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Dark Mode vs. Light Mode: A Comprehensive Guide for UI design

In recent years, the topic of dark mode vs. light mode in UI design has sparked heated discussions and debates among designers and users alike. While some argue for the sleekness and modernity of dark mode, others swear by the clarity and simplicity of light mode. But which one is...

Why Intuitive Technology Is the Future of UI Design

If you've ever used a piece of technology that seamlessly integrated into your daily routine, then you know what it means to experience great user experience (UX) and UI design. The founder of StreamAlive, a leading tech company, believes that good technology shouldn't feel like technology at all. It should...

Latest Inspiring Web Design Trends And Techniques For 2024

The web design landscape for 2024 is set to be a dynamic and revolutionary one, with a blend of evolutionary and reactionary trends. From sci-fi-inspired design to adaptive headers and teleprompter typography, the upcoming year will witness a diverse range of innovative approaches. Additionally, bold and experimental typography, dark mode...

The Unrivaled Excellence of our Web Design Agency Canterbury

Unveiling the Best Web Design Agency Canterbury In the bustling digital landscape, where every business vies for online supremacy, only a select few ascend to the zenith. Canterbury, a city steeped in history, is also home to unrivaled web design excellence. A top-rated web design agency Canterbury, kc web design...

Arxygen website, product UI and branding

The key to designing the UI for Arxygens dashboard and admin product was keeping things simple and easy to use while having all the information easily accessible. For each campaign a lot of data needed to be shown and 90% of that data needed to be easily editable from a...

Music Streaming UI/UX design version 2

Go To Hear is an artist-friendly ethical fair music streaming service. Go To Hears' exclusive UI/UX design and features help artists, fans and music industry professionals to all earn a fair reward for their hard work. The Go To Hear mission is to transform the music industry focusing firstly on changing...

10 Things to Consider When Designing a High-Converting web app UI design

Your web app's user interface (UI) is the first thing that users will see and interact with, so it's important to make a good impression. A well-designed web app UI design can help you attract and retain users, and even increase conversions. Here are 10 things to consider when designing...

How to Use Web Design to Improve User Experience

Introduction Your website is your online storefront. It's the first impression that potential customers will have of your business, so it's important to make sure it's designed in a way that is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Good web design can help you improve your user experience (UX) in a...

We’ve been featured on The Best Music Website Designs by DesignRush

A huge thank you to the guys at DesignRush for featuring the website design work we did with Go To Hear on their 'Best Music Website Designs' feature. Head over to the Best Design Trends page now to see our designs along with all the other fantastic music website designs.If...

SEO for web design – How to Optimise Your Website for Search Engines

Search engine optimisation SEO for web design is crucial for any business with an online presence. Optimising your website for search engines can increase its visibility, drive more traffic, and boost conversions. Follow these tips to make your website more discoverable and rank higher in search results: Choose the Right...

Website Design – 10 Things to Consider When Planning Website

What are the most important things to consider when designing a website? In today's digital age, having a website is no longer optional; it's a necessity. Research reveals that businesses without a website risk losing 70-80% of potential customers. Therefore, creating a well-designed and engaging website design is the crucial...

IT company ongoing work

As part of our ongoing relationship with Fujitsu, we've been working with global teams to improve more sections of the website. We've been creating new website designs for industry verticals such as Global Retail, Healthy Living, Amazon AWS,Manufacturing, Hybrid Cloud, Cyber Security, Application Transformation, SAP, Insurance and more as well...

The Power of Professional WordPress Website Design Services for Business Success

In today's digital age, a well-designed website is crucial for establishing a strong online presence. This is where our professional WordPress website design services and e-commerce website design shine. With our expertise in web design and development, our WordPress website design services play a pivotal role in helping your business...

How-to create an effective E-commerce website design for online stores

Introduction: Understanding the Significance of E-commerce Website Design In today's digital landscape, the design of an e-commerce website plays a pivotal role in shaping the success of online businesses. A well-crafted website design can significantly impact user experience, conversion rates, and overall brand image. By implementing effective design strategies, businesses...

Five of the most common UX design errors that can drive customers away

Are you unintentionally causing users to leave your website? Here are five of the most common UX design errors that can drive customers away. UX design is accountable for providing a satisfying experience to the user. To build an effective UX, it must be attractive, actionable and guide the user...

Comparing the Top Ecommerce Platforms: Which One is Right for Your Store?

Are you facing difficulty in selecting an ecommerce platform for your online store? With a plethora of options available, it can be quite overwhelming to determine which one is most suitable for your business needs. This blog post aims to compare the top ecommerce platforms available in the market today...

Why Investing in a Web Design System is a Smart Move for Your Business

Are you looking to enhance your brand's identity and streamline your design process? Investing in a web design system is the key! Design systems offer several benefits that can take your business to new heights. From boosting consistency and efficiency to cutting down costs, the advantages of a well-planned design...

Find the Perfect Web Design Agency for Your Startup

In today's digital age, having a professional website is critical for any business, especially for startups. A well-designed website can help you establish credibility, attract new customers, and grow your business. However, creating a website that stands out from the crowd and delivers results requires expertise and skills that not...

What is UX design? A guide for businesses

User experience (UX) design is an essential part of any digital product or service. It focuses on creating a positive experience for users by designing interfaces that are intuitive, easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing. As businesses continue to shift towards digital platforms, understanding the importance of UX design becomes...

Can ChatGPT have opinions on what makes a good website design?

I asked ChatGPT about web design, what makes a good website design and what insights it had. I think the results are pretty amazing. The following article is the full AI output after asking a few broad questions. ------------------------------------------------ As an AI language model, ChatGPT has been designed to interact...

Web designers – Is Photoshop better than Figma for web design?

When it comes to web design, there are a plethora of tools available in the market. However, two of the most popular ones are Adobe Photoshop and Figma. Photoshop has been a go-to tool for designers for decades, while Figma is relatively new on the scene. Both tools have their...

Website Design For Accessibility: Why It Matters And How To Do It Right

As website designers, we all strive to create website designs that are visually appealing and engaging. But do you also consider accessibility when designing your website? In this article, we’ll take a look at why it’s important to design your website for accessibility and how to do it right. web...

A new brand and a new website design

The one thing that unfortunately gets neglected when you design other peoples websites, is your own website! It was way back in 2016 that the kc web design site got a refresh so it was long overdue. While the website definitely needed bringing up-to-date we also felt the brand and...

Revamp for the kc web design ‘Pear Tree Studio’

We've been working from Pear Tree Studio for around 14 years now. It was purpose-built when we first moved here, as our web design studio, but over the years it has morphed into a music studio, fly tying space, camping store and chill-out room. And with all that, has come...

Go To Hear now in early access

We have a small but dedicated team at GTH. Things also take time in a bootstrap start-up. We've been in beta for a long time while we made sure the platform did what we wanted and hit all our goals for artists and their revenue. We've launched into early access...

CDO at Go To Hear

I've been working with Go To Hear for a few years as Head of platform design. Over this time I've become more and more involved in the core of the company and in control of all aspects of design. From today I am now CDO (Chief design officer) for Go...

ActivateNow

Fujitsu’s flagship digital experience, ActivateNow, is a huge 3-day event each year including seminars, keynote talks, guest speakers and much more. We were asked to design the website for ActivateNow last year (and again this year!) while Fujitsu was in the middle of a huge rebranding exercise. We had to...

Go To Hear Music Streaming Platform

Go To Hear is an artist-friendly ethical fair music streaming service. Go To Hears' exclusive design and features help artists, fans and music industry professionals to all earn a fair reward for their hard work. The Go To Hear mission is to transform the music industry focusing firstly on changing the...

Work Life Shift Blog

The concept of the workplace has changed. FUJITSU Work Life Shift helps organisations create digital workplaces for their employees wherever they choose to be, whether that’s at home, in an office or on the move. kc web design are currently creating a new blog for FUJITSU Work Life Shift. As this...

GlobeRanger website

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu, GlobeRanger is a world-leader in IoT technology. kc web design was commissioned by Fujitsu and GlobeRanger to design and build a new independent website for GlobeRanger to showcase their IoT solutions and services.

Cleaning up Space

The UK Space Agency set out on a mission committing funding to combat space debris. To tackle this challenge, Fujitsu is working with Astroscale UK, University of Glasgow and AWS to successfully combine quantum-inspired computing and Artificial Intelligence to transform space debris removal. kc web design was commissioned to design...

IT365 website design

IT Support 365 is an IT Managed Services Provider with a focus on providing IT support to small and medium-sized businesses in the South of England and throughout the UK. Working with the brilliant Kudos Marketing, we created a brand new design for the IT365 website.

Web designers! Should you use Elementor in your WordPress website?

The short answer Yes. Absolutely. Grab it here. The long answer Normally when designing and developing bespoke Wordpress websites for our clients we'd use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin and create custom template so that the client has full control over their specific content needs. But not all clients need...

Fujitsu & RAF 100 – Inspiring young people

kc web design were asked by Fujitsu and the RAF to build a website to promote career pathways to school children for Fujitsu and the RAF as part of the RAF 100 anniversary year. The website links in with live events all around the country where children get the chance...

We’ve been working hard!

  It's been a while since we've updated our website. One of the hardest things to do when you're busy with other peoples websites is to look after your own. And we have been very bust over the last 12 months. As well as our ongoing work with Fujitsu UK...

UK & Ireland tech blog website design

kc web design and Fujitsu have been working together for a number of years. We originally created the Fujitsu UK tech blog website design back in 2014 and since then it's gone on to become a leading tech blog for UK business leaders. The latest version of the blog website...

We’ve been a bit quiet here at kc web design

Its been a long time since I've posted on the website, but with very good reason. We've been working for a few years with Fujitsu UK helping redesign parts of the website, working on small microsites and doing other design and web work. Last year we started working with Fujitsu...

Project Cirrus World Record wing suit attempt

kc web design are very proud to be a part of Fraser Corsans incredible world record wing suit jump record attempt. We've been working with Fraser and Fujitsu for the last 6 months on the website and brand for Project Cirrus and the time is rapidly approaching for Frasers first...

WordPress hacked on 4.7.0 and 4.7.1

Last week I had a client contact me about a hacked website. On all of our Wordpress websites that we don't host with Pressidium (THE best Wordpress hosting out there!) we use some pretty good hardening and security to make sure our sites don't fall victim to hacks. So I...

Digital Workplace microsite

kc web design were commissioned by Fujitsu to create a small microsite to work as a stand alone hub, social media archive and lead generation tool for articles and white papers on a specific subject - The Digital Workplace. The site was created to look like the global Fujitsu site...

