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  • Getting prepped for Christmas

    It’s a very exciting time of year with Christmas upon us. Whether you are battling the shops to find the perfect gifts or feasting on mince pies and getting into the festive spirit, December quickly becomes a very busy time of year. No matter how busy December is for you, it is easy to forget […]

  • Creating a Facebook Cover Video

    A little while ago Facebook rolled out a new update which allowed a video to be used as a cover image, in today’s blog we’re looking at how we created a short video to be used on our Facebook business page and how we discovered a few best practices along the way. You can see […]

  • Keeping inspired

    I absolutely love being a designer. I love solving problems, creating something new and working with lots of different types of clients with ideas as different as each of them are. But how do you keep being creative all the time? This is a problem that every single designer faces. In his book How to be […]

  • 5 things to consider when designing for print

    1. Standard paper sizes It is important to consider the finished size of your printed item at the beginning of the project to avoid having inefficient print runs.   2. Choose CMYK rather than RGB Always design for print using CMYK colour mode. Some screen colours will not reproduce in print.   3. Resolution It […]

  • Climb the Google ranks with these SEO Top Tips

    There are loads of factors which can impact the position of your website within Google’s search rankings. Here are a few things to consider when you are implementing SEO best practices within your website to boost the position of your webpages. Google uses a selection of factors within their algorithms which determined how well our pages will […]

  • 5 Tips on how to take advantage of the latest Twitter change.

    So, what are the benefits now the 140 character restriction is gone? These changes will certainly help businesses using the platform as there is more wiggle room to say what you need to and get your brand’s message across. 1 – More room to tweet 16% more room in fact. You now get a whole […]

  • Blink and you miss it – Snapchat pros & cons

    Does Snapchat live up to all the hype? As with any social media channel we always recommend that before you start asking how you can use Snapchat for your business you need to determine if you should. With over 100 million daily active users, 7 billion snaps shared every day and, a status as one of the […]

  • Quick Tips for using Pinterest

    We recently looked at how Instagram can help increase your business’ presence online. More and more often our lovely clients have asked ‘can Pinterest work for me?’ So we wanted to share how it can work for a business. Pinterest’s community is growing rapidly and currently has over 70 million users, 1 million of those are […]

  • Adobe Photoshop: Tips for Web Layouts

    There are many resources readily available to help design web interfaces, and a lot of them allow you to do a great job. I personally prefer using Adobe Photoshop due to the vast variety of tools provided from the get go. Below I am going to share some really simple, quick tips that I find very useful […]

  • 5 Quick Tips for using Instagram

    Instagram has become a serious player in social media marketing for businesses, with over 400 million monthly users it would be a mistake not to take it seriously. However, as we have mentioned in previous blogs, before you do anything you need to make sure that your customers and potential customers are using the channel […]

  • Securing WordPress

    In a previous blog we looked at how to recover from a WordPress hack, in this blog we take a look at how best to avoid that happening in the first place! WordPress now powers over a quarter of all websites on the web – quite an amazing statistic if you stop and think about […]

  • Utilising 404 pages

    There will always be times when a visitor to your website runs into a ‘404 – page not found error’ whether that be because of a missing page, an incorrectly typed URL or a link that has gone awry. Having a 404 page is always a must, but they can also be used very effectively […]

  • WordPress Website Hacked – recovery and protection

    Recently we were contacted by an owner of a website which had been hacked and had code injected into the page templates, the site was still functioning but lots of horrible code and links out to ‘black market’ websites had been added. We were asked to give the site a thorough clean and help to […]

  • Bounce rate – what does yours say about your website?

    When a new website is launched or, a website has been live for sometime it can be all too easy to not keep an eye on how things are performing. A websites bounce rate can be a good indicator as to how well it’s working or, not working as they case may be. Bounce rate […]

  • LinkedIn – 5 quick tips

    LinkedIn is one of the many social media channels available to both individuals and organisations to use. If you’ve got a LinkedIn account but you’re not sure how to get the most from it here’s 5 quick tips… 1. Make sure your profile is complete  Remember your profile page is a way for you to […]

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