Design for the Future of Human-Computer Interaction

2017-12-12T18:02:26+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|

Peter Smart, head of user experience and strategy at global design lab, Fantasy Interactive, gave a thought provoking talk about our relationships with our devices and how the lines between us and our technology are becoming blurred!

The Pros, Cons And Future Of Flat Design

2017-12-12T18:02:26+00:00 October 31st, 2017|

With so much information related to the evolution of the graphic design, I don’t think there is any designer who can deny that flat design is one of the latest and hottest trends in the graphic design world. Having its own roots in the minimalist design, this visually simple and simplistic style can have many different forms and definitions.

NEED MORE ECOMMERCE TRAFFIC? FOLLOW THESE STEPS

2017-12-12T18:02:27+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Your category pages are actually more important than your individual product pages. It’s more important for you to compete for broad keywords, like “deck shoes”, then individual product lines and models. You want to make sure that your category pages are perfectly optimized for the products, brands, and models that appear on those pages. This means putting your keyword in the image ALT, the H1 tag, the page description, the page title, and scattered appropriately throughout the page.

10 Guidelines to Improve Your Web Accessibility

2017-12-12T18:02:27+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

According to W3C, web accessibility means that every person can perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. In this regard, website accessibility encompasses all conditions that affect access to the web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.

Shocking WordPress Stats 2017

2017-12-12T18:02:27+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

WordPress is a global phenomenon that has come a long way since the release of the first version in 2003. The community has grown considerably, and that growth doesn't seem to be slowing down. WordPress is now the most dominant CMS on the market — standing head and shoulders above the competition with a good chunk of the marketshare.

5 Ways to Elevate your Social Media Content

2017-12-12T18:02:27+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

In the ever-shifting, ever-evolving landscape of social media marketing, it can often be difficult to keep up with the newest trends. Even skilled social media marketers can feel as though they are always just behind or below the mark, forever chasing that new, fresh, and yet untouched content for their brands.

The March 2017 WordPress Attack Report

2017-12-12T18:02:28+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

We came across this very interesting article on the WordFence website, in their blog section illustrating the amount of hacking attempts on Wordpress websites over the past number of months. The blog entry was posted in Monthly Attack Activity Report, WordPress Security on April 6, 2017 by Mark Maunder

How to write clickbait-free headlines

2017-12-12T18:02:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|

How to write clickbait-free headlines Content is design, and our content is full of clickbait, these days. Sadly, there are many sites that are still using this technique to draw traffic to their pages. That should bother you. At [...]

WordPress 4.5 launched

2017-12-12T18:02:28+00:00 February 24th, 2017|

WordPress 4.5 launched WordPress 4.5 is out, and all over the world, writers, editors, designers, and developers rejoice! Or, you know, scramble to update their themes and plugins, as the case may be. As features go, this [...]

The web designer’s guide to social media

2017-12-12T18:02:28+00:00 December 20th, 2016|

The web designer’s guide to social media With an overwhelming number of new and unique social networks entering the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay focused, or even gain a significant benefit of being a [...]

Want To Work With Insight

2017-12-12T18:02:29+00:00 October 15th, 2016|

Insight Design Studio Cork are looking to hire an additional experienced WordPress developer to join our friendly and hard­working team. The successful applicant will be responsible for working within in a team, building, managing, maintaining and developing clients websites.

The Cork Guinness Jazz Festival 2016

2017-12-12T18:02:29+00:00 October 5th, 2016|

The Cork Guinness Jazz Festival 2016 Ireland's biggest Jazz Event, the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork kicks off this month from October 28th to 31st and this year promises to be one of the biggest ever! The Cork Jazz [...]

Web technologies that thankfully died

2017-12-12T18:02:29+00:00 September 27th, 2016|

Web technologies that thankfully died Hard as it is to believe, it’s been over 20 years since the World Wide Web has become a mainstream part of our collective culture. It has played a major part in changing [...]