Novacast custom website design

Novacast is a specialist ferrous and non-ferrous foundry located in Melksham, England that specialise in all types of casting. Working alongside Kudos Marketing we created a custom website design for Novacast that would bring their online presence up-to-date and give them a much better foundation for future features. A new custom website design and...

kc web design – new website, updated brand

Looking after your own website and brand is sometimes very hard. When client website design work comes first it can be tricky to find the time to redesign and rebrand you're own company, especially when you're a small web design agency like we are. About 18 months ago I had the...

Paymentsense for e-commerce website design

Over the last 15 years e-commerce has changed a lot. In that time we've built many, many different types of e-commerce website design - from huge bespoke shops integrated into warehouse systems to the modern day Woocommerce stores. Even though e-commerce has changed one thing seems to have stayed staic - the payment...

A web designers life – Long hours, desks and health issues

Owning and running a small web design studio can be very hard work at times. I often work very long hours, sitting at my desk for long periods of time absorbed in designs or working on complicated UI problems or bug fixing code. I’ve also been a website designer for...

H&R AWARDS 2015 – Training Initiative app of the year

A web app and website built by kc web design kent in 2013 has won it's second award (It previously won HPM App of The Year 2014). The ThermaSolutions web app, designed and built here at kc web design, has come second in the HEATING & RENEWABLES AWARDS 2015 - Training Initiative...

Project management for freelance web designers

A few weeks ago I saw a tweet by Paul Boag that mentioned a new project management tool for freelance web designers. I've been on the lookout for a simple project management tool for some of the web design projects I work on - some directly for clients but others...

It’s a hard drive life

Second only to password hell comes data backup hell. In an ideal world I'd have super fast broadband (<rant>Yes, I'm pointing the finger at you BT, you who deemed it not economically viable to put in fibre broadband in our village yet less than a mile up the hill you...

Responsive website design and Google rankings

Is your website design responsive? Does your website work well on mobile devices? No? Then you need to seriously consider making sure your website is mobile friendly otherwise it could have an effect on your search rankings. Google have announced that from 21st April all sites will be tested under a new...

Lead Forensics – Don’t rely on SEO alone

Google has great tools for search engine listing, analytics to help see what people do on your website all sorts of ways to bring in leads via pay per click ads. But what if potential new clients were coming to your website and not using your nice new contact form...

Building a successful intranet website

Intranets can be a complicated beast. Multiple departments fighting for importance can cause important tasks and information to be spread all over the content structure. When designing a successful intranet website design there are a few rules and recommendations that will help build a user tool for the user rather than a...

Review – Pad & Quill luxury iPhone 6 case

We don't do a huge amount of product reviews on the kc web design kent website (but please do send us stuff if you'd like us to review it!  ;o)  but when we get a product as good as this its hard not to write about it. I recently bought...

Googles new No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA

Googles new No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA could change the way we think about form security. Most web designers don't like captcha security but they are a necessary evil these days. With the huge amounts of form spam we get some kind of auto form submission and bot security is needed on...

A web designers eyes are his tools

I've been a web designer at kc web design kent for a long time. Before that I was a print designer. Before that I did a design post grad. Before that I did a photographer degree. Before that I used to design and make stained glass windows. Before that I...

Typography design in sci-fi films

I love sci-fi. Films, books, TV shows in fact anything with space ships, aliens or futuristic concepts normally grabs my attention. Being a web designer I also love typography. Typography in sci-fi films and books can be a wondrous thing and on the wall of the office here at kc web...

Blocs – A new website designer app

Blocs is a new website designer app from the team that brought us Dev Rocket and other Photoshop plugins. It's a new website design tool for Macs that allows the designer to build websites very quickly and easily. At kc web design we like using responsive web design frameworks and...

Cirrus one weather app launched

kc web design has launched Cirrus one - A new weather app for mobile devices with a unique feature...you can design your own icon layout! A few years ago we had an idea for a weather app. We started to create an iOS only version but soon decided the dev...

Web design consultancy, website builds & cheap web design

The 3 main job types we get asked about a lot at kc web design ltd are web design consultancy, website design and builds on content management systems such as Wordpress and Expression Engine and cheap web design. We work on projects in all of these areas and they all have their...

ThermaCalc Voted App of The Year by Heating Plumbing Monthly (HPM) Magazine

ThermaCalc - a web app design created and built by kc web design ltd in 2013 - has been voted App of The Year by Heating Plumbing Monthly (HPM) Magazine. kc web design kent created ThermaCalc for ThermaSolutions back in 2013 and updated the app this year with major changes to the calculators to bring them...

Dribbble invite giveaway

Yes, its another Dribbble invite giveaway but this time, instead of the normal 'show me your best work' type of affair I'm going to try something a little bit different. If you don't know about Dribbble - and every web designer really should by now - it's a fantastic community for...

WordPress social networks auto-poster

Like all good web design companies, sometimes at kc web design we slip a little on our SEO strategy while we're head down in projects. It happens. While I had some time this week I decided to go through our social media strategy and realised that posts we'd written on...

Geek Mental Help Week – It’s the little things

Starting on October 27th 2014, Geek mental help week is a week-long series of articles, blog posts, conversations, podcasts and events across the web about mental health issues, how to help people who suffer, and those who care for us. Mental health issues are all around us. At kc web design...

Speedy Expo website design

kc web design kent have recently launched a new website for Speedy Expo, a conference for Speedy customers and partners in the UK, in partnership with marketing company QRBT and Speedy Hire - a leading provider of tools and equipment for hire and sale to the construction industry. The Speedy Expo runs every...

Panic release Coda 2.5 – the best web design tool gets better!

Panic has released the latest version of Coda - it's web design and development app - and there's a lot to like in this new version. To be honest, this latest release of Panics Coda app doesn't feel very new to me but that's probably because I've been using it...

Apple Watch and iPhone 6

It's that time of year again. The BIG Apple announcement. And what a big one it was this year! Everyone suspected Apple would launch the iWatch (note they've now dropped the 'i') but not many predicted it would be such a hit. As a web designer and developer here at...

Mailbox Beta for Mac OSX

I always have a bit of a soft spot for new software and apps. I love trying out new apps, especially at beta stage when they're all new and shinny and slightly broken! I'm also always on the hunt to find an app that makes email less painful. At kc...

Web design bliss – Skyfonts and Google Fonts

Google fonts get used a lot on the web. Even though I have a Typkit account here at kc web design I still find myself using Google Fonts for certain web design projects. Their list of good web design fonts is always growing but here in lies the problem. Many...

Javascript/jquery drag, drop and resize

For a while now I've had a little side project bubbling around here at kc web design. I love weather. I love weather apps. So I've been creating my own weather app with some pretty unique features (all top secret!). I've had a number of proof-of-concept builds lying around that...

UK broadband failing small rural web design kent businesses

UK rural small businesses are being held back by lack of fast broadband says a new report by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). As a web design Kent company based in rural England we're a bit limited on our broadband options. BT being the main option with a few others...

Cheap web design

Every body wants cheap web design, but is it good for the customer? Well, no, it's a bit like everything else...you get what you pay for. I've had a lot of people come to me asking for help updating, fixing or even building new sites because of previous cheap web design...

Goodbye eco web design hosting

Ever since I started kc web design kent our website has been hosted on an eco-friendly server in the US by AISO.net. I try to be as eco-friendly as possible at home and with the business and I love the idea of our website living on a server that is...

kc weblite – Online website builder

weblite is a new online website builder created by kc web design kent to help small local businesses get online. We know how important it is to have a good website but not all small businesses can afford bespoke website builds from leading web design agencies so weblite could be...

Geocel/Ronseal responsive website design

Over the past few months we've been working with QRBT and Geocel (part of Ronseal) to produce a brand new responsive website design for Geocel to showcase their huge range of building and DIY products. Objective To create a modern, responsive website for Geocell to bring the brand up-to-date and...

kc web design and Fujitsu UK

For a while now kc web design Kent have been working with Fujitsu UK & Ireland to improve large sections of their website. Over the past 12 months the changes that kc web design have made to specific sections and user flow have had a significant effect on user interaction,...

Amazon Prime Video and the Lovefilm fiasco

I've been a user/renter with LoveFilm for many years using their DVDs by post service. Over the last few years the streaming side of DVD rental has grown and grown and now there are lots of different offerings for watching DVD online. Lovefilm is still the only one doing rentals...

Paymo Pro Beta 3 Review

For a long time now I've been using Billings here at kc web design Kent for dealing with out invoicing and time tracking. I like Billings, it works well, has good invoice template customisation and is simple to use but it is no longer getting updated. Marketcircle have chosen to...

Web designer footer links

As web designers and developers we all do. We do it all the time here at kc web design kent. We spend weeks crafting a website design, building and coding the templates, adding content and tweaking for all the browsers and just before it goes live we add a link...

kc web design Dribbble invite giveaway 2014

This Dribbble invite giveaway is now closed... So, it turns out the one person who was going to get the invite has now already got one! I may give out the invite to a runner up...   kc web design Kent have another Dribbble invite giveaway for 1 (or 2...

Fujitsu UK & Ireland blog responsive website design

At kc web design kent we've been working with Fujitsu UK and Fujitsu Global on a number of exciting projects for a while now. The latest project for Fujitsu UK is a complete redesign of their UK blog. Last year we created a brand new Wordpress blog for Fujitsu UK...

Optimising WordPress and the server

At kc web design kent we've become obsessed with getting Wordpress to work at peak performance over the last few months so we thought it would be good to document some of things we've been doing to increase Wordpress performance and reduce loading times. Not all of these things work...

What! No screen cloth! iPad Air Review

My ageing original iPad 1 is still going strong but has slowly been relegated from a work device to a kiddies play thing so it was time for a long overdue upgrade. The original iPad isn't supported in the latest OS's and so trying to test new iPad apps we're...

Dash – The API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager

I came across Dash - The API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager for OSX - in a tweet the other day and thought it sounded interesting and maybe useful at kc web design kent. At kc web design we work a lot with html, css, Wordpress, Expression Engine and...

Speeding up your website design with Cloudflare

Recently, while sifting through Google Analytics data, I noticed that page load times on this particular website design were over 10 secs. This is a long time for a page to load and well over the recommended times. Google uses page speed as a metric now and so slow page...

