What is a Domain Name? Website jargon explained

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At Green Ginger Design, we want to make all aspects of websites and website design as jargon-free as possible. And we explain what common web terms are.  A domain name is the name of your website’s address. The Internet’s Domain Name System, or DNS, lets users refer to a website by a name, rather than the… Read more »

Favourite 5 Website Content Tools

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You want a website. Great idea! You might even have a design for your website (if not, feel free to fill in our Design Brief – we’d be only too happy to help…). Now you need website content. So here are some useful tools to get you started. 1 Photos This is often the starting… Read more »

5 Favourite Colour Inspiration Tools

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Struggling to find the right colour scheme for your website? Here are five great sites for colour inspiration. 1 Color Lisa If you love wandering around art galleries, this is the website to provide colour inspiration for you. Made by Ryan McGuire, it is a curated list of colours used by the world’s great artists… Read more »

Choosing website colours

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Website colours matter for 4 reasons: Psychologically – certain colours have strong associations, although beware stereotypes. Pink for girls and blue for boys is sexist and outdated – so try to think beyond the stereotypes. Accessibility – contrast is important in making text readable for anyone with sight issues. Black and white might seem like… Read more »

Favourite 5 coffee + places East london

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I love coffee.  I have one precious cup a day, so it has to be REALLY good. Luckily, we are spoilt for coffee choice in East London.  These are my favourite cafes, all of which serve excellent coffee, and all of which offer something a bit extra too. 1 White Mulberries + St Katherine Docks… Read more »

Favourite 5: Shoreditch Street Art

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I love art, and I’m very fond of Shoreditch. I know it is often mocked nowadays, but I’ve always found it’s hipster obsessions rather endearing. I knew that there was high quality graffiti in the area. But, when on a recent walking art tour of Shoreditch – which I can’t recommend highly enough – my eyes were opened… Read more »

Favourite 5 Royalty-Free Photography Sites

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Here are my favourite five photography websites where you can source photos for your website (warning: browsing these websites can waste many hours of your time…): These websites all publish photographs that are licensed under Creative Common Zero, which means that you can copy, modify, distribute and publish the images for free.  You don’t need… Read more »

What is a Content Management System?

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A Content Management System, often referred to as CMS for short, is a system for managing the content on a website.  Usually set up when a website is designed, the website owner can then edit existing content or add new content to a live site. Without a CMS, you are dependent on your website designer to… Read more »

Favourite Five: Galleries in London

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These are my favourite five buildings that are also galleries, in the loosest sense. All the galleries work as beautiful spaces to visit in their own right, and include some exemplary design. All can be transformed as needs change either over time or for different exhibitions, showing that the best design functions well too. 1 Tower… Read more »

What is Mobile First?

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Mobile First means that a website design starts with how the website will look on a mobile, then adding extra content as the screen size increases. Mobile First is in contrast to a “Desktop-Lite” website, which starts with a website designed for a desktop screen and then cuts content which doesn’t work on a phone. The majority… Read more »