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“Flat Design” – The New Trend In Design

Before I put finger to keyboard here, I have to put my hand up and admit that my first reaction to “Flat Design” was that it was a load of nonsense, just putting a clever name to a style that existed ages ago, after all, when the newspaper advertisements were the big thing there was an important element to factor in called (some of you will recall) “white space”. Indeed the concept of white space has returned with Flat Design in that the designers allow more space around the websites core message so the user can read it easier. Continue reading ““Flat Design” – The New Trend In Design” »

 

A Model For Recurring Revenue Streams

I’m rather proud to say I’ve established companies in the past which have benefited hugely from the concept of recurring revenue streams, but who do they serve? How can both client and service provider enjoy the benefits of recurring monthly payments? Continue reading “A Model For Recurring Revenue Streams” »

 

The wonders of John Lewis website.

How many businesses have read in awe the statistics of www.johnlewis.co.uk according to John Lewis themselves, the renowned online shopping site takes more dosh than all of their high street stores and as much as their London Oxford Street branch – a massive achievement for which they are due great respect, but could you replicate such performance? Continue reading “The wonders of John Lewis website.” »

 

So how do you remember all those passwords?

Don’t we all at some time or other wonder how on earth we’re going to remember all the flippin passwords we need and of course our brain is as befuddled with passwords for our computer, Facebook, Youtube, this tube that tube, pin numbers and more.

Continue reading “So how do you remember all those passwords?” »

 

Surviving Your First Year as a Self-Employed Designer

Surviving Your First Year as a Self-Employed DesignerGoing it alone can be both liberating and terrifying! Leaving the cosy surroundings of the office can be a big step but it may just pay off in the long run.

It can be tough going solo. Although the work can be much more flexible Continue reading “Surviving Your First Year as a Self-Employed Designer” »

 

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Social Media Marketing

outsourcing social mediaIf, like me, you find yourself dedicating more and more time to social media, you’re certainly not alone. In a recent survey by our sister website, 56% of business owners claimed to be spending at least 5 hours a week managing their social media profiles, and a staggering 28% are spending over 10 hours a week! Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Social Media Marketing” »

 

NEW! Free Backlink Checker – Check all your Backlinks in Seconds!

free backlink checkerIn addition to original, well written copy and an engaging social profile, gaining quality links from trusted authority websites continues to be one of the most important factors for website owners wishing to increase referral visitors and improve search engine rankings.

Of course the challenge with link building (aside from acquiring links in the first place) has always been keeping them! If you’re passionate about your website and SEO and regularly check your backlinks haven’t been removed, you’ll know this can be extremely time consuming.

If this problem sounds familiar then we have a solution for you with our brilliant new backlink checker. And best of all it’s completely free to use Continue reading “NEW! Free Backlink Checker – Check all your Backlinks in Seconds!” »

 

New Google Plus Cover Photo Dimensions + Downloadable Photoshop Template

new google plus cover photo dimensionsNo sooner had we finished publishing our post on creating great looking Google Plus Cover Photos, than on March 6th, Google completely changes the layout of its user profiles and brand pages giving us a whole new set of dimensions (and headaches) to work with.

So we’ve spent the last few days reviewing these changes and as ever we’ve got some great tips AND a downloadable Photoshop Template Continue reading “New Google Plus Cover Photo Dimensions + Downloadable Photoshop Template” »

 

Facebook Cover Photo & Profile Picture Sizes + Photoshop Template & 7 Top Tips

Facebook Cover Photo & Profile Picture Sizes + Top TipsFollowing on from our post last week about image sizes for your Google+ Business Page, this week our attention turns to Facebook Cover Photo & Profile Picture sizes as we reveal some of the tricks of the trade to get your images looking sharp.

Oh, and just like last week we’ve included a downloadable Photoshop Template to get you started Continue reading “Facebook Cover Photo & Profile Picture Sizes + Photoshop Template & 7 Top Tips” »

 

Google+ Cover Photo & Profile Image Sizes for Business Page + 8 Top Tips

google plus image sizesFor some time now we’ve been working hard on our Social Media profiles, not least the newest of the bunch; Google+. One of the first tasks we undertook was to brand our Google+ business page so that people would instantly recognise us, but as we quickly discovered, this isn’t quite as easy as Google would have us believe… Continue reading “Google+ Cover Photo & Profile Image Sizes for Business Page + 8 Top Tips” »

 
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