Web Design Trends to Know About in 2018

Web technologies have grown since the millennium bubble and it seems creativity in this space has continued to grow. 2018 is here and as usual, you would like to keep up with the latest trends in web design, which is also part of ensuring your websites are up to date...

Graphic Design vs. Web Design: What’s The Difference?

Graphic designers and web designers share certain qualities, both being artistic and creative and possessing technical skills as well. Since they are both designers, their goal is to create designs which deliver the designed purpose. They can certainly complement each...

The Benefits of Quality Web Design

Websites have become a necessity in every successful business. Customers need a platform where they can access all the company’s information without the need of calling the customer care desk. Website designs, however, play a significant role in determining the amount...

The importance of website usability

Website usability is the focus on the ease of use of a website. This can include the presentation of concise and relevant information to the subject of the website. The strategic placement of items in appropriate areas within the website is considered too. Perhaps...

Introducing the BBC Reith Typeface

New BBC Reith typeface to give the British Broadcasting Corporation a unique identity, whilst saving money on licensing costs By the end of this year, the Gill Sans typeface will be a thing of the past for the British Broadcasting Corporation. In place of Gill Sans...

Designer to Record Producer ..and back again!

After gaining notoriety in Ibiza as a trusted and effective designer for the nightclub and nightlife industry, I was asked by a collection of club promoters to help them launch this start up Business..BOHO NIGHTCLUB. We were tasked with not only creating the logo for...

Microsoft Paint Ditched from Windows 10 Update

Microsoft Paint to be discontinued from next Windows update After 32 years, Microsoft Paint is set to disappear from future Windows installations. The next update will see MS Paint replaced by Paint 3D. It has appeared on Windows since the very first version of the...

20 reasons why you need a website 

Reason #1 – It's an online brochure Why spend your hard earned money on printed brochures when many of them will simply end up on a shelf, or worse, in the bin. Your website can serve as an online brochure where potential clients can view your product or services at...

What is Brutalist Web Design All About?

How Brutalist web design challenges the norms of conventional web design If you remember our Ten Web Design and Development Fails blog post, our last paragraph mentioned Ling Valentine’s Ling’s Car Hire website. We said how it had broken many web design rules, yet...

Graphic Standards: You Can’t Stop The Classics

How the old graphic standards are making a comeback Sometimes, the greatest designs are the simplest yet most effective. This is especially true with the Design Research Unit’s graphics for British Rail in 1966. Most of their design language is still in use, though...

HSBC Plans to Redesign Its Bank Cards

New unified design proposed for HSBC's bank cards across its 30 countries HSBC could be onto something with their latest announcement. The multinational retail banking giant are going to redesign their bank cards. Across the thirty countries it serves, the Hong Kong...

Typography: Stuck for Suitable Typefaces?

How to choose suitable typography for web and print based projects It takes a bit of nous to choose a different typeface to the first one you see. By default, we set our standard body text to Times New Roman, Calibri or (gulp!) Comic Sans MS. After a bit of soul...

Graphics Tablets: This is How We Did It

In our nostalgic look, we take a trip back to a time before Wacom graphic tablets became the norm Among the tools we take for granted in our studio is the trusty Wacom tablet. We find it a boom for illustration, especially for web design, brochures, and image...

9 Tips for Working With Your Web Designer

SO you have managed to navigate the minefield of selecting a good web designer (see previous blog) and now you need to know how to work with them. In this article we will discuss how to make the most of your new business relationship and what to expect further down...

What makes branding so crucial to a successful business?

Your brand represents you as a company and your promise to your customers. Good branding starts with a well designed logo, but can extend to many other important areas. In this article we will discuss the importance of having a well designed, strong brand for your new...

The Return of Film Photography

Is there a place for film photography in the digital darkroom? In 2007, we may have been mourning the loss of film photography as a mass media and accepting its inevitable demise, thanks to digital imagery. Adding a roll of Ilford XP2 or Kodachrome to your trusty SLR...

Greenery: Pantone’s Colour for 2017

“Refreshing and revitalising shade” of Greenery set to bring “restoration, revitalisation and hope” in the New Year Hasn't 2016 been a turbulent old year? How many musicians have we lost? Not to mention the political earthquakes on both side of the Atlantic Ocean. It...

WordPress Update’s Vaughan Identity

Latest version of WordPress named in honour of Sarah Vaughan WordPress Version 4.7 could also be known as “the divine one” or “sassy”. This is in honour of the jazz vocalist, Sarah Vaughan. The latest version of WordPress will include a wealth of exciting features and...

