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Our prediction: No more free listing on Google Maps

Over the last six months, it’s become apparent that Google has moved its attention to the map section as their next revenue opportunity.

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Getting your email over to a cloud solution

An aspect of hosting your website and domain is that we more than likely also provide you with

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Top 10 common business website mistakes – with practical solutions. Part 3

3. Slow down - build a website quickly, build it twice.   Following in our series of short blog posts covering the top 10 most common mistakes business website owners

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Top 10 common business website mistakes – with practical solutions. Part 2

2. Bad website and layout design This week sees the second part in our series of topics

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The importance of an SSL certificate on your website

What is an SSL certificate and how important are they to my

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Good business website basics 2 of 3: Getting on with Google.

OK, let's face it - there is only one search engine, and that's

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High Street retail store front design visuals

The last few months have seen some exciting retail design work undertaken for our friends over at the High Street jewellery chain, F.Hinds. As part of a nationwide shopfront redesign and point of sale experience we were asked to visualise the look and feel for the new shop fronts for the Bristol

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Good business website basics 1 of 3.

This week sees the start of a series of basic, good practice when it comes to owning and operating a website for your business. We'll cover three topics that we think are vital to ensure your business can maximise your potential in

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Our new web designer apprentice

Our new Web Design Apprentice!   This week

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Clean new website for Fresh Mortgages!

At Aubergine we have been fortunate enough to have been working with the team at Fresh Mortgages for over 10 years having created their branding and first website back in 2006. So, when Russell Sanders, the principal at Fresh Mortgages approached us to give the company website a freshen-up (non pun

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Leighton Buzzard premier dental practice gets website makeover

When Practice Manager, Samantha Bird, from West Street Dental Practice in Leighton Buzzard approached us to find out how they could

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Cool design for a hot day…

So, with all of the unseasonably good weather, we decided that the studio was far too hot to

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The full retail branding experience – a designer’s paradise!

Jealously is such an ugly word - but it's the only one that I can think of. I am, of course,

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Selling online has never been easier pro e-commerce websites from £1500

With rising costs of business rents, staff and all things relating to being fixed to a shop, selling online has never been more appealing. At Aubergine, we have developed several web packages to get you selling online in no time at all and with the maximum impact. It was shown just this

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Best use of graphic design in 2012 – The London Olympics

Without question, one of the best uses of  both stunning and practical graphic design in 2012, is the amazing material and designwork done in support of the 2012 London Olympic Games. From the official Team GB logo and graphics emblazoned on the the athletes' outfits, through to the use of the

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Cookie law and your website – what is it and does it affect me?

In May 2011 The UK Government, upon advice from the EU, made law that websites in the UK followed

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Starting your own business? First impressions count

Let's face it - we choose most things on how they look. Clothes, food, brands of things we like - even mobile devices, it's all a very visual thing. Now, I'm not saying that we're all completely

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Pitch your business branding to the right audience – target your logo!

One of the first things a new customer experiences when they see your business website or marketing

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The use of good photography – respect your company’s image

If we've seen it once, we've seen it a hundred times - and that is businesses using poor

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Graphic design excellence – Liberty’s packaging

From time to time, there are examples of graphic design excellence that we come across that we feel need acknowledgement - out of respect and gravitas to the designer and also to champion the reasons why we think they are examples of excellence. I have started this series of blog topics to

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Graphic design with function and purpose – Westwood vs. The Pizza

There are some designers that are pure graphic designers - they produce pieces that are utterly stunning in their approach, layout and overall imagery. Consider these guys like the haut couture end of the graphic design world. In line with this, we ooh and ahh at the strangeness, quirkiness and

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Graphic design in fashion – talking Japanese

For the past few years the fashion market has exploited the use of words and phrases to add dimension to clothes to make them look chic, different or just try and be cool and trendy. This is nothing new. However, with the emergence of  'cool t-shirts' in high street shops, such as Hollister,

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Trademarking – protect your brand

Because we live in a world where branding is the initial, and in many cases, the first and only impression of a company's products, making sure that your brand image is protected is vital. At