2000 Shades of Grey

EL James should look to her crown. The author of Fifty Shades of Grey, a novel which has bestrode the world like a whip-wielding colossus since its publication in 2011, might not be quaking in her boots just yet, but at Image+ we’ve just finished work on a new volume that might just out-do her. […]

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Blogging: If You Build It, They Will Come

Last week’s news that Yahoo has bought the blogging tool Tumblr was greeted with a lot of commentary. These things matter to those of us working in the digital world for reasons it’s worth exploring. It’s also true that previous Yahoo takeovers, such as that of the photo-sharing service Flickr, have gone less well, and […]

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Web Accessibility Standards: Practical Politics

They say you should never talk politics if you want to avoid an argument, so it might be worth skating over this week’s ding-dong in Parliament about the European Union, and whether it’s worth the UK being part of it. There are plenty of arguments on either side, and very few of them have to […]

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Why Web Design Is Like Parallel Parking

James and I were over in Belfast last week meeting with a client. Instead of boring you with a field report, though, I thought you’d find this video more interesting. Filmed in Belfast, but nothing to do with us, we only watched it for the first time when we got back home. Put the kettle […]

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Statistics and Sales: Getting the Most out of your Website

They say cliches only become so popular because they have a grain of truth. So while we like to avoid them in our marketing materials, there’s one old saying which we think has a lot to recommend it in marketing circles: practice makes perfect. I risk over-using a tired old saying because constantly monitoring your […]

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And They’re Off: Web Apps And The Competitive Edge

Whilst putting together this month’s newsletter (for which you can sign up here), I looked back over our post about the Cheltenham Festival and SEO… and reflected that time is moving so quickly that we’ve already reached Grand National weekend! Time flies when you’re making websites, as the old saying almost goes. On which note, […]

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Packaging: Thinking Outside The Box

Perhaps only Christmas can rival Easter when it comes to decorating the nation’s living room floors with discarded packaging. Around 90 million eggs are consumed in the UK each year, and that makes for an awful lot of cardboard torn apart by hungry kids – and sometimes greedy adults! It’s easy to assume at this […]

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Why Clearing Snow Is Like Designing A Brand

There’s something about unseasonal snow that maybe makes you look at it a bit differently. We’re well into March here in the UK, and yet we’ve just had an extremely late – and extremely large – dumping of snow across the Midlands and the North. Naturally, that’s hit Image+’s Coventry HQ. It’s not just us […]

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SEO: The Race To First Place

The Cheltenham Festival has been hard to miss this week, with blanket coverage on Channel 4 and advertisements everywhere. The team at Image+ haven’t been immune to the excitement: in between developing websites, it’s possible we’ve been watching a few races online this week and having a flutter in the office. There’s a big buzz […]

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Always Look Your Best: Responsive Website Design

In the old days, it was easy: almost everyone used a PC, and almost all PCs had the same kind of display. The most difficult thing for a designer aiming to build a website that always looked its best was the size of the user’s screen. How things change! Websites look different depending on what […]

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