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.

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Making the first steps in your preferred career is always a scary endeavor. Luckily, advice is at hand, particularly if you are considering a career in UX and you can get to Brighton on the evening of the 13th September for this year’s UXbrighton career clinic.

This article was posted in Quick Tips, Design, UX by Owen Priestley

Used as part of the design and development process of digital products and services, stories are a useful tool for designers to communicate ideas and concepts to both clients and development teams in a lean and low fidelity manner.

This article was posted in Design, Development, UX by Owen Priestley

Helping NGO African Bond Markets show financial data

African Bond Markets (AFMI) is an NGO created to help promote and encourage investment in Africa via African government bonds. It was created by one of our other NGO clients - the African Development Bank together with other partners such as Thompson Reuters (news agency). One of the aims of the web site was to showcase key data regarding african government bond prices...

This article was posted in Design, Development by Pranath Fernando

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.

This article was posted in Design by Matt Keogh

14th December 2015

If web designers built houses

As a web design agency we may have become accustomed to some industry practices, but if we translated this to other industries it would be ridiculous.

This article was posted in Design, Musings by Finn Taylor

Presenting website designs should be a simple and straightforward process, however it can be far trickier than you think.

This article was posted in Musings, Design by Finn Taylor

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.

This article was posted in Design by Matt Keogh

How to give effective feedback to your designer, and get results that truly deliver.

This article draws on the Liquid Light teams joint experience of working within different sectors and focuses on providing some tips and guidelines that we have found helpful when receiving design feedback.

This article was posted in Design, Client Guides by Will Chidlow

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?

This article was posted in Client Guides, Design, UX by Matt Keogh

As a web designer I have often relied on the trusty image slider as a homepage design feature and functional content tool. I mean why not? It ticks all the boxes right? Visual wow factor and multiple messages can be displayed...

This article was posted in Design, Client Guides, Quick Tips by Adam Wallace

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