2010 Recap and Plans For 2011

So 2011 has begun and I’m feeling increasing pressure to lay down some resolutions and/or plans for rest of the year. First off, a recap of last year.

Website Focus: Archiduchesse

Given that one of our most recent website builds was an e-commerce shop, we thought it appropriate to do a Focus post on a website of this kind. So, in our second Website Focus, we look at a French e-commerce store that sells a range of trendy and comfortable sportswear socks. Meet Archiduchesse.

Why Your Web Designer Should Be Your Best Friend

When it comes to something as important as your website, you want nothing but a healthy relationship with your designer. There are already too many ways in which your website can go wrong and being bottom of your designer’s priority list is the last thing you need.

The Power of the Browser – My Browser Breakdown (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third and final post in a series about web browsers. In the first post we looked at the differences between browsers. In the second we looked at how to customise each one and in this one I’ll be giving a complete breakdown of my browser. From the theme I use, to the plugins I run and the layout of my buttons.

The Power of the Browser – Make it Yours (Part 2 of 3)

You don’t have to be a web designer or developer….or any kind of webby to enjoy a better browsing experience. Excuse me while I cringe at using the phrase “a better browsing experience”. That makes it sound incredibly wanky. All I really mean is that most of us use a web browser every single day, normally for a good few hours.

The Power of the Browser – Choose Your Weapon (Part 1 of 3)

Your browser is your gateway to the internet. It’s the computer equivalent of a car. You use it to go everywhere and you rely on it to get you there each time. Ideally, it’ll provide you with as comfortable and pleasurable an experience as possible. This is the first of three posts on making better use of your browser and the benefits of doing so.

SEO – What is it and Why do I Need to be Aware of it?

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is huge area of web design and development that people are often completely unaware of or have an extremely basic understanding of. It is such a broad and deep subject that even many designers and developers struggle to grasp certain aspects.

iPad, Will You?

With the iPad due to launch in the UK on the 28th of this month, I thought I’d give my two cents on what it is and isn’t good for, if you haven’t already read everything there is to read about it elsewhere.

Website Focus – 84 Colors

This is a new feature in our Thoughts section that I’m hoping to maintain and build on reasonably regularly. I’ve grown a bit bored of the common listicle post. You know the ones. 50 websites that use photographic backgrounds. 70 websites that use big, bold typography. 1000 websites that will increase the length of your toenails.