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Power source farm or freedom prison

No one is the oracle and going to know everything. If your team is structured right though someone should know something related. Therefore, there shouldn’t be a need to mess with the unknown. But if there is a glitch in the workforce how would you know it’s there until it’s too late? And then you’re left with the choice of the blue pill and bliss ignorance of your gap in the workforce or the red pill with harsh knowledge of the added expense to draft someone in quickly.

Here comes in the Skills Matrix. A quick asset to:

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Google have been ranking websites higher that are mobile friendly since their algorithm change in 2018. This means Google ranks websites based on the mobile performance over the desktop performance. However, this doesn’t mean your website won’t be ranked if it is not mobile friendly. Google will just look at the mobile performance before looking at the desktop performance.

Mobile friendly refers to the viewing experience on your mobile device and checks to see if it is just as good, if not better than when viewing on your computer.

How do you know if your website is actual mobile friendly?

Google themselves have a handy tool that tests your website, all…


Explained through GIF’s

Over the past couple years, we’ve been helping our customers produce videos, and although every video is never the same are video process is. I wanted to share this process so you know exactly what the stages are when we begin a video project with you.

Stage 1 — Initial Conversation

We have an initial meeting whether that be a phone call or face-to-face conversation about the video idea. This gives us a chance to talk over the concept and plan the next steps.

Stage 2 — Storyboarding

To help visualise the video flow and concept, we create a storyboard of the main scenes.


As creatives, we love pushing pixels around the screen to bring visual and engaging solutions that resonates with the audience. As a designer in the NHS that is no different… although on the face of it may seem like there is a lot of restrictions when it comes to designing for the NHS. This is because there are guidelines that must be followed alongside any organisational guidelines the company may have. …


A run-through of the frameworks we have adapted and use and why

In 2017 we had a turning point with the change in the workforce and structure of the team. This was a perfect opportunity to recalibrate how the Web Development team operated to ensure we were running at an optimum capacity, providing the greatest service and maintain high levels of code and security. As the whole team process’s and structure has been reviewed the way in which projects operate came under scrutiny to better formalise the approach. …


The main considerations in a sea of guidelines

The world on the web is ever evolving, enhancing and as such we are constantly being updated with new regulations, guidelines and reems of confusing lingo. Following on from the likes of cookies and GDPR we have the reminder of minimum accessibility standards. It’s not that we build without accessibility in mind, it is just sometimes hard to be forward thinking, competitive and accessible to all. And so the The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) aims to share what is expected of the web community to ensure a consensus of availability for the majority of users. However, we found even…


And is it a problem if you’re not?

By reading this article you must be curious as to what our view on the topic is. There are numerous articles out there highlighting the top distractions of the workplace and what you can do to tackle them; and to be honest with you, this is just another one of those articles, but we looked long and hard (in one our distracted moments) and asked ourselves; is it always a problem if we get a bit ‘distracted’?.

What is getting distracted?


When it comes to deciding on your print projects the type and weight of paper can often be one of the last things you decide on. Getting your design right and filling it with content and images is often the first thing many designers achieve before thinking about the type of stock it will be printed on.

The format will also be determined by what kind of content is being displayed on page layouts. It could be a poster or flyer, a leaflet or A5 booklet or an A4 brochure, made up of various content pages (4, 8, 16, 32…


The ‘normal’ working day has changed quite significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19. The majority of our staff are now working from home and we’ve also been supporting our customer base in ensuring they are set up for remote working themselves.

With our support GP’s from 4 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are now delivering virtual clinics for patients across over 100 sites reducing travel and risk to others. 14 COVID-19 Hotsites/Hubs were set up for 4 CCGs in order to deliver services to patients showing symptoms without them going to their standard GP surgery.

In addition to the above, CHFT…

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