CIOB Carbon Action 2050 website design

As well as the website design work I do at kc web design kent I also work with a number of other large companies as a website design consultant and project designer. One recent website design project I was involved with was on a series of projects for the CIOB...

kc web design kent – Why I LOVE iOS 7

In our previous article - kc web design kent – Why I hate iOS7 - I spoke about the reasons why I didn't like iOS7. Since that article there have been many more reasons not to like iOS7 and its many inconsistencies. Text padding and spacing still really plagues the OS...

Google web designer tool

So, Google has thrown its hat in the ring of web design tools with Google Web Designer. There seems to be a new web design tool coming out every other day at the moment, some good, some bad, some trying to be that all encompassing tool that will do everything...

Woocommerce – How to delete all products

While developing a series of websites using the great Woocommerce for Wordpress the development process we're using at kc web design kent meant we needed to make copies of existing website designs and then redevelop them into new websites. Part of the process we went through at kc web design...

kc web design kent – Why I hate iOS7

I hate iOS 7. There, I said it! There's been a lot of talk about iOS7 over the past few months and last week it finally launched. Lots of people won't update yet but working in the web design and iOS design industry you kind of have to. So I...

Expression Engine plugins – GWcode Categories & Low Seg2Cat

At kc web design kent we've spent the last few months building a new website for a well known sealants and glues company (Not Unibond, the other one!). It's a large project and the final website design will allow users to view a lot of products in a lot of...

Rushracer Facebook App

kc web design kent were asked by a leading major travel brand to help create a Facebook App competition for the up-coming launch of the new Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) film - RUSH. The Rushracer Facebook app was design by the in-house design team at this leading travel brand...

Google Chromecast – Apple TV killer?

Being so busy at kc web design kent doesn't leave much time for relaxing but when I do I love to watch films. Big screen, big sound, bliss. For a while now I've been looking at how to improve my media centre and get a setup that allows me to...

WordPress e-commerce website design

Wordpress has come a long way since it's early days as a simple CMS. At kc web design kent we used to build bespoke e-commerce systems for big wholesale clothing companies that would take months to develop and integrate with internal stock management and ordering systems. These days we don't...

kc web design make hand-crafted websites

“kc web design make hand crafted websites...” - that's what it says on the new kc web design kent homepage. But what do we really mean by hand crafted website design? There's been a lot of talk on twitter recently about the word “craft” with a few top web designers...

kc web design kent – CSS notes, advice and guidelines

I enjoy writing CSS here at kc web design kent but sometimes in the thick of development my nice neat CSS documents can become a bit, well...messy. Most of the time I'm working alone on web design projects at kc web design kent so I always think it won't matter...

Clever web design spam emails

I get a lot of spam somedays at kc web design kent. It's not so bad on the kc web design kent emails but I have another email address that gets a lot. And I mean a lot! The email address in question has been around for a long time,...

dribbble freebie – Stacked note box icons

It's been a while since I've done a dribbble freebie so with a few minutes free today I decided to pull out an old logo and do another dribbble freebie for the web design community. So, kc web design kent is proud to give out another dribbble freebie - Stacked...

New iMac 27″ fusion drive review

A few months ago at kc web design kent my trusty 2009 27" iMac started playing up. The screen started flickering in the left bottom corner and over the new few weeks it got progressively worse until one day the screen went black. Gulp! Deadlines. Panic... Luckily, I managed to...

Apples iOS 7 redesign

It's been everywhere this week. Apples' new iOS 7 design has sparked much discussion in the web design world and the interwebs are rife with comments, critique, moans and admiration for the new iOS design. Designing iOS apps as we do here at kc web design kent means we have...

Ghostlab review

While struggling with Adobe Inspect today at kc web design kent on a new responsive web design project I saw a very timely tweet by Andy Clarke... Goodbye Edge Inspect, you subscription based son of a bitch. Hello @ghostlabapp, my new best friend. I'd never heard of Ghostlab before and...

Web design consultancy for Fujitsu.com

kc web design kent are absolutely delighted to be working as web design consultants for Fujitsu.com, the global website of the electronics giant. After a successful launch of the new UK blog website kc web design kent were asked to come in at a high level to consult on web...

ThermaSolutions web app design

kc web design kent are proud to announce the launch of a large web app design project for ThermaSolutions. Back in early 2012 kc web design kent were contacted by ThermaSolutions and asked to produce an iOS app for the building and construction industry. After many months of hard work...

Potable Water Solutions – Hydro voyager 3

We had a very interesting call at kc web design kent last week from Potable Water Solutions. Potable Water Solutions make the Hydro Voyager 3 - a new solution for purifying contaminated water. At kc web design kent we love helping out with good causes and Potable Water Solutions needed a quick landing page...

Callagenix website design

kc web design kent were approached by Callagenix back in October 2012 to redesign their current website. Callagenix are a supplier of telecommunication services to businesses and they need to redesign their slightly dated and content heavy website and bring it up to date with a responsive website design. The...

Yohondo iPad app UI design

kc web design kent were contacted by the lovely John and Jane from Yohondo a few months ago about designing the user interface for their new iPad app. Yohondo have spent the last 12 - 18 months designing and building a skeleton app that will completely change the way people learn graded...

Why staying on top of SEO writing is important

We all know we have to do, but finding time to write content for SEO can feel like a chore especially when you're working all hours on client web design work. Keeping on top of SEO writing and keeping your website full of fresh new relevant content is hard work...

WordPress hacking

Its been reported quite widely  in the media this week that Wordpress has been under attack. Wordpress powers millions of websites so an attack like this is no small thing. Millions and millions of sites will have been hacked and the brute force attached looks like it was aimed at...

Flickering iMac screen brightness

Last week my iMac screen brightness started flickering. At first I thought it was my eyes playing tricks in the sun coming through the studio windows but after a few days I noticed a defined change in brightness in the lower left part of the screen. At kc web design...

Yohondo iPad app UI design

kc web design kent are delighted to be working with the wonderful Yohondo on their brand new iPad app. We'll be designing the user interface over the next few weeks to create a beautiful UI experience and craft an award winning app. Yohondo is a new iPad app designed for teaching...

Mailbox iOS app – Was it worth the wait?

Most people in the web design industry are aware of Mailbox - the new email client for iOS that claims to change the way we deal with email - and at kc web design kent we were very excited when it was launched. And most will also be aware of...

Private browsing in Safari Mobile and javascript local storage

After a good few hours trying to debug a web app in Mobile Safari here at kc web design kent we finally worked out that having private browsing turned on in the Safari settings was causing javascript and local storage to not work. Safari mobile seems to deal with private...

The first website design I ever built

To be honest, I can't really remember my first website that well. It was over 15 years ago so specific facts feel a little fuzzy. Before I was a ’proper’ web designer (which is what I call myself now) I was a graphic designer for print and before I did...

Evernote security hacked

Working in an online business like kc web design kent means that almost every working day I'm logging in and out of services or apps. Every day my whole online life is governed by passwords for email accounts, online web design services, social media, to-do lists and more. It feels...

kc web design kent – Friday round-up one

I thought we'd start doing a little Friday round-up here at kc web design kent of interesting things that we've come across during the week. So for our first 'Friday round-up' we're going to have a look at all sorts of interesting web design and development related goodies and just...

Subscription based websites with Expression Engine

Expression Engine is our CMS of choice at kc web design kent and we use it on a lot of larger projects. It has great flexibility, if built on a robust framework and the community of users and add-ons is very good. It is one of the best web design CMS...

WordPress – First plugins to install

At kc web design kent we create a lot of websites based on Wordpress: blogs, e-commerce websites, corporate websites and even web apps. As soon as we get Wordpress installed on a web design project we always add our own set of plugins for security and other odds and ends....

kc web design kent – latest web design tools

Over the last few months here at kc web design kent we've been collecting some useful tools and snippets of code and all sorts of interesting links so I thought we'd share some of those for other web designers out there. First on the list is a great little tool...

Map A Hash Key In OSX

Here's a great little tip for mapping a hash (#) character to a better keyboard shortcut. At kc web design kent we do a lot of coding and the hash key is one that gets used a lot and on a Max OSX English keyboard it isn't in the easiest...

What to do when there’s nothing to do

A lot of the articles I write for kc web design kent are to help with Google rankings and SEO in general. Other articles are for information for prospective clients and snippets of wisdom or code for other web designers. Most of the time it's relatively easy to get a...

kc web design kent review – Mountee

I'm sure we've written about Mountee before at kc web design kent but even if we have, it's time to sing it's praises again. While building website design projects you normally have access to files and folders and can upload to servers but when using a CMS such as Expression Engine...

Is it time for email to change?

Is it time for email to change? There have been some exciting new apps appear over the last few months that hint to a change in the process of how we deal with email. Should the way we deal with email change? At kc web design kent we think it...

Web apps that work offline

At kc web design Kent we create a lot of web apps - some for ourselves and some for clients. Most web apps are made to work online but sometimes, we need to create a web app that works offline, say on a mobile device when a connection is lost....

1976 VW BAY CAMPER FOR SALE IN KENT

This is a bit of a random post for a website design blog and not one we'd normally do at kc web design kent but I'm selling my 1976 VW Camper Van and thought it might be worth a try to post it on here and see what the power...

kc web design kent – Comments and SEO

This is less of an article and more of a question (and a bit of a test) really - does having comments turned on and letting other users comment on your blog post have any benefit on SEO? Normally I have comments turned off on all the articles I write...

Jquery, HTML5 LocalStorage and DOM manipulation

On a recent web app project that we're building here at kc web design kent we needed to utilise HTML5 localStorage quite a lot. With the complexities of the forms we were building we also had to manipulate the DOM a lot and create whole batches of new form fields...

Web design for start-ups in Kent

At kc web design kent we believe that website design for start-up businesses is very, very important. Any website design created for a brand new company needs to work very hard and be cost effective, especially if that website is the whole business for an online start-up. Anyone starting a...

kc web design Kent | Bootstrap vs Foundation

Bootstrap vs Foundation. It's the age old fight of the frameworks. The two main contenders are still battling it out but here at kc web design kent we're using both on 2 different projects so thought I'd write a little about how I feel about the two frameworks. At kc...

Cheap smartphone market grows

As more and more mobile phone companies are producing cheaper smartphones the more the mobile market grows. For web designers the mobile market has become very important over the last few years and this is set to grow even more rapidly in 2013. For kc web design kent and other...

kc web design kent website offline for over 18 hours

On Monday evening the kc web design Kent website went down. Sometimes it does this when our hosting company reboot servers or do routine maintenance. We host the kc web design Kent website with a company in California called AISO.net who are an eco-friendly hosting company powered by solar and...

