Design Inspiration #5

4 September, 2013

Welcome to the 5th installment of the Design Inspiration series, a regular selection of recent sites that have caught our eye for their aesthetic and technical brilliance.

Tutorial: How to Recover from an Unnatural link Penalty

6 August, 2013

Here I will cover how to discover if your website has been penalised by Google and is under an unnatural link penalty. I will also explain how to remove this penalty and avoid it in the future. During the tutorial I will refer to a client (MAF Properties) who came to us after they had been hit with an unnatural link penalty. Through our team's hard work they have had their penalty removed and are now ranking well again.

Tutorial: Smart object basics in Adobe Photoshop

15 July, 2013

This tutorial covers the basics of Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop, what they are and how you can use them effectively.

Tutorial: How to create a pixel perfect button in Adobe Photoshop

13 May, 2013

Here you will learn how to create a simple pixel perfect button in Photoshop. Read the article to see the difference between a pixel perfect button and one that isn't pixel perfect.

Keeping your website fresh for online success

25 February, 2013

Keeping your website fresh is a key factor in attracting new customers – and keeping existing ones. Here Julie explains why having an up-to-date website is so important and some of the ways in which you can keep your content fresh.

Tutorial: Custom Google Maps Colours

24 January, 2013

Having an interactive map on your website is often a great addition for users. This tutorial will show you how to create a map with a more personalised colour scheme of your choosing.

Custom Google Maps Style Tool

17 January, 2013

A Google Maps style tool can be a really useful addition to your website. This tool will allow you to change colour and styling code of these maps, offering additional branding and personalisation options.

Free Social Media, Share & Contact Icons

14 January, 2013

It's always useful to have a set of social, sharing and contact icons to hand when designing your next website, so here's a simple set that we hope you'll find useful.

Tutorial: HTML5 and Flash Video Streaming with CloudFront

17 December, 2012

This tutorial aims to help you create a signed CloudFront URL for both RTMP and progressive streaming. We use both technologies so that users with Flash player installed can use RTMP streaming whilst HTML5 players can use the pseudo-streaming.

5 Simple Ways to Squash Copy Clichés

31 October, 2012

Do you know what the opposite of creative, big selling copy is? Clichéd, boring copy. The Web is full of it. You don’t need to Google hard to find “world class technology” that’s only used in Britain. Or “exclusive shops” that anyone can buy from. Or “cost-effective solutions” whose cost-effectiveness is totally unproven.

Design Inspiration #4

3 September, 2012

Welcome to the 4th installment of the Design Inspiration series, a regular selection of recent sites that have caught our eye for their aesthetic and technical brilliance.

By ‘Eck! How to Give Your Web Copy Real Local Flavour

8 August, 2012

Today’s post is all about how to write web copy with a regional flavour, without sounding like a twonk. Neil looks at how to include famous people, historic events and local landmarks into your web copy to get your customers to really respond to what you're writing.

Design Inspiration #3

17 July, 2012

Welcome to the 3rd installment of the Design Inspiration series, a regular selection of recent sites that have caught our eye for their aesthetic and technical brilliance.

Panda's SEO web copy implications are far from black and white

10 July, 2012

Neil looks at a few of Google's recent search engine updates and asks himself how will Panda, Venice and Penguin change my approach to SEO web copywriting? As you’ll see, however, the situation is far from black and white at the moment.

Design Inspiration #2

25 June, 2012

After quite some time since the last update, I've decided to resurrect the Design Inspiration series. This will be a small selection of recent sites that have caught our eye for their aesthetic and technical brilliance.