This week the Brighton Digital Festival site we built was launched! We are very exited about the launch, which was marked with an open event at The Old Market venue in Hove, which saw lots of people turn out interested in the festival and what it has to offer. The site got lots of positive feedback and tweets about it on the night (#BDF2013 to join in!).
The site is designed to be sleek and minimal, yet also features some interesting functionality including the use of parallax scrolling in the top blog, a promo video, a twitter conversation using the hashtag #BDF2013, a events submission system and much more.
The site continues to be updated so keep checking back for all the latest, and remember you can keep up with all the goings on for the festival via the hashtag #BDF2013.
brightonwp.com are pleased to announce we have been selected to build the Brighton Digital Festival website. Collaborating with Bryan Kidd, an experienced designer, we were very excited to be chosen for the project over other well established applicants.
Returning in October 2013 Brighton Digital Festival is a month-long celebration of all things digital, bringing together the city’s vibrant arts and digital communities. From small-scale meet ups to big name conferences, from digital artists’ experimental ideas to fully mounted exhibitions, the Festival promises something for everybody and because most events are free, plenty of opportunities to discover something new. Hands on, participatory, exciting, challenging, wondrous, fascinating, the Brighton Digital Festival has it all and it uniquely reflects the spirit of the city.
Brighton Digital Festival Mission Statement:
“Brighton Digital Festival is an open source platform which amalgamates a large and diverse community-led programme of activities exploring digital culture.”
Bryan has begun the branding process, including conducting a survey as part of his research into the project. The survey was sent out to members of the public across Brighton and beyond. The results from this survey will help inform the branding process and the overall look of the site. The survey provided some interesting results and feedback, some of which is shown below in a presentation Bryan has put together…
brightonwp.com are very much looking forward to working on this project. The site is going to feature lots of functionality and is aimed to be very user friendly and an interactive experience for the user. We will keep you updated on the sites process as we work on it, and we can’t wait to launch it later this year.
Have your Say:
If you have any comments or ideas for the branding of the site you can get in touch with Bryan via his website here.
If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the functionality of the site, then contact us.
This week Tesco launched a unique Easter campaign involving an online interactive egg hunt, promoted under #FindTheEggs.
Take a look now by visiting www.tescofindtheeggs.com and enter your postcode. You’ll then be presented with a Google Street View page which has thousands of virtual eggs hidden in various places.
To encourage users to take part Tesco has a prize of free MaltEaster bunnies for all users who find 3 eggs, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2S is the star prize for those who find a special golden egg.
Cleverly in order to take part you must first like the facebook page, which already stands at 54,000 likes. The game will then begin and you can begin searching for eggs.
Jude Brooks, head of social communities and insight at Tesco, said: “The Easter egg hunt is a much loved tradition and this year we’re excited to be giving it a digital twist. We hope that people from across the country get online and search for the virtual eggs hidden on their street and even hide some for their friends.”
The campaign is likely to appeal to children and adults alike and cleverly integrates social media and sharing to engage the user. It also makes a personal experience for each user, using their location via the Google map.
The campaign is set to expand this week with a TV ad as well to get the UK talking about #FindTheEggs.
WordPress has taken the website design and development industry by storm. There are several reasons why it’s the number one website publishing platform listed below, but from our point of view, we love the freedom it gives us to design, the clarity of it’s code and simplicity of the user interface. If you are thinking of using WordPress for your business, we couldn’t recommend it enough!
1. WordPress is Open Source (FREE)
As an Open Source project, WordPress is completely free. There are no hidden charges what so ever, it’s hard to believe, but this model has created a global industry for designers, theme builders & plugin developers. As a community we all work together to improve and further develop the industry for everyone’s benefit.
brightonwp.com do not charge for the WordPress CMS. Our fees are solely for Design, Theme Development and Studio hours.
