If we get approached by a customer who wants a new website design (or even a rebuild of their existing website) the first question we ask is "what is the purpose of your site". Hopefully this isn't too cryptic, but by that we really mean "what is this website meant to do" and "who will be using your new website"?
There have been some interesting findings published recently about how users interact with a carousel (or slider) on a website home page.
Infobuzz is a charity based in Gloucester who support the most vulnerable groups and individuals. Under the project headings of Infobuzz Direct (schools and the arts), Castle Gate (Criminal Justice) and Head Space (therapeutic and training) they provide effective support and interventions to professionals and clients alike.
It seems that we get new domains being launched on a semi regular basis these days. Where once we could only choose from a country specific domain (like .co.uk, .fr, etc) or a .com or .biz, now we have the choice of .co.uk, .uk, .london, .me and many more.
For a little while if you have used Google search on your mobile phone or tablet, websites listed have been marked as "mobile friendly". This informs users that their browsing experience is optimised for their device, but until now that has not effected the site's ranking in Google search.
Retail Gurus is a combined eCommerce site and help forum design to support SMEs in the retail sector. As well as supplying a huge array of stationery and equipment useful for retaillers, there are many help articles on setting up a business, payment providers, best practice etc, as well as a growing on-line community forum for members to post queries...
Our latest community site is now live. Forest of Dean Gamers are a mixed group of gamers, all interested in table top, board, or rolepalying games, as well as model painting. Their site has full details of when and where they meet, blogs on recent games, and details on all events.