Design, Theory & Ramblings

Web Applications we use at Shape

To make everything run smoothly internally at Shape, theres a few website applications we use pretty much daily. I sometimes get asked “Do you use this” or “Oh no, you don’t use that do you!?” but depending on the company / studio size, usually depends on the applications you require...

The Pros and Cons of choosing a small design agency

I often get asked the question, can we handle a job of ‘that scale’ or do we have enough staff to work with ‘that client’. And it’s very easy to give a Yes or No answer once I’ve received a project brief, and/or had a meeting with the potential client...

Best sites of October

As the month comes to a close, I look back at some of the sweet sweet candy that has made it’s way onto the Internet this October. And let me tell you, these ones are sweeter than honey!

Cool Web Design References

Whenever I start a new project, or have spare time between projects, I like to search for some cool references to give me inspiration for whatever my next project will be. From searching for cool button styles, and font pairings to Looking for basic colour combinations.. I love to spend...

5 Of the most Inspiring Event Websites

Events don’t usually get their own website, but when they do, it’s hand crafted specifically for what they need. These types of websites tend to be a lot more informative than your usual sites and have to draw you in, make you care about what they're trying to say...

Why we love Craft Commerce

As well as being an amazing Content Management System (CMS) - Craft also can be a powerful eCommerce platform. We’ve used many in the past such as Cart Throb (EE), Magento, Shopify etc. But we’ve found that Craft Commerce can perform better than all of these when you use it...

Sandman Triathlon Report

This weekend I took part in my final Triathlon of the year over in Anglesey. The Sandman Triathlon is the third and final race in the Always Aim High Triathlon series after the Slateman Triathlon in Llanberis and the Snowdonia Triathlon in Capel Curig. The events have a special place...

Cool Websites Redesign

Whenever I start a new project, I like to get a start point by looking for inspiration. Whether that be from past project I have done, client competitors or other outside sources from Dribbble, Behance or awards sites like Web Creme or Awwwards, It’s always good to see what s...

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