Weather apps for the iPhone

It seems like every other week there's a new weather app for the iPhone. All beautifully designed with lots of swiping and pinching but all missing one key point - a lot of people that use weather apps don't just want todays temperature and a nice cloud icon, they want...

Web design and development in kent

kc web design ltd work on web design and development in kent, Canterbury, the South East, London and the rest of the UK. We also have global clients from all over the world such as the Toll Group and Fujitsu amongst others but for 2013, as a freelance web designer...

Happy New Year 2013 from kc web design kent

Happy New Year from kc web design kent! 2012 was a great year for kc web design kent and 2013 is going to be even better with some exciting new projects on the horizon! What's happening at kc web design kent in 2013? We have a few projects going live...

A website designer in kent – Meetups & gatherings

When we moved 4 years ago with kc web design kent I thought this area might be a really cool place to work as a freelance website designer in kent. I was expecting lots of meet ups and gatherings and conferences but sadly there hasn't been much of that at...

Brilliant Retail, brilliant support

At the beginning of this year kc web design Kent built an e-commerce website for Drai Fine Art to sell fine art paintings and prints. We created a responsive website design to work on mobiles and tablets and built the website using Expression Engine and the Brilliant Retail e-commerce add-on....

kc web design kent Dribbble PSD freebie button

Here's another Dribbble PSD freebie from kc web design Kent. It's just a simple button but free for everyone to use. You can download the free Dribbble PSD freebie or see the post on Dribbble. If you're a professional website designer or just a freelance web designer, Dribbble freebies can...

Photoshop CS6 Creative Cloud update

Adobe quietly rolled out an update to Photoshop CS6 yesterday and I almost didn't notice two amazing new features for web designers. Apart from retina support, an improved crop tool, smart filters for video and a few other small updates there were two big additions that are going to get...

I’m Paul, a freelance web designer in Kent

I'm Paul, a freelance web designer in Kent. It's taken me a while to actually come out and say it but yes, I am a freelance web designer. When I started kc web design Kent back in 2007 it was a collection of very talented web designers and developers all...

A freelance web designer in Kent

Reading the articles on kc web design Kent you'd get the impression that we're a small design studio - which we are - but more and more these days I'm doing pure freelance design jobs on user interfaces and getting involved in bigger long term projects. As a freelance web designer...

Dribbble freebies infographic PSD file

Everyone loves a freebie and everyone loves Dribbble freebies so kc web design Kent have given you a little present to use in your own designs. Its a simple infographic that can be used for all sorts of number presentations. You can download the PSD file from Dribbble or here. Over...

WordPress themes for web designers

KC themes - Wordpress themes for web designers - was created by kc web design Kent to give web designers a different kind of Wordpress theme. The themes we create for KC themes - Wordpress themes for web designers - are specifically designed for web designers by web designers who understand...

kc web design Kent review – The new iTunes 11

iTunes 11 came out today and the internet has been a flood of praise and criticism for Apples new version of its flagship music player. The top 5 latest features in the new iTunes are the completely redesigned interface, iCloud integration, a new mini player, up next queuing and a...

kc web design kent – Google Nexus 7 review

kc web design kent - Google Nexus 7 review. I talked about the need for hardware testing for responsive web design a few days ago and mentioned the devices we were going to add to our arsenal here at kc web design Kent. One of those was the Google Nexus...

Responsive web design hardware testing

As responsive web design becomes more and more relevant and the majority of websites that get built now are made to work on most devices, the problems of testing become more appearent. At kc web design Kent pretty much all of the websites we build now are responsive and testing...

Fujitsu UK blog

Over the last few months, kc web design Kent have been working hard with Fujitsu UK and Progress SEO to completely rebuild and redesign the Fujitsu UK blog website. Working with Progress SEO, kc web design Kent rebuilt the Fujitsu UK blog from the ground up. We setup a brand...

William Cowley Parchment & Vellum

kc web design Kent and William Cowley have been working hard over the last few months to launch a brand new website for the 140 year old parchment and vellum maker. When Adrian from William Cowley first came to see me at kc web design Kent I was instantly drawn to...

HTML5 local storage

I love how the internet works some days. After spending most of Friday researching HTML5 local storage and how it might work with a new web app we're creating I came in this morning to find a nice link in an article in my RSS reader mentioning this... Imagine you're...

Responsive web design – Pull Down for Navigation

Pull down for navigation is a great way to display your website navigation on responsive web designs. On smaller devices such as the iPhone the pull down for navigation system allows you to create a bar at the top of the screen that you pull down to reveal the navigation...

Expression Engine plugins for web designers

At kc web design Kent we build a lot of Wordpress websites. Recently we've been doing a lot of Wordpress website design and a lot of UI/UX design but haven't done an Expression Engine websites design in a while. In my previous post I spoke about the fantastic Updater plugin...

Web design Kent tools – Updater for Expression Engine

At kc web design Kent we use Wordpress and Expression Engine to build most of our websites. They're both fantastic content management systems but very different. After doing a lot of Wordpress website design recently it's been nice to get back into Expression Engine. One of the things that Wordpress...

Web design – Tuning Photoshop CS6 performance

For any web design professional that uses Photoshop CS6 every day while designing websites. A great resource for fine tuning Photoshop CS6 for peak performance. http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/2012/10/how-to-tune-photoshop-cs6-for-peak-performance.html An invaluable resource for all web designers. We tried some of these tweaks at kc web design Kent and it did make a difference...

Web design and designing in the browser

As the way we design websites at kc web design kent changes and responsive design becomes the normal way to build websites then so do the tools and processes we use. On a recent responsive web design project we decided to work in a different way and leave design until...

WordPress themes for web designers

As we get ready for the launch of KC Themes at kc web design kent I thought it might be the right time to talk about why we've created KC Themes - Wordpress themes for web designers. At kc web design kent we create a lot of Wordpress sites for many, many...

Hydrant & UK Vets Online

kc web design Kent are delighted to be working with the talented developers at Hydrant on lots of new exciting website design projects including this user interface redesign for UK Vets Online. Working with Hydrant as a UI consultant and designer we took over the UI/UX design for UK Vets...

WordPress ecommerce web design

Many moons ago at kc web design kent we used to create large, bespoke e-commerce systems. kc web design kent created bespoke e-commerce systems like this because there weren't that many good off-the-shelf e-commerce systems out there that could do the job. 10 years later and there are lots of...

Using web design frameworks & bootstraps

At kc web design Kent we use website design frameworks and bootstraps a lot. Web design frameworks are a great way to prototype in the browser very quickly and build interactive wireframes that look great and work well in the browser. Most web design frameworks are now responsive which can...

Website design in Ashford, Kent

kc web design Kent have been established in Canterbury for over 4 years now and we continue to serve companies in Canterbury, Thanet, Ashford, Maidstone, Ramsgate, Dover and all of the South East and London. kc web design Kent work with companies all over Kent and especially for website design in...

WordPress themes for web designers

At kc web design Kent we use Wordpress a lot. We use Wordpress for simple web design projects, e-commerce web design projects and even large business website design projects. It's flexible, easy to theme and great to work with the guts of it and the admin interface is easy to...

kc web design Kent and the Google search roller-coaster

It seems like every few weeks now our Google search rankings for kc web design Kent take quite a large dip. Another Google algorithm update or just bad SEO? I'm beginning to think its the former. We don't really change our SEO model that much, we try to write good...

$_get not working with WordPress custom permalinks

Many hours have been spent today at kc web design Kent pulling hair and banging heads over a very frustrating Wordpress problem. $_get requests to retrieve simple query string variables from a Wordpress URL just wouldn't work. We tried everything and spent hours trying to add functions to deal with...

Responsive web design – The difficulties

Responsive web design seems to be the holy grail of the web design industry and the moment but it's not all plain sailing. Responsive web design can present a whole new array of issues and problems for the novice (and advanced!) web designer and isn't necessarily the easy way to...

VirtualBox VM’s for IE testing

When we build websites at kc web design Kent we always have to test in all browsers. The main progressive browsers are normally the easiest but testing in multiple versions of IE can be tricky. We've previously used all sorts of different methods from the paid browser testing online services...

Adobe Edge Tools & Services

Adobe has announced a new set of tools for website designers and developers called Adobe Edge. We use Adobe Creative Cloud here at kc web design Kent so it's always nice to get hold of some new website design apps. The new suite of web design and development apps is...

Website design in Thanet

kc web design ltd have been a website design company in Kent for just over 4 years now. Our web design studio is based near Canterbury in Kent and we work in a lovely, tranquil part of the country side perfect for website design in Thanet that aides our creativity and...

kc web design Kent software review – Pixa

I might start doing more product and software reviews. There's a lot of good stuff out there for OSX and at kc web design Kent we're always looking out for new apps to make our web design life easier. The latest gem to get installed on the Macs here at kc...

kc web design Kent – iPhone app design tools

In the last part of this series - kc web design Kent tools for web design – mobile testing - we talked about mobile testing and responsive web design tools. In this article I'm going to talk about one iPad app..App Cooker. App Cooker is an iPad app fir designing and...

The new Apple iPhone 5

And so we have a brand new Apple iPhone 5. As usual it looks great, has a bigger 4" screen (height, not width), a new camera that takes panoramic photos, is twice as fast as the 4s, lighter and thinner. No new feature that makes everyone go wow! but a...

kc web design Kent and the iPhone 5? It’s that time again!

It's that time of the year again when Apple roll out another version of some hot new hardware and software. They seem to come round quick, these September releases, and the internet has been full of rumours of the iPhone 5 coming on 12th September. But what will the iPhone...

Sweden tops new web index

According to the BBC, Sweden tops the new Tim Berners-Lee Web Index with the UK coming 3rd in the table. The Web Index, as stated on their website is "...a unique annual ranking of countries on the progress and social utility of the Web. Combining over 80 indicators to evaluate access, affordability, institutional and...

kc web design kent book review – Design is a job

kc web design Kent - 'Design is a job' review Design is a job by Mike Monteiro is a must read for all web designers that have their own businesses or do a lot of freelance work. In fact, any one who does web design and deals with clients should read...

Apple & Samsung – Why Apple should have won

So, Apple won. Samsung now have to pay $1bn (£664m) in damages for patent infringements. But why all the fuss? Well, it's about design. Not really web design, more user interface design (which we do a lot of at kc web design Kent) and the way the whole iOS UI/UX works....

kc web design Kent – OSX Mountain Lion

I normally wait before download the new OS from Apple, just to make sure there are no issues or problems with software that I use. Mountain Lion got the better of me early, not because it was a radical change or anything new and really exciting had been added, but...

