Twelve Signs you Should Upgrade or Replace Your Website   1. The design is not adaptively responsive to a full range of modern screen resolutions....
In this article, we’ll take a look at the ten most popular content management systems today, showcasing the market-leading platforms for building...
In this second part of our article, we explore ten more common types of website, including many that are not strictly business-related.   11....
There are many different sources of inspiration for brand and business names. Here is a selection of the most common and popular types:   1. Use your...
Selection of animated logos to inspire you From a shortlist of 45, our design team has picked out 20 animated logos around the web to inspire you....
16 stock photography websites reviewed In this review, we offer an outline presentation of sixteen stock photography sites available on the Internet...
Have you ever wondered what software today’s graphic designers and web designers keep in their toolkits, and what it actually can do? This month, we...
15 of your Favourite Movie and TV Show Fonts Analysed Have you ever noticed the dramatic impact different fonts have on the mood generated by the...
Principles of Landing Page Design for PPC Campaigns   1.    Efficient Conversion The first principle to keep in mind is that the main aim of a pay-...
How to Work with Web Designers: a Guide for Business Clients We here present a brief checklist of guidelines worth bearing in mind when you liaise...
Expanding your business abroad? Need a multilingual website? Communicating with an online audience in many languages at once can be a challenge for...
The old days of the Art Director and the Lead Copywriter may be behind us, but designers and writers still need to work closely together. How can you...
Following on from the Starbucks dyslexia case earlier this month, our lead graphic designer Ian Richmond gave his views on dyslexia in the workplace...
Today is the launch of Microsoft Windows 10. Windows 10 is the latest in three decades of iterations of the world’s most popular operating system....
The iPhone 6 was purchased by more than 10 million people in the first weekend of its release. There is no doubt that this has affected the...
What is Parallax Scrolling? Wikipedia defines Parallax scrolling as a special scrolling technique in computer graphics, wherein background images...
Many logos are instantly recognisable but probably because you have seen them on a shop front, a carrier bag or their website. Yet many logos have...
This Tech Talk was given by GWS Media director David Graves on February 12th, 2014 Image under Tom Woodward under Creative Commons licence 2.0  ...
Gromit being carried into town, via Bristol Culture   We have been enjoying the summery feel to this week, and long may it continue! With...
The view from Bristol Bridge, Winter 2013   With the long winter finally behind us, last weekend was the perfect start to a summer of...
Gloucester Road in 1925 and today, via Bristol Culture   We've enjoyed the Spring sunshine this week and seeing Bristol's outdoor scene...
The Easton Arts Trail in June this year   We're happy to see that Spring is finally blossoming and Bristol has a whole season of outdoor...
The GWS team in the Bristol Post this week   Bristol Guide App Spring is not quite in the air yet, but it is tantalisingly around the corner as we...
As 2012 draws to a close, we thought we'd take the opportunity to look back on a year of blogging here at GWS and share some resources you might...
Moscow State Circus by Rictor Norton & David Allen   We were very impressed with all the fit and determined runners who took part in the...
A member of the GWS team braving the T-Rex   September has been such a vibrant month in Bristol! Last weekend, one of our designers explored...
Bristol's Street Art Festival 'See No Evil' With Bristol's spectacular Street Art Festival ready to return in an explosion of colour and creativity...
We are looking forward to all the festivals and events Bristol has in store for us throughout August, including the See No Evil Street Art Festival...
In Part One of this series we looked at the design of business-to-business websites, focusing on the importance of recognising your target audience...
Having previously looked at the design of green websites and websites utilised to sell clothes online, we thought it was time to look at the design...
Asos' blog portal offers plenty of opportunity for interaction   This is the third and final post in our 3-part series concentrating on the...
  Beautiful tree bookcase via Laughing Squid   Bristol has been buzzing with excitement and activity as the Big Green Week offers plenty to...
This is the second blog post in our three part series looking at the design of clothing websites. Previously, we looked at the design of clothing...
Previously on the blog, we've looked at the design of green websites and University websites, focusing on those important elements of their design...
The London Tube map redesigned for music - The Guardian's Music Map   It might have been raining all week in Bristol, but fortunately the...
