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Year: 2015

The importance of User Testing

I see it all the time, people just creating designs that look nice and shoving them up not giving any consideration to how users will interact with that oh so special design they made for the their clients. From experience I’ve noticed how people don’t really care about design that much but more how easy it is to use the site and do the tasks they went on the website to accomplish. Look at Facebook for instance, no one goes on there and compliments how well designed it is but you rarely hear a complaint about how people can’t find where someones photos are or how they can’t see updates from their friends.

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Social media dashboard

Social media dashboard is an in-house web application which helps us manage all of our social media accounts. It’s aim is to help reach to clients in an efficient manner. The project started out as a small University project to try and push the boundaries of informatics in social media on Twitter, but it soon became a huge codebase to support multiple social media providers.

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The Line Between

The Line Between was a project for helping mentally ill employees do their jobs to the best of their abilities. It was designed to be an informational project that works close with employers to help mentally ill employees to get the most out of them and make sure they can be happy and stable, without fear of loosing their jobs.

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Johnnyman

Vote Johnnyman was a clean one page marketing campaign, aimed to target Cardiff University students to vote in the annual Students’ Union general elections. Each year at the Cardiff University Students’ Union there’s an election to find the students who will be running the Union next year and each year a selection of students from all degree programmes and backgrounds apply to become a member of the Union committee.

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How to improve SEO for your website?

Introduction Many Webmasters out there are looking to increase their website’s SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) – but how does one do this when everyone is fighting for the top spot? Implement relevant meta tags? Devise better search titles & SEO focus keywords? Create some super clean looking website URLs? Or maybe all of the above? In this article we will discuss some of the methods we use here at Nott Studios to make our websites highly ranked in major search engines such as Google and Bing. We’ll be looking at various ways to improve SEO to get your website to the top of the search and above competitor websites.

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Join us! We have cookies!

Cookies. Not the small, flat circles of unhealthy awesomeness, I’m talking about HTTP cookies (or internet, browser, or anything else you might want to call them). Cookies are small files which get saved to your computer or device when you visit a website. The main use of cookies is not to steal information about your mums birthday or your credit card details, but to ensure that your experience of a website is the best possible. For example, our own website nott-studios.co.uk uses cookies to remember your language settings. When a user visits our website for the first time, he’s prompted to choose a language. As soon as he chooses language, a cookie is set to remember that choice, so that when he goes back to our website in a few days time, he doesn’t have to choose a language again.

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Starting up is never easy…

It’s been our dream for a long time to start a company, and today we can finally announce that this dream has been achieved. We’re now an officially established company under the name ‘Nott Development Studios’. Our team currently consists of 3 members; myself (Joel Murphy), and my team members Jack Rimell & Robert Moritz. So what is the purpose of our business? We’re a Web Design & Development agency who specialises in creating beautifully crafted websites and Web applications.

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