Web design project accessibility

Accessibility has been a big buzz word in web design over the past few years and has become a really important part of all web design projects. Making your website accessible to users with disabilities should be part of every web design build but there is another type of accessibility...

kc web design Kent tools for web design – mobile testing

In the last part of this series - kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 6 - we talked about local dev tools. In this article we'll be looking at mobile testing tools for use with responsive web design builds and testing. Responsive web design has rocketed to the...

WordPress or Expression Engine

At kc web design Kent we build most of our websites on content management systems. It's a great way to use existing technology to enhance a website design and build project and speeds up the build process. CMS's enable complex websites to be built with ease and empower the client...

Bookbook iPhone case

I don't normally write about products on the kc web design Kent website but I recently bought the TwelveSouth BookBook iPhone case and just had to do a little review. Being a web designer at kc web design Kent I use my iPhone a lot, it's with me every minute...

A new kind of email client

As a web designer at kc web design Kent using email all day I'm always interested in new ways of dealing with emails so it's very exciting to see a new app in development called .Mail A while ago we talked about what was happening in the world of email...

kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 6

In our last part of the tools for web design series - kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 5 - we spoke about a few other bits a bobs we use here at kc web design Kent when designing websites. In this article I'll be speaking about local...

Intelligent image processing

At kc web design Kent we've built a few bespoke e-commerce systems over the years and part of looking after our clients means we do a few yearly product updates for these shops. One of the jobs we do as part of these updates is image processing. Some suppliers send...

What’s happening to desktop email?

As web designers here at kc web design Kent we use email all day, every day. Without it our daily jobs would be very difficult and its hard to imagine a time - only 15 years ago - when most businesses didn't use it. It's now such an integral part...

Coda 2 – My missing feature

As you'll probably have seen in a few previous posts, I had the good fortune to be one of the very few beta testers for Panic's Coda 2. Coda 2 came out in May and we've all been using it here at kc web design Kent with pure joy, every...

kc web design Kent weather iPhone app design

We've done a few iPhone/iPad apps here at kc web design Kent this year and the more we do for clients the more we're thinking about designing our own app. Coming up with the next big idea can be an arduous task and one that may not be of huge...

kc web design Kents tools for web design – bookmarklets

In the last part of this series – kc web design Kent tools for web design – iPhone app design – we spoke about tools for designing iPhone apps. In this article I’ll be looking at bookmarklet tools we use when designing websites here at kc web design Kent. Bookmarklets...

kc web design Kent tools for web design – iPhone app design

In the last part of this series – kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 5 – we spoke about other tools we use here at kc web design Kent. In this article I’ll be looking at iPhone app development tools we're currently researching for designing mobile...

kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 5

In the last part of this series - kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 4 – we spoke about tools for CSS. In this article I'll be looking at other tools we use when designing websites here at kc web design Kent. Ferrryscript - This is a tool...

kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 4

In the last part of this series - kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 3 – we spoke about responsive web design tools. In this article I’ll be talking about web design tools for CSS coding that we use here at kc web design Kent. Pretty much all...

The new Macbook Pro Retina display and web design

At kc web design kent we're used to designing for different devices. kc web design kent create responsive websites that work on all sorts of different platforms, devices and screen resolutions and we also design iPhone and iPad apps. Creating web design projects that look good on different devices is...

kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 3

In the last part of this series - kc web design Kent tools for web design – part 2 - we spoke about to-do tools. In this article I'll be talking about web design tools for web designing such as responsive web design and CSS coding that we use here at...

kc web design Kent’s tools for web design – part 2

In the previous article - kc web design Kent’s tools for web design - I talked about graphic apps for web design such as Photoshop and the coding apps we use here at kc web design kent such as Coda 2. In this article we'll look at some of the other...

kc web design Kent’s tools for web design

Here's a quick run down of the tools we use here at kc web design Kent in our daily web design creation. We use all sorts of different tools but here are our favourite and most useful web design apps and online tools... Graphics I've tried all the alternative apps...

Coda 2 – Coming soon on 24th May

This is a post I've been wanting to write for the last 5 months but we all promised Cabel at Panic a vow of silence. What we were all working on was top secret - but no more - the announcement came from Panic last night that Coda 2 will...

iPhone app design – graphics

Website design takes time. iPhone app design takes even longer. With so many assets to produce in so many formats and resolutions, creating a universal iPhone/iPad app can take many, many hours and a huge amount of attention to detail. There are so many iPhone apps out there that look terrible,...

Adobe Creative Cloud – Web design bliss!

At kc web design Kent we got very excited using the beta version of Photoshop CS6. We got even more excited when the new pricing structure was announced along with the Creative Cloud. Now that Adobe Creative Cloud has finally arrived we decided to take the plunge and go for...

Myers Lister Price Solicitors

A few years ago, kc web design Kent built a website for a tradition solicitors in Manchester. Myers Lister Price has recently gone through a branding redesign so kc web design Kent were commissioned to bring the website up-to-date with the new modern vision and direction of the company. kc...

kc web design Kent and the growth of HTML5

According to the BBC (full story), HTML5 is taking the internet by storm! Working as a web designer at kc web design kent this comes as no surprise. HTML5 has broken the boundaries of multiple markup languages, added great new features and brought HTML into the modern world to compete...

iPhone app design wireframes

At kc web design Kent we know the value gained from good wireframes when creating a website design, but with iPhone app design it's even more important to get things perfect at the wireframe stage. Planning and wire-framing an iPhone app design is one of the most important stages of...

kc web design Kent and streetlife.com

          kc web design kent are proud to be working with the amazing streetlife.com - the local social network - as their new web design partner. Exciting times ahead for streetlife.com and a huge amount for kc web design Kent to do on the design side...

Designing an iPhone app

At kc web design kent we mostly do website design, ecommerce web design, responsive web design and print & brand design. Designing an iPhone app is something many designers are aiming for and it's a field of design that's garnering a huge amount of interest of late. Designing an iPhone...

New Adobe pricing for web design professionals

At kc web design Kent we've been using the beta version of Adobe Photoshop CS6 for the last few months and we're eagerly waiting for the launch date. While we wait, Adobe have announced the prices for the creative suite and the new creative cloud service. If you're a freelance...

Starting a web design project with a web designer

Starting a web design project with a web designer can be a daunting task. At kc web design kent we make sure we communicate clearly with a new customer every step of the way so they know exactly what the web design project will entail and how the web design...

Web design and sketching ideas

At kc web design Kent we do a lot of web design, UI design and mobile app design work. One of the most valuable processes we go through on any project is the initial sketching phase (Yes! We really do still use paper, pens, pencils and rubbers!). While working on...

Hardboiled web design book review

Here's another kc web design kent book review and this one is a book no web design company should be without. It's been a while since we finished hardboiled web design by Andy Clarke at kc web design Kent but its still on my desk and I still go back...

Mobile website design or native app design

At kc web design Kent we get a lot of requests from people wanting iPhone apps. Some of them are unique ideas that would make great apps, most of them though, are simple mechanisms such as searches or forms or even just information. Are these types of functionality worth spending...

Mac Flashback Trojan

At kc web design Kent we use Macs. Web designers and anyone in the web design industry mostly use Macs. I've been a designer for over 15 years and have always used Macs. Mac users do get very smug about viruses on their computers and are always the first to...

Facebook – Eating everything in its path

After a hard days work at kc web design Kent I don't normally dive into Facebook to socialise although I know a lot of people that do. I have to say I'm not the biggest Facebook fan. Never have been. I like to see what people have been up to,...

Web design books – Web app success

At kc web design Kent we like keeping up with the latest technology and trends in web design and one of the best ways to do this is by reading a website design related book. We're starting to gather quite a collection of Five Simple Steps books here in the...

Web design with Photoshop CS6

At kc web design Kent, we've been web designing with Photoshop CS6 Beta for the past week or 2. So, what do we think so far... Well, kc web design Kent have been hitting CS6 pretty hard on our web design projects and for a beta it's holding up pretty...

Web design books – The icon Handbook

At kc web design Kent we do a lot of icon design work, they get included on websites, user interfaces and iPhone apps and they can be integral to a web design UI. The Icon Handbook by Jon Hicks is by far the best book on icon design to be released...

kc web design Kent & Getting British Business Online

About 12 months ago I trial ran a service from Getting British Business Online for kc web design Kent and a client we had. I set up a simple website through the service which is described as... GBBO is an initiative aimed at helping UK businesses unlock the power of the...

Website navigation for mobile web design

Deciding what to do with website navigation on a mobile web design can be tricky. There are lots of different ways to tackle this. We talked previous about the different design patterns that can be used on mobile web design but there was one we missed off. The one we...

Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta preview

Adobe have released a beta preview of Photoshop CS6 which has some interesting new features and looks like it will be worth the upgrade from CS4 when it comes out. At kc web design Kent we've been designing for over 15 years and Photoshop has been our main tool since...

Another Dribbble invite giveaway for 1 lucky web designer

Hold onto your web design hats! kc web design Kent has another Dribbble invite to giveaway to 1 lucky web designer! Are you a talented web designer with a fantastic web design portfolio? You are! Then follow the instructions below to enter. I’d like to see work from top class...

Web design and GIT/SVN repo’s

Web design Kent professionals using GIT or SVN terminal commands sounds like a recipe for disaster! While using SVN I've definitely been at disaster level a few times recently. I haven't had the opportunity to use GIT or SVN extensively in the past but 2 new projects where I'm working...

web design Kent – Responsive navigation

With responsive web design being used a lot, one of the challenges is what to do with the main navigation on mobile devices. At kc web design Kent we build a lot of responsive websites and the issue of navigation on mobile devices comes up a lot. With the mobile...

Web design kent – SEO keyword battles

Web design kent is one of my main keywords and I've been aiming to get up the rankings for 'web design kent' for a while now. SEO feels like a constant battle sometimes. Luckily I have a great friend how is also a fantastic SEO genius who showers me with...

Web design and the free work pitch

Doing free web design work for a pitch is a very hot topic in the web design world and something I feel quite strongly about. I was recently part of a pitching process for some UI/UX work and got down to the final two. Early on in the process I...

Web design Kent and the new Apple iPad 3 Retina display

We love doing web design for Apple devices here at kc web design Kent. It felt like the rumours were circulating for months but on Wednesday it was finally announced - The new Apple iPad with retina display. Again, Apple has 'revolutionised' the tablet market by bringing high definition displays...

