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Online business reviews - are they worth it
Online Business Reviews – Are They Worth It?

Google Reviews, Trustpilot, Reevoo, Reviews.co.uk - there are plenty of ways for your customers to leave reviews for your business online.  It's good business practice to follow up with customers after a sale, but is there any additional benefit - especially when it comes to search optimisation

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Steph passes her web developer apprenticeship

Today is a proud day for everyone at Aubergine! Our web developer apprentice, Steph Henman, has completed and passed her year-long apprenticeship with us with flying

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Graphic design in the commercial world – does it have a place anymore?

Let’s nip this contentious topic in the bud with a resounding

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Make your website mobile friendly – or lose out

Nothing more frustrating, is there? Searching for a product or service on your phone at the weekend

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 email services for the domain, too. For example, bob@example.com For many years, this has been fine.

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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

Avoid bad website design and layout
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 website? Most website owners, unless they operate an e-commerce website, won’t know what an SSL certificate is – and why should they? It’s for credit card payment websites, right? Wrong. Let’s start with some basics. What exactly IS an SSL certificate? SSL (or Secure

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

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

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

Our new web designer apprentice

Our new Web Design Apprentice!   This week sees Aubergine's new web design apprentice join the team in the Leighton Buzzard studio. Steph Henman (picture in the middle on our funky white sofa) starts her year-long apprenticeship in web design

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

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

Cool design for a hot day…

So, with all of the unseasonably good weather, we decided that the studio was far too hot to concentrate and we needed to cool down. The first thing that came to mind was ICE CREAM! That got us thinking... Back in the day, the only chance you got to see ice creams was when the ice cream van

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, talking about my feelings towards the designers who have been lucky enough to work with a brand that I

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

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

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 new guidelines in respect to cookies and their use on websites. So, what is a cookie? Simply put, a cookie is a little bit of web code that your computer's browser delivers to your

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 -

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 material is your brand image. We live in a world where people and businesses like to be associated with others like themselves, or rather, we want to be seen with brands and at places that project

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 photography of their products or services on their website or in their brochure. It is all too common for businesses to have photos of their products or their staff doing what they do on the company network