The blog of Winchester web design company Studio Republic

Does design need to be expensive?

Design only looks effortless when it’s done very well. And it looks awful when it’s done badly. It’s a bit like attempting to save cash by doing your own plumbing or plastering when you’re not trained.

When technology goes AWOL

When disaster strikes you either kick yourself for not being better protected or breathe a huge sigh of relief that you took precautions and prevented an even worse situation. How would you fare if something happened to your business IT?

How savvy are you with social media?

Social media is like any form of communication – there are good and bad ways to get your message across

How to get more customers and make more money! Part 2

Here are 7 more tips to increasing footfall to your website

How to get more customers and make more money (Part 1)

So you’ve got a great website but how do you use it to attract more customers? How do you get more traffic to your online shop or convert prospective web browsers into business leads for your services?

How often should you update your website?

When we launch a beautiful new website for a client it’s a bit like watching them drive away in a new Porsche. They promise to look after it and keep it serviced and well maintained. ‘How often should we update it?’ they ask, running their hands over the sleek lines of the bonnet.

Design trends for 2015 - thoughts from our Winchester studio

We review the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 6 major trends for design in 2015

Website design inspiration: Snowfall

A revolution in design combining text with cinematographic 3D pictures, audio and videos that brought the tale to life

Aghhh..! I’ve run out of ideas!
(How our web designers unblock creative block)

If you work in the web design industry, as we do, you’re expected to come up with cool, engaging ideas that are fresh, original and impressive – and on tap

Picture this: universal design trends in image selection

How do you make a website cool and engaging? Big blocks of text are pretty boring so you need to add some attractiveness with graphic elements and cool imagery. But what makes one image cool and another one dated?