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A few great features of Figma

By Tim Lees 16th October 2017


Figma is a vector based design tool that allows the user to rapidly design and deploy concepts for applications and websites. Listed below are some features that make Figma an indispensible tool. Browser based A really great thing about Figma is that the software is designed to be used in the browser allowing multiple users to work collaboratively on a design. This means that editing is instant and can be reviewed in real time. Whereas with tradi...

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New website go live for Littywood Farm

By Tim Lees 20th April 2016


Local award winning, soft fruit growers, Littywood Farm approached Rapid Web to re-design their website to bring it up to date.  Using their existing logo the brief was to give the website a more modern look, easy to navigate and to serve as a reference point for prospective employees and buyers alike.  The client requested the website to be responsive across all devices and specified that they wanted to update the content on the website themse...

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My Change of Approach for Mobile First Design

By Matt Fennell 26th February 2015


All throughout University, and in my career as a web designer, the desktop design has come first. I’ve learned how to design for desktops, creating pixel-perfect Photoshop PSDs which look perfect for clients, but this is changing. Since 2014 there are now more mobile users than desktop users, with roughly 2 billion of us reaching for our smartphones or tablets when wanting to access the internet. These statistics have caused web designer...

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Introduction to Bootstrap

By Peter Chiu 19th February 2015


Bootstrap is arguably the daddy of all the frontend frameworks currently available on the web and with the list of features as long as a one page website and with version 3 built upon mobile first principles it’s easy to see why. In this article we’re going to cover some of the main features and components as well as some lesser known built-in classes which are extremely useful. Grid System Bootstrap offers a standard 12 column grid system wh...

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5 Web Trend Predictions for 2015

By Matt Fennell 2nd January 2015


Each year new web trends come along, some last the course and stay, whereas some only have a moment in the spotlight. I’ve now been engaged in the web world for 5 years, and have seen plenty of trends come and go. The list below is based on my opinion of what will become popular in 2015, and what previous trends will continue to reign supreme. Webgraphics Infographics have exploded onto the web, largely thanks to social media websites such ...

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Focus on your Fonts

By Matt Fennell 30th October 2014


In the last 2 years one of the biggest changes in web design is how and what fonts are being used. Long-gone are the days where the only choices were Arial, Times New Roman or Comic Sans. With the arrival of the ‘@font-face’ HTML rule, and with big name players such as Google launching services to make applying new fonts easier, the web has truly benefited. Below we look at multiple sections of where and what fonts are good, along with our ...

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Email Design & Development: Quirks, Tips and Tricks!

By Ollie Reardon 2nd July 2014


Here at Rapid Web, I occasionally take on the somewhat daunting task of templating email designs. The issue with email designs is that there are no real standards when compared to the push that modern browser vendors are making to make HTML and CSS consistent no matter what web browser the end user is using. This is obviously an issue as a developer as there is no real “one size fits all” approach to templating email designs. Luckily there a...

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The Importance of Responsive Web Design

By Ollie Reardon 6th February 2014


What is Responsive Web Design? Responsive Web Design is the modern approach to designing websites for multiple device screen sizes such as Desktop, Laptop, Tablet and Mobile displays. With the increase of new devices as methods of surfing the internet in recent years, website owners have to be prepared to serve for the end user’s device requirements, for example a smartphone’s display is a lot smaller than a laptop or desktop monitor, ther...

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Responsive Web Design & Development

By Kirsty Gasston 25th March 2013


There are so many ways to access the internet and view websites now – computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones – and figures show that over 10% of internet browsing worldwide is now done via a mobile browser. Of course users expect websites to display and function correctly across all of their devices. So what do we do as web designers to make sure that this is the case? We design sites to be responsive. Media queries are used to recognise th...

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New website launched for BTT Communications

By Kirsty Gasston 27th February 2013


BTT Communications had not updated their website for a considerable amount of time and required the build of a new website with a content management system. The site needed to reflect the new branding that the company had adopted since the first site had been built. Our design team worked closely with the client to draft and finalise a structure and style for the website that reflected the company’s branding and personality. We also worked c...

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Grab a t-shirt for your child from the recently launched ‘Kids t-shirts’ website

By Jordan Hall 9th September 2011


Rapid Web is happy to announce our latest client's website launch, a brand new Kids t-shirts website! If you want a t-shirt for your child, or maybe your young one wants to pick our a t-shirt of their choice - this brand new kids t-shirts website may be the place to look. :) This websites for young t-shirt buyers, is powered by our primary e-commerce system. This e-commerce website system can be highly enhanced and modified to fit the bespoke a...

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Something Geeky e-commerce website

By Jordan Hall 5th September 2011


Several of us in the Rapid Web office are into some quite geeky hobbies, myself especially. Rapid Web is proud to announce the recent launch of Something Geeky, a brand new e-commerce website which sells geek t-shirts and other general geeky products. This e-commerce website is based on our custom in-house e-commerce system, which allows our clients to administrate their products and site options via a secure, custom and bespoke administrat...

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