Yearly Archives: 2014

What can a Graphic designer do for your business?

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

A Graphic Designer can be an essential tool in any business especially where marketing is concerned. They can design any form of art work that you want to use on websites, broachers, leaflets and can even design your logo.

The images that the graphic designer produces can be made copyright so that no other company can then use your design or logo and can be made to suit your specific needs.

Some Graphic designers will also put together moving images that can be great for use on websites to catch people’s attention and show a series of events.

When choosing something as important as your logo you want a high quality image that you can use on all forms of media that can be seen in large and small print without any compromise of quality.

If you are not very artistically minded you can also go to a graphic designer for ideas, they should be able to show you previous work they have done and help you find an advertising idea that you like.

It can be costly but a good graphic designer can be worth their weight in gold!

Posted in Graphic Design

Choosing the right CMS for your website

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

CMS stands for Content Management Systems and is the backend system attached to your website which will allow you to make certain changes and add / amend pages and products listed.

There are a variety of Content Management Systems available, some that can be purchased “off the shelf” and others that are bespoke. There are pros and cons to both types of CMS software versions and which one you go for depends entirely on the website development company and the functionality you require.

If your website is quite complex and you want to be able to add in quite a lot of additional functionality (especially if it is specifi to your business) then you may find that a bespoke CMS is the best one for you, as the developer will be able to amend it and add in the elements you require. If you have something that is not going to require complex functionality then an off the shelf option may suit your business. Be sure to ask you web developer what CMS system they intend on using and what this will allow you to do in terms of making changes.

Be sure to check an restrictions such as the number of users or pages that can be added and find out what should happen should you wish to move the website to a different company further down the line.

Posted in Website Development

Hiring Web Designers In MK – The Top 3 Benefits

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 7:34 am

Looking to build a new site for your business? Today, a website is literally a must have for businesses. Apart from giving you a competitive edge, it offers an effective way to connect with your target market and establish your brand. When it comes to the web design part, many business owners prefer to hire website designers in Milton Keynes. This is not necessarily because they can’t be able to perform the job, but because of the numerous benefits they stand to gain by having a professional handle the work. Here are some of them.

  1. Are experts

You understand your industry very well. You know what works and what doesn’t, what can bring you more sales and what can’t, and so on. The point is that you’re an expert in that particular industry. Web designers are also the experts in their own industry! They speak, research and do the web. A professional designer will have undergone all the required training to work in the field. Moreover, they stay up to date with trends and advancements in the world of web design by continuously researching, reading blogs and attending seminars, for instance. They will also have vast experience building and designing sites for many different clients. (more…)

Posted in Web Design

Always use high quality images on your website

Posted on October 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Images and graphics can be a massively important start of a website and really can make or break it. No one likes to see pixelated images and graphics that are so small you cannot make out what the image is of. Surprisingly this still happens on so many sites and the owners are often oblivious to the impact they may be having.

Low quality images can give the viewing the opinion that your company is not professional and do not take pride in what they do. It can also show that a company is dated and do not keep up to date with technology improvements.

If you do not have quality photos to upload then either purchase some that allow you to use on publications or call in the photographer to take some images of your products / workmanship. Make sure that if you are using images from another source that you have the correct royalty rights to use it on the media you wish. Many companies will allow you to use their images for personal use such as a school project but not for business use.

Posted in Graphic Design

How To Get Started On MailChimp

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Moving on from our article regarding email marketing, check this post for our rundown on getting started with email marketing company MailChimp.

Before you start creating your first campaign, build up your list of email contacts, also known as ‘subscribers’. Create lists depending on clientele. So you know who to aim which campaign at easily, whilst also having a list for all of your contacts.

Next part is actually building the campaign, which can be done either with a visual editor or HTML. After you’re happy and send away, you can view how successful your campaign was by tracking your subscriber engagement. MailChimp shows when an email was open or closed, and you can also link it with your Google Analytics account for even more in-depth reporting.

Posted in News

Making your website user friendly

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Websites are ultimately designed to either give information or sell a service or a product. Your target audience may differ depending on what industry you are in, but the main aim should be to make your site easy to use and professional for the end user. We often get a bit carried away with the Search Engine Optimisation of a site that we lose sight of what the customer actually wants. SEO plays a massive part in a websites success, but this needs to be balanced with usability to create a great site. If you are worried that your site has got over complicated, then take a step back, imagine you are a potential customer and try and use the site as if it was the first time you had visited it. If you struggle to do this then maybe find a family member or a friend and ask them to take a look. Sometimes we miss things that are actually fairly obvious. A website is all about balance and at the end of the day if it is not suitable for the visitor, the chances are they will leave.

Posted in Web Design

Is typeface important when designing a website?

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm

There are only a few fonts that are able to be used on the text of your website. This is because many browsers cannot read certain fonts and this can cause issues in the way the content is displayed if a web safe font is not used. Your web design company will be able to show you the available fonts. When it comes to the font in your logo and header etc, this can be anything you want, as long as it is displayed as an image file not text straight on to the website pages.

When choosing which font you want to use on your logo and literature, it is important to realise that the font says a lot about your business. For example Comic Sans is quite a childish font but can have a fun side to it, if you are wanting to advertise a child’s entertainer for example, this may be a suitable font to use. Many companies actually have their own font created for them which they can then use in all different types of media. The main point is really consistency, chose a font that fits your business ethos and then uses it on as much material as you can.

Posted in Graphic Design

Email Marketing Design Tips

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm

One of the most amazing things about e-mail marketing is that you do not have to be an expert to create a good looking campaign. Majority of e-mail marketing service providers provide pre-designed templates for their clients to use. However, with already designed templates, you have a number of design decisions to make for instance the fonts to use, the colours, the size to make the fonts and also the text you should include. The following are some of the best Email marketing design tips you should know.

