I needed to dream up some alternative icon backgrounds for a project the other day, and here they are for you to download for free. The set features 3D style speech bubbles which you can drop a symbol onto to make your own personal icons, ideal for social media buttons, chat room icons or forum posts. Check out the free download category for more free icons.
To use any of these free blank speech bubble icons simply right click on the icon set and select “Save image as…” from the on screen menu and the high quality image will download to your computer. These are royalty free icons and there is no need to obtain a license or provide a link to the Scottish Borders Website Design blog or site.
Garden Life Log Cabins, Edinburgh The new GardenLife Log Cabins website launched this morning, right on time for the opening of the Ideal Home Show in London. Scottish Borders Website Design worked very hard with GardenLife to develop a fresh new brand to help represent them in the UK. The site allows visitors to browse and purchase a huge range of high quality log cabins, summerhouses and other timber buildings. In addition to shopping online, a blog, Twitter account and Facebook page have been set up and Scottish Borders Website Design will be supporting the site with ongoing search engine optimisation and marketing.
Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Alnwick Scottish Borders Website Design only output design work that will delight the client, but this logo design is very special because it’s not often you get the chance to come up with an identity and logo design for an establishment with such heritage (having meetings in the Falconer’s Tower in Alnwick Castle is pretty cool too).
When discussing website optimisation I often mention juice, and if the other party hasn’t run off thinking that I’m insane because I’ve also used terms such as Panda and Penguin in the same breath, I go on to explain that it’s the influence that can pass from one web page to another by way of a hypertext link.
What’s juice doing in my website? Well, every website has a Page Rank (PR) named after Larry Page, co-founder of Google. The PR is assigned to a website based on multiple factors such as the code used to build the site, the content within the site itself, the number, range and quality of other sources linking to the site, as well as things like visitor metrics (how long people stay on the site). These are all worked out by a mathematical computer program referred to as an algorithm.
Answer: No. If you’ve managed to get your Page Rank up to 3 you must have put quite a bit of work into your content, optimisation, website marketing, and as a result developed a decent online presence. By allowing all links to pass juice you’re also allowing your PR3 authority to be passed on to everything your site links to, and in turn, you are undermining the great work you’ve put into your website.
Ultimately deciding when to pass, or not to pass juice, is just a small part of the ever evolving science that is search engine optimisation and marketing, but it’s another little thing that can help your site along the way.
Digital Life Safe, Duns Based in Duns, Digital Life Safe provide online backup solutions. Scottish Borders Website Design created the icon to look like a safe, integrated the digital symbol for “On/Off” and added symmetrical arrows to represent the upload/download aspect of the service (as well as some colour, to help the logo stand out). The font choice relates to the service being secure, strong and trustworthy.
I went for a walk at the Hen Poo (Duns Castle) and managed to get close enough to the swans to capture a few photos. Because of the light, shadow and angle I took the photos at, I managed to get a detailed picture of the bright white wing in stark contrast to the oil-black water in the background.
This is the last free set of icons in this particular range; all yours to download for free and make use of as you wish. As with other music icon sets, this one features back, next, stop, pause, play, record, fast forward and rewind buttons. Check out the free download category for more free icons.
To use any of these free music icons simply right click on the icon set and select “Save image as…” from the on screen menu and the high quality image will download to your computer. These are royalty free icons and there is no need to obtain a license or provide a link to the Scottish Borders Website Design blog or site.
You may also want to consider using royalty free music. If so, check out these undiscovered Spotify music playlists:
GardenLife logo design Scottish Borders Website Design have had some really positive feedback about the new GardenLife logo from the guys in Edinburgh. Bright colours (as requested by the client) and a gentle natural feel (with the bird perched on the ‘d’ and a grass cut-out effect along the base of the lettering).
After about three days of freezing fog I captured this photo of a barb on a fence. The ice crystals must have had the perfect weather to keep growing, resulting in this ultra barbed wire, which almost looks like white iron filings stuck to a magnetised wire.
To use any of these free home icons simply right click on the icon set and select “Save image as…” from the on screen menu and the high quality image will download to your computer. These are royalty free icons and there is no need to obtain a license or provide a link to the Scottish Borders Website Design blog or site.