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Cut burger menus out of your desktop’s diet

The burger menu has become a ubiquitous navigation solution on mobile devices. The burger menu (also referred to as a sidebar menu or junk-drawer menu) is a conceit for smaller viewports where there simply is not enough screen real estate to display all of the links/options in a website/app on screen by default.
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Website Progress: Carpet Floor Solutions

We were approached by the team at Carpet Floor Solutions to develop a new website. As-well as a fresh new design, the functionality has simplified, making it easy to browse for what you’re after.

The team created a striking design for the new look & feel, highlighting Carpet Floor Solutions’ many service areas and creating an easy to use website along with a drop down form for quick enquires.

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Patatap: An Explosive Visual Representation of Sound

Remember the days when you were so easily amused by shiny and colourful things? Okay, maybe those days aren’t as long ago as we would imagine. Sure, it’s more socially acceptable for a child to chase rainbows and butterflies across a field than it is for an adult. But hey, we enjoy what we enjoy.

Okay, this is where I introduce the incredibly amazing website and app that enables you to create delicious sounds that explode in colour. Patatap is a portable animated sound kit. With a touch of a key or finger, you can create explosive melodies as well as flashing colourful shapes. If you have synesthesia, this is pretty much your brain on display for all to see.

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A Brief Evolution of Type on the Web

These days, websites have a new dimension added with the wide use of custom font embedding options like Typekit, Google Webfonts, and others.

No longer will you see websites flooded with Arial, Verdana, Georgia and other ‘web safe’ fonts. Even though you may not have even noticed some websites using web safe font variations, but once you see how a site designed with custom fonts stands out from the rest – you will always see the difference! The latest websites that I have been working at Pictura, utilise custom fonts such as: Proxima Nova, Open Sans, Brandon Grotesque… just to name a few!

You might have asked – what are ‘web safe’ fonts? Web safe fonts are the pre-installed fonts on Windows and Mac systems. Whilst there were a lot of fonts on these platforms – if a user didn’t have that specific font on their computer whilst browsing a site, the font would then default to an alternative one.

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Website Feature: Independent Property Valuations

We were approached by the team at Independent Property Valuations to develop a new website as their current website was outdated in both functionality and design. As-well as a great new user experience for the website the project also included logo design to refresh the brand.

The team created a striking design for the new look & feel, highlighting IP Valuations’ many service areas and creating an easy to use website along with a drop down form for quick enquires.

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Website Feature: Automatic Garage Solutions

We were tasked to create a new and innovative design concept for a startup company called Automatic Garage Solutions. The project included logo design, website concept, design and copywriting. For this project, skill sets utilised include logo design, on-site photography and copywriting.

Our team crafted a unique design solution that best represents the Automatic Garage Solutions brand, making it friendly with clean and professional aesthetics. The result speaks for itself.

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