30 Apr 2011
With the South Coast Design Forum’s fifth anniversary exhibition at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts set to open its doors next week, I thought this was a great time to mention the event again and to give people a sneak preview of the work Chichester Design has produced for the forum’s special fifth birthday book.
Our contribution to this one-off publication has been created by our web designer Oli. The artwork comprises the number five made up of pixels, code, words and pen strokes, which is surrounded by a circle created from the same components. According to Oli, each …
13 Apr 2011
I popped round the corner to Pallant House Gallery the other evening for the private view of the Robin & Lucienne Day: Design and the Modern Interior exhibition and the designs – the furniture in particular – got me thinking about a web design project we’ve just wrapped up.
The Chichester Design team have recently completed work on a new website for Willstack Furniture Company. These guys supply all sorts of furniture for schools, offices, restaurants, football stadiums, etc., and their best seller is the CGF20 Stacking Chair – you can see it on their homepage. It’s this chair …
06 Sep 2010
So, England are back to winning ways after an unconvincing defeat of Hungary. I have to say that seeing England again immediately brought back memories of the routing by Germany and the pain of that disallowed goal (I still believe that the game would have been different).
Other sports, such as tennis and cricket, use video technology, so it seems time that football, or specifically FIFA, does the same. Such technology is provided by a number of companies, including, reassuringly, Swiss watchmaker Longines. This rather tenuously brings me to Max Watches.
Max Watches is one of the leading wholesalers of …
27 Aug 2010
A brand new shell? Well, a brand new website – check it out here. Snappy Crab is a local company that provides embroidered promotional and personalised clothing, and the managing director, Anne Pinder, came to us wanting to overhaul its website and boost its search engine rankings.
One of Anne’s major requirements was being able to easily update the website with images and details of new clothing products as and when she liked. So, a content management system (CMS)-based website was the obvious choice for her.
She also wanted visitors to the new website to be able to …
22 Jul 2010
I’ve just been planning a weekend away in Yorkshire for a family wedding and I’ve been really surprised at the poor standard of websites for the kind of places I want to stay at (a low-key, yet comfortable and modern, stylish if at all possible, guest house or B&B).
Most of the websites I’ve looked at have put me off right away: poor information, hard to navigate, low-quality pictures and a generally uninspiring feel. All of which says to me: don’t stay here!
What makes this particularly surprising (and irritating) is that these are the type of business for whom …