Web Design and Graphic Design Blog from Winchester, Hampshire
Thoughts from Studio Republic

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?

Flights of Fontasy

Fonts are a critical communication tool and important design choice

What is the Heartbleed bug?

You’ve probably heard by now of the bug called Heartbleed currently affecting half a million websites globally. Yes, it’s a big one but what is it and how does it affect you?

Website accessibility: access all areas

When thinking of your website design, what factors did you consider first? Functionality? Navigation? Aesthetics? At what point did you think about accessibility – did it even cross your mind?