Email finally wakes up to responsive design

2017-12-12T18:02:29+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|

Email finally wakes up to responsive design Email is far older than the web; introduced in 1972, anyone who’s ever tried designing for email can be forgiven for assuming that it hasn’t had an update since. It’s [...]

How To Get More Traffic To Your Small Business Website

2017-12-12T18:02:30+00:00 September 19th, 2016|

How To Get More Traffic To Your Small Business Website According to new research from the SMA (Small Business Authority) less than half of small businesses feel that search engine traffic is an important source for new business opportunities. [...]

National Digital Week 2016

2017-12-12T18:02:30+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

#NDW16 National Digital Week returns to Skibbereen this November! Running from the 10th to the 12th of November in the heart of West Cork. National Digital Week 2016 will feature 70 + world class speakers - with start-ups [...]

Tips For Choosing The Right Domain Name

2017-12-12T18:02:30+00:00 September 12th, 2016|

Tips For Choosing The Right Domain Name Your domain name is an indispensable component of your website. It should be easy for people to remember and search for and find when they require your services. Here are some tips [...]

Top 12 Reasons Why Users Frequently Uninstall Mobile Apps

2017-12-12T18:02:31+00:00 September 9th, 2016|

Top 12 Reasons Why Users Frequently Uninstall Mobile Apps An average smartphone user keeps only about 10% of the applications (s)he downloads from the App Store/Play Store for any significant period of time. Last year, a survey revealed that [...]

Cork Culture Night News

2017-12-12T18:02:31+00:00 September 5th, 2016|

Cork Culture Night News   Cork Culture Night 2016 will take place on Friday September 16th from 5pm-11pm. Culture Night is FREE but some venues may require advance booking. Check venue listings for details. From nation’s capital to county [...]

3 Image Tips To Speed Up Your Website

2017-12-12T18:02:31+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|

3 Image Tips To Speed Up Your Website As the old saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words. Images on your website are a great way to communicate with users and to show them what your business is [...]

Have you been celebrating Cork Craft Month 2016?

2017-12-12T18:02:31+00:00 August 18th, 2016|

Have you been celebrating Cork Craft Month 2016?   Cork Craft Month 2016 is a month long series of multi-disciplinary craft events throughout Cork city and county; including exhibitions, open studio days, workshops and demonstrations running from August [...]

3 ways to Create Website Mockups

2017-12-12T18:02:32+00:00 August 13th, 2016|

3 ways to Create Website Mockups There's lots of ways to create a mockup. It's true that there is no "best" way, but depending on certain UI and UX designer's styles and preferences (and the design process), some will [...]

How Pokémon GO can benefit your business

2017-12-12T18:02:33+00:00 July 21st, 2016|

How Pokémon GO can benefit your Business Pokémon Go is the latest mobile gaming sensation which has already gained more active daily users than Twitter and Tinder within its first week and has increased Nintendo's stock prices by [...]

The Importance of Maintaining your Website

2017-12-12T18:02:33+00:00 July 7th, 2016|

The Importance of Maintaining your Website Give your Website some attention - Receive the attention you deserve!   One of the most often overlooked  & critical components to any successful website strategy is ongoing [...]

5 Photography Trends you need to know about

2017-12-12T18:02:34+00:00 July 4th, 2016|

5 Photography Trends you need to know about No one likes to follow trends, right? Absolutely: it's much better to set them. But at the very least you need to have an awareness of what the current trends are [...]

Scientists Accidentally Discover New Shade of Blue

2017-12-12T18:02:34+00:00 June 30th, 2016|

Scientists Accidentally Discover New Shade of Blue In 2009, Mas Subramanian, a materials science professor at Oregon State University, was running experiments designed to create new materials for electronics. During those tests, he and his team [...]

Netflix Updates its Branding

2017-12-12T18:02:34+00:00 June 21st, 2016|

Netflix Updates its Branding Netflix has just updated its branding with a new logo-mark. Or is it just a really short logotype? In any case, the saga of 2016 logo updates continues with a brand new “N” made [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Browser Can Do

2017-12-12T18:02:34+00:00 June 10th, 2016|

5 Things You Didn't Know Your Browser Can Do Many of the following features are supported in every browser on every device, but the great thing about the Web as we know is if we use features to progressively [...]

