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Case Study: AssureData

Case Study: AssureData Brand and Website AssureData Brief Jim Sneddon, founder of AssureData approached DADD a year after helping him with a previous business. He needed a logo and website that offered visitors information about how AssureData could help customers...

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20% off October websites

We all like a deal. So here's one to help you get that website project done, for less. 20% less! If you book your website project in October, we'll give you 20% off. So for example, a 5 page website to showcase your company would normally cost £500 (ex. VAT), but for...

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Website checklist of 26 things

We've put together this handy checklist of 26 things to consider when designing your website. Domain. Choose a web address (domain) that people can remember easily Host. Choose a reliable hosting provider. See our hosting page for who we recommend. Content Management...

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Accessible web content

Accessible web content 10% of the UK have some kind of disability and in 2005 legislation suggests websites should enable the content to: Appearance can be controlled by the user Can be navigated using a mouse, keyboard or other input devices Work well in text-only...

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Inspiration: this is my wish for you

  this is my wish for you: comfort on difficult days smiles when sadness intrudes rainbows to follow the clouds laughter to kiss your lips friendships to brighten your being beauty for your eyes to see faith so that you can believe confidence for when you doubt...

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How to use #twitter #hashtags

Have you heard about or seen Twitter hashtags? Do you know how powerful a hashtag can be to your brand? Twitter processes 350 billion+ tweets every day! If you want results from your tweets, you need to carefully choosing the most searched hashtags. What is the...

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Dove Real Beauty Sketches – Viral video

In April 2013, Dove wanted more sales leads and increase positive social impact whilst reducing their overall environmental footprint. They investigated a striking trend in behavior of the self-perception of women and came to a single significant recognition: Women...

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How Sochi Did #Social [INFOGRAPHIC]

I thought I'd share this great Infographic by Offerpop that presents some great social #twitter results of the Winter Olympics. As #hashtagging went Canada received gold, U.S. silver and the U.K. bronze? Shaun White featured in over 193 thousand tweets about him by...

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YouTube

Did you know YouTube gets over a billion sets of eyeballs every single month? Most belong to what Google & Nielsen are now calling the The C Generation who care deeply about creation, curation, connection and community. 80% were born from year 2000 on, known as...

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Tip #11: Colour chart with hex codes

The following chart is something I use daily to lookup web safe colours for sites I'm developing. The hex code is needed to give the accurate colour and shade. These ones should work on most browsers. If you found this useful, don't forget to Like Us on facebook...

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Tip #7: EU Cookie Legislation

Why Cookies are used in web design Cookies are small files of letters and numbers. These files are stored on the hard drive of the device you are using, be it a PC, mobile phone, or tablet. These letters and numbers are used to allow a website to remember certain bits...

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Tip #6: 10 Steps to Website Success

If you're curious how you get from start to finish, here are our 10 steps to website success for your business. listen. Share your story of your current situation, your business and competitors, objectives and vision. advise. We think about the best way to achieve all...

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Giving Africa

Case Study Customer: Giving Africa (a UK charity) Brief: Provide a content management system, so all members of the leadership team and interns are able to easily maintain the content about the charity's work. Deliver a social media strategy to grow awareness of the...

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Scuba Crew

Case Study Customer: Scuba Crew (Berkshire, UK) Brief: Complete regeneration of visual brand identity and web presence for a scuba diving training club. Design logo for Scuba Crewsers scuba diving club. To be used on facebook, the company's van and other marketing...

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Real Interiors for Real People

Case Study Customer: Real Interiors UK Brief: Complete regeneration of visual brand identity and web presence for an interior design company targeting the mid-market householder. Design logo for Real Interiors from scratch. To be used on business cards, postcards,...

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Tip #5: Do I build a mobile website or app?

M-commerce (buying things using your phone) is no longer a trend, it’s now just part of normal retail. So when it comes to getting mobile, which route should a retailer choose – that of the smart phone app or that of a mobile-optimised site? With 51% of consumers more...

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M&S broken heart shows how NOT to use QR codes

This seemingly well thought through advert (shown above) was designed to encourage readers of the London Evening Standard to buy flowers for their loved ones. It first assumes you have a QR code (2d barcode) app on your phone. That's OK because many smartphones do and...

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