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.

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.

What's the value of putting Twitter on your homepage?

Might adding your Twitter feed to your website actually be a bit of an 'own goal'?

Data, data everywhere

Thanks to the wonder that is website analytics, we now have a wealth of data on every visitor to our websites. But with so much information at our fingertips are you seeing the wood for the trees?

Free Getty Images?

A few weeks ago Getty images decided to open the doors to over 35 million of its images for people to use for free. Now that the dust has had time to settle, what are the implications and opportunities?

Social Media - You’re tweeting but is anyone listening?

Most organisations are investing in social media to some extent or another.  For some it’s the occasional tweet or Facebook update, for others, in-depth, cross-channel marketing campaigns, using a whole variety of social media tools.  But the same question applies to both - is anyone listening?  And if so, how do you know?

Domain Access: A simple way to protect pages on your website from prying eyes!

Internet privacy is a hot topic in the news these days. While the web was created fundamentally to share all information with everyone, its increased use in daily life has meant that this idealistic view of information access does not always fit exactly with people’s requirements.

Is a multi-lingual site right for you?

As the world gets smaller it’s not only large international companies that need to think about offering their website in more than one language. Small business have the opportunity to reach more markets than ever before.

De-risk with "content first'

De-risk with "content first'

The core principal of this waterfall process makes perfect sense. So how is it that projects can still go horribly wrong? Is it lack of experience? lack of ability to deliver what the client wants? Difficult clients? Or just the nature of the beast?

The cost of the unlicensed image

It's one of those invoices you never want to receive - an image library demanding payment for an image you didn’t realise had been used. By then its too late, the picture has spread far and wide.

Hosting video in the cloud

Hosting video in the cloud

Video is a great way of adding rich, unique content to a web site but large files can also be a risk if stored on the same server as the site. To ensure videos run smoothly without effecting performance we take a look at how to host them in the Cloud.

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