In this blog post I'll be looking at the pros and cons of the different sources of images you can use on a website and the merits of each. Firstly, a little clarification. By "stock imagery" I mean pre-existing photos, available on literally thousands of photo sites online. These are images which you can purchase for use on your website. These images can vary dramatically in price, ranging from pennies up to thousands of pounds. A photoshoot is a little more self-explanatory, although it does not necessarily mean models, lighting rigs and creative producers, it can be as simple as using your phone to snap a few shots.
Posted by Matthew Foster in Hints, Tips & Guides on 20 Apr 2014 15:16
Consider what frustrates you when browsing the internet. I'm sure there are a number of things, but ones thing that I am sure will appear on everyone's list is time wasted waiting for a page to load, or worse yet, a page not loading at all. If you click on a link in search rankings and the page doesn't come up within a second or two, how long do you wait before you click the link again, then again, then try a different link?
Posted by Matthew Foster in Top 5s on 19 Apr 2014 10:40
Hosting. It can be a jungle. There are thousands of companies out there offering ?hosting? but in reality what they are offering can vary wildly. Even an experienced computer user can quickly become bogged down in the relatively unfamiliar jargon and terminology of hosting. A simple explanation of hosting is that it features three main components, namely the internet connection, the server and finally the type of hosting. Let?s split these down now.
Posted by Matthew Foster in Hints, Tips & Guides on 16 Apr 2014 12:38
We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest website creation, www.inspiratrading.co.uk. The website uses a pre-existing logo to inspire the design, using the colours and shapes to lead the design of the website.
Posted by Matthew Foster in New Websites on 14 Apr 2014 09:00
Welcome to our latest series of Digivo web related blog posts. This one covers the first of our 5 new website essentials, namely understanding what you want from your website.
Posted by Matthew Foster in Top 5s on 11 Apr 2014 12:30
CVE-2014-016, or the Heartbleed internet bug as it is more commonly known, is the latest major scare to hit the internet, again pointing out how much businesses and individuals take the internet for granted as a part of their daily lives. In a nutshell the bug allows users to take advantage of a potential weakness in the way data is encrypted, then through a trial and error process gain access to the data stored within the server memory, which could be anything from user logs to passwords and encryption keys...
Posted by Adam Prickett in Hints, Tips & Guides on 10 Apr 2014 16:47
Hello and welcome to our brand new blog for our brand new company! Over the coming weeks we will be talking about all things web design related.
Posted by Matthew Foster in Ramblings on 04 Apr 2014 12:30
With the British economy now predicted to grow 2.7% in 2014, it is unsurprising that the UK is seeing a boom in new businesses. The more positive economic outlook, combined with decreased job security working for established firms and a number of government investment incentives mean that 2014 could well be the year to start a new business...
Posted by Adam Prickett in Press on 12 Mar 2014 16:40
The news is rife with stories lamenting youth unemployment. Damning statistics such as over a million young people unemployed and the OECD claiming that people under 30 in the UK can expect to spend an average of over 2 years unemployed...
Posted by Matthew Foster in Ramblings on 12 Mar 2014 10:25