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.

Is it e-ssential to have an e-newsletter?

22 May, 2012

Many organisations – from restaurants and supermarkets to banks and travel companies – have been issuing regular e-newsletters for years. Yet, surprisingly, some companies have never considered e-newsletters as a way of communicating with their customers. Julie looks at the benefits of sending a company e-newsletter.

14 types of social media post that just work

11 April, 2012

Like it or not, your business needs to be involved in social media. Even if you hate Facebook, Twitter and all the rest, you still need a presence on them for one simple reason: your customers are there. Neil's latest post gives 14 examples of posts that just work!

Tutorial: Creating a Facebook timeline app

30 March, 2012

In this tutorial learn how to create Facebook apps for the new Facebook Timeline. The new Facebook Timeline interface now allows us to create much richer, engaging applications (apps) due to an increase in page wide from 520 pixels to 810 pixels – a massive increase of nearly 55%.

Digital copywriting trends for 2012

8 February, 2012

Now, I'm no Nostradamus. I've got no psychic powers, as far as I'm aware. I'm not even a publicity seeking analyst. Not by trade. But I am a working digital copywriter who keeps his ear to the ground. So why on Earth shouldn't I share my predictions for the most significant copywriting trends of 2012?

UltraLight UI Kit Free PSD

26 January, 2012

The latest addition to the Think Tank is a free UI kit PSD. The UI kit is made up of fully editable PSD vector shapes and includes elements such as buttons, form fields & sliders.

Using the canonical tag to deal with duplicate content

18 January, 2012

Whenever we’re doing search engine optimisation work on client sites one of the biggest issues we face is duplicate content pages. Many content management systems create several versions of a page with the same content, as there are many instances when these pages are required.

Is your copywriting humble enough?

4 December, 2011

Simple, Humble. These two words sum up some of the best marketing campaigns in the world. Neil looks at what techniques some of the world's biggest companies use when creating their successful marketing campaigns.