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Choosing the right illustration for your site

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The beauty of incorporating illustrations into web design is that it can effortlessly communicate a brand’s message. As we recently wrote in a blog post focused on site illustrations and animations, “illustrations are a great tool in giving a rudimentary site a hefty injection of personality.” Start with the basics Choosing the right illustration for… Read more »

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SEO-friendly WordPress plugins that will give your website a boost

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Where does your website fall on the SERPs? It is the desire of every owner to rank highly in organic search results – the challenge is to make that a reality. If your site is powered by WordPress, you ought to consider the following WordPress plugins. These plugins have been carefully designed to help you… Read more »

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Colouring your way to efficient web design

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Colours are fascinating. As children, we all loved to play with colours, whether paint or crayons. I still use apps that feature adult colouring books. With colour, you can breathe life into any vector diagram, add substance to a non-descript design or enhance the beauty of a layout. You can also build a winning website… Read more »

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How illustration enhances web design

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Thanks to 20 years of digital innovation, the humble website has gone from simple colourful pages to a piece of artwork. Today, sites are more than just repositories for information, they’re a place where creativity takes centre stage, working in sync with brand promotion. With thousands upon thousands of sites out there, businesses and individuals… Read more »

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Why it’s a good thing to turn your WordPress site into an app

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In 2016, it was reported, by The Daily Telegraph, that mobile web usage had overtaken desktop for the very first time. James Titcomb revealed, “Statcounter, a research company that tracks internet use across 2.5m websites, said 51.3pc of pages were loaded on mobile devices in October, the first time they have surpassed desktop and laptop… Read more »

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10 best magazine apps on the market

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For the news hungry, there’s been a major transformation in the quality of magazine apps in recent years, with brands tapping into the user need for apps that not only impart the same information they would in a physical magazine, but also in regards to the aesthetics too. In this post we give the rundown… Read more »

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Photography and site design

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Photography plays an important role in site design, especially for businesses. Visitors want to feel engaged when they visit your site, and this is achieved by including a variety of content, with one of the key features being a good set of photographs. Sometimes, it’s hard for site owners to get this right, as Kris… Read more »

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Incorporating vintage into your site design (without being twee)

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Love it, or hate it – the vintage style remains ever popular. E-stores, corporate designs, portfolios, and blogs incorporate vintage styles on both a small and large scale, we guarantee there isn’t a day that goes by when you’re browsing on the web and you don’t stumble across some vintage aesthetics. Its popularity is due… Read more »

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The downside of sliders and fixed menus

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There are many irksome and downright headache-inducing additions to contemporary websites, we at Creative Freedom have seen many. With coding becoming a lot simpler and people having greater access to templates which feature wide varieties of add-ons, we’ve seen a rise in site quality over the last 20 years. However, there is a downside to… Read more »

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A handy guide to site illustrations and animations

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Illustrations on a website are first and foremost an aesthetic enhancer. Many sites today will feature an illustration, besides a logo, at least somewhere. Illustrations are a great tool in giving a rudimentary site a hefty injection of personality. Patrick McNeil of Web Designer Depot explores the uses of illustration as an element of web… Read more »