Choosing Typefaces: 5 Top Tips

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Choosing typefaces for your website can be daunting.  But the choice you make matters. It needs to reflect the style of product or service you are selling, as well as being clear and readable on any size screen. Here are my top tips to get you started: 1 Choose the same family If you want to guarantee… Read more »

New Website Design

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I have spent the last few months working on a website re-design for my own business, Green Ginger Design. I want to share, here, the thought processes behind the changes. As a website designer and coder, this is my shop window. So it’s crucial that it the website re-design sells my design style. Website re-design: brand… Read more »

Summer Exhibitions in London: my top 5

Top 5 London Summer Exhibitions

We are going to be spoilt for summer exhibitions in London. Here are my top five recommendations – some I have visited already, the rest are on my “to-go” list! 1 Giacometti – Tate Modern Few sculptors are more recognisable than Giacometti.  His elongated figures embody both the physical making and the emotional story behind. But these figures emerge only after… Read more »

5 Recommended London Exhibitions to visit this Spring

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London is a world-class centre for art. Here is a selection of five of the best London exhibitions on at the moment, from blockbuster shows to a small-scale installation. All worth a visit! 1 David Hockney – Tate Britain This major retrospective of one of Britain’s most-loved painters throws up a few surprises, as well… Read more »

Favourite Five Modern Buildings in London

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London has always been known for its rich history – the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben. But significant architectural additions have been made in the last twenty years, and transformed it into a cutting-edge 21st-century city that celebrates modern art and design. Here are five of my favourite modern buildings. 1 The Shard Can you… Read more »

What chair describes your website?

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Strange question? Maybe. And maybe it’s just because I love chairs. But it is really helpful to have a few words to describe the feel of your website. Sometimes it’s hard to think of these. Some people use characters – typical customers, or famous people they would like their brand to be like. My version:… Read more »

Top tips for taking website photos

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A strong trend in websites for 2017 is authenticity. This applies as much to website photos as to content. It’s your brand, your product, your service – if you take your own photos, your personality will come through. And as smartphones become more sophisticated, so does your opportunity to take your own website photos, without having… Read more »

Favourite 5 (+ 1) Websites of 2017 – so far…

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What are my favourite websites right now? Not for me websites full of tricks that take seconds to load. I love clean design, with space on the site for the content to breathe.   I have used most of these sites many times. They are my favourite websites because I know that they not only look beautiful… Read more »