23 Sep 2011
I talked about Google’s initial roll out of Google+ back in July and now the search engine giant has given its social network to the masses, announcing its public launch last week. It’s time to sit back and see if it can take on Facebook.
That’s the big question. Can it give the mighty Zuckerberg creation a run for its money or will it be another damp squib like Google Buzz or Google Orkut? Google are claiming that its 12-week invitation-only trial attracted more than 20 million souls, which is a tidy amount. However, given its track record, I don’t …
14 Jul 2011
I was talking about Google+ the other week on the Chichester Design blog and how the company is taking another shot at a social network. This time, I want to discuss another new weapon in Google’s armoury (to take on Facebook again?), Google +1.
Google +1 is a tool much like Facebook’s “Like” button that allows people to recommend places, products, services and much more. However, a major difference is that the +1 function can be applied to what Google calls the open web and the recommendations can be seen not only by family and friends, but the world in …
06 May 2011
Chichester Design was out in full force for the SCDF fifth anniversary bash at the Oxmarket Arts Centre in Chichester. There was a good crowd and I was impressed by some of the work on display.
We did a good job on our showcase (thanks team). We had a big Mac set up showing examples of our web design and development work, including for local companies Summersdale Publishers, Harbour Cars, Vanilla Catering & Events and Rostand. We also had a few panels on the wall, including a big Chichester Design logo and an outline of our …
18 Jun 2010
The Chichester Design team has delivered a new website for West Sussex-based courier and transport services company Inderford. Now that I’ve got that pun out the way (sorry), I can get on to explaining what we’ve done for them.
Ray at Inderford approached us and asked us to create something for him, using the company’s existing visuals, that he could then update and expand as and when he wanted. So, once we had the photography in the bag, we designed and developed a content management system (CMS)-based website for him.
A CMS-based website gives the user the independence to …
26 May 2010
I’m looking out of my Chichester Design window at a gloriously sunny day. Is this the beginning of our long-promised “barbeque summer”? Best not bet on it. But a surer sign that summer is on its way is the unveiling of the line-up at Chichester’s Real Ale and Jazz Festival.
The festival is one of the mainstays of the local social season and has attracted some high-profile guests in the past. I’ve seen the late, great James Brown strut his stuff, the Human League, Simple Minds and Debbie Harry to name but a few. Not bad going. Katie Melua …