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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • Eye Flight Films - Responsive Site!

    Take a look at our latest fully responsive site – Eye Flight Films.

    “THE most complete and fascinating tour of the Southern Lakes ever produced.

    All-new extensive aerial footage brings you previously impossible views, gripping tales of murders and ghouls, lost history and the stories hidden in the heart of Britain’s most astonishing scenery.”

    There are a number of historic stories shared in the Eye Flight DVD and guide book, these include Beatrix Potter, Donald Campbell, the Wastwater Murders and more!

    Take a look at the products available and the full site here - http://www.eyeflightfilms.co.uk/

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  • Aycliffe Fabrications - new site!

    Here’s another example of a fully responsive and mobile friendly site that we’ve launched. Take a look around it and tell us what you think!

    “Established in 1980 Aycliffe Fabrications is now a successful, well established company renowned for high quality work and exceptional service and we take pride in our reputation which has built up over many years. We manufacture bespoke metal products in Mild Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminium ranging from the everyday 'useful things' to large artistic commissions and everything else in between.”

    Full site here - http://www.aycliffefabrications.co.uk/

     

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  • Responsive Design… What’s It All About?

    Responsive Web Design is very important, mainly to reach a wider audience, improve SEO, increase conversion rates and to be in sync with the latest trends in web design.

    Responsive Web Design (RWD) is simply an approach of laying-out and coding a website so that the website provides an optimal viewing experience, ease of reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling across a wide range of devices (including desktop computer monitors, tablets and mobile phones).

    Having a responsive site can benefit you in a few ways:

    • Better, faster, smarter user experience

    Putting your customer first is key and ensuring that their experience on your site is the best it can possibly be. Having a responsive and mobile friendly site means that the user can enjoy the site to its full potential no regardless of what device their using to view it on.

    • Cost effective

    Even though initially, responsive sites take a little longer to put together, they survive a lot longer and management, support and upgrades only need to be applied to one place which saves time and money.

    • SEO optimised

    Google recommends a responsive approach for SEO. Managing the SEO for multiple mobile and desktop sites can be difficult and has been proven to be less effective compared to a responsive site.

    • Improve conversion rates

    An optimised and consistent site, no matter what platform it’s viewed on, provides a better experience for the user which is more likely to lead to them engaging with you.

     

    If you want to talk to us a little bit more about responsive web design or maybe you have a site that you’re wanting to make responsive, please contact us

     

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  • Just Juels - New Site!

    Another site that we’ve recently launched after making it fully responsive and mobile friendly was this one for Just Juels.

    “This is a family run business trading for over 2 years with friendly, helpful staff and modern, classy 'chic' surroundings, selling affordable designer jewellery ranges to suit all ages and all pockets. We work very hard to give you the best experience in store and online and are adding designer brands on an ongoing basis to ensure we have plenty choice of the hottest on trend brands. We stock many big names and everyone should find that special piece to reflect their personality.”

    Please take a look at the full site here and tell us what you think - http://www.justjuelsjewellery.co.uk/

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  • The person behind the social network...

    So, we all use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram probably on a daily basis but do you know how they all started? We’d like to give you some cool facts about the history behind these popular social networks.

     

    Facebook

    • Was founded on 4th February 2004
    • Founders are: Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes
    • Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook
    • 44 billion monthly active users (as of May 2015)
    • 936 million daily active users

    According to the New Yorker, Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colour blind which means that the one colour he sees best is blue. This is apparently the reason behind the Facebook logo being blue as he told the New Yorker that ‘"Blue is the richest colour for me. I can see all of blue".

    Design365 Facebook

     

     

    Twitter

    • Was founded on 21st March 2006
    • Founders are: Evan Williams, Noah Glass, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone
    • Jack Dorsey is the CEO of Twitter
    • Over 270 million monthly active users
    • The average Twitter user follows five or more businesses
    • In 2004, the word ‘Hashtag’ was added to the Oxford Dictionary

    It is said that the little bird logo for Twitter is called Larry. It’s apparently named after former NBA player, Larry Bird, who played for Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's home-state team, the Boston Celtics.

