January 5, 2016#

Google+ Business Page; FREE?!

If you haven’t got a Google+ Business page then you’re already missing out, many marketers are passing up the opportunity to enhance their online presence and grow their potential customer base…

 

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April 2, 2014#

Whitespace

In web design, whitespace is anything that isn’t content. Web designers have always loved it, although clients are sometimes less sure. Here are five great reasons why it puts the wow-factor in web design.

 

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April 2, 2013#

Sans-serif fonts VS serif fonts

sans vs serif

Whenever you commission your print or web designer to create some marketing material or a website for your business, you’ll probably find yourself neck-deep in a discussion about which typeface (or font) to use. And more specifically, whether to use a serif font or a sans-serif font.

 

We’ll explain the terminology in a minute, but choosing a typeface can often be an easy decision if you already have an established brand with comprehensive guidelines that cover typefaces and fonts.

 

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August 22, 2012#

Content Management Systems

If you’re in the process of having your brand new website designed and built, it’s likely that you’ve heard your web developer talk about something called a CMS.

 

If you’re familiar with the term, you’ll already know that a CMS (or Content Management System) is the clever bit of software that actually powers your site. However, if you’re still scratching your head, here’s our guide to the top 5 things you need to know about Content Management Systems, and the benefits they offer to anyone who owns or runs a website.

 

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July 3, 2012#

Responsive Design

If you’ve not yet heard the term ‘responsive design’, the chances are you will do soon. It describes a reasonably new web design technique where websites are built so that they automatically respond or adjust to the size of the screen on which they’re being viewed.

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May 18, 2012#

The more you update, the higher you go.

While most websites have their own unique design and overall purpose, there’s one thing they all try to do in common: make their way up the search engine rankings.

 

Which is where a website’s content content really comes in.

 

However, most search engines tend to play their cards fairly close to their chests when it comes to how they define what makes good content, so how can we really know what search engines are looking for?

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March 28, 2012#

The Art of SEO

Next time you’re in an art gallery, stop and think for a minute about the thought processes the artist went through when creating the picture you’re looking at. Did they have a plan in their mind before they started slapping paint onto the canvas? Did they have any kind of idea about what the end product would look like? Did they constantly tweak what they were doing as they went along?

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February 17, 2012#

It’s all in the name: 5 ways to make your title tags work harder

In terms of search engine optimisation, it’s often suggested that the <title> tag is the second most powerful piece of information on any web page, with only the content itself being more important.

So if that’s the case, how do you leverage that power? Our 5 essential title tag tips should do the trick…

 

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February 3, 2012#

Recommended Agency Register

RARWe are pleased to announce CGDESIGN has been successful in being added to the Recommended Agency Register. The Recommended Agency Register is is a real symbol of excellence as accreditation is only awarded to agencies who have been highly rated by their clients.

 

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January 11, 2012#

Reciprocal links. Then… and now.

Rewind the entire internet by 5 or 6 years, and you’d see that things were very different to how they are today. Blogs were only just starting to take off. Facebook was only just beginning to find its feet. And Twitter was still just a twinkle in its founders’ eyes.

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