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Launch of Click and Collect Store for Listers

Launch of Click and Collect Store for Listers

on Thursday, 15 October 2015. Posted in Web Design, Latest News

Last week saw the launch of our latest website design project for renowned local retailer, J.D Lister

Listers became established with a single shop on Finkle Street in Workington in 1870. They went on to develop into a Cumbrian household family name, opening further stores in Workington, Cockermouth, and Carlisle.

The website needed to showcase the wide selection of products which ranged from baby merchandise to large items of furniture.

Listers are a trusted brand, associated with quality and a high standard of customer service, they wanted a website that would reflect these characteristics.

They also requested a 'click-and-collect' service where customers can view stock online and then collect instore. Their new website also has an exclusive gardening club which allows access to expert advice, offers, and benefits.


Designing for users – Websites That Work

on Tuesday, 01 September 2015. Posted in Search Engine Marketing

One of the first things that I learned way back in what now feels was the midst's of time, during my first wed design module at university was – usability. We were introduced to Jakob Nielsen a web usability expert, I did not know it then but it was to have a profound effect on me.

Until discovering Jakob Nielsen I had always thought it was a web designers job to make website look good – nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, it is a web designers job to make website look good, but that is secondary to creating websites that work. Without an understanding of the purpose of the website and who its users are a designer can create nothing more than a pretty online pictures.


Fullstack 2015 - My Top Take Away

Written by Fraser Hannah on Monday, 24 August 2015. Posted in Search Engine Marketing

The Wombat blog has been like a deserted wasteland over the last few years, and I suppose the blame lies squarely with me. Somewhere along the road I seam to have lost my mojo – Wombat got busy, time became short and I kept prioritising client work and told myself there were more important tasks.

On Thursday I had the the pleasure of attending the Full Stack inbound marketing conference at the Turing Festival in Edinburgh. It had an impressive speaker line up of experts from some of the industry's leading brands – such as Moz, Distilled, Wistia and Unbounce.


Get Facebook Graph Search Without Waiting

Written by Fraser Hannah on Tuesday, 22 July 2014. Posted in Search Engine Marketing

How to access Facebook Graph Search now!

Facebook Graph Search appears to be rolling out frustratingly slowly in the UK, with some user waiting for several months before gaining access. If you can’t wait that long, don’t worry you can easily register and get Facebook Graph Search without waiting.

Graph Search rolled to English speakers in the US and is now immediately available to them when they sign up. In order to get Facebook Graph Search now you will need to make it appear that you are located in the US. Using a free proxy service such as Hide My Ass, which will make it look like you are located in the US, and allows you to register for a US, based Facebook account.


Responsive Website Design

on Thursday, 06 June 2013. Posted in Web Design

Now a requirement not an option!

Web design has always been a fast paced medium constantly changing as technology evolves. In the last couple of years we have seen this process quicken as tablets and smart phone flood onto the market. Initially designers focused on building separate mobile sites but as screen sizes expanded this quickly became impractical.

In response developers switched to a responsive approach where websites became flexible, adjusting to fit the screen they were being viewed on. Instead of having to pinch and zoom images and content blocks stacked neatly allowing users to easily scroll through the content.

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