The latest goings on and design projects from the minds of Peacock Carter, the Newcastle upon Tyne website design agency.
From a sample of our design work as it is released to our thoughts on the web design industry, our blog could be said to be a source of entertainment, bafflement and awe-inspiring design.
We're pleased to annouce a recent MediaWiki project Peacock Carter worked on has launched!
WikiGardening is the brainchild of Lucy, who loves all things gardening. Lucy thought that a wiki would be a great to help gardeners come together and share their knowledge, and chose Peacock Carter due to our expertise with MediaWiki. Wikis are a great way to allow a large (or smaller) community to edit the same content, so WikiGardening was born!
Our work involved a heavily customised design for MediaWiki to incorporate the various types of content for the website that were planned, from individual plant pages which required a very structured look to provide consistency to community pages designed to get people involved in contributing to the website's content.
Read up on our MediaWiki design work for WikiGardening, or head over to the WikiGardening website to explore the great content available:
The next tweetup in Newcastle upon Tyne has been announced as the Thursday, 6th June 2013, at Jesmond Dene House.
So, if you're on Twitter and work, live or just happen to be near Newcastle upon Tyne, come and join us (you'll need to RSVP as there's limited space).
We're particulary pleased to have designed a simple website for the events too, so all the information about the event is in one easy to find place!
We look forward to seeing you there!
We're pleased to welcome web developer John Richardson to our team.
John has been working as a web developer in the North East for quite a few years now, and brings a wide range of experience with him, including a range of content management to ecommerce systems - a great fit for our areas of expertise.
We're pleased to announce we're sponsoring Industry Conf, a local web design conference held in the Turbine Hall building in Newcastle on 23rd and 24th April.
Whilst traditional web design conferences focus on new technologies and best practice in the core skills of web designers and developers, Industry Conf covers practical issues about "the industry" itself, with practical insight from some well known names in the UK web design sector.
As an established local web design agency, we like to support and encourage conferences and other web design and development events held in the city to help promote Newcastle's bustling digital economy, and we're grateful to Gavin Elliott for creating a new conference on our doorstep: roll on April!
For more information on the conference, visit their website at industryconf.com.
The article follows the publication of an article by Richard in .net magazine, the best selling magazine for web designers and developers. In this article Richard discusses how simplistic creative design used in email newsletters can save be used to great effect, and save them from the inevitable fate of the trash folder.
So, if you're in need of great email marketing advice and design, you know who to contact!