Sharp Project

The Eagle has landed! – Planet Amazing moves to the Sharp Project, Manchester

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Things have really taken off this year for Planet Amazing. We have been working on more fantastic web and user interface design projects, launching new brands and we have also been collaborating with one of Manchester’s best Ruby on Rails development companies. The time has now come to take our business to the next level, we are over the moon to announce that we are opening up our new office at The Sharp Project in Manchester.

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Reasons to choose WooCommerce for your shop

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Essentially, WooCommerce by WooThemes is just another free WordPress plugin. However, you would be extremely hard-pressed to find a similar plugin which holds the same level of potential.

Launched in late September 2011, WooCommerce now supports a sizeable slice of the ever-growing ecommerce pie, boasting over 1.6M downloads from across the globe.

The open-source platform provides users with a feature extensive, yet hugely user-friendly experience, making it perfect for ecommerce startups to get a feel for online business in a way which is easy to digest, and doesn’t cost an arm or a leg.

So, let’s take a look at just how WooCommerce fits the bill for budding online merchants.

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Facebook Canvas Design

Facebook Canvas app design

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Social network giant Facebook has officially unveiled its Canvas app platform which was first announced in September last year.

So what exactly is Facebook Canvas?

Basically, Canvas is a platform that allows you to create an ad-based app using a combination of videos, still images and call-to-action buttons. The Canvas is technically much bigger than the phone screen. The user is able to navigate the app by a simple swipe in various directions.

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The problem with running good ads for bad websites

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Even though at first glance your website might seem OK, if your website is just OK and your competitors websites are awesome, then relatively speaking your website doesn’t cut it in the fast moving web world.

Another consideration is that although your website may have been good a few years ago, if your new and/or existing competitors now have awesome new websites, then relatively speaking, your website isn’t as good as it used to be. And because more and more people are searching using mobile devices, to compete in today’s market your website needs to be mobile optimised.

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Winners prolific north northern marketing awards

Winners at The Northern Marketing Awards 2015

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I am pleased to announce that the web design, branding and PR work undertaken for Great Places on the Tribe Apartments project won ‘Best Low Budget Marketing Campaign’ at Prolific North’s Northern Marketing Awards last night.

It was a fantastic evening and such an honour to be up against the likes of Money Supermarket’s “Epic Strut” (hot pants and heels TV campaign) and other big industry names.

I would like to thank my fellow designer, Simon Crossley, who worked on the final branding. I’d also like to thank award-winning PR consultant Sarah Parmenter who created the concept and led the project until Rachael took over to successfully launch Tribe with Clint Boon who made a guest appearance at the awards.

For my part in the Great Places’ Tribe project take a look at the Tribe website here.