We will be rolling out a new centralised DNS (Domain Name System) to our hosting clients. This change brings a swath of improvements. Faster domain resolving for faster website loading; Enhanced resilience and availability of the DNS service; Better protection against DDoS attacks; Simplified DNS management – just one pair of nameservers and IPs for […]
On July 13, 2021, a critical vulnerability concerning WooCommerce and the WooCommerce Blocks feature plugin was identified. All our Managed Hosting Clients have been updated – rest assured. This serves as a general notice if you have not updated your WooCommerce install as of yet. More information here via WooCommerce
Between July 7 and July 9, the PHP version of sites hosted with us will be updated to 7.4. This PHP update is part of our process of discontinuing the support of PHP 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 5.6 and lower on our servers. The security support of all PHP versions below 7.3 is officially over. To […]
At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye’s idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab’s idea about flat commissions changed investing forever. Steve Jobs idea about creating a device that could hold 1000 songs in your pocket turned around Apple’s fortunes. Yet we shouldn’t […]
Aduna is an Africa-inspired health food brand and social business – and a long-time design partner of ours. It has just been announced that Aduna has won a place on the shelves of Sainsbury’s. We have nothing but love for the team at Aduna and the brand, congratulations! Message from the Co-Founder and CEO; Andrew […]
An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge Living Coral ~ PANTONE 16-1546 R255 G111 B97 / C0 M65 Y54 K0 / #FF6F61 MORE INFO AND PAST COLORS HERE
Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. ULTRA VIOLET ~ PANTONE 18-3838 / PANTONE 2096 C R101 G78 B163 / C76 M75 Y0 K0 / #654EA3 MORE INFO AND PAST COLORS HERE
An energetic green symbolising new beginnings, a ?reconnection to nature – to reassure us that everything will be ok after what many around the world considered to be a tumultuous year – 2016. GREENERY ~ PANTONE 15-0343 / PANTONE 376 C R132 G189 B0 / C54 M0 Y100 K0 / #84BD00 MORE INFO ON GREENERY […]
Hi! Welcome back… We don’t usually do new year’s resolutions from a company point of view… but this year we did. It is easy to get caught up in the business side of things, getting work done, and forgetting that we are a bunch of people doing what we love every day. Our new year’s […]
What makes a logo design important? Seems like a simple enough question. The primary purpose: The primary purpose is for it to sum up your business in just one picture – and businesses can be complex things with complex ideas or ideologies driving them. It is a single image or symbol that should (mostly) represent […]
As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well […]
Our friends at Aduna are semi-finalists in Virgin’s Pitch to Rich 2015, a contest to win a ?250K marketing campaign from Richard Branson. If they win, they will direct this towards their campaign to Make Baobab Famous – and help transform the lives of thousands – and potentially millions – of rural households. This is […]
A short comedy sketch on being an expert in the field of design and marketing. I usually use the metaphor of trying to fit a square into a round hole but this is done much more eloquently.
Passing thought… How seriously can you take the profession of drawing/designing to sell? Phrased like that it does seem rather frivolous. We just might be the first to be killed off during a zombie apocalypse.
I am a few weeks in standing at my desk and one week in using a standing desk (DeskStand). I had previously used a makeshift scaffold of sorts. Not ideal but I wanted to test the water. Better than sitting? Yes. Do I get tired? Certainly, but that is the point. I do take some […]
A while back we posted some images which were apparently “found on an old camera”. See the post here. Jenny contacted us via FaceBook to let us know that those images are actually part of a Flickr collection called “Bygone Cape Town, South Africa” curated by a chap named Etienne Du Plessis: A while ago […]
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap and your work will be as good as your ambitions. A short YouTube video on creativity as a beginner maker of things. Made by Creative.
The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors. MARSALA ~ PANTONE 18-1438 / PANTONE 7523 C R173 G101 B95 / C10 M67 Y49 K23 / #AD655F READ MORE HERE
I saw a post on Facebook this morning mentioning something about how a drop-shadow was used on a skydiving poster… or something like that, I didn’t get to see the poster. I think the thread was meant to be about how the use of certain design effects or trends used out of context can lead […]
We got an email from the fine chaps at Behance letting me know that my work for Sixty40 Magazine, Issue 07 was selected to be featured on Editorial Design Served (www.editorialdesignserved.co) More info: Editorial Design Served features top work in the magazine and book design categories. The Served curation team chooses projects that move creativity […]
Apparently these photos were found on an old camera. Not sure how true but the images are pretty interesting. They were sent to me via email (a FWD FWD). Would love to know who’s they are, if they are yours, get hold of me. All the image names are as they were sent to me.