Is Good Design Invisible? · Questioning The Maxim

“Good design is invisible; bad design is everywhere” is an axiom held dear by many designers. But should design be completely transparent and are there cases when you should design to be noticed?

Using special characters on webpages ☆☯♥

Inserting special characters (aka ‘glyphs’) is not hard, but it may be less straightforward than you think and there are some concepts to learn that will help you with publishing content in general. The way to insert them depends on what software you use to write your content and if you should insert them depends on some other factors.

Website Building for Non-Coders (Not Dreamweaver)

Making a website doesn’t require you to be a coding wizz. If you just want to make a nice looking website in a hands-on way, similar to styling a Word document. Then these tools are for you – they’re called content management systems (CMS’s), and they make the layout, styling, content creation and hosting (getting it up on the internet) mostly automatic.

Changes to Google Maps Standard Plan could Cost you Money

On the 22th June 2016, Google made some changes to its Google Maps API that require standard Plan API users to pay after exceeding a certain daily quota of map loads. These changes also require the use of an ‘API key’ to integrate Google Maps into a website.

Typography – make a bold statement with text

Readable and attractive text is crucial for the success of your business website. Choosing the right fonts and styles is known as the art of typography– and we’re going to give you 5 tips that we’ve collated and summarised from our own experience with typesetting to help you project the perfect image of your business and hopefully boost conversions from visitors to customers.