December 12th, 2011
Millions and millions of dots

Yes we have been bad of late, with not posting cool graphic design on here, but we will be better. For now check this video out! Pretty unbelievable, I dont know too much about the artist except he has a lot of patience! Great little motion design!

Found via the 9gag website

 

May 24th, 2011
5 Handy Hints and Tips to Get the most from your Website – Part II

Today’s blog is all about how to win clients and build profitability – not just by looking fantastic, but by working hard behind-the scenes. So take a look through and if you have any questions, give us a call!

Search Engine Optimisation

A blog is great for helping with SEO – keep it regularly updated with interesting, relevant articles and incorporate keywords for maximum effect! It’s these industry- specific words that help you rise organically when users look for your product or service. But beware of link farms – Google knows if you’re cheating. Take a look at this blog for some simple SEO tips courtesy of Hubspot: http://j.mp/ivtqY7.

Analytics

A fantastic tool for monitoring traffic, Google Analytics is free to download and provides you with a wealth of information! See where your users come from, evaluate how effective your marketing campaigns are and see how many hits you get month by month. With all this information on hand, you’ll learn exactly how to drive traffic to your site, and keep it there!

Eye Mapping

A clever technique dating all the way back to the 1800’s, eye mapping helps you understand where your users eye goes in the 7 seconds they spend on your home page! That’s right – just 7 seconds! Use eye mapping to give you a head start. Make sure your taglines hook, your logo impresses and your copy is captivating!

Converting traffic to sales

This is an easy one: if you look like you care about your business, your users will too. Make sure your website looks professional and appeals to your target market. Keep your copy concise and focus interest on your product or service. Want to know more? Check out these tips from BestRank: http://j.mp/kJn2mv

Don’t be Flash!

Google won’t read Flash so use it with care – too much on your site will mean you lose out on rankings. The right amount however, can really set you apart. In fact, we’re a bit partial to Flash ourselves – as you can see from the musical horse on our home page!

For some more free tips on how to maximise your online marketing take a look at this online article from The Telegraph: http://j.mp/j9jL3Y. It provides some great links to free advice and tools to keep your business a success!

If you’d like any further information, just give us a call on 07581 677 103 or drop us a line at hello@stripeyhorsecreative.com. We’re always happy to help!

 

May 4th, 2011
Take 5 with HTML 5

You’ve probably guessed by now that we like HTML5 here at Stripeyhorse Creative. In older posts we’ve talked of its relative ease of use, given Jason Beaird a nod for his views on website design, and blogged about the new HTML5 branding and logo design.

Now we want to share the more experimental side of HTML5 and show you some really interesting projects by Hakim, a web developer and creative programmer. Hakim has worked with some big name brands including Google, BBC, Nintendo and Wacom. You really have to get onto his website to play with the experiments, but shown above is just two: Sketch and Keylight.

It would be great to see some real world application of these experiments. He even created the logo and branding for a Canadian media production company using HTML Canvas options. Some new and interesting things may start to appear in new brands and websites thanks to the introduction of HTML5.

For now, play with these experiments and more on his website.

 

April 20th, 2011
Sooner or Later It All Comes Down

Awesome series of images from Via Grafik. A graphic design and art agency based in Germany.  The black blocks look so solid yet they seem to float, as if filled with helium. They look almost like Tetris blocks about to fall. Great work, this installation piece was created for Names festival in Praha.

Found via the website: http://thefoxisblack.com

Check out mor art work by Via Grafik on their own website.

 

April 14th, 2011
Ghosts.

Pretty amazing images of ghosts. Captured using new graphic techniques, these images are part of the 12:31 project. The story goes in 1993 a convicted murderer was executed, his body was given to science, segmented and photographed for medical research. In 2011 this project aims to put his body back together.

Check out the 12:31 project website for more information. And to see how they captured these images: http://www.project1231.com

Check out the website.

 

January 18th, 2011
HTML 5. Website design.

HTML5 is…NOW! – Jason Beaird from Jason Beaird on Vimeo.

Interesting video by Jason Beaird. He talks about HTML 5 and its relative ease of use. Things should get pretty interesting once it is used in the mainstream.

For more information about HTML 5 check out some of the websites recommended by Jason:

http://diveintohtml5.org/

http://html5demos.com/

http://html5doctor.com/

http://html5boilerplate.com/

http://www.apple.com/html5/

 

November 20th, 2010
DontSave.Com.

Im not too sure how to describe dontsave.com Creators of some very interesting projects. Not only have they created this version of Tetris, which will probably make you feel sick, but they also created www.yooouuutuuube.com

Check out the video by Pogo in yooouuutuuube here.

Check out more experiments on the website http://dontsave.com/