Last year we looked at the design of the main social media sites: Twitter, Facebook & Google Plus. We considered the relationship between design...
For the final installment in our blog design & advice series, we want to look at some blogs we think are doing a great job in terms of design...
Last week we looked at the layout of Blogger, offering some tips on things you can add to your blog and how to arrange them. This week we will offer...
Layout in Blogger   After our series on the design of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus, we got to thinking that...
Over the past several weeks we've been looking at the design of social media sites, focusing on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus and thinking about...
Something beautiful to start the day: photo by Delaney Allen (via The Fox is Black)   Bristol seems to finally be accepting that it's...
So far we've featured discussions on the design of social media networks Facebook and Twitter, thinking about what elements of their design are...
Last week we looked at the design of Facebook, and in particular what elements businesses could potentially draw on to encourage the degree of...
This week, we shall start our series on the design of social media sites with a look at Facebook. We have several previous posts about using...
Social media websites tend to be the internet sites we spend most time on, so perhaps we take the way they look and the features of their design,...
Good e-commerce sites should be as smooth-running, aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate as their bricks and mortar counterparts. Here we look...
Lovely product concept design - write a bike   As we mentioned on the blog this week, last weekend we were pleased to see how our client,...
Website redesign can range from a total overhaul to a couple of small tweaks. Here we look at four key tips for website design:   1. Slow page load...
  We thoroughly enjoyed experiencing all the wonderful flora at the Botanical Gardens   After the long weekend brought us into what is...
Around this time last year, we posted a series of articles considering the role of websites in selling green and ethical products. The various blog...
Ashton Court Estate   This week we’ve been finishing the website for a company that sells building maintenance materials and creating a new...
Last week we wrote a post with 3 Tips for Redesigning a Website, which focused on the kinds of things to bare in mind from a design perspective. As...
If you feel that your business' website has reached a point where it's not achieving as much attention as you want it to and you're receiving less...
A view of the 'Gorilla Flotilla' via Bristol Culture Blog   This week we've putting finishing touches to new site for a Benchmarking and...
Over the past weeks, we've written about the design strategies of university websites, both the home page design and that of the inner pages. While...
Time for the next instalment of our series on University Website Design! Previously we considered the particular challenges facing a university...
As we noted in our opening post of this series, university websites have to deal with a large range of visitors and a large amount of content....
Cardiff University's home page is visually striking, and presents a clear message   In our last blog post on website design , we conducted a...
As the days get, longer the GWS team has been even busier than usual, working on a new site for a chilled packaging provider and an interesting HTML5...
When people talk about 'new' and 'old' media, they often argue that the internet has rendered traditional advertising obsolete - and that new...
Here at GWS, we are passionate about designing websites that work as effective marketing tools for each business we work with. Although we always...
In our last app-related post on why your business should create an app we discussed what applications are and their growing popularity, concluding...
On the day that early snow came to Bristol, the GWS Bristol Unique Guide App for iPhone / iPod Touch went live. We've already talked quite a lot...
This week might have been wet and cold outside.... But inside the GWS Offices we have been keeping things bright and lively, not least while...
Web Design Case Study: Mensa International As our recent posts looking at green websites and charity websites from a design perspective have received...
Welcome back to GWS Media’s blog series about great web design for charities.  This is the final post: we’ve already talked about how to communicate...
Welcome back to GWS Media’s multi-part blog series about great web design for charities.  We’ve already talked about how to communicate your goals to...
Welcome back to GWS's series on charity website design. In our first post, we introduced the four basic functions of a charity website:...
Welcome back to GWS's series on charity website design. In our first post, we introduced the four basic functions of a charity website:...
Welcome to the first instalment in our five-part series of articles on Charity Website Design! Our site design and promotion work with Bristol...
Committed green consumers: Convey simplicity, directness, and credibility In our last posts, we discussed general green website design tips, and...
Who’s your audience? The 'Secondary Greens' market Welcome to our second post on designing ethical / green websites, a follow-up from last week's ...
Following up from our previous post about how to orient your ethical website at the right market, here's the first a short series of posts showcasing...