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Step-by-Step Banner Design

Banner design: how to design your own banners

Advertising banners are an elementary component of online marketing. Well-designed advertisements invite the viewer to take advantage of your offer. Therefore, well-made graphics can generate attention, clicks, and ultimately sales. However, many things can go wrong when it comes to banner design. We explain to you in a step-by-step guide what constitutes good banner advertising and which mistakes...

Instagram for business: social media marketing

Instagram for business, part 1: What is Instagram?

A picture paints a thousand words – this may sound like a cliché, but in a marketing context, it’s become an accurate assessment. Images and videos are becoming more and more important when it comes to communicating with potential customers; the visual image of a brand is almost as important as the content offered. And this is where Instagram comes into play. Almost all major brands are aware of...

Reading habits on the web

Reading habits on the web: keep your online content snappy

When it comes to content design, trends are always moving forward. Long-established patterns in the offline world have moved into the digital age and evolved into a whole new way of reading web pages. In both conveying and consuming information, our online behaviour has changed our communication and reading habits. Online content is now scanned rather than read word-for-word. These developments...

The Best Alternatives to Paint

An Overview of the Best Paint Alternatives

Microsoft Paint is a classic among graphics programs. However, the software, which is standard on all Windows systems since Windows 95, has long since been surpassed by other software. That’s why Microsoft will not be developing the program any longer. Find out which free paint alternatives are available in this comprehensive review.

What does a good logo look like? A new study

Branding: how effective are the best-known logos

We are constantly surrounded by company logos: but just how closely do we actually look at these graphics? A study titled ‘Branded in Memory’ has gone ahead and tested this: how well can people draw a well-known logo from memory? Over 150 men and women, young and old, attempted this and in part managed to achieve very good results. The main take away was that basic structure and strong colours are...

How to create the perfect style guide for your website

Web style guides – a detailed design concept for your website

Fixed guidelines about design and branding are essential for a professional and serious web presence. Companies usually outline these in what’s known as a style guide. These serve as outlines for web designers and editors, and have the aim of presenting companies or institutions as one single entity across all media – including their website and social media accounts. But what does this actually...

Finding the right Instagram strategy for your business

Instagram for businesses, part 2: strategy and planning

Find success on Instagram! When unknown faces can expand their follower base and become famous influencers in just a couple of months, it seems like it should be easy for a business to do the same. But there’s more to creating a successful Instagram account than just posting pretty pictures – to gain long-term followers and interactions takes hard work and a lot of planning. So if you want your...

How to create a photo gallery for your website

Web design basics: creating a photo gallery for your website

Multimedia content is an integral part of the internet. From images to GIFs to videos – without engaging visual elements, websites become dull, grey blocks of text, and web stores would be nothing but an endless list of product descriptions. Image galleries are a popular way of presenting graphics and images clearly on to a web project. With some simple HTML, it’s easy to create a basic Lightbox...

Everything you need to know about design rights

Design rights: protecting your design idea

Ever wondered why products never have the same shape and ornamentation, even when it comes to everyday items like toilet paper or bottles of beer? The answer lies in design right and registration. Though the UK’s independent body for copyright and design, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), offers their design right policy free of charge, design registration is a more legally binding way to...


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