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Five things about CMS websites you only learn the hard way
Five things about CMS websites you only learn the hard way

Content managed system or CMS websites like Wordpress and Joomla have become very popular over the last few years. This makes perfect sense...

By Chemory Gunko 31 Aug 2015 12:17

How to build an effective newsletter signup page
How to build an effective newsletter signup page

One of the most effective ways of connecting with your customers and prospects online is by creating a newsletter. Engaging with them on a regular basis will help you build strong relationships, and subsequently enhance your sales...

By Charles Mburugu 28 Aug 2015 13:08

The craft of customer experience (CX) design
The craft of customer experience (CX) design

To an outsider who does not understand the work it may look like we draw lots of pictures, talk too much, ask people invasive repetitive questions and then play back the answers...

By Chantel Botha 27 Aug 2015 12:22

[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future
[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future

"It ain't about us, it's about creating a space for our children to flourish. We have a responsibility to the future," says Gavin Mageni, Head of the SABS Design Institute...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 11:29

Bringing #TheFutureByDesign to the present
Bringing #TheFutureByDesign to the present

Last week, #TheFutureByDesign magazine was launched at the MTN Solution Space at the UCT Graduate School of Business in Cape Town. Hosted by the hilarious comedian and advertiser Mum-Z, the night was set for a quirky and insightful event...

By Beverley Klein 24 Jul 2015 10:22

The death of the annual report... As we know it
The death of the annual report... As we know it

We all want a greener, more sustainable world, yet the process of going green still seems to instil fear in some people. Good designers, on the other hand, embrace the move towards sustainability. Not only does green thinking lead to creativity and innovation, ultimately it's good for business, which to us means happy clients...

By Sam Bainbridge 2 Jul 2015 14:00

Nobody cares about you - they care about themselves, their problems and their dreams
Nobody cares about you - they care about themselves, their problems and their dreams

Show people how you can solve their problems and help them reach their dreams, and you'll capture their hearts and minds.

By James Hurford 25 Jun 2015 12:36

Digital Out of Home: Key medium influencing the media landscape
Digital Out of Home: Key medium influencing the media landscape

In the next year, DOOH will be well-positioned to attract spend from other media channels. This is the opinion of Jacques du Preez, who believes that DOOH is going to revolutionise the OOH media landscape...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jun 2015 11:18

The latest trends in web design that are irresistibly awesome
The latest trends in web design that are irresistibly awesome

Web technology marches on to the drumming sound of various cultures of innovation. With each beat, it makes progress and reforms the way the web is done...

By Manas Kumar 10 Jun 2015 13:22

Media 10 up their game in southern Africa
Media 10 up their game in southern Africa

Grand Designs Live has a reputation as a show that innovates and gets better year on year. In the United Kingdom, where the show originated, it has won numerous awards...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Jun 2015 08:23

Customisation: the birth of a new consumer
Customisation: the birth of a new consumer

The internet age. Never has there been a technology that has had such an impact on the way humankind functions as the World Wide Web. Except maybe the invention of the wheel, that was pretty big as well...

By Germarie Bruwer 4 Jun 2015 13:31

[TrendTalk] Dealing with rapid change
[TrendTalk] Dealing with rapid change

Are you fully aware of the momentous change that is predicted in only the next five to 10 years and do you know how your industry will be affected by the top trends?...

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2015 13:56

[NewsMaker] Gavin Rooke
[NewsMaker] Gavin Rooke

It's rare these days that new agencies are launched, but veteran marketer Gavin Rooke has launched The New Order, an agency designed for innovation, which intends to lead change in marketing...

By Louise Marsland 15 Apr 2015 14:47

Aligning creativity and business
Aligning creativity and business

Advertising and media agencies cannot afford to be static in the rapidly changing environment in which we live and work...

