How To Ensure Consistency in Web Design

Ensuring consistency in web design is crucial. Indeed, any area of design can succeed or fail on the level of how well its various elements sit with each other – and how consistently. Design is ultimately a form of communication, and if we are to get anything across effectively there must be an element of […]

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How Do Vibrant Colours Benefit UI Design?

Vibrant colours benefit UI design in more ways than you might think. Of course, decades of colour response theory have demonstrated how important colour can be to conditioning and shaping how a user interacts with a design – red attracts the eye better than any other hue, while blue promotes a sense of coolness and […]

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Coventry: City of Culture 2021 … and Us

As Coventry is named City of Culture 2021, here in the Image+ offices we’re wearing huge smiles (and possibly a couple of party hats). We’re proud of our Coventry roots – we’ve been based here for nearly twenty years, and can’t think of anywhere we’d rather base ourselves. Our offices at Electric Wharf on the […]

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How Can You Make Your Website Stand Out?

Making your website stand out is ever more difficult. In today’s forest of web pages, how can your single tree ever hope to stand out from the crowd? What was once known as “surfing” the internet is more like “wading”; to mix metaphors, it can be hard to see the wood for all those trees. […]

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The Benefits of “Breadcrumbs”

Breadcrumbs are more useful than you think. Not only are they an essential ingredient in veggie burgers, Katsu curry and fish fingers … They can help you find your way home. We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel, who were brave enough to explore the forest … and smart enough to lay breadcrumbs […]

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3 Great Techniques for Engaging Typefaces

Typefaces can be the poor man of web design. There’s so much else that’s novel or exciting about digital platforms – animation! video! parallax scrolling! – that the humble font can be overlooked. This, however, would be a mistake. In fact, bold and striking typefaces have been one of the big trends in web design […]

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Why Responsive Web Design is Important

Responsive web design is important. If you take only one sentence away from this blog post, let that be it: in today’s online environment, ensuring that your website can respond to the devices and screens on which it is viewed is absolutely key, for all sorts of reasons.   Clients and designers alike can get […]

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How Psychology is Important in UX Design

Psychology is important to UX design. This may not seem an immediately obvious truth since Freud or Jung might seem distant relatives of Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. The fact is, however, that in all branches of design focus on the responses our products will provoke. In this way, all designers are necessarily psychologists – […]

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Top 5 UX Design Tips for Dropdown Menus

The dropdown menu has long been a venerable entry in the web developer’s toolkit. It is so widely used because it can be terribly useful: the dropdown menu tucks away all your pages until a user hovers over a button; that gives you a lot more space for your content. Most commonly, the dropdown menu […]

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5 Most Popular Content Management Systems

The five most popular content management systems have earned their stripes by being usable, intuitive and flexible. These three characteristics are essential in any CMS, because most often they will be used by non-experts: your web developer builds the site, but your internal comms team or secretarial pool will keep it updated over years. A […]

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