Category: ‘web design’

Why the human touch matters

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by piers

It’s increasingly tempting to think that the more professional the better. Who wants to look amateurish? True, but if the human touch gets lost you’re shooting yourself in the foot.

Our latest site has just gone live

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 by piers

We’ve used video on the home page of the site we’ve just designed and built for WRADAR, a business and sales development business in Manchester with a distinct attitude and approach. You can see the site here.

New website project for London restaurant

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 by piers

We’re excited to be starting the new year working on a fresh new website for a London restaurant. We’re trying out one or two new design ideas for this one.

Quality design that you can afford

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 by piers

Nice Finish websiteHere’s one of our smaller projects – a website for a small business with a twist. Nice Finish are a team of all-female plasterers and decorators who pride themselves on the quality of their work.

Relaunched fashion website reaps the benefits

Sunday, July 10th, 2011 by piers

We’ve been working our fingers to the bone here at Awake, hence the lack of updates on the site. First of the latest batch of projects is the redesign and relaunch of street fashion website Migarba.

Why cutting out features is the way to succeed

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 by piers

Adding features doesn’t always make a product – or a website – more popular, even though it’s often an obsession among designers and managers. In fact simplicity and ease of use is usually the way to appeal to a mainstream audience. More usually isn’t more.

Book Review: The Yahoo! Style Guide

Friday, July 16th, 2010 by dave

Do not read The Yahoo! Style Guide in the bath. It’s way too heavy.

But if you are an online content writer, especially a relatively inexperienced one, then this mighty tome is worth having near your workplace so can you dip in to discover snippets of web writing wisdom.

The power of tiny details on your home page

Monday, July 12th, 2010 by piers

No one wants to waste their time, especially when everyone feels short of time. No one wants to be ripped off either. So when people arrive at a website they haven’t visited before they’re trying to work out if it can be trusted. That means they’re hyper-alert, often subconsciously, to the signals they’re receiving. If those signals are negative, they’ll just click elsewhere.

If a website were a person (and why design takes too much of the budget)

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 by piers

Here’s a useful way to consider the different roles that design and content play in how a website comes across to visitors. Think of a website as a person.