What is Good User Interface Design?

So just what is user interface design and why is it a golden path to website success? User interface design may be seen as a customer focused approach which lends itself to ensuring that all that is done on a website is done with the customer in mind.  This may include helping website visitors to navigate through products and services without confusion or even ensuring that information is set out in a clear and concise way, reducing any unnecessary clutter which could potentially distract them from the end goal. The …

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Website Design for Business

Website design has come leaps and bounds since it was first made commercially available, way back in the 1990’s.  Today the webpage holds a lot of weight, as the one single place where information is transformed into an easily accessible matrix of links.  In a business sense, the web page has become the central location to synthesize all things business related.  Whether it’s showcasing the latest product or services, offering engaging content such as blogs or providing mandatory information for key stakeholders, its all a matter of convenience.  People need …

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We are proud and loud…about WordPress

But what is it? WordPress is a fully featured customisable website creation platform, used by millions of people all around the world. Google loves WordPress sites. Because they are updated most frequently with well structured content and keywords, so WordPress websites rank quickly compared to other websites. Just a few of the best features of WordPress: 1) Flexible to change the look 2) Social network friendly – easily integrate your Facebook and Twitter 3) Highly SEO friendly 4) Managing your own content 5) Constant growth potential 6) Multi user capable …

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How do colours affect purchases?

How do colours affect purchases? Colour and Branding Colour increases brand recognition by 80%. Why is this important? If we recognise a brand we instantly connect with their values thus increasing consumer confidence and a quicker purchasing decision. BOOM! Do you still think colours have no impact? Intelligence, Light, Organisation Yellow is the colour most visible to the human eye. Yellow is not a colour associated with luxurious items and can often be seen as childish. Energy, Strength, Passion. Red evokes feelings of urgency because it is often associated with …

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Improve your website layout!

White Space Matters! White space refers to the area within a pages layout that is left empty. It is the space between graphics, margins or text and is also referred to as negative space. White space should not be considered merely ‘blank’ space — it is an important element of design which enables the objects in it to exist in a balanced manner. The use of white spaces is key to aesthetic composition.    Image One                                   …

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What’s WordPress got to do with it?

Have you ever considered using WordPress to build your own website or are you a WordPress hater? Birmingham based Design company Kimberley-Jane: Design asks you to read on to discover how her dislike turned in to a fully fledged love affair… Would you believe me if I told you this website was built and designed in WordPress? Well it was and it only required a few weeks of planning. I have a background in Website Development and Graphic Design but like most designers my skills are stronger in one area …

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