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A More Fluid Future With Responsive Web Design

A More Fluid Future With Responsive Web Design

Jack Dunhill 10/06/2018 Design,

  Previously, we talked about the concept of Mobile First. The idea of fully optimising a website for mobile allows for all the content to be displayed on smaller devices, but how is this strategy approached with modern development techniques? One of these ways is Responsive Web Design (RWD). ...

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How To Resize Images Using Image Editing Software

How To Resize Images Using Image Editing Software

Jack Dunhill 01/08/2017 Design,

The formatting of images can be the difference between content looking poor and cheap, or professionally made, and as such resizing and image manipulation is an important skill to master. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. There is a whole host of easily accessible image editing software availabl...

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Is Mobile First The Future Of Web Development?

Is Mobile First The Future Of Web Development?

Jack Dunhill 03/07/2017 Design,

Made popular in 2010 with the unveiling of Google’s mobile first strategy, this way of website development has steadily been gaining traction since. Recognising the increased number of users accessing sites from mobile devices, companies have begun to design the mobile user experience before t...

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Making text stand out from a background image

Making text stand out from a background image

Mike Onslow 10/05/2017 Design,

There are lots of cool ways to make text over a background image stand out. You could put a background colour on the text element or make use of drop shadows as well as a range of different techniques. One that I want to explore today is using filter: invert(1) to make the text transparent, but inve...

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Developing an internal status app using Electron

Developing an internal status app using Electron

Mike Onslow 16/03/2017 Design,

On the display screen in the Ansta office, we have a page which shows the current status of all of the development team.  Simulating the desk layout of the office, each developer has a box with their name, status and what projects they are working on. The status (green, orange or red) signifies...

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Minimalist web design or just taking the mick?

Minimalist web design or just taking the mick?

Mike Onslow 01/03/2017 Design,

Minimalist web design certainly has its place. Creating something that’s beautifully functional and easy on the eye can create an enjoyable and productive user experience for your visitors and doesn’t necessarily mean that your website can’t look g. There are some great examples of...

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Is it time to consider

Is it time to consider "mobile only" design?

Mike Onslow 17/02/2017 Design,

“Mobile first” is a term that’s been around for a couple of years now and expands upon the idea of responsive web design, encouraging designers to consider how their product looks on mobile devices before thinking about bigger displays. As we move further into 2017 though, is it ti...

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Getting to grips with After Effects

Getting to grips with After Effects

Mike Onslow 13/02/2017 Design,

Your logo is a crucially important part of your business. In many cases, it defines the rest of your branding and marketing presence, from your website and social media channels, to business cards and vehicle liveries. Having a logo that stands out and that is instantly recognisable can be a big ass...

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Better Matchday Raffles for Football Clubs

Better Matchday Raffles for Football Clubs

Mike Onslow 07/02/2017 Design,

If you’ve ever been to football match before, you’ve probably seen somebody selling tickets for a club raffle or half time draw in some shape or form. You hand over your money, put the tickets in your pocket and probably forget all about it. If you’re lucky enough to remember that ...

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Making Better Use of Maps

Making Better Use of Maps

Mike Onslow 26/01/2017 Design,

We integrate Google Maps with many websites and projects that we create here at Ansta. Having a map on your contact page is a great way to give visitors a visualisation of your location and to help them find your business premises, but maps can be so much more than that. There's no doubting tha...

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