Design, Theory & Ramblings

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...

What I’ve been up to this month - April 2017

As it’s been a while since I showcased my latest work I thought it would be best to show you 3 or 4 of my latest designs I have been working on, there is a vast variety this month featuring and Advertising agency, a Bakery, Paint retails and a leading...

Just How Important Are Infographics in Marketing?

In any given day, there are 2 million new blog posts, 500 million tweets, and almost 5 billion Facebook updates all uploaded onto the internet. So, how exactly can you distil all of the new (and relevant) information into something more palatable for your audience? In any given day, there...

Why are you building your own website?

Would You Build Your Own House? No? So, why are you building your own website? You might think that’s quite a dramatic statement. After all, very few people find themselves in a position where building their own house is even a viable option. But let’s just imagine for a moment...

Why is our concept conversion rate so high?

Here at Shape we set the bar high in terms of work output, and look to create awesome relationships with every client from the get go. But why is our web design concept rate so high? Let's take a look at some elements of the process...

Web Design trends : 2017

Each year Web Design changes and adapts to whats current and this year is no different. Check out what we have seen as the latest trends for 2017

5 Reasons Why You Need to Update Your Website

3 - 4 years is a long time in web design. In fact, it’s about enough time for new standards, practices, and technologies to emerge. So, with that in mind, if you’re sitting on a website developed pre-2012, it could be time to think about a refresh. And yes, we...

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