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 icon websites I use on a daily basis.

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 fashioned print, they know what they’re good at, and they consistently deliver.

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 impact on so many important elements, including user experience, user perception, readability, and even mood.

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 boost your referral traffic.

And you’ll ultimately increase your email database, lead generation, and customer retention

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 Commercial Vehicle Leasing company.

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 are 2 million new blog posts, 500 million tweets, and almost 5 billion Facebook updates all uploaded onto the internet.

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 that it is…

Off to a flyer in 2017… What I’ve been upto

After having a relatively steady December after we decided to get all of our work done before the new year, 2017 has got off to a flyer.. With a mix of new clients and existing clients wanting things re-designing I have had a busy few weeks and I must admit, I absolutely love it. There is nothing better than getting my hands on a brand new website. I love the creativity and process which comes from starting a new design. Here is a short list of designs I have done since the new year.. 

New client: The Plough at Lupton

A few months ago we were contacted by a potential client based up North in the Lake District. The Plough at Lupton are a small, historic pub located in Lupton, cumbria who offer high quality food with a room to stay.

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 some time searching some of the popular showcase and work sites.

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