Category: distilled
  • The Long and Short of Responsive Design

    This is a guest post from Corey Eastman of design and development whizz kids, Climax Media, the enterprise web architect agency who help both large enterprises and funded startups innovate through connected web platforms. When conjuring up ideas for our Creative month here on the blog, we couldn’t... Read more

  • Expecting the Unexpected: Edge Cases in Web Design

    In 1976, Swiss watchmakers Omega were responsible for constructing the scoreboards for the Montreal Olympics. No gymnast had ever achieved a perfect 10.00, and the IOC maintained that it was “not possible”.

    When creating a user interface, it’s easy to assume that everything will turn out like you expect. Distilled's Front End Developer, Richard Westenra prepares us for the unexpected when it comes to design. Read more

  • Researching Creative Ideas: 10 Dos and Don’ts

    Back in March, I spoke at BrightonSEO on the not-so-SEO subject of design. Slightly taken aback by the love I got from Slideshare and Twitter for my speaker deck, I thought it time to do a quick refresher, focusing specifically on the often-overlooked research and analysis stage in these... Read more

  • The Doctor Will See You Now: In conversation with Content Strategist, James Gunter

    Doctor Who fanatic, bourbon swiller and content strategy buff. These are just a few of the things we know about content strategist James Gunter. Catching up with Gunter in his Salt Lake City dwelling, TARDIS themed mug in hand, we caught up with the strategist for a bit of a tête-à-tête on Google... Read more

  • Why Niche Markets Should Keep Big Websites Up at Night

    “Uneasy is the head that wears the crown” – Shakespeare In his recent Webmaster video, Matt Cutts talks about how to compete in search with other well established brands online: How on earth are we supposed to compete with them? They rank for everything! We get a very similar question from a lot of... Read more

  • Invite Your Audience Backstage: 4 Tips For Making Content About Your Business

    Taking viewers ‘behind the scenes’ has been a staple of DVD extras for years – it’s a relatively cheap way to create additional content for hardcore fans to enjoy. The Game of Thrones crew, say, have gone all out on their ‘backstage’ strategy, with a dedicated blog full of production notes made... Read more

  • The Only Way is Up: This Week’s DistilledLive Video

    This week we’re pretty excited to be hosting the very first DistilledU Masterclass. During this jam-packed day, our expert consultants will give an introduction to search marketing at a central London venue. Here’s Bridget Randolph and Tom Anthony to explain it all a bit better… You can read... Read more

  • Is the Internet Making Us More Intelligent as a Society?

    This week the internet turned 25. Hard to imagine a time without it, huh? But how much is it doing to expand our minds and share knowledge? Is the internet really making us more intelligent? “The internet makes those giants easier to find” “It is quietly eroding our ability to... Read more

  • A Collective Approach to Content Creation, this week’s DistilledLive video

    Hot on the tails of our last guide on brand tone of voice, we’re busy working on another training resource on how to create focused content. It only seemed fitting, then, to ask our Content Coordinator (and one of the brains behind the project) Kyra Kuik to host this week’s DistilledLive on that... Read more

  • An Open Letter to YouTube

    Dear YouTube, I’d like to spend more money with you. A lot more money. My clients are spending significant amounts on TV advertising, which is becoming increasingly expensive and the value is hard to quantify. AdWords has been a revelation for our digital media spend. Where once we were stuck to... Read more

  • Riding the Waves of Digital Disruption, this Week’s DistilledLive Video

    Will is joined by the Chairman of the Board (no, not you Iggy ) John Varney for this week’s DistilledLive video which takes a look at the digital disruption set to hit our screens. Tune into the full video below. You can read along with the video transcript just here. For more insight into the... Read more

  • Trendsetting in 2014, This Week’s DistilledLive Video

    As we gear up for our latest futuristic feature here at Distilled, Tom Anthony, Paddy Moogan and Will Critchlow take the reins of this week’s DistilledLive video. Tune in below to hear some of our predictions for the digital trends of 2014. You can read the full transcript for the video below. Over... Read more