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Mar 2015 14:07

How to create a logo for your business
How to create a logo for your business

Your budding business will need a logo if you want to become visible to potential clients, but because logos are such a crucial aspect of your business, there are a lot of things to consider...

By Sophie Baker 23 Mar 2015 14:00

Danette Breitenbach
More than a matter of curiosity

Describing a paper as 'revolutionary' might seem a bit extreme. However, in the case of an avant-garde' paper, Curious Matter, the claim is substantiated...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2015 14:18

Linda Trim
Five things the Apple Watch and today's new-age office space have in common

San Francisco announced to gadget fans across the world this week what they have all been waiting for: the unveiling of the Apple Watch in all its glory...

By Linda Trim 12 Mar 2015 14:39

[Design Indaba 2015] The Internet of Things
[Design Indaba 2015] The Internet of Things

Over the duration of a three-day conference and accompanying EXPO event, Design Indaba has become known as the platform for the showcasing of the best contemporary examples of made things...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2015 12:00

[Design Indaba 2015] On fashion and identity at Design Indaba 2015
[Design Indaba 2015] On fashion and identity at Design Indaba 2015

The 2015 Design Indaba provided fertile ground for even the most ardent fashionistas and Afrophiles. In this context both topics took on a new importance...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2015 11:36

[Design Indaba 2015] The selfie shapes monolithic fashion
[Design Indaba 2015] The selfie shapes monolithic fashion

"... Me and the beach, me and my food, me and my shoes, me and my boyfriend, me and Li taking lots of selfies." - Li Edelkoort

By Jessica Taylor 2 Mar 2015 08:00

Bizcommunity congratulates RYSMI graduates
Bizcommunity congratulates RYSMI graduates

On Friday, 20 February 2015, industry guests were invited to view the fruits of the R&Y Springboard Marketing Institute (RYSMI)...

By Terry Levin 23 Feb 2015 08:59

Anton Ressel
Learn to say 'No'

Saying 'No' can be a liberating experience for an entrepreneur...

By Anton Ressel 9 Feb 2015 10:00

Understanding responsive and mobile website design
Understanding responsive and mobile website design

Whether you're gone for a holiday or a weekend, it seems like you always have to update some piece of software on some device on your return to the office...

By Chemory Gunko 16 Jan 2015 10:15

Are you creative director material?
Are you creative director material?

Many young creatives enter the advertising industry with aspirations of one day becoming the creative director at a major agency. Yet not every creative person is cut out for this particular job...

By Wendy Moorcroft 22 Dec 2014 08:49

[WDC 2014] The pretty and gritty of design
[WDC 2014] The pretty and gritty of design

Design is all about satisfaction and solutions, and for Cape Town in 2014 it was all about catering for the man on the street. Design has the ability to make everyday life better. It's about the pretty and gritty...

By Jessica Taylor 18 Dec 2014 07:20

[TrendTalk] Creativity's 'curse'
[TrendTalk] Creativity's 'curse'

There's a social media meme that likens the brain of a creative person to having 100 tabs open all at once...

By Louise Marsland 28 Nov 2014 08:59

A wearable future
A wearable future

Wearable technology is an industry still in its infancy, but the recent 2014 fashion weeks around the globe will be remembered for the increasing use of technology - in the shows and in the clothes...

By Louise Marsland 13 Oct 2014 12:00

Alun Davies
Five tips on how designers can deal with criticism

How do you avoid the anguish that comes with a client not liking the design you worked on all weekend, through the night, blew off your mates for, and made your partner mad at you after another cancelled date...?

By Alun Davies 26 Sep 2014 08:11

Loeries 2014: Taking design to the next level - Stephen Doyle
Loeries 2014: Taking design to the next level - Stephen Doyle

On Friday, 19 September, speaker Stephen Doyle took the stage to showcase some of his work, and how design doesn't have to be digital to be effective...

By Beverley Klein 22 Sep 2014 11:24

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week. As judging for the Loerie Awards 2014 takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see...

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

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