Web design Posts

Gavin Hirst - Tuesday 8th September 2015


The great mobile optimisation check list – your guide to optimising for mobile

Ever since the roll out of Google’s mobile friendly algorithm on April 21st, we have been working closely with clients and prospects to make sure their sites are optimised for mobile. The new algorithm, dubbed by some as ‘Mobilegeddon’ basically now includes an element that considers mobile friendliness within the ranking algorithm – if your site is not considered mobile friendly, then you are not going to rank as well for keywords as those sites that are.

Optimising for mobile however is more than just creating a responsive or mobile specific site; optimising for mobile is to consider the user experience on a mobile device and optimise the way your site functions to make that experience the best possible experience whilst delivering high quality content. The content will not change much from desktop to mobile, a key part of any SEO strategy, however the way it is delivered on a…

Paul Thornton - Wednesday 22nd February 2012


Are Graphic Designers killing the web?

This week I read a really interesting post on The Guardian about just this topic (you can have a read here), and it got me thinking. The author obviously set out to be slightly controversial (not unusual for readers of The Guardian) and perhaps takes it slightly to the point of exaggeration, but he does raise a really interesting question and one which we’ve discussed here a few times before. So let’s start with one simple fact: designing websites is not the same as doing graphic design. That’s probably upset a whole load of people, but it’s the truth. My very favourite quote about design is from Steve Jobs who said about design that “..it’s not just what it looks like and feels like. It’s how it works.”
(I read his biography over Xmas and couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Buy it here)

So let’s think about…