In these times of post-brexit uncertainty it seems the banking industry is ripe for a little disruption. Seen as the architects of the 2008 financial meltdown and the resulting state-sponsored austerity we are all living in, the reputation of banks and bankers is at rock bottom in spite of the government's best efforts to deflect blame and responsibility away from the banking sector.

This article was posted in Design, Musings by Owen Priestley

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Powerful new CSS advancements have resulted in a fundamental shift in what can be achieved efficiently. This affects everything from the ground up; from our design tools to our way of thinking.

This article was posted in Design, Musings, Responsive, Tools by Matt Keogh

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'Open data' is a term thrown about in many circles, from the mainstream media to academia to government departments. But what is it all about? And what relevance does it have to NGO's, charities & third sector organisations, often hard pressed for time & resources?

This article was posted in Client Guides, Musings by Pranath Fernando

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12th December 2016

The problem with design briefs

A well-written design brief is the cornerstone of any design project, and yet it can be surprisingly difficult to write one that actually helps the designer.

This article was posted in Musings, Design by Finn Taylor

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Your print agency might traditionally have been your first port of call when wanting to develop your brand, but everything changes with your brand existing in the digital age.

This article was posted in Musings, Design by Finn Taylor

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I didn't see Espen Brunborg talk at this year's Reasons to conference, but my colleague Matt did - he came back to the studio and sent me a link to this screen in Brunborg’s presentation, showing two conflicting sets of values that are attributed to ‘good’ design and it immediately made me think of the accusations that seems to becoming louder in our industry: that User Experience (UX) methodology is homogenising design and the use of conventions and patterns is knocking out innovation and creativity in web design.

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

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UXBrighton portfolio clinic follow up

A run down of common questions that we were asked at the recent UXBrighton portfolio clinic

This article was posted in Musings, Design, UX by Matt Keogh

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The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer which has taken the technical world by storm. Originally developed to encourage children and schools to get into programming - the cheap device has been picked up by the development...

This article was posted in Musings by Mike Street, Will Chidlow

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Enhancing your website with hamburgers, simplified navigation and drop down menus

Whilst the navigation on a website might be taken for granted, a well thought out use of navigation can really enhance the user’s experience and journey through your website.

This article was posted in Musings, Responsive, UX by Finn Taylor

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4 simple steps to defining your elevator pitch

The importance of a well defined elevator pitch is critical to helping you to communicate your USP’s, however this can be (for some companies) a tricky one to define.

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

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