It’s been a while and we need to do better! So here’s a quick post about building and showing useful 404 error messages for your users when things go wrong… It’s aimed at informing you as a client in what to ask your web design company to do…
As Geolocation technology grows in popularity, sophistication and its overall use, it’s worth thinking about whether your website properly lets people know where you are based. If people search for your type of business, product or service in your area – does your website appear? Is your address featured prominently on your website? Is your site listed in Google Local? Read on for some thoughts and tips…
Summer has been and gone and it’s time for a quick update on what coldpie towers have been up to. We’re now all well rested and looking forward to a busy couple of months of new website builds.
Valid sites are often confused with accessible sites. While a valid site may pass all the automated checks some may not be navigable by keyboard alone or may lose their navigation when a site’s images are disabled. Here at coldpie we understand the difference between valid and accessible, and work hard to ensure that the user is always put first when aiming to achieve both.
In an effort to spread the knowledge – I’m going to write some brief posts about how you can improve your website, mainly by optimising it for search engines and search result pages. The hope is that they will be informative, sometimes interesting and arm you with a checklist to go away and make changes yourself. The first set of crib notes relate solely to Page titles.
Coldpie have designed and built the new website for The Casting Collective – The UK’s leading casting agency for supporting artistes (extra’s to you and I). The site includes a full online search of the companies artistes, a forum and more. Along with the new design and tweaking the site architecture, the build also included moving the site over to coldpie’s content management system. In addition reporting of the artiste search usage has been added so that the company are able to monitor how people are using the site and their needs better.
You can view the site here: castingcollective.co.uk or read more about the web build here
Related blog post: Design decisions: Making a complicated search form simple to use
coldpie has just helped to launch the new Hauser & Wirth website. Hauser & Wirth are one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries representing various well known and well regarded artists including Louise Bourgeois, Martin Creed, Paul McCarthy and Pipilotti Rist amongst many others. They have spaces in Zurich and London.
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Congratulations to the GCC Marketing team who won the best website award at the recent Marketing Network FE First Awards. Coldpie designed and built the site for GCC just over a year ago and the marketing team have been working hard since then to keep the site relevant and interesting for current and prospective students and staff.
Welcome to coldpie’s new website – it’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally made it. Now with added “blog”.
In recent months there have been high-profile ‘retirements’ from and new additions into the world of blogging. While serial entrepreneur Jason Calaconis unsubscribed, Sergey Brin, founder of Google, published his very first blog post. …Read the rest of this entry »