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15 April 2016
Using grid systems to create pace in your layouts
On Wednesday the bcs design team took a trip to DXN event, a monthly meetup about web design. Andy Clarke talked about Imaginative Grid Systems which really challenged our thinking and approach to web layouts.
11 April 2016
Google Updates Its Search Quality Rater Guidelines
After Google saw several leaked versions of its Search Quality Rater Guidelines, it decided it was time to publish the full and “official” 160-page document, which it did in November 2015.
01 April 2016
Cue eye rolling - it's April Fools' Day!
So unless you’ve been asleep all morning, it would have been pretty hard to avoid the fact that the internet seems even more untrustworthy than usual.
01 April 2016
Facebook change the 20% text rule
We have all been in the annoying position where Facebook has denied a sponsored post or advert due to it having more than 20% text on the image.
18 March 2016
More important Instagram updates
Earlier this week we discussed how Instagram had made some important changes which could make it easier for businesses and marketers to use. This week, Instagram made another announcement.
17 March 2016
The rise of Instagram for business
Is Instagram finally starting to accept businesses using it as a marketing tool?
04 March 2016
5 Basic Principles of Design
Recently I came across a wonderful TED talk on the study of flags, also known as Vexillology. The speaker, the wonderful Roman Mars, revealed the five basic principles of flag design and explained why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.
24 February 2016
Lights. Camera. Inbound Marketing.
If a powerful alliance could be formed between two creative disciplines in the digital world, it would be between video and inbound marketing.
29 January 2016
What about ROI?
It’s the acronym everybody loves to hate and ROI (Return on Investment) has been clucking at the tips of tongues since marketing’s very conception.
26 January 2016
Death by web design
Exploring how social compliance methods can and are already being used on the web. How are designers using similar techniques as Derren Brown to persuade people to perform certain actions online?