2. Editing is a breeze
WordPress has a very user-friendly backend, it’s the reason so many people choose it for their personal website or blog. The simple admin is also why agencies present WordPress as a good option for their clients. As a rule of thumb, if you can use Microsoft Word or Facebook, you’ll have no problem with WordPress. Besides, our video support library is open 24/7.
3. Style your site with a Theme
Wether you start with a commercial theme or create a custom theme, you can change the look of your site without changing the content. Theme files are stored independently, in a completely different place to your content. When the time comes to update the design of your website, you don’t have to start all over again.
4. Plugins expand functionality
Much like Apps on iPhone or any other smart phone for that matter, Plugins provide extra functionality to your site. WordPress hosts an ever-growing market of over 20,000 free and paid Plugins. For the most part it’s easy to integrate them into your site, 9 times out of 10, you’ll find what you need in the Plugin Directory, if you can’t, we can help with bespoke plugin development.
5. WordPress and Google
Right out of the box WordPress is coded to be search engine friendly. What gives WordPress the edge is how easy it is to boost your sit’s performance with an SEO plugin. It’s takes minutes, and if yo follow good advice, you’ll be climbing the rankings in no time.
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It’s cost effective, user friendly & very adaptable.
Out-of-the-box WordPress has extensive functionality, but with over 23,000 plugins, the sky’s the limit. Watch our video to find out how brightonwp.com can design, develop and support your WordPress website.
Find out more about the services we offer here, or get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
Cafe Wall Typography- a great way to add interest & creativity to a cafe! Originally pinned by: plentyofcolour.com
Art Makes You Happy- inventive typography creation on a dusty floor. We like the way the type is so clean and neat against the floor. Originally pinned by: 29.media.tumblr.com
The Grass is Greener- we like the freedom and expressiveness of this type. It works particualry well overlaid on the grass photo. Originally pinned by: mycalicoskies.blogspot.co.uk
Heart Paper Type- This typography is beautifully created out of paper. It is highly detailed and delicate. We also like the way tones are created through the use of coloured paper. Originally pinned by: illusion.scene360.com
‘Accountants in the cloud offers a unique online accounts solution created using the expertise of some of the brightest accountants and tax advisers in the business. We are experienced chartered accountants who wanted to design a solution that brings accountancy into the 21st century. We’re passionate about providing an online solution which removes the need for cumbersome books and records and one that allows you to spend more time building your business rather than chasing paperwork. You’ll love mixing and matching our services and price plans to create a solution that is your very own! Think of it as like having your own personal accountant…in the cloud.’
We wanted to make the Accountants in the Cloud more exciting and have a modern, fresh feel. We have created an illustrative style across the site, with the main focus being within the sliders on the homepage. We used birds as a basis of the designs as these complimented the cloud theme well. The vibrant colours and birds also give the illustrations an energy and makes Accountants in the Cloud stand out from other account websites which tend to be quite dull.
The site is also responsive and the designs adapt to fit the device you are viewing it on perfectly. Features on the site include a custom log-in area and free trail sign up, a twitter feed, blog, social connections, bespoke services graphics, and more.
We have also created a bespoke cloud shaped flyer and exhibition stands using this illustrative style for a recent exhibition Accountant in the Clouds took part in.
One of our latest sites to launch is Glint PR. Glint is a PR and digital marketing agency for the travel industry. A bit about them: ‘Glint Communications is a fresh new boutique UK PR and digital marketing agency run jointly by David Ezra and Rebecca Genin. We specialise in travel and tourism, with more than 35 years’ experience between us. We’ve worked for some of the biggest brands in the industry, at highly-respected PR agencies.’
We created this simple WordPress site for them featuring a striking home page slider, news & blog, twitter feed, social connections and more. The site is also responsive so it will adapt perfectly to view on a tablet device or mobile phone.
We came across this inventive packaging on Pinterest. Shown above is some inventive dessert packaging using mono icons against vibrant circles in the centre of the pack. We also like the style of this milk packaging for Milla which is based on the concept of childhood confessions. The typography works well with the childhood theme, as does the simplicity of the design and colour.