    Design365 Twitter

     

     

    Instagram

    • Created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger
    • Launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app
    • 300 million monthly active users
    • Instagram has grown over 50% in a year and is now bigger than Twitter
    • Brand engagement rates are at their highest at 4.21% on Instagram
    • Adding a location to your upload results in 79% higher engagement

    After going for 2 years, Instagram was bought in 2012 by Facebook for $1 billion. When it was bought by Facebook, Instagram only had 13 employees.

    Design365 Instagram

     

  • Using SnapChat to promote your business...

    Over the past 5 years, we’ve seen so many trends appearing with new social networks being released. While most of you are pulling your hair out at the thought of having to download yet another app on your phone, remember more passwords and having even more ways to communicate with people, for businesses and brands, this is perfect!

    Any form of promotion or campaign that takes place on social networks are cost effective and help you reach a much wider audience. If you have a younger audience who are active on Snapchat, then not engaging with them through this network is simply untapped potential. The app is perfect to grab someone’s attentions through the power of image, video and a short amount of text.

    Here is how Snapchat has been used in business previously –

    • The NBA Generates Excitement for Kevin Durant’s MVP Announcement via Snapchat

    In a three photo story, the NBA created a story to encourage fans to tune in on real time on NBATV.com and NBA.com as Kevin accepted the award.

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    • GrubHub Uses Snapchat to Find a Summer Intern

    Using the Snapchat Stories feature, GrubHub posted a six image photo slideshow explaining how interested candidates can apply until May 9th with a snap of their best doodle.

     

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    If you have any questions about Social Media for your business, please tweet us at @Design365_Bruce

     

  • CCN - new responsive site!

    Here’s another example of our work, we’ve recently created a new fully responsive and mobile friendly site for CCN.

    “At CCN IIS we are committed to firstly help our clients win and then deliver on all aspects of project completion from initial CONCEPT through DESIGN and then BUILD followed with leading AFTER CARE support.

    We LISTEN to what our customers say and view our customers as our best source of learning as to how we can improve. We are constantly searching for faster, quicker, more effective and competitive solutions to achieve excellence in our products and in our service to our market.”

    Check out the full site here - http://ccn-uk.com/

     

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  • Art Inc - Responsive Site!

    What do you think of this new site we’ve recently launched? The Art Inc site is very image-based to reflect the nature of the business. We’ve designed it so the site is fully responsive and mobile friendly.

    Art Inc comprises of a dedicated team of professionals whose experience encompasses a range of related skills, including commercial space-planning and interior design disciplines, high tech visualisations and animations and state of the art paint technologies.

    The team is extremely personable and they listen with an open mind to any client proposals offering the best available service and advice on your personal projects. Art Inc bring years of continuously evolving experience to bear to make your visions a reality to truly astound.

    To check out their gallery please visit their site and tell us what you think http://art-inc.co.uk/

     

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  • Anna Addison Associates - New Responsive Site!

    We’ve re-designed the Anna Addison Associates site and made it fully responsive and mobile-friendly.

    Anna Addison Associates is one of the North East and Yorkshire's longest established and most experienced public relations businesses, launched in 2005, offering media relations, profile raising, copywriting and social media services.

    Check it out and tell us what you think - http://www.annaaddisonassociates.com/

     

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  • Little Angel Cafe - Responsive Site!

    We have recently launched this beautiful new site for the Little Angel Café. The site is fully responsive and mobile friendly.

    A beautiful little café situated in the heart of Hexham. The Little Angel Café is proud to serve food which is locally sourced, freshly prepared, delicious and good value.

    Beautiful coffees, delicious cakes and pastries, lovely sandwiches, gorgeous pizzas, wonderful gelato, stunning wine and beers. They even stay open late on Friday and Saturday evenings!

    To see their full site, please visit http://www.thelittleangelcafe.com/

     

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