Design, Theory & Ramblings

Abbie Johnson: Worthwhile work experience

A few months ago I found myself scouring the internet to find worthwhile work experience that would help me stand out from the crowd. As an English student the stereotypical ‘what are you going to do with that degree?’ pressure can occasionally bother me and send me in a panic...

Why aren't there more female web developers?

It is no secret that the tech side of the digital industry continues to be male dominated as just last year it was reported 50,000 girls were turning away from a STEM education each year and in an extensive survey which was carried out by PwC , the results showed...

A few of my favourite resources for website development

Being a web developer is predominantly based around problem solving the designs and features that get passed our way. This is something that I and am sure other developers thrive off - bringing functionality and life to static designs is what is so special about web / digital design. Sometimes...

From Design Student to Digital Agency Director

When I was a student at Wigan & Leigh College or University of Salford, I used to absorb as much information as possible from other students, graduates and industry professionals. My main questions when I was younger was ‘How did you get into the design industry?’ and ‘How did you...

My Top 5 Free Icon Websites

As a Designer I use iconography quite a lot within my creative work, some projects more than others.. I have a few go-to websites I love to use and can pretty much find exactly what I’m looking for from no more than 5 websites, Here are my top 5 free...

Keep Your Website Brief Away from Marketing Agencies

Now, before we get into this, we are not out to sling mud at every single marketing agency on the planet. There are many out there - in Manchester, and beyond - who work wonders with their clients.  Whether they offer SEO, PPC, PR, social media marketing, or good old...

Here’s Why Typography Is So Important for Your Website

There’s no two ways about it: The words on your website matter. But this post isn’t about what those words say; here we’re going to discuss how those words look. Typography and font-choice cannot and should not be an afterthought when designing and developing a website. They have a far-reaching...

Your website in comic sans

For this blog I decided why not have a little bit of fun and change the fonts on a few websites to the infamous 'Comic Sans', why? because its the font everyone loves to hate and I thought well why not give it a chance and see what site look...

How Often Should You Update Your Blog?

We’re going to let you in on a little secret:  The more often you update your blog with high quality, unique, and insightful content, the more likely it is that your visitors will subscribe, read, and share. You’ll also boost your performance on social media, boost your search rankings, and...

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