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Having worked with educational charity NIACE for 3 websites, I was recommended for the design and build of a new website for AELP – the Association of Employment and Learning Providers. The website is for the Traineeship Staff Support Programme: http://www.traineeship-staff-support.co.uk A similar design brief was given to my previous work with NIACE – clear […]

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When I made the decision to work solely for myself full-time around a year ago after a successful 16 year professional career as a web designer, I thought I’d have all the time in the world – what without having to go to ‘work’ any more. A year down the road and I must admit […]

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Testing a new responsive website is pretty easy to do these days, by just reducing the viewing area of your web browser. But checking at certain key sizes can be important – does the web page work on an ipad with the desired layout, or does it ‘go mobile’ too early meaning everything looks too […]

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Launched in time for the Christmas break, I created a fresh new look for this great restaurant in Quorn, Loughborough. Taking my cue from their existing logo but running with a new theme from there, I incorporated some great photography which the owners had taken ready for the site. The site is set up in […]

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Just stumbled across this post which although a little difficult to understand, goes a long way to helping explain what someone who works from home can claim for home office use. http://www.rossmartin.co.uk/index.php/self-employed/what-expenses-can-i-claim/631-use-of-home-as-office-calculator

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Work is currently under way on a new website for one of Leicestershire’s highest rated restaurants. More news soon!

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Textiles Direct is a high street retailer of budget bedding and curtains. I designed their website a few years ago, but it’s since been replaced. Anyway, the reason I visited back now was because of a groupon deal I saw pop up, and thought it was worth revisiting the site to see how they’re getting […]

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Self-employed web designer as I am, knowing what to claim for on the annual tax return can sometimes cause lots of head scratching and google searching. Here’s a nice little post explaining a few bits in simple English: http://www.ukwda.org/blog/expenses-what-can-i-claim?  

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I’m currently working on an education website with a requirement that it be accessible to as wide a range of people in the UK as possible. There’s lots to read up on this subject, particularly on the W3C Standards website, but on this blog post I wanted to focus on just one area – colour […]

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Have you heard about the new Google Glass? It looks like something that shouldn’t have been invented yet – like hover boards – but unlike hover board,s seems to be turning into reality. In simple terms, it’s a pair of simple lightweight specs that you wear in the traditional spectacles way, but features a HUD […]

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