Trading Eye/Dpivision

I never like it when good web design application companies disappear. I've used Trading Eye e-commerce software on lots of websites over the past few years. Yes, it had its problems but it was and still is a great platform for building e-commerce websites and from a great UK company....

Responsive Summit – web design community discussions

Working as a web designer in Kent means working in a very large, proactive, sometimes volatile but amazingly rewarding community. Last week some of the top web designers in the industry got together to discuss responsive web design and how the way forward should be tackled. This gathering of interested...

Web design frameworks

At kc web design Kent we build all sorts of different websites from responsive website design to mobile only and full UI/UX. We've built our own internal web design frameworks that we use as starting points on our web design projects but there are also some very good web design...

What is big data and how does it fit into UI web design

Big Data - what is big data and how does it fit into web design? For me, the best example of dealing with big data in a clean, concise and visually pleasing way has to be Google. And searching is really the only way to access big data successfully. Browsing...

Your web design look & feel – is it important?

We previously talked about the planning stage of a web design project and what goes into creating and planning a good website design. The next stage of that process is the design - how it looks and how it works. At kc web design kent we specialise in creating unique...

How we create a unique web design

Creating a unique website design for your project is key to its success and is what we pride ourselves in here at kc web design, Kent. We go through a flexible web design process that starts with us talking to you about your business needs and goals for the website....

Mobile web design Kent

Mobile website design, responsive website design, smartphone web design Kent, you hear these terms banded around a lot in the web design industry at the moment. Our clients are also starting to use these terms when talking about new web design projects but what exactly do they mean? Everybody wants...

Why use responsive web design?

We made a decision to redesign our website because it needed updating, it needed refocusing and a bit of a design freshen up but, we also wanted to showcase responsive web design on our own website. At kc web design kent, we try to stay at the forefront of modern...

htaccess ExpressionEngine redirects

The transition from Expression Engine to Wordpress for our kc web design kent website was a lot less painful that I originally thought it might be. Transferring the old pages and posts from EE to Wordpress was a breeze thanks to this article. But, when it came to redirecting the...

New kc web design kent responsive website design

Its taken us a while but we have managed to completely redesign the kc web design kent website, from scratch! We used to run the old site on an old version of Expression Engine and the site had gone through many changes over the years but still used EE as...

IMX Ltd

On behalf of IMX I would like to thank kc web design Kent for a great result on our new website. Our brief has been handled with care and the guidance we have been given has been invaluable. In particular, we found the high level of service and rapid turnaround...

Protection and Investment Ltd

The service provided by kc web design Kent was excellent. They took the time to understand my requirements and objectives and created an excellent website for my business. They have a good knowledge of the IFA market which really showed up in the design of the website which is clean,...

Citrus Service Desk

Citrus Service Desk is a Service Management software application designed to help organisations deliver ITIL best practise. Simplisys came to use needing a new brand and website for their new service desk product - Citrus. The brand was created around the name using appropriate colours and shapes while keeping the...

Drai Fine Art

Drai Fine Art are a UK based fine art dealer selling art globally. Drai came to kc web design, Kent needing a brand, business cards and a new e-commerce website to manage, sell and promote high-end art. The website was built using Expression Engine with a custom shop tailored to...

Deltr web app

Deltr - our brand new web app - will be released later this year. We're about to enter beta testing with live users and the final push to finish the last few major features is under way. Deltr is a new blogging platform design for users with little or no...

Citrus logo

Citrus Service Desk is a Service Management software application designed to help organisations deliver ITIL best practise. The brand was created around the name using appropriate colours and shapes while keeping the overall look simple so that the brand could be easily used across a multitude of media types and...

Ash Patel – www.ranksent.com

I cannot say enough about the excellent work that kc web design Kent has done on our Ranks Enterprises Website. It was an absolute pleasure working with Paul and far surpassed all my expectations. All our customers really like the new website. I highly recommend that you use kc web...

William Lee Innovation Centre

There is no doubt that kc web designs' work has made a significant contribution towards the success of this project. We will certainly be using kc web design Kent expertise again in the future.

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Web designer? Then watch this…

This talk by Wilson Miner at Build this year is outstanding. If you’re a web designer, UI designer or have anything at all to do with design or developing for screen then you HAVE to watch this talk. Its emotional, poignant, interesting and funny and will be the best 38...

Hicks.uk.com web design

A long time ago we did a website for David Hicks of Really Good/Soul fame (I used to work with David as a card designer years ago) for his photography hobby. Now, much more than a hobby, David travels the world taking photos of all kinds of people and places....

Auto Italian

Auto Italian - logo and brand for Italian car specialists. The logo was based around great Italian cars and conjures up a feeling of those cars with the skeuomorphic elements such as the leather and metal. A website will be coming soon.

Dribbble web designer invite giveaway

Those nice folks at Dribbble have gifted me with 1 Dribbble invite to giveaway to 1 lucky web designer! What a great Xmas/New Year present to bestow on a talented web designer! I’d like to see work from top class web designers and if you’re local to Canterbury or in...

Does BT Business Broadband work for a web design studio?

In short, no. Although at kc web design, Kent we have been with BT business broadband for 3 years now it’s only recently that we’ve had problems. As a business, and more importantly a web design business, accessing the internet is crucial to the daily running of the business. Without...

Deltr - a web app for harsh economic times

For a while now here at kc web design, Kent, we’ve been working on a new web app. Deltr. It’ll launch some time next year in an economy that isn’t at it’s best. Why launch a web app in these hard economic times? Well, Deltr is all about making money,...

50% of web design projects don’t consider mobile

In a survey by Design Shack, almost 50% of web design companies didn’t consider mobile users when building websites. Mobile users now account for over 15% of all UK web traffic so mobile websites should be considered in every web design project. David Appleyard of Design Shack said: “The volume...

Web design side projects - Deltr

We’ve had a few side projects here at kc web design, Kent. Most notably, our Notebox web app for web designers that was launched last year. We learnt a huge amount about designing web apps during the Notebox project. Some good, some bad, some difficult, some frustrating, some expensive and...

Web designers and the Typo3 CMS

Content management systems are great. They empower our clients to take control over their own websites and make building good, content rich websites easier. Or at least they should! Most website designs projects we get involved in where we use a CMS we normally use one of two systems -...

FlameOps website design

Brand and logo design, website design, print and graphic design, mobile website design and iPhone app design. We’re doing them all for FlameOps. There’s nothing better than being involved with a project from the beginning and we’re very lucky to be doing that with flameOps. We’ve been on hand to...

Excel World website design

We’ve recently launched a brand new website design for Excel World, a leading provider of training, consultancy and business improvement courses in the UK. Nearly a year in the making, the Excel World website went through many design changes but the end result has been a great success. Many thanks...

Mobile website design kent

On Friday the iPhone 4s was released to the general public. In the last 4 days over 4 million iPhone 4s handsets have been sold. Going on those figures alone, anyone ignoring the mobile platform would be very, very silly. With numbers of users of modern handheld browsing devices reaching...

Business cards

As well as creating websites, web apps and engaging user interfaces we also do the odd bit of print work including business cards. For small runs we usually get them printed by the fantastic guys at moo.com but we can also source longer runs on all sorts of lovely card,...

Web design and SQL Injection hacks

Like most web design studios we don’t just do design all day, we develop websites from scratch and write all the code. This means we use all sorts of technologies on all sorts of platforms. Over the past few months we have noticed a massive increase in hack attempts on...

HTML5 Boilerplate theme for Expression Engine

At kc web design ltd, Kent we work a lot with Wordpress and Expression Engine. On a recent project we decided to create a blank theme based on the fantastic HTML5 Boilerplate framework that we could use on other projects as a blank, basic template when we install Expression Engine....

Your website should bring you more business

Making your website stand out in a crowd isn’t always about making it look different or quirky. Standing out in a crowd can also be done by making your website work well in ways that others don’t and offering a unique selling point or feature. You know your company, you...

What is responsive web design?

Responsive web design means using fluid grids, fluid layouts and media queries to adapt your website layout for different screen sizes. Responsive website design means your website will change depending on the growing device so it shows a different layout for mobiles, iPads or huge monitors. Using responsive web design...

SEO and website design blogs

Having a blog or news page on your new website design seems to be the norm these days. Everyone talks about blogs, almost everyone seems to have a blog, but how can they help your new website? Having a good website design is only part of the story. Getting your...

Web design and your website content

In today’s global, web based economy, your website and website design is your most important sales tool. Your website is the most powerful communication tool your business has and is most often the first point of contact that a new client or customer will have with your company. If your...

Easy way for web designers to test websites in IE9

As a Mac user and web designer I don’t really want to have to pay the large sum of money to buy Windows 7 just to test websites in IE9. Luckily, there is a way to do. You need a VM system - we use Virtual Box - and an...

Is your website design losing you customers?

A recent survey by 1&1 Internet has concluded that 37% of people have walked away from doing business with an online company simply because their website design was bad. So, what is a baldy designed website? It’s not just about the way it looks its also about how it works...

Web Design For Small Businesses in Kent

Embarking on a new website design or web design & build project can be a little daunting. Your new website design should all run smoothly and the ultimate goal is to increase traffic and new business from the new website. But, these things don’t always go smoothly so here are...

Being a Kent web designer on Dribbble

One of my goals for this year was to get on Dribbble. For those that have never heard of it - and you probably won’t have unless you’re a designer - it’s an invite only community for designers that allows you to upload snippets of designs for feedback and back...

E-commerce website design from kc web design

We live in a world where the Internet is now common place. Businesses should give e-commerce some serious consideration in this connected age because if you’re not selling online, you can guarantee your competitors are. Kc web design, Canterbury, Kent can help your business grow significantly with a new e-commerce...

Successful Website Design Project Tips

If you’re about to start a new business website, or refresh an old website design, then these web design tips will help the success of your project. If you don’t have a website yet – or if your current website has old content or no longer reflects your business goals...

UK government launches web design guide

The UK government has launched a guide called 10 principles of good web design to help businesses create websites that are appealing for their users and to help the uptake of online services. This new web design guide is basically an update to the government’s e-Accessibility Action Plan. This action...

Web design should help your users

Websites can be frustrating. We’ve all had the experience of trying to use a website and getting annoyed by not being able to find a link or not getting user feedback. Most of the time this is caused by bad website design and usability. With a few simple rules these...

Authentic Jobs UK - Web design jobs board

A great new job site - Authentic Jobs UK - has just been released after the success of its US counterpart. We serve Authentic Jobs ads on Noteboxapp and working with them has been fantastic and the service they provide for the web design and development community is the best...