Common Reasons Why People May Leave Your Website

2017-12-12T18:02:37+00:00 May 27th, 2016|

Common Reasons Why People May Leave Your Website People who browse the Internet in 2016 love easy and quick content. If your website is slow or hard to navigate, you'll quickly lose viewers so it's important to [...]

Our Top Free Web Resources

2017-12-12T18:02:38+00:00 April 30th, 2016|

Our Top Free Web Resources No matter how creative and knowledgeable you are in web designing, sometimes you can't accomplish that perfect design without the right tools, codes and resources. You can purchase these tools and resources, but most [...]

One Page Websites – Pro’s & Con’s

2017-12-12T18:02:38+00:00 April 15th, 2016|

One Page Websites - Pro's & Con's Love them or Hate them, one page themes are here to stay, it seems. There are a lot of mixed feelings around the one page website, this really isn't about opinions, [...]

Our Top 10 Wireframe Tools

2017-12-12T18:02:38+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|

Our Top 10 Wireframe Tools With more and more wireframe tools to choose from than ever (free & premium), we've selected our favourite few. Wireframe tools make the process of knowing how to create an app or website fundamentally [...]

What Exactly Is Responsive Web Design?

2017-12-12T18:02:39+00:00 March 24th, 2016|

What exactly is Responsive Web Design? As the name suggests, Responsive Web Design responds to the user’s viewport, device, or platform. Essentially, it’s a design that can attractively fit inside any screen resolution. Responsive web design is currently [...]

How to Create More Engaging Facebook Posts

2017-12-12T18:02:39+00:00 March 4th, 2016|

How to Create More Engaging Facebook Posts Facebook is simple, you update your wall and people will flock to your page and respond, right? That is the dream that every business owner believes before they get started; or [...]

Reasons Why You Should Pay For Social Media Advertising

2017-12-12T18:02:39+00:00 February 20th, 2016|

Reasons Why You Should Pay For Social Media Advertising It can be frustrating sharing content online and receiving very little traffic. You might share more content over time and continue getting the same results. While having great content is key, promoting that [...]

Some Popular SEO Tips for 2016

2017-12-12T18:02:40+00:00 February 11th, 2016|

Some Popular SEO Tips for 2016 SEO this year will gain importance more than anything else as it helps you drive quality traffic, get visibility, boost your brand and lend your business the credibility it needs to succeed. [...]

Digital Marketing News You Need to Know

2017-12-12T18:02:40+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|

Digital Marketing News You Need To Know Have you ever wondered how much it costs to put your advertisement into the Superbowl or who is trying to take the number one spot in advertising? Catch up on the [...]

Top 10 Social Media Trends for 2016

2017-12-12T18:02:40+00:00 January 23rd, 2016|

Top 10 Social Media Trends to expect in 2016 Is your business looking to keep on top of their Social Media Platforms this year? There's a lot of emerging trends in 2016 which you should take a look at [...]

How to Plan a New Website Project

2017-12-12T18:02:41+00:00 January 16th, 2016|

How to Plan a New Website Project The key to a successful website project is planning. Its not easy starting a new project if its not an area you work in, most people who seek websites are usually not [...]

How To Create An Effective Logo

2017-12-12T18:02:41+00:00 January 7th, 2016|

How To Create An Effective Logo Firstly, to understand how to create an effective logo you have to start off with 'Logo Design 101'. So! A good logo is distinctive, appropriate, practical, graphic and simple in form, and it [...]

Top 10 Web Design Trends 2016

2017-12-12T18:02:41+00:00 December 29th, 2015|

Top Ten Web Design Trends to expect in 2016 Are you ready for 2016? Let’s bring on the web design trends. The new year will come with plenty of new techniques and trends, but the dominant theme is [...]