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Evolution of Web Design: Late 2000s

Evolution of Web Design: Late 2000s

As more and more technologies and languages began to emerge alongside the development of broadband download speeds, web design forged ahead into maturity and began to diversify in hundreds of directions.Flash websites showed off a visual smorgasbord of animations, sounds, images and games, conventional business stayed sober with meticulously logica...

Date: Thu 29th November 2012

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HTML Explained - What Does It Do?

HTML Explained - What Does It Do?

Web designers are always using abbreviations like HTML, CSS or PHP when discussing putting websites together, these are examples of terms specialised to web design just as any other business sector has its products, systems and equipment that no one else uses. These particular abbreviations all have something in common though; they are ...

Date: Wed 28th November 2012

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Evolution of Web Design: Early 2000s

Evolution of Web Design: Early 2000s

As the Millennium turned things were really accelerating online, the web was getting widely used by businesses as they realised it was the future, even if they weren’t too sure how to use it as yet it was clear that claiming a stake was a good idea. Download speeds kept bulking up so it was becoming possible to view low quality vi...

Date: Mon 19th November 2012

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The Essential Basics of Web Design

The Essential Basics of Web Design

You can design websites to do all sorts of things; e-shops, blogs and portfolio sites all have different layout and design styles, but the majority of small businesses just getting started online need a "brochure" site. This is something similar to a company brochure which gives a good overview of the company, products and ser...

Date: Mon 12th November 2012

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Evolution of Web Design: Late 90s

Evolution of Web Design: Late 90s

Following on from the birth of the web in our blog last week, the late 90’s heralded the true arrival of the Internet in the popular conscious, and the birth of something approaching web design as download speeds improved and businesses and the general public started to take control of the webs evolution from the scientists. Websi...

Date: Fri 9th November 2012

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What is a CMS?

What is a CMS?

We are proud to have recently built a new website for Kent's leading lighting hire and lighting production providers, STL Lighting.An excellent optional add-on to our Websmart web design packages is a CMS (standing for Content Management System), but what exactly is that and why is it useful to you?One of the hidden costs of...

Date: Wed 31st October 2012

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Evolution of Web Design: Early 1990s

Evolution of Web Design: Early 1990s

Web design is ever changing, and whilst all design evolves over time to match changes in trends and culture, website design has moved faster than almost anything else, with the staggering advancement of technology continually expanding the things web designers can do on a site. In the first of a series of blogs we take a look at the evolution of we...

Date: Tue 30th October 2012

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The Parallax Effect!!

The Parallax Effect!!

Web design is getting more and more innovative. Designers are having to find newer and more effective ways of promoting products and services and making them more memorable to visitors. One such way is through the use of a technique called the Parallax Effect.Originally used by the gaming industry, the Parallax Effect has gained major popularity am...

Date: Thu 27th September 2012

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The Power of Online Shopping

The Power of Online Shopping

Web design is getting more and more innovative. Designers are having to find newer and more effective ways of promoting products and services and making them more memorable to visitors. One such way is through the use of a technique called the Parallax Effect. Originally used by the gaming industry, the Pa...

Date: Fri 8th June 2012

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Why should you have a website?

Why should you have a website?

Many people believe that simply having a Yellow Pages advert is enough to encourage people to use their business. In this modern age, they couldn't be more wrong.Yellow Pages and other small advertisement options are becoming more and more redundant as people start to realise that the internet is where all business will come...

Date: Fri 8th June 2012

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Welcome to STL Lighting's new website!

Welcome to STL Lighting's new website!

We are proud to have recently built a new website for Kent's leading lighting hire and lighting production providers, STL Lighting.Working closely with them, we designed a beautiful new website that met their requirements perfectly. Making the most of technological advancements in CSS, our developers and designers have ...

Date: Mon 30th April 2012

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What You Should Expect From A Web Design Company

What You Should Expect From A Web Design Company

So you've just purchased a website design package. Given that you want the website to be prominent and incredibly successful, what should you realistically expect from a professional web design company?Most web design companies promise the earth and then don't deliver. Professional, reliable and highly experienced web de...

Date: Fri 20th April 2012

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