Badly designed websites a big no, no

A new report by OnePoll has showed that 70% of consumers will not purchase goods or services from a company with a badly designed website. This highlights just how important good web design is to all businesses, large or small. If a consumer doesn’t have the confidence in your site...

How to choose a web design company

At kc web design, Canterbury we know how hard it is to select the right web design company for your project. Making sure you have the right company to start with is crucial, so take your time and think about the following points. Functionality Don’t just pick a company because...

What is web design?

Web design tips are 2 a penny these days but there are a few simple rules that can help when designing a website. Firstly, ask yourself one simple question - What is design? Design, although it can be aesthetically pleasing, is created to fulfil a function or a need. Something...

Some simple web design tips

Creating a good website is not as easy as most online tutorials would have you think. Creating a professional web design takes a lot more skill and expertise than just buying a template and adding your own text; it’s about building an online identity and presence that identifies with your...

Good web design doesn’t come cheap

Good web design doesn’t come cheap. Good web design doesn’t have to cost the earth either, there is a middle-ground for good web design. At kc web design Canterbury, we pride ourselves on our web design work. Personally, my background is in design. I started off in life as a...

Big Green Book and Kent County Show

We’ve recently joined up with the Big Green Book, the small business environmental network, and we’ll be at the Kent County Show 2011 (Kent County Showground) in July. Kent County Show is Kent largest agricultural and farming show and it includes an eco village, garden areas and all sorts of...

Web design discounts for local Canterbury businesses

For the next 2 months, starting in May, we’re offering discounts to local companies based around Canterbury for any web design projects over £3000. If you have a website design project and decide to work with us in May and June we’ll give you a 20% discount if you’re a...

kc web design and Canterbury Geeks

Canterbury is a lovely town and being a website designer in Canterbury means being in a wonderful place to be creative. kc web design love being a web design company in Canterbury, theres no better place and its just about to get better! Another great reason to be a web...

kc website design Canterbury

kc web design ltd are a website design & development agency based near Canterbury, Kent. We create stylish, usable website designs and iPhone user interface designs. kc web design Canterbury have been working in the website design industry for over 15 years and recently re-located to rural Canterbury in Kent....

Why IFA’s should be interested in good web design

With daily internet usage in the UK increasing year on year by 22% your business needs a good online presence. With increasing activity in all sectors but especially in specific markets such as IFA’s, you could be loosing business if you don’t have an effective website and a good web...

Appcelerator Titanium - A web designers perspective

Web design can encompass all sorts of different skills from different types of design to coding and development work. Building iOS apps seemed like a job for a proper developer until I came across Appcelerator Titanium. Appcelerator Titanium allows you to create iPhone, desktop and other mobile apps by using...

Running PHP file with crontab on 1and1

Over the last few weeks I’ve tried everything to get a simple cron job test running on 1and1 dedicated linux hosting. Although the test PHP file would run fine in the browser and again run fine from a SSL command it just would not run from crontab. All I kept...

The BBC website is down

Last night something strange happened and it had Twitter in a tiz for a good few hours. After a hard stressful day doing web design one of my wind-down rituals is a quick half hour comedy show on BBC radio on the iPlayer before bed. Last night though, there was...

Online advertising Worth Billions

The internet now accounts for a quarter of all advertising spending in the UK. The biggest growth area was display advertising on social networks, which grew by nearly 200%. Figures now show that UK internet users spend 25% of their time on social networks which advertisers are keen to tap...

Expression Engine code snippets in posts

For any web designers that have sites powered by Expression Engine and want to show code snippets in posts then just wrap your code in the EE code tags like this (but remove the quotes)… “[ code ] Your snippet here [ /code ]” And your code will then show...

Multiple versions of JQuery in one page

Using jQuery.noConflict, you can make multiple versions of jQuery coexist on the same page, all you need to do is declare the Jquery variable for that version like this… <script src='jquery-1.3.2.js'></script><script>var $jq132 = jQuery.noConflict();</script><script src='jquery-1.4.2.js'></script><script>var $jq142 = jQuery.noConflict();</script> And then replace in your Jquery code like this… window.onload = function () {            var container = $jq142('div.sliderGallery'); Simple!

Microsoft launches IE9 web browser

Microsoft has launched the finished version of its Internet Explorer 9 web browser. A browser that will hopefully get Internet Explorer back in line with the other progressive, modern browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera. As a web designers browser can be your best friend or your...

New Eazzee web design

The new updated version of the Eazzee.co.Uk website has been completely redesigned to focus the website more on products. Our brief was to re-focus the site with a new web design to improve customer confidence and ease of ordering while adding new features and streamlining the buying process. With an...

What makes a good website?

Here we outline the main fundamental parts of any web design or development project that help create a successful website design. These 6 main areas are: Usability Usability is a well recognised part of web design with many champions such as Steve Krug and Jacob Nielsen. Sites with bad usability...

Teuxdeux - A to-do app

We’ve been using Teuxdeux here at kc web design kent for a while now and we love it! Its simple, effective and in front of your eyes all day as part of your browser. It makes writing simple to-do lists effortless and completing those tasks a joy. While using Teuxdeux...

A move away from Flash

There’s been a lot in the news recently about Apple and Adobe and the less than friendly reaction to Flash support on iOS devices. But how does it effect web design? Flash usage may have been effected by Apples decision not to support it on iOS but Flash will never...

Working with kc web design Kent

Make sure you have enough time for your project Make sure you have enough time. Wanting your website finished in a week isn’t going to help with the web design process so make sure you allow enough time for scoping the project, talking to your web designer, going through design...

kc web design and another Kent business

We’re very pleased to be working with another kent based business - OffersTheBest.com - on their new website venture. We’ve taken over development and web design duties on OffersTheBest.com and hope to push the project forward over the next few months and create a successful website. The website design will...

A good web design brief

A website can mean many things to many people and will need to achieve different goals for different business needs. It’s vitally important, when you first contact a web design company, that you have some kind of brief, even if that brief is just a few business goals you’d like...

Web design with ROI

Why do I need a website, surely it’s just money I don’t need to spend when times are hard? This is a comment we hear a lot, especially in these times of austerity, but your website should make you money, not loose you money. A while ago we built a...

The Apple App Store

It’s been coming for a while but last week the new apple app store finally arrived. Will it change the face of applications and the way we buy software...maybe. The ease of buying apps on the iPhone and iPad has now come to the desktop and with it it has...

New year, new website

While your feeling fresh and full of energy for the new year ahead why not think about extending some of that energy to your website. Websites can become tired, no matter how good the web design, and we all benefit from a little reinvigoration from time to time. A rethink...

Happy New Year!

A happy New Year to all our clients from kc web design ltd. We hope it’s a cracking year for all of you!

Improve your website in 30 mins

Take 30 mins out of your busy day, grab a pen and a piece of paper, pop the kettle on and sit down in front of your website. Chances are you may not have done that for a while so get your pen ready and start using your site as...

Is wikileaks a good website?

Ignore the media frenzy and what you actually have is a website that delivers important content pretty well. It’s all about information - it has nothing to sell, it doesn’t need to get you registering or leaving your details for anything and you don’t download anything. It’s all about the...

Working with Offersthebest

kc web design ltd are proud to be helping OffersTheBEST.com launch their new service. We haven’t been along for the whole journey but we have worked hard with them to get the website ready for their launch day. OffersTheBEST.com came to kc web design as a local Kent business based...

Noteboxapp – Launch

kc web design created Notebox - a design and concept feedback app/tool - to help designers get client feedback on their designs and concepts in a simple, client-friendly way. Back in March we had an idea. By July we had a working product. By September it had been in private...

UK snow effects retail sales

UK High Street sales were dented by the cold snap last week, research suggests. The impact was worst mid-week, when shopper numbers dropped 12-17%, according to research firm Experian. But don’t let retail high street sales get you down, online sales are rocketing with one million in sales being spent...

Web design for Kent businesses

Kc web design Ltd can supply new start-up business’s in Kent with a website for as little as £500 + vat. A simple 5 page website to get you started on the web that will give you a professionally designed web presence won’t cost you as much as you think....

How much is an ecommerce website?

A question we get asked a lot is “How much does an ecommerce website cost?”. It’s not an easy question but we do have an answer. To get you started in the world of ecommerce kc web design can offer an entry/mid level ecommerce system that includes a CMS backend...

PHP guru wanted

Do you have a nerd like passion for coding PHP? Do you know Codeignitor and other PHP frameworks inside out? Can you write perfect hand-written, well commented code and work well with stropy web designers? If you can then we’re looking for you. If you think you’d like to work...

Norman Global Logistics

Norman Global Logistics came to kc web design with a very old website that had served them well for nearly 12 years. In web terms, thats a long time and Norman needed to really bring things up to date and provide a website that would give their customer useful information,...

Is your website inaccessible?

A campaign by ‘Fix the Web’ has launched aimed at improving the online experience for people with disabilities. There are an estimated six million disabled and older users in the UK but many sites continue to cause problems. Common issues that arise when disabled users surf the web include: •...

Taking control of your website

Gone are the days of web design companies designing websites, handing them over and then charging monthly fees for updating content. If you’re still being charged for content updates then it’s time to think again about taking control of your own website. With good web design comes great responsibility. We...

Consultancy Clinics

Over the next few months we’re thinking about starting some consultancy clinics. These clinics will be aimed to help local businesses in Kent evaluate their website strategy. Its all very well and good having a website. Everyone has one and so should you. But, your website should be working for...

UK internet economy worth billions

The internet is worth £100bn a year to the UK economy, a study has concluded. The research, which was commissioned by Google, found that the internet accounts for 7.2% of the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP). The UK, according to the report, is the world’s leading nation for e-commerce. For...

The importance of redesign

Yahoo Mail is getting its biggest redesign since 2005 to make it a message hub for its 279 million users. Top brands like Yahoo understand the importance of good web design and how it can have a huge impact on your brand and your users perception of your brand, especially...

Don’t let your website do nothing

In tough times your website can be a real life-line. Compared to the costs of staff the costs of maintaining a website are minimal. A website can be made to work hard 24 hrs a day and reach customers all over the world if needed. If you have a web...

Over 2 billion users online

According to a report from the International Telecommunications Union, one third of the world’s population will be online by the end of this year. The report suggests that 71% of people in western countries will be online by the end of 2010. So lets just think about that in terms...

