The Website Design Process

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in The Scoop | 0 comments

The Website Design Process

The Website Design Process – Start to Finish Here’s an overview of how we work with our clients. Helpful for clients to know how we work and what is needed/expected from them – this sounds scary but it’s an enjoyable process. Initial Meeting Initially we meet with our clients for a cup of coffee (or any other beverage of course!) and a chat. We can get to know each another and discover what is needed and wanted from their website (and branding if required).     The Branding Stage We discuss what is desired...

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Un-Networking Barry

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Events, The Scoop | 0 comments

Un-Networking Barry

Meeting local individuals and businesses in Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan I have been attending a networking group in a lovely coffee shop called ‘Grey’s, in Barry. The word ‘networking’ makes people assume it is a rigid meeting where business cards are swapped and everyone talks business. This isn’t the case at ‘Barry Networking’ group, in fact, it’s been suggested it should be renamed ‘Barry Un-Networking’. Relaxed ‘meetings’ take place on the first Tuesday of every month, 9am...

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Collaborate Bristol Conference

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in The Scoop | 0 comments

I attended ‘Collaborate Bristol’ on World Usability Day, an event about all things UX. The conference was in the creative hub Bristol with speakers traveling from across the globe.

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Useful web bits & bobs

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in The Scoop | 0 comments

Here are some ‘little gems’ of useful information that I use on a regular basis for many of my websites. I hope you will find some of them helpful, I will continue to add to the list as I discover more them. Stopping adverts in YouTube videos Adverts for other videos show at the end of embedded YouTube videos on webpages, to stop them showing simply add this code to the video link: ?rel=0&controls=1&autohide=1&showinfo=0 Removing the ‘bubble’ on Google maps Sometimes I just want a little map...

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10 top tips

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in The Scoop | 0 comments

10 top tips to help your website look great online Keep it simple Ensure your website displays what you do and how to contact you clearly and simply. Headings are a great way to split up blocks of text, many studies show most users don’t read very much. Be personal Show you’re human Use photographs of yourself and any employees and add a biography to your website (this can be quite short). Testimonials are a great way to build trust and familiarity and always ensure your contact details are clearly displayed on your contact...

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Looking Good Online

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in The Scoop | 0 comments

A few tips and tricks to help improve your web presence Keep it simple. Simplify your website content. First impressions are hugely important. When people visit your web site, you have seconds to convince them to stay and explore. On your homepage, keep it simple, explain what you do and what makes your business different from your competitors.  Showcase the most important thing/s you want to tell the user when they visit each web page. If a web site has too much information on a page, it can often be confusing for the user. Additionally,...

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Marathon Charity Christmas Ball

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in The Scoop | 0 comments

Little Birdie Studio’s Crystal and sister Cherry Hinam are running the London Marathon 2013 for Bobath Wales. They’ve organised a Christmas Charity Ball on December 22nd at Cottrell Park Golf Resort, it’s £40 for oodles of festive fun and all proceeds go to Bobath. The night includes: Fizz on arrival A 3 course festive menu Coffee and mince pies An Entertainer A live band Disco Auction and raffle If you would like to book your tickets please email: crystalhinam@yahoo.co.uk or call 01446 722902 Or if you would just like to...

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Little Birdie Studio are running the London Marathon 2013

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in The Scoop | 0 comments

My sister Cherry and I are running the London Marathon 2013! Eeeeek! We’re raising money for Bobath Wales. Bobath Wales provide specialist therapy, occupational therapy to children all over Wales who have cerebral palsy. We have lots of training to do and lots of money to raise, if you would like to support us and a fabtastic charity, you can donate on our Virgin Money fundraising page here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/BobathWales We’re going to be doing some FUNdraising events between now and April, we’ll keep you...

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Back in the day

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in The Scoop | 0 comments

By Jenna I am a member of the Barry Island Historical Group and last week the group held it’s first exhibition since re-forming last year. Little Birdie Studio designed the retro-looking posters for the event and the event was a huge success.  The group is run by a voluntary Management Committee and we all have a connection with Barry Island. This year the group decided to hold a two-day event displaying photographs from the period 1952 to 2012 inclusive (to coincide with the 60 years that Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne)...

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Vintage Little Birdies

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in The Scoop | 0 comments

We love vintage! Romance, connection, rebellion! We’ve recently designed a selection of our own vintage collection, check out our flyers: Vintage imagery reminds us of a time in which we did not live, therefore we can think lovely, romantic thoughts about it. The likes of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe are still regarded as style icons and role models to people of all ages. They had style, confidence and talent, we’re big fans at Little Birdie Studio. We love to bring vintage and retro design in to the modern era with a...

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