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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.

Every software update should be met with excitement by its users, even more so for a major upgrade. Look at major upgrades of Photoshop, Illustrator or even MS Office - the users are clamouring for new features, enhancements and improvements - it is like toys to play with.

This article was posted in Musings by Finn Taylor

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27th December 2013

Outsourcing – friend or foe?

Web agencies are frequently at the forefront of outsourcing, they are an obvious area to outsource. Often organisations don’t have the skill, time or the resources to design, build and/or maintain a website. But what do you think when you hear the term outsourcing? Many people instantly imagine negative results, my question is... is outsourcing really so wonderful or indeed so bad?

This article was posted in Musings by Tamara Mansfield Kerr

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We have been to some really great conferences recently and have noticed some recurring themes and messages coming through. Here are 5 creative tips that might help to improve your business.

This article was posted in Musings, Quick Tips by Mish Maudsley

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"Just to clarify, are your really expecting us to provide IA's and designs at the tender stage - this is really contrary to our process and what you are buying into..."

This article was posted in Musings, Design by Finn Taylor

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Thinking about making your website mobile responsive?

If you are planning a mobile responsive site (or converting your existing site to be responsive) it will be tempting to do a quick Google for a few examples of good responsive websites, looking for guidance on how to deal with layout and navigation issues.

This article was posted in Responsive, Musings, Quick Tips by Finn Taylor

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It’s just letters on a screen right, what’s the big fuss? A wise man once said “95% of the information on the web is written language.” When you look at it in those terms, letters are the most vital ingredient of a website and the method we use to create them really does matter.

This article was posted in Responsive, Musings, Client Guides, Design by Mish Maudsley

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Consider your favourite film, but with no soundtrack. It would be strange right? Those long periods between dialogue filled with silence. Most of the time however, those gaps feature mood enhancing...

This article was posted in Development, Musings by Simon Mills

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TYPO3 v6.0 Update: A Designers Eye View

All of our websites here at Liquid Light are built using the powerful open source content management system, TYPO3. We have recently updated many of our client websites to the new version of TYPO3 v6.0 and have noticed quite a few...

This article was posted in Client Guides, Musings by Mish Maudsley

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Whilst having your own website is easy, few site owners are aware that there are actually quite a few rules and regulations that they need to abide by if they are not going to get themselves into trouble.

This article was posted in Musings, Client Guides by Gareth Vater

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8 Common pitfalls when designing your new website

As a web design agency we need to learn from mistakes, improve our processes and ultimately make sure we can spot the risks before they impact the project. This comes down to experience of working on web projects everyday, which improves our ability to see and avoid any potential pitfalls.

This article was posted in Musings by Finn Taylor

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