A recent visit to our local garage got us thinking about why clients should choose small, efficient agencies. And how a local MOT garage is just like a small web agency.
Start a new development project on the right foot
Multiple times in Web Development you will go through the process of creating a new repository for a new application or project that you are tasked to build. We think it is really important to get the order of tasks correct at the start of a new application…
Accessibility Web Design Rules – Our upgraded website for NHS
Things we learnt by creating highly accessible website designs for the NHS & university sectors. Recent pitches and web briefs have put accessibility high on their list of needs, which is a great sign. However accessibility, just like GDPR, needs to be taken in context…
WWW – A tool for any creative. What, Who & Why is your work good?
Or not of course. An evaluation tool for any marketing creative piece – a poster, a website, a flyer, a brand. Most of all a piece of SEO copywriting.
Cookie Consent Popups in 2023
You may have noticed, or perhaps not, that we have no cookie consent popups on our site. We, as designers and web practitioners, have some real problems with those annoying cookie popups. And we are not alone…
Divi alt tags done right (in functions.php)
DIVI for Wordpress. Load Alt tags in Divi directly from the Media Library, pull alt tags in automatically even when these are added or changed from the Wordpress Media Library.
PRACTICALLY A YEAR?
So here it is – 2021. A year of lockdowns, mockdowns and a really big one in terms of workload, projects and dare we say success.
The Last Show and Tell: Anna Peskova
It is our designer Anna’s last week here at Practically, and she was made to do a show and tell of her time with us. We thought it was rather cool that, firstly, she created it as a web page, and secondly the way she represented her time here. Enjoy!
Practically Output – Q1 2021
Here is a non exhaustive list of what the team have been up to since the end of last summer. And my oh my we have been busy.
Check out our work on the BBC
It doesn’t happen often that some of our work appears on mass media, so please excuse our blatant plugging.
Future Web Design Skills
This post is a version of a recent lecture. The question is “What skills and knowledge might future designers be expected to know”.
Practically output – Our working summer 2020
It has been a busy summer for us here since March 2020. Here are just some of the design-led projects that we have completed in this time. Adapted from a show and tell presentation by Anna and Sam.
[UX Design] “We are going to tell you your baby is ugly. And you are going to thank us for it.”
This rather rude quote came up in conversation & it got us thinking about how we approach UX, strategy, design and projects in general…
We are judging on the UK Digital Experience Awards
We have been lucky to be taking part in this year’s DXA awards, judging in the Best Website category, with criteria being very much about effectiveness.
(Practically) artwork for our new website
See under the hood of how we created the artwork for our new website. Spoilers – it was really good fun.
Some of the many infographics we created for HiP Property, showing the state of ICOs and competitors. Complicated but fun these did really well in the campaigns we ran based around them.
The Design Diamond
Simply stated, it aims to convince design students of the process of design. That without one of the four corners of the diamond then a design presentation (a crit or critique) will be weak.
Time for a new flyer set for Afri-Kokoa. We love emulating that African craft feel and learning about a music that is a far cry from the studio diet of electronica and techno.
Our strategy and thinking has been heavily influenced by a highly recommended book – True Story by Ty Montague.
Engins, or Engineering Inspiration is, or will be a collaborative community for engineering news of all flavours. Owned, sponsored and by UCL (University College London) it is the reincarnation of The-Briefing which has run for many years.
Pantene ‘Make a swisssh’ hub
A vast online campaign aired across the Hearst network to promote Pantene, in conjunction with Cat Deeley. User uploaded content, games, a social hub…