’ll be looking at one of the smallest of them all – literally – and explain the role that the favicon has in your website design and branding strategy. What is a Favicon? A favicon, short for favourite icon, can

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Yahoo’s Logo Controversy

Yahoo’s new logo has caused quite a stir in both the media and design industry. The company have a rich heritage among internet companies. An established range of search engine and web directory services, 18 years of pedigree, 700m monthly users and a valuation predicted to be upwards of $10 billion. If we’re looking at

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The multiplying power of seo

In Wednesday’s article we discussed 4 simple ways to improve your website traffic. Here we’ll be discussing the multiplying power of SEO and how you can dramatically increase the hits registering on your website. Handled correctly, SEO has the potential to deliver excellent return on investment (ROI). Whilst there are typically costs associated with SEO

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How to Increase Organic Website Traffic

We all know that traffic can be a nightmare. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in a jam on your way home from work on a Friday night. However, when web designers talk about traffic, we’re identifying the number of people visiting a website over a period of time. This is a key ingredient in

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How Flat Design is Changing Web Design

Flat Design is changing the way that we think about web design. This brief article will explain what flat design is and why it’s proving so popular with web designers and creative businesses… What is Flat Design? In recent years we’ve been bombarded by something that designers call skeuomorphic design, which attempts to bring as

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