5 Website Builders Reviewed

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Website builders are a great starting point for a business or personal site. You might not have the budget to invest in a bespoke site straight away, or you might like the challenge of designing a site yourself – that’s how I discovered the joys of website design! The range of options out there can… Read more »

An ABC of Website Jargon – Part 1

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Website jargon is bandied around all too readily. Here is Part 1 of my ABC of the most common Website Jargon. And I’ve included tips about how to maximise your website’s potential. Above the Fold All the content that is visible when you first land on the page. The phrases comes from newspapers, when the… Read more »

Design ID: How to combine Colour and Typography

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What is your brand’s Design ID? Do you have a clear identity? Does your brand express this identity? Colour is a brilliant, immediate way to express you and your brand, and the starting point of your Design ID. “Up to 85% of someone’s initial perception of your brand is down to the colour alone.” – Karen… Read more »

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

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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 »