Whilst cryptocurrencies and the fate of Bitcoin have been grabbing the headlines of late, we've been busy working on an altogether more tasty investment proposition, building a brand new website for leading Fine Wine specialists Aston Lovell.
It's been a busy start to the year here at DA and we're excited to announce the launch of a new eCommerce website for Lawrence David, the UK's premium commercial trailer and truck body manufacturer.
Not a day goes by without some mention of the GDPR and the looming compliance deadline on 25th May 2018. Like any agency worth their salt, we've been busy putting plans in place to ensure we stay within these new regulations and working closely with our clients to help make sure that they do too
We did this a few years ago and it made for a interesting blog post, so again this year we are going to take a look at the best and worst re-brands of 2016. Buckle up for a design rollercoaster.
Any major change you make to your website will have an impact on your SEO rankings. Whether you’re optimising your site for the mobile web, adding a blog, building an entirely new webpage or relocating your site to a new URL, you’ll see your page ranking go up and down as the search engines reassess your webpage.
These days, most people building websites do so with a keen eye on SEO. Webmasters and business owners know that in order to be successful and rank highly in the search engine results pages, their sites need to be well built, well designed and fully optimised.
Sometimes, however, even these measures won’t guarantee you online success.
When you’re first starting out as a business, especially if you have no website design knowledge, it can be tempting to be lured by all those shiny sales messages from web design agencies of ‘bespoke CMS sites’, custom built to your specifications. How good does that sound?
Over the past few years, we've had ample warning that video is tipped to take over, and it looks like it's happening more rapidly than many could have predicted. So, should you be getting in on the action?
Success lies in the groundwork: a guide to planning your new website
So you've decided to invest in a new website for your business, and your internal project team is already talking about colour palettes, dancing gizmos and funky design features... Hold up, slow everyone down and take a breath. A website is an investment and requires solid, structured planning to really meet your business goals. Design Agency decided to take a look at what's needed to get it right.
When Responsive Web Design (RWD) gets mentioned, we generally think ‘mobile friendly’. There is a lot of focus on designing for smaller screens — but minimal consideration for larger screens.
Our designer Rob Lafratta created a nice illustration set showing how Super Mario and Super Wario would look if they really were Super.
Instagram made the announcement on their blog that you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation, and not be restricted to the 1:1 aspect ratio. Squares are still allowed though.
Virtual Reality is an exciting concept. It continues to improve every day, and it could potentially be something that is literally all around us in the future. We were keen to experience it in the office.
I have had the apple watch for a while now, and to be honest it didn't blow me away, and has consequently been gathering dust next to my alarm clock on my bedside table.
How did we cope without InVision? InVision is incredibly easy to use, and it looks great! It is by far the best tool we have used that turns flat compositions into interactive prototypes.
I have to say that I'm slightly addicted to Persicope and I'm not sure why? It might be the way Periscope feels like it brings you closer to the person, celebrity or event that is live streaming via the app.
If your website isn't mobile friendly, don't be surprised if its ranking drops on Google search results. From April 21st, Google is updating its algorithms to favour websites that look and perform better on mobile devices.
Slick, visually appealing and innovative we are big fans of one page websites when they are done right. One Page Love has a fantastic collection of great examples on one page design. But is it right for your business? We look at the pros and cons of one page websites.