Going carbon neutral
2nd December 2019
The first in a series discussing environmental and social responsibilities. We discovered that making our business carbon-neutral was a lot easier than we thought thanks to an international organisation offering to plant trees on our behalf.
The creative process and logos
22nd July 2019
People often ask us about where we get our inspiration from, and how the creative process works. Mat breaks down the design of a logo to show how it works.
The creative process and colours
17th June 2019
To say that Mat is obsessed with colour is an understatement - he dislikes all black and white films because they lack colour. Read on to find out how he chooses colours for our graphic design work.
Get your map on
27th February 2019
We've added functionality to our content management system that allows people to create complex maps on their websites, and we thought you'd like to see it.
Getting your email delivered
14th January 2019
We put in a huge amount of work into making sure that our customer's emails get delivered, and we've just hit an important target!
Clear out your content closet
19th December 2018
Less is (nearly) always more with website content. Keep it up-to-date, relevant, brief and to the point. Your visitors will thank you.
How to change who manages your website
4th January 2018
Not sure how to move on from your current website developers? Read on...
Web design glossary
25th October 2017
If you can't tell your back end from your e-commerce, you need our simple web design glossary!
20th October 2017
The web accessibility initiative guidelines have been through several iterations. Here is a quick summary.
Web page size and layout
13th October 2017
Web pages used follow a common set of sizes and layouts, but now it's all about being responsive
Anatomy of a web page
13th October 2017
Our article on the anatomy of a web page covers the individual elements on a page, what they're for and why you need them.
Search Engine Optimisation
13th October 2017
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is something of a dark art. Learn more in this quick guide.
Usability and Flat Design
12th September 2017
Are current design trends making websites less easy to use? An interesting new study suggests they might be.
The write stuff
15th August 2017
Choosing the right words for your website - if visitors don't receive your message loud and clear, you might need to rethink your text content.
11th July 2017
A look back through time at some of the websites we've managed and how they've evolved over the years.
1st June 2017
Many people don't realise the legal responsibilities of owning a website, or wrongly believe that because the internet is a new technology it is less policed than other industries.
10th May 2017
Although there are no international legal requirements that websites must meet, there are industry standards and national laws regarding accessibility.
2nd May 2017
Open data, the less famous cousin of open source, is the idea that the world is a better place when information is freely available.
The mobile web
3rd April 2017
As more and more people use mobile phones to browse the internet, it's now critical that your website looks good on a mobile phone.
Why we love open source
6th December 2016
Open source embodies some very positive aspects of the internet - collaboration, knowledge and skill sharing towards a common goal.
What is responsive design?
7th November 2016
Responsive design means creating web pages that adapt to different devices.
Why you need HTTPS
14th October 2016
Running your website over a secure connection (HTTPS) is fast becoming the norm.
OLD Web page size and layout
4th July 2016
Most web pages follow a common set of sizes and layouts, but what's correct?