Matt Mullenweg: Wix Nix WordPress Code

Tut tut tut... Has Wix, in the eyes of Matt Mullenweg been misbehaving? Image by Tasha Tuvango (via Shutterstock). WordPress co-founder cries foul over theft of mobile app code by Wix A while back, we at Dreamkatcha created an advisory blog post telling you why you...

The Wonder of the WordPress CMS

Why WordPress is our content management system of choice Over a decade ago, the use of a content management system for many medium-sized websites was a rarity. Hand coding and the use of programs like Dreamweaver and (gulp!) Microsoft Frontpage, were commonplace. In...

PRESS RELEASE | Graphic Designer & Website Designer.

Are you looking for a Graphic and Website Designer that is dependable, timely and an expert in many different fields? Creative Director Lee Ault of Dreamkatcha has over 20 years experience in the desktop publishing, graphic design and website design fields. From small...

What is SEO?

What is Search Engine Optimisation? If you're serious about creating a great website, then you'll naturally want it to appear at the top of search results for your chosen keywords. In order to see your site do well, you'll need to make the most of the of Search Engine...

Weddings and Website design (Part 1)

Weddings Weddings are a momentous celebratory party for a couple that have chosen to spend the rest of their lives together. The modern attitude to such an event is romance and extravagance, therefore there are many expectations to fulfill, personal to the couple...

Generating the right online presence

The dynamic and fast world of developing markets gives way to many aspirants in order to achieve their goals by offering better or innovative products to the consumers. If a company fails to offer any one of these, it naturally has to exit the market as a result of no...

30 Secret messages hidden within famous logos.

1. VAIO On closer inspection of this logo design you will notice that not only does it spell the word VAIO, but it also depicts the digital and analog symbols. 2. Baskin Robbins Baskin Robins AKA 31 flavours hit the jackpot with their logo design. Imagine their...

Graphic designer Berkshire

Are you constantly looking up for innovative ideas that can make your business related income shooting up drastically? One way is definitely the proven one and absolutely needful in this technologically advanced world i.e. the online presence of your business. These...

Create a Unique Logo Design for your website

One of the most crucial elements in making a business popular is an online website of the same which works as effectively as the store itself, maybe even better. The visitors of your website should get attracted by just a look and stick to your website forever. In...

Choosing the right look for your website.

Across the world, more and more people are getting connected with the local businesses online. It not only helps customer avail the required products easily but also adds to the popularity of the local business. It’s not an unusual thing nowadays as every other small...

Weddings and Website design (Part 3)

7 Advantages of Having a Website for your Wedding. Who, when and where Foremost, a wedding website is the invitation. Therefore as an invite, it should have clear details of whom is getting married, when and where the event will be. If you prefer the traditional text,...

Weddings and Website design (Part 2)

The future of wedding planning and organisation. Previously, we have recognised how we rely on the internet in our daily lives and how our society is becoming more technological. Focusing back on the topic of weddings however, taking advantage of our high-tech trend...

Hiring a Graphic Designer for your Wedding (Part 4)

An Example of a Wedding Logo Design Project In our previous articles, we have discussed at length and recognised the expensive investment of a wedding. Such expenses are due to the ever demanding expectations of the event and because of the ever growing wedding...

The importance of having a custom logo design

What is logo design Within the field of graphic design, logo is a very important area and one of the most difficult to perfect. A logo is a graphic representation used by commercial enterprises, organisations and even individuals. Often logos are uniquely designed to...

Guidelines for a restaurant website design

In our last article, we discussed how website design has extended into the restaurant industry. We recognised in recent years the restaurant industry has expanded more than ever, with high expectations from both customers and restaurateurs. A respectable restaurant...

The importance of having an attractive website design

A business is an organisation involved in the trade of goods and services to customers for a profit. The field of trade could be providing organic produce within a local area or something that is more global such as worldwide corporate financial expertise. With trade...

Choosing your web design company

The web design industry is a very competitive market, therefore there are many companies offering their services that seem very similar. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an experienced businessman, choosing the right web design company to work with is very...

Flyer Design UK

Need a flyer design? Dreamkatcha has been designing flyers and posters for over 20 years. Does your night club or event need promoting? Your product need selling? Do you have a launch or closing party that needs awareness? Get in touch wit us today. Many companies and...