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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance

We work on a lot of digital projects - many for our clients and some for ourselves. We regularly face new challenges and changes in technology that, once surmounted, pave the path to new creations, solutions, and deeper understanding. Our blog is our outlet for sharing some of that knowledge. Fuelled by curiosity, a desire to understand and – where possible – answer some of the problems we and our clients face.

4 things web designers wish their clients understood

There are many things that on the surface might not seem important. It’s only by thinking about these on a daily basis that their significance becomes apparent.

Another day, another award!

Another day, another award!

We’ve done it again! To go alongside our three Horizon awards we’ve also won two IMA best in class awards for our Barbican Insurance and Bellwood Prestbury websites.

Concept before colour: How to make your website stand out from the crowd

Concept before colour: How to make your website stand out from the crowd

Identifying a key message, or a story that we want to tell could be the difference between a forgettable website and one that is compelling, engaging and memorable.

Avoiding issues with the fold

Avoiding issues with the fold

It's often argued that the fold doesn't exist but the reality is that clients still ask for content to be pushed up the page so it appears without scrolling down to it. In this article I suggest ways to stop this from ever becoming an issue. I also question whether these "issues" are mainly down to static mockups.

Does it matter if users need to  scroll?

Does it matter if users need to scroll?

A large proportion of people in the web design industry are of the opinion that it isn’t an issue if people need to scroll to see content and images. Why is it then that this seems to be a big issue for clients who will often feedback that they don’t get to see enough of a “design” without scrolling?

Avoid creative block when designing for the web

Avoid creative block when designing for the web

Ever opened up Photoshop or a browser to start a new design only for inspiration to desert you? Often the problem is that you’ve moved onto this stage before laying the groundwork.

Twitter Bootstrap 3 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Twitter Bootstrap 3 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Bootstrap 3 is a rich CSS, HTML and Javascript framework. It can make building websites easier by using its pre-built components such as navigation, forms and typography.

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