Design, Theory & Ramblings

What is User Experience?

User experience is a term often used in the technology industry. Here at Shape it’s something that’s constantly prioritised in any project that we take on, it’s at the forefront of most technological advances and it’s usually the reason we are constantly undergoing updates on any devices we use. But...

12 Essential Tips for Creating the Perfect Design Portfolio

Whether you’re applying for a job in the real world or online, your portfolio is the first impression that you’re going to give to your potential employers. Within it, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your very best work, all your experience while having the ability to show your potential...

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...

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