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 »

10 Tips for filling in a Design Brief

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The first step towards a new website is to complete a Design Brief – have a look at ours here. It’s not just how a website looks that is important for a Design Brief. These are things to consider before you start filling it in – some obvious, some less so. This is probably the only time a designer… Read more »

How to Use Photography for Websites

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Photography brings any website to life. Whether it is a background image that is revealed as you scroll down the page, or a banner image that introduces the brand to the visitor, choose your images carefully. The origin of the phrase “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” is disputed (maybe Tess Flanders in… Read more »

Favourite 5 Image Editing Tools

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Images are a great way of creating an immediate impact on your blog, website, or twitter feed. Images with text are even better. This is where the new generation of image editing tools comes in. Gone are the days when Photoshop was the go-to photo editing tool. Photoshop still has amazing powers, but it takes… Read more »

What is a Hosting Company? Web jargon explained

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A Hosting Company, or Host, enables you – whether an individual or a company – to put your website on the web. To do this, a Hosting Company rents space on their server for your files to be stored. The Host then provides an IP address for your domain name (check out this blog to explain what a domain… Read more »