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Cookie Law

Domain names - how do they work?

This is a simple guide to domain names and how they work, designed to demystify the technology and help understand the basics - it's all you need to know!

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Cookie Law

Cookie law

A Cookie is a simple text file that a browser places on your computer's hard drive on behalf of the website being viewed. The Cookie usually contains information, such as a user or session ID, that allows the website to remember who the visitor is across multiple page views or browsing sessions.

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Pixel perfect web designs

Pixel-perfect web designs

Creating sharp images for the web isn't rocket surgery but is often overlooked. Getting your design documents setup and artwork produced correctly will make your images look sharp and clear. Here is a useful reference with some top tips and best practices...

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The end of the Twitter feed?

The end of the Twitter feed?

On June 11th Twitter turned off the application interfaced (API) that allowed us to display feeds on websites in a way that we had complete visual control over. Twitter decided that this system put too much strain on their servers, posed an ongoing security risk and didn’t allow them any control over the delivery of sponsored Tweets (aka advertising).

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HTML5 web development

HTML5: What is it and how is it going to make things better for me?

We know that HTML is the markup language used by browsers and devices to describe content, or data, on the Web. The previous version of HTML, HTML 4.01, was introduced in 1999. Things have clearly changed a lot since then!

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Responsive web design

Responsive Web Design - What's it all about?

The spectrum of web enabled devices has expanded massively in recent times. Along with desktop machines we can now browse the web on tablets, phones and notebooks all with a bewildering array of different screen sizes.

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New! Tea Decider from Rouge

New! Tea Decider from Rouge

Every now and then we get the time to create one of the countless silly ideas that get banded around the studio. This time our creation was born out of necessity. As the team has got bigger so have the inevitable arguments about who's turn it is to make the drinks...

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Testers Wanted

Testers wanted

As a web design agency we have to test everything we do on as many different platforms as possible. Often web users are using old or obscure versions of web browsers or operating systems. The list of new and old browsers and operating systems is growing all the time and we just can't keep up...

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No incentive

No incentive

This is a simple one. If you’re getting no leads from your website, there may not be enough incentive for people to contact you. Information supply is okay, but people need compelling reasons to get in touch. Make sure you keep reminding them, on every page, of why they should be talking to...

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Website inconsistency

Website inconsistency

A company website is essentially the hub around which all other marketing materials orbit. As such it is important to check that it is aligned with your offline activity and your brand values. Is your website reflecting your current marketing push? Are your online products up-to-date. Is your...

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Information overload

Information overload

It can get confusing for businesses trying to stand out from the crowd. With Google’s ever-changing SEO rules, many companies believe that 'more is more'. However, the ever elusive Google ranking system seems to favour unique and current content, rather than pages of endless and...

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Got a business idea?

Got a new business idea?

At Rouge we regularly get involved in new business ideas, both for ourselves and for clients. One of the biggest issues is naming, and it's getting tougher. All the simple domain names are all taken or parked, the same is now happening with social network names. Kicking off a new business today...

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Poo Cost Calculator

Poo Cost Calculator!

Getting paid for your fine work? But how much? How much of your time is truly productive? Let Poo Cost Calculator work it out.

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