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The colour yellow and its meaning

The colour yellow is a colour that, like red, DEMANDS our attention and is impossible to not notice being the lightest hue of the spectrum. It is uplifting, happy, cheerful and fun.  Yellow also encourages original thought, improves our inquisitive nature and offers hope and optimism for the future whilst improving our outlook on life. Continue “The colour yellow and its meaning”

The colour orange and its meaning

The colour orange is a colour that radiates the warmth of red but also the happiness and optimism of yellow making it a colour of joy and youth. Like a youngster, orange holds the characteristics of an untainted soul of optimism, uplifting, spontaneous, independence and adventure as well as strength in bouncing back from difficult situations. In this post, I will look in-depth at the meaning of orange, how different shades have different meanings to us and when we should consider using the vibrance of orange in our branding. Continue “The colour orange and its meaning”

The colour red and its meaning

The colour red is a very powerful and vibrant colour that seems to demand our attention, only one other colour, yellow, holds this much dominance in gaining our attention and we know that the reason it does is that in nature the colour red signifies danger. Some animals display flashes of red to warn hungry predators that they are poisonous and this is where the basis of this colour’s psychological meaning stems from. In this post, I will look in-depth at the meaning of red, how different shades have different meanings to us, how it relates to our spiritual self,  nature and more. Continue “The colour red and its meaning”

The monocle , the sign of sophistication and 5 gentlemen who wore them

The monocle, the sign of a true sophisticated gentleman also showed the wearer as an intelligent and mature human being. Where has this piece of clothing gone? It takes utter class and confidence to wear something such as this and the design (of which this blog is all about) is nothing short of gold plated genius. In this blog post, I discuss the design of the monocle and 10 famous people that have worn or do wear one. Continue “The monocle , the sign of sophistication and 5 gentlemen who wore them”

Future Tech Products that are straight from the movies!

Future tech, it seems, is often inspired by the movies or the Hollywood directors who know something we don’t. Movies are the place of fantasy and desire and movie buffs being able to bring some key technologies of our favourite films to life is really a motivation of every film lover. From the Back to the future time travelling car, to the Tron Legacy Light Cycle so many key technological film props capture the imagination of us all. Continue “Future Tech Products that are straight from the movies!”

Should you redesign your website and why I did

Thinking of a redesign of your website? For many people, their website is their love, their pride and joy, their baby and no one can give it a bad name or degrade it otherwise you’ll defend it to the hilt. Unfortunately, just like flairs and mullets design goes out of fashion and so do websites at a much quicker rate than most other things that are designed too! I decided the time had come to redevelop my website as it wasn’t reflecting my main skill ( which is probably my artistic and graphical training ) so wanted to bring that across in how I layout my pages and make the visit a more visually appealing treat and showing what I can do for you or a potential client. In this post, I explain 5 reasons it may be time to bin the loafers and put on some boots and get redesigning your website. Continue “Should you redesign your website and why I did”

How to get involved in Usability Testing

This is a really quick blog post, it’s been far too long since I posted last and I am sure you are hungry for some more content. Recently, I have been conducting a redevelopment of migsolv.com and to help us design a better website for our users we asked users to test what they liked and disliked about one of the most successful data centre companies in the UK. It was quite interesting watching the videos back and listening to what they had to say, the people are very frank and straightforward and make it clear what is well designed and what could be done better. In this post, we share how you can get involved in usability testing as someone testing websites.

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How to make sure you don’t get left behind in design.

You don’t have to be involved in the technology field to know that technology moves on and it moves on fast! In the three years, I have been practising web and graphic design I have seen coding and new devices appear on the market making the digital designer’s job harder each day. At times you will think to yourself I may get out of touch in my Industry. Don’t get left behind in design by creating routines and following simple steps…

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How to install a local WordPress installation to your Windows PC – part 2

If you would like the first part of this guide/blog post please click this link and it will take you through to the local wordpress installation part 1.  Once you have installed xampp then you will need to do the following things to have WordPress work on your PC. Continue “How to install a local WordPress installation to your Windows PC – part 2”

Is it ever okay to use a template for design

When a lot of creatives read this blog title I imagine a combination of fear, disgust and anger will be running through their veins at the suggestion of such a thing but in all honesty, even though I am a designer and creator of branding there is a place to using templates. In this blog post, I discuss several places when and where it is okay to use a template for design of a new digital presence. Continue “Is it ever okay to use a template for design”