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Are you expecting too much from your audience?

Are you expecting too much from your audience?

I don’t consider myself to be a usability expert by any stretch. I like to think I’m pretty familiar with some of the basic usability tenets: KISS (keep it simple, stupid), Don’t make me think!...

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Tech start-up? How to get more from your first website.

Tech start-up? How to get more from your first website.

Use your website to build credibility for your start-up or scale-up, fast.

The technology sector is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting industries in the UK. In the first six months of...

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The halo effect: how your website could be putting people off your business

The halo effect: how your website could be putting people off your business

The science behind how first impressions count and your website 'quirks' could be driving away visitors.

Last week we talked about some of the ways that human psychology affects the way we...

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What's lurking beneath?

What's lurking beneath?

Just like with an iceberg, when we look at a website, we’re only seeing a fraction of what is really going on. What could be lurking beneath the glossy exterior of your website?

Iceberg

On the...

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Five common website errors that annoy your visitors

Five common website errors that annoy your visitors

Does your website feature any of these things that annoy the majority of people? Here are five of the most basic usability sins - the issues you might have on your website that annoy your...

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Agencies – at your service?

Agencies – at your service?

How the customer/agency relationship can go wrong, and how to avoid it.

When I’m talking to new or existing customers, I like to talk to them about other agencies. What can I say? – I’m nosy. ...

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New Year, New Server

New Year, New Server

As far as managing servers go no news is good news, and you can be sure when a server sends an email it’s never good news… So when I came in on Monday morning to an email from our primary server...

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Heartbleed – what you need to know

Heartbleed – what you need to know

So, anyone with their eyes on the tech blogs or the national news will no doubt be aware of a significant security vulnerability in OpenSSL which is being referred to as one of the biggest...

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Website content – mind your Peas and Queues

Website content – mind your Peas and Queues

Writing website copy: it’s an essential part of the process of creating a website, but in some cases it’s a bit of an after-thought. Sometimes we – as a web design agency – even end up supplying...

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Good website design – sites we like

Good website design – sites we like

The thing about the web is that it’s so much part of everyday life that it’s become wallpaper – we know it’s there but we don’t notice the details. So when asked to think of websites they like, or...

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Will Apple kill Flash and change the way we make websites?

Will Apple kill Flash and change the way we make websites?

Apple boss Steve Jobs has been unequivocal in his opinion on Flash – Apple does not now, nor will it ever support Flash on its products.

So, with Apple setting the pace in many aspects of the...

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The HTML5 logo from a designer’s perspective

The HTML5 logo from a designer’s perspective

Discussions about logo design are no longer contained to design agency walls. A case in point is the Olympic logo, with a reach that affects a wide range of people, and which has been criticised...

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Freshleaf recognised as Investors in People employer

Freshleaf recognised as Investors in People employer

This week Freshleaf celebrates being awarded the Investors in People standard.

The Investors in People standard helps businesses to improve their performance by developing their people. It...

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The Future of Web Design

The Future of Web Design

Carsonified’s Future of Web Design 09 Conference in London today produced some interesting food for thought. Not entirely focussed on the ‘future’ of web design as such, it could perhaps have more...

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Don’t build your business around your software… build your software around your business

Don’t build your business around your software… build your software around your business

Business software and systems make life easier. From your accounting system through document management, workflow systems and intranets to product databases and e-commerce solutions, business...

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