Blog posts tagged in Architecture

In the light of the recent TalkTalk data breach, it is timely to look the security measures that you should have in place to safeguard your website.

Using your website for job vacancies is an obvious way to try to recruit staff, bypassing recruitment agencies. 

We'll show you how one of our clients uses their whole website to show what a great firm they are to work for.

In today's jobs market, it's smart to use LinkedIn for recruiting staff.

See how you can set up a LinkedIn advertising campaign in our step-by-step beginner's guide.

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I recently read a great article about the roots of minimalism and the web by web usability experts Nielsen | Norman. In summary: “Minimalism in moderation can create efficient user experiences, as long as you don’t lose sight of the primary goal - helping users accomplish tasks.”

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When you get a new client, I think you agree that it’s pretty exciting. However, if you find out that the client is based in a Grade I listed building, I think you’ll agree with my course of action: grab the camera and a couple of lenses and take a closer look.

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Around six months ago, Volute gathered around the TV to watch Apple’s keynote in which they unveiled the Apple Watch, an exciting new product aiming to take smart watches to the mass market. This week Apple have been taking appointments for members of the public to try on Apple Watches and on Tuesday I went and tried some on.

 

RIBA is currently out in the regions consulting on the Institute's future strategy.

Read more about what it is and how the meeting in the East Midlands went.

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It’s not very often that Google announces changes to their search algorithm; so when they do, it’s wise to listen up.

Google announced that from April 21st, any site that they view as being not mobile-friendly will no longer appear in the top search results from mobile devices.

Do you have a website that uses Adobe Flash technology?  If so you may need to reassess if this is a benefit for your Practice.

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All the architects we work with have a strong eye for design and the aesthetics of the website are critical for them and their clients.  So why are we then saying - a word is worth a thousand pictures?

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We have recently completed a multi-lingual website for a client.  The website was initially written in English and then we were asked to create a website in Chinese.  We have worked on a few multi-lingual websites over the years but this was by far our biggest challenge!

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As an architect you are fully aware of the importance of high quality design.  When you start working with a client who has an idea for a new build you can take that and make it a reality.  You take time to understand the client and can inject some aspects into the design that will show your artistic flair. 

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Our new site utilises a 12-column grid for maximum flexibility. Why 12? Well, it’s simply a question of being an integer with a large number of divisors - it can be split into 6,4,3 or 2 columns, meaning that different layouts can be made according to the needs of the pages.

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One of the things you should always do when designing a new website is to get the views of website users. Often you are too close to the project to be able to see things that will be obvious to others.

The new website for the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, at architecture.com is the window on the world of British architects and architecture. Seeking to inform and enlighten, the site a great improvement on it’s outdated predecessor.

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There comes a time when every website needs an overhaul. Technology moves on, markets rise and fall and trends change.

It’s no different with our own site, so I though it might help if we made a record of the design process we have been through so others in the same position can take this on board when they are considering changes to their own website.

My lego Villa Savoye is now complete. I thought I'd share the photos with you and compare them with my images of the original on the outskirts of Paris.

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How secure is your password? Well, if you only use a single password, or variations on that, the answer is, in all probability, “not at all secure.” 

Find out how to get round this, without having to become eligible for the world memory championship!