Include your logo each time in the same location 

It is important to build your brand with every marketing electronic post you send. The best way to do this is by including your logo in all your communications in the same location. You might include it in the header or somewhere within the message. However, do not conceal it completely as this will prevent the reader from seeing it.

Always have the preview pane in mind

A study conducted by Marketing Sherpa shows that 70% of recipients with the ability to read an email through a preview pane actually do. This means that not all of your subscribers do actually read all your mails. Therefore to ensure that they read most if not all your messages, it is essential to include your logo as well as including some enticing information about what is contained in the email in the preview pane. This will get them interested into reading what is contained in your message.

Use colour for emphasis 

Although it is good to use colour in your mails it is important to resist the urge to over use the colours. Use of a lot of colours might make your piece of mail look ugly and unattractive to your subscribers as well as readers. If you want to use colours it is advisable to use your company’s colours; colours that represent your brand. But for emphasis you can use colours that are outside your brand. You can use these unique colours to point out important things in your message for the reader to see, read and understand that particular thing with ease.

Reduce the number of fonts you apply

The recommended fonts to use for the best email marketing design are two fonts. For example you may use standard fonts like Times New Roma, Verdana or Arial. This is because they make it easy for the reader to see and read the contents of your message with ease. If you use or apply fonts that are less common, the computers of your subscribers and recipients might make substitutions that can entirely change the format of your electronic message.

Be precise and concise 

When it comes to proper email marketing design, it is a good idea to always go straight to the point. It is important to point out that most people scan through messages they receive. They rarely give you the opportunity to capture their attention. Therefore if you go round in circles and fail to engage them you will definitely lose them. The first few words of your mail should be enticing and captivating to get your audience reading the remaining parts of the message.

 

 

Posted in Web Design

20 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workspaces within the Background

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

Designers, engineers, architects, and  other creatives spend a lot of the day in front in their computers. It truly is where your complete work gets done, social relationships are made, and emails get treated. In point of fact, laptops and computers became a staple of recent lifestyle, and folk use much more devices to make their work more productive.

Today, I’d want to bring on your attention to twenty awe-inspiring and neat examples of sites with workspaces within the background. A whole bunch digital agencies, interior and website design studios, magazines, freelance workers, and people use their workspace as a background in their websites to indicate off where all of the creative ideas get born. It’s a special chance to take a look on the backstage of the creative process. Scroll down and revel in!

Electronic Brain

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Grovemade

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Ripple

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Clever Birds

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Annexcore

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Love Carmen Rose

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Loyalty Expert

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Bright Byte

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

GCM Service Group

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

JK Design

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

The ABC of Cinema

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KIN

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New Deal Design

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Multifarious Engineering

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Cinnamon Toast

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Squarespace

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Online Department

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BKWLD

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Wearemammoth

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Best Designers Ever

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Posted in Web Design

30 Tasty Food Mobile App Designs for Foodies

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm

With rapidly growing mobile technologies, we’re ready to browse the net and do a load more operations with smartphones which earlier were available only on laptop. Checking your analytics would show that greater than 20% of users come on your site from mobile devices of various kinds, and this number is increasing day after day. Therefore, it’s quite essential to adapt to the constantly changing market and take a look at to delight the users. Restaurants, cafes, and other food-oriented establishments should contemplate specifically designed mobile applications that will avoid losing customers, and to also gain new ones.

Having a well-designed user-friendly mobile application on your business is sort of a vital part of your your brand. Here i’ve collected 30 tasty food mobile application designs that could inspire you, and moreover, make your mouth water. You’ll see successful usage of delicious images, sweet fonts, lovely textures and coloring which create inspiring pleasant mobile apps designs. If you’re seeking for inspiration in your next food-related mobile project, be at liberty to scroll down and get it!

Yummly Mobile by Douglas Hughmanick

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

SnapEat | Logo & App by Luke Davies

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

Bakery by Mike | Creative Mints

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

Culinary Treats – Website by Sonika Agarwal

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

Susie Bon-Bae – mobile app by Mario De Kauwe

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

N-Receitas – Nestle by Thing Pink Digital & Mobile

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

The Whole Pantry by Zane David

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

VM – Guia do Sabor App by Bruno Ribeiro

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

Loading Screen by Zane David

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

Rise & Shine App by Anna DeFazio

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies

MySushi App by Joseph Brown

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iPhone App Store Profile by Mason Yarnell

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NomNom by Marc-Antoine Roy

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies2

La Laguna Food&Drink | App by Asdrubal Marichal

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies3

iPhone App UI by Oleg Sheremet

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies4

Slide Menu (code) by Alvaro Carreras

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies5

Keto Recipes – Mobile App by Amir Vhora, Pixack Design Studio, Mubin ul haq Vhora, and Tanzila Vhora

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WHAT”S COOKING by Pearl Mendonza

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Cookspiration App by Whoa Inc.

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COOK.IN by LIER mathilde

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Daily Specials app project by Ben Dunn

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Apetit Online App by Michael Dolejs

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Food App by Donald Johns

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies2

Cookish by Emmanuel Mourgue

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies3

The Summit | A Mobile Breakfast App by Stephanie Hawn

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies4

burpit by Jason Grote

30 Tasty Food Mobile Application Designs for Foodies5

Allo – The Friendly Food Finder App by Ryan Thomas Bennett

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Sushi Line Restaurant – Mobile App by victor antonelli

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B.Easy iPhone App: Flat Interface Design by Christian Pfeiffer

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FoodPocket iOS App by nasserui

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