Staying current

Okay, we've determined that we are terrible bloggers! Whilst totally aware that getting noticed equals writing / blogging, this big blank space to fill with words totally terrifies me. I was thinking, is it because I am not a native English speaker that I am hesitant to share my thoughts or is it simply because I am naturally a much more visual person? Probably a combination of both! I am at home with images, shapes, how something looks and what story these elements convey. That's what I do every day for you, our clients, and I really try to do the best job I can.

So, what I thought would maybe be very useful is to give you a weekly insight in how we keep current, how you can expect us to implement the latest and greatest and use that to help you develop better websites that work for your business.

Staying current takes up a lot of time of any UI and UX designer and web developer, so much so that it can sometimes feel like we can hardly keep up with what's new and how to use/implement it in our work.

Every week I listen to podcasts and webinars, read design, development and business related articles and I'd like to share these with you. Gain insight into how we operate through my listening and reading material and know that we apply what we learn to make a better user experience overall.


Think Facebook is the only way to go for your business? Consider Twitter, especially Website Cards are a good way to engage with the public, you will catch those who are Facebook phobic and use mainly mobile devices to access their social media and the web in general. Learn the basics here

If you have a twitter account check out the 'Analytics' section in your profile to get a good idea of your tweet activity, who and where your followers are and much more.

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What our clients say about us

  • Johanna took a great brief, understood exactly what I wanted and made it so much better

    -- Gary Betts, Sculptor

  • We could not believe the finished product, it was far better than we had ever hoped for.

    -- Susan Learmonth, Currie Brothers Ltd.

  • I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Orcadia Design, they are a pleasure to work with.

    -- Karen Brass, Instabillie Self Catering

  • From start to finish Johanna and the team at Orcadia Design provided a first class service.

    -- Allison Tait, J & W Tait Ltd

  • I always recommend Orcadia when asked if I know someone who builds websites.

    -- Isla Rosie, iDesign Orkney

  • Extremely accommodating and patient, highly recommended.

    -- Freya Thomson, Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd.

  • We would highly recommend Orcadia Design to anyone out there looking for a website designer who is patient and helpful at all times.

    -- Susan Wishart, Brecks Self Catering

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