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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.

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

In this installment we are going to look at the first of these and the most basic responsive image solution of all: Fluid Images - which aims to address the scaling issue.

This article was posted in Design, Musings by Pranath Fernando

HTML Emails

HTML emails are a great way of keeping your customers up-to-date, but are not as versatile as web pages. Here's our list of things to consider when designing and building HTML emails.

This article was posted in Design, Client Guides, Development by Mike Street

In a world of ever increasing diversity of devices, many have chosen to adopt the responsive web design approach when creating their websites. But issues arise for the images of these websites ?

This article was posted in Design, Musings by Pranath Fernando

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.

This article was posted in Design, SEO, Quick Tips by Matt Keogh

Free Fonts VS. Paid Fonts

Choosing the right font can make the difference between a good and a great design. Even though most computers come with a library of fonts, this isn’t always enough. You might find your design needs a particular look and feel but...

This article was posted in Design by Rick Powell

Animation on the web with CSS3

Animation is a new CSS3 property which can be applied to HTML tags such as div, h1 or a span. With flash now redundant from the web, CSS animations are a great alternative to spice up your designs. For example you could animate...

This article was posted in Tools, Design, Responsive, UX by Rick Powell

There are many effective ways of creating a great impact with your website. One of the most versatile and largely overlooked is Illustration. It is an incredibly effective tool in any designer and Art Directors toolkit, a whilst...

This article was posted in Musings, Design by Mish Maudsley

19th February 2014

Who do you think you are?

In the current competitive environment it is more important than ever to have a clear brand that reflects who you are and to make sure people know what sets you apart.

This article was posted in Design, Client Guides by Simon Emery

Tables in responsive design
10th December 2013

Tables in responsive design

This article highlights the implications of using default tables within responsive design and suggests different methods to use.

This article was posted in Design, Quick Tips by Rick Powell

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