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This is our virtual space for ideas, thinking and inspiration from the world of graphic design, branding, digital design and print, plus of course our own news, we hope you enjoy!

Responsive Web Design – What You Need to Know

Responsive web design has become the standard way of designing websites over the past couple of years, as a way of ensuring that a site is readable and usable on a range of viewing devices, from smartphones to large PC […]

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Sign on the electronic line

We’ve all got some form of signature, whether it’s a barely legible scrawl, or a beautifully penned flourish, but in a fast moving world of ‘everything now’ signing a document on screen is sometimes just what’s needed. Here at Hughes & […]

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The Hamburger Icon – So what exactly is it?

The Hamburger Icon has become and increasingly frequent visitor to our shores, spotted regularly on our smartphones, tablets and computer screens – but what is it, who designed it and what exactly does it do? Who invented the hamburger icon? […]

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Why website security should be one of your top priorities.

Your website security should be one of your top priorities, but did you know that it is Google’s top priority as well? That is why in 2014, Google called for something called  HTTPS to be used universally across the worldwide […]

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Sending the Right Message with Quality Signage

If you own a business then you will certainly understand the importance of clear branded business signage. The first impression that your customers get of your business will most likely be a lasting one, so it is now more important […]

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5 top tips to develop and maintain a recognisable brand.

In a week that has seen Google announce a change to its iconic logo we thought it was a great time to talk about logos and more importantly branding. No matter what size your company, small or large the need […]

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Do you need a mobile friendly website?

On 27 March we sent out an email asking “Is your website fit for mobile?” as we geared up for Google’s planned role out of it’s algorithm on 21 April. This change boosted the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile […]

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How important is it for a company to have a great logo?

From Nike’s swoosh to McDonalds’ golden arches, Peter Shadbolt, business reporter at BBC News, ponders the importance of a great logo and notes that the best brands conjure up an image of their business without the need to see its […]

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Native Mobile Apps Vs Web Apps

Trends, fashions and the latest ‘must-haves’ are common place on the internet. First off, everyone wanted a website, then along came the all-singing all-dancing flash based website. Next they needed Facebook, podcasts, blogs… The current ‘must-have’ is the native mobile […]

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Is your website fit for mobile?

Is your website fit for mobile? Google’s algorithm change on 21 April will revolutionise how your websites rank if they are not mobile friendly. Is your website fit for mobile? The internet is experiencing a revolution, whatever industry you’re in […]

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