Web design in Kent

At kc web design we work with all sorts of different companies from global blue chip to the local village community site and multi-million pound ecommerce sites to small Wordpress blogs and everything in-between. Being an internet based web design company means we can do business all over the country,...

SEO case study

Its not all about web design here at kc web design ltd. We do lots of development work, iphone user interface design, create our own products and do SEO. After recently giving the kc web design website a bit of a re-design and face-lift we decided it was about time...

Easy as 1,2,3

Web design isn’t just about your site looking good. Good web design also includes usability considerations, information architecture and content flow, call-to-action points and SEO. Within a good website design, SEO is only one third of the issue. Making sure your website is designed correctly to capture and guide that...

Green web design

Technology doesn’t have to burn endless amounts of electricity. Your website design may be hi-tech but did you know your website could be run on solar or wind power. At kc web design we host our clients sites on lots of different platforms and we have a few preferred hosting...

Evolve, don’t reinvent

Most large organisations tend to redesign their websites every 2/3 years these days to keep them up-to-date with technology and the latest trends but theres no reason to completely throw out your old web design. If you’ve spent a lot of money on web design you’ll know that a lot...

Know your users

If you’re thinking about a new website design then stop and think about your users first. Having a good looking, well designed website is all very well and good but if your website doesn’t en-power your users and enable them to achieve their goals then it’s not really doing its...

Apple App Store guidelines

This is good news for iphone and ipad developers globally and will make the application of apps and updates to the Apple Store much easier and hopefully speed up what can be a bit of a slow process. With Apple making their submission guidelines public the process for submitting apps...

Google Instant live searches

Google has always had a very simple interface, it’s been it’s most noticeable feature ever since it began and it’s what makes it such a joy to use. All a user wants to do when they go to Google is to search for something, so all Google displays is one...

Notebox logo

Logo and brand design for our web app - Notebox. Visit Website

Notebox launch coming soon

Its been hard work but Notebox - our web design feedback app - is nearly ready for launch. In the coming weeks we’ll be giving Notebox a real push in the media and letting our little baby loose. Notebox has been developed to help website designers in the concept stage...

The power of good web design

Its a simple idea - answer a question and 10 grains of rice will be donated. 10 grains of rice doesn’t sound much but multiple that by tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of users and that starts to add up to quite a lot of rice. The BBC...

Realms of possibility

If you’d like to break out to fulfil a long term ambition, change career, find a better life balance or just make the most of your precious life then Realms of Possibility may be able to help! Realms of Possibility wanted a website designer to update their website design and...

Alison Jane Photography

Alison Jane Photography is a professional wedding photographer in Kent and is based near Canterbury. Alison offers Wedding and Portrait photography across Kent and the South East. Alison came to us for a complete web design overhaul so we decided to completely rebuild the website using Wordpress to allow Alison...

How to choose a website designer?

We understand how hard it is to choose a website designer or web design company. If you search on Google there are literally thousands and thousands of companies and website designers listed. Choosing a good website designer can be tricky - a badly designed web site could cost you a...

What is good web design?

Good web design is key to a successful website. In todays fast moving online marketplace - and with attention spans becoming increasingly minimal - you have a very small window to convince new users that your website is the one they should use. With less than 5 seconds to project...

Web design - Does my business need a new website?

Did you know that your website can be made to work very hard for your business. It can bring in new business. It can help with customer support. It can sell things for you and keep track of order processing. It can be a community tool helping your users or...

IMX – International Mail Consolidator

IMX had a requirement to be able to manage its website easily and to have access to additional functionality. It also wished to refresh the look and feel of the website. To achieve this, the existing site needed to be rebuilt onto a content management platform and it was decided...

Notebox - Design feedback

Notebox is our very own web app. We created Notebox from an in-house system we’d been using and felt it would be useful for other designers. Notebox allows designers to upload designs, send a link to their clients and get their clients to leave notes directly on the design for...

Protection and Investment

Protection & Investment Ltd was founded in 1999 and has expanded substantially over the years. It now has 19 Independent Financial Advisers in locations throughout Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. Protection & Investment has a very professional, friendly feel and the new website needed to follow these core principles. We created...

MLP Solicitors

Myers Lister Price Solicitors is one of the leading law firms within the Manchester area. MLP needed a new, modern website with advanced SEO that would generate leads and allow them to focus on new areas of their business. The design had to be modern and clean yet still give...

iphone/ipad apps

We now design and create iphone and ipad applications. From iphone user interface design right through to the finished application, we have the team to create your award winning iphone app. How do you make your iPhone App stand out amongst hundreds of thousands of other apps? Get us to...

kc web design, canterbury, kent

k:c web design ltd are a web design & development agency based near Canterbury, Kent. We have a strong reputation for creating stylish, usable websites and iPhone user interface design. k:c web design Kent have been working in the web industry for over 15 years and recently re-located to rural...

klover - asp/cms

klover is an ASP/MSSQL (and will also be available in PHP/MySQL) content management system designed by web designers, for web designers. Hopefully klover will enter beta testing in the text few weeks and be launched in the new year. More info will be available on the klover website soon. If...

Maypole Marquees

Maypole Marquee Ltd specialise in wedding marquee hire and are a local company situated just down the road from Pear Tree Studios. Its always nice to work with local companies and Kristian and Clare have been fantastic - even helping us out with some electrical work at the studios! The...

UKL Online 2009

The latest upgrade of the UKL website has again been a huge success. We’ve completely re-styled the look and feel and added lots of new features including a new ordering matrix for easy bulk purchasing. Better integration with the warehousing system has meant improved live stock levels and a more...

The Genesis of Genesis

Genesis Forwarding Services is an international, independent freight forwarder founded in the UK in 1986. Genesis has operations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and the USA supported by a network of carefully selected partners globally which meant the website had to work for many languages and cultures but be...

Pear Tree Studios

After many months of logistics planning, sleepless nights, box juggling and swearing we have finally settled in our new location…Canterbury, in the garden of England. Along with the new house we bought some land which includes a wonderful Pear orchard. Planning is going ahead for our new eco-friendly (and solar...

Crisis Action

Every now and again we do something that gives us an extra warm glow! This month we stepped out of our box and had a hand in helping others around the globe in less fortunate situations. By creating the website for Justice4Darfur we gave Crisis Action an online platform to...

Simplisys

Simplisys needed a small CMS powered website that was easy to update and keep fresh while providing a solid foundation to build on. Content was key to the site as each product and service had many pages of vital information. Our own in-house CMS system was used to keep costs...

BAFTS

k:c design will be working closely with BAFTS to improve their websites for suppliers of fair trade products in the UK. BAFTS will be re-branded and the website improved over the next few months. The British Association for Fair Trade Shops (BAFTS) is a network of independent fair trade shops...

It’s going to be Eazzee!

We’ll be working very closely with the guys at Eazzee helping them create an online business. We’ll be more than just a design company, we’ll be involved in every aspect of their online business and we have some great ideas for the future. We’ve recently got the second stage of...

Solar powered website

With the launch of the new site and brand we’ve taken a big step - to try and be a greener, eco-friendly web design business. First on our list was hosting and we’ve come up trumps with AISO. This website is now hosted on a server completely powered by natural...

David Hicks

David travels all over the world (His passion for travelling is well known, as a recent comment pointed out..."For ***** sake! What about some of your own garden!") to feed his love of photography and his images are outstanding. The website compliments his imagery by giving the photographs space to...

Vanshack

Vanshack are one of the leading vintage VW specialists in the country. They wanted a site that would develop their strong brand and allow them to update content and images. The Vanshack brand is used across a wide range of ventures including the VWV Racing Team so the website needed...

K4i

The K4i portal was evaluated and we consulted with The University of Manchester team on best practices and possible ways forward. Documentation was created which incorporated amendments recommended by the Knowledge Bank development team, and feedback from learners on the usability of the system as well as accessibility and user...

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Dark Mode vs. Light Mode: A Comprehensive Guide for UI design

In recent years, the topic of dark mode vs. light mode in UI design has sparked heated discussions and debates among designers and users alike. While some argue for the sleekness and modernity of dark mode, others swear by the clarity and simplicity of light mode. But which one is truly better for user experience...

This is What a UI Designer Can Learn from Urban Planning: A Comprehensive Guide

When it comes to design, there are many areas that can influence and inspire new ideas. One of these areas is urban planning. While the two may seem vastly different, there are actually many valuable lessons that a UI designer can learn from the world of urban planning. Good design is subjective, contextual, and intentional....

Why Intuitive Technology Is the Future of UI Design

If you’ve ever used a piece of technology that seamlessly integrated into your daily routine, then you know what it means to experience great user experience (UX) and UI design. The founder of StreamAlive, a leading tech company, believes that good technology shouldn’t feel like technology at all. It should simply feel like a natural...

Latest Inspiring Web Design Trends And Techniques For 2024

The web design landscape for 2024 is set to be a dynamic and revolutionary one, with a blend of evolutionary and reactionary trends. From sci-fi-inspired design to adaptive headers and teleprompter typography, the upcoming year will witness a diverse range of innovative approaches. Additionally, bold and experimental typography, dark mode design, 3D elements, virtual reality...

The Unrivaled Excellence of our Web Design Agency Canterbury

Unveiling the Best Web Design Agency Canterbury In the bustling digital landscape, where every business vies for online supremacy, only a select few ascend to the zenith. Canterbury, a city steeped in history, is also home to unrivaled web design excellence. A top-rated web design agency Canterbury, kc web design Ltd, has been a beacon...

10 Things to Consider When Designing a High-Converting web app UI design

Your web app’s user interface (UI) is the first thing that users will see and interact with, so it’s important to make a good impression. A well-designed web app UI design can help you attract and retain users, and even increase conversions. Here are 10 things to consider when designing a high-converting web app UI...

How to Use Web Design to Improve User Experience

Introduction Your website is your online storefront. It’s the first impression that potential customers will have of your business, so it’s important to make sure it’s designed in a way that is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Good web design can help you improve your user experience (UX) in a number of ways. It can...

We’ve been featured on The Best Music Website Designs by DesignRush

A huge thank you to the guys at DesignRush for featuring the website design work we did with Go To Hear on their ‘Best Music Website Designs’ feature. Head over to the Best Design Trends page now to see our designs along with all the other fantastic music website designs. If you want to read...

SEO for web design – How to Optimise Your Website for Search Engines

Search engine optimisation SEO for web design is crucial for any business with an online presence. Optimising your website for search engines can increase its visibility, drive more traffic, and boost conversions. Follow these tips to make your website more discoverable and rank higher in search results: Choose the Right Keywords for SEO for web...

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