Crimson Retail, London Following on from the creation of a logo design for Crimson Retail, Scottish Borders Website Design moved on to the site design itself. The brief? A sharp design, with contrast and a clear identity with London. The logo looked crisp on a white background, so to achieve the required contrast and identity an illustration of the London skyline was positioned between the logo and the content. Bringing these design elements together with the assertive photography and striking crimson highlights did the trick. The site launched today, and the clients feedback? “It really has been a pleasure working with you”.
Another communications icon set available to download for free. This series features floating angled tiles with each symbol represented as a white outline. As with other communication sets, this file includes a traditional telephone, mouse, mobile (both sending and receiving), email/letter, download, RSS/wifi and satellite icons on a rust brown gradient background. Check out the free download category for more free icons.
To use any of these free communication 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.
Maritime Response Service, London It’s fair to say that working in the web design trade means you end up with a pretty broad range of clients offering some highly varied services. Well, today Scottish Borders Website Design launched the new Maritime Response Service website; an online brochure that allows ship owners and operators to hire armed security guards for placement on maritime vessels trading in waters frequented by pirates. Time for a new category in the design portfolio!
As a creative designer I always loved illustrating and animating using Adobe Flash, and there is nothing else out there like it. The development of HTML5 meant that Flash would no longer be required to play music and video, but when Apple decided not to support it on the iPhone or iPad it became likely that Flash might die out all together (as a side note, it infuriated me when Apple advertised the iPad as the best way to browse the web, as the iPad didn’t display Flash files, which at the time of writing are still an integral part of the web!) Abobe have now dropped development of the Flash plugin for all mobile devices, a decision which surely spells the death knell of Flash online. Although HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, as a Flash illustrator and animator I know the web will never quite be the same without a touch of Flash. At this point Gordon’s all but dead.
Crimson Retail, London Scottish Borders Website Design created this logo for London based Crimson Retail. Font selection, icon texture and colour tone were critical. Client feedback? “This is PERFECT”.
Some time back icon sets covering music, communications and the home were uploaded that made use of a hovering circular button, with a high gloss interior and a thin metallic surround. The set below features the blank backgrounds for these icons and they can be downloaded for free and adapted to your own design requirements. Just create your own symbols, drop them on top and you have your own professional icons in a range of 8 colours!
To use any of these free blank 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.
Palmer Campbell, Melrose Some logos are more complex than others, with several colours and/or an icon that visually relates to a core service. The brief for the Palmer Campbell logo was to keep it clean, crisp and refined.
Edward Campbell, Hawick I’ve mentioned before in other blog posts the necessity to step into the shoes of a client in order to produce a truly effective and targeted website design. The new Edward Campbell website design not only required stepping into some rather unorthodox shoes, it was a journey into a magical and surreal world that was utterly unique.
Edward is a highly imaginative surrealist painter, musician and children’s author; not to mention a free spirit with boundless creativity. The design brief was uncertain at first, but after seeing his work and discussing different ideas, it became apparent that a digital interpretation of his paintings should be the basis for the site design. The project started with the development of a new logo (which features an illustrated version of his famous “Umbrella man”) and the site design was totally inspired by his surreal paintings. The majority of the site pages feature the logo hovering in front of a bright full moon and a star studded sky, and towards the foot of the page mist enshrouded trees and toadstools. The music page is the exception and the logo hovers in front of the sun on a bright blue day, and the misty trees and toadstools are replaced by bright sunflowers.
With a site such as this it’s possible to create little design elements that really add a personal touch. When browsing the site watch out for a postcard highlighting the newsletter sign up (the stamp is actually a painting by Edward and the “Par avion” sticker is based on his flying “Umbrella man”). Scottish Borders Website Design also illustrated a book to allow site visitors to browse through some of the pages from “The Umbrella Man and the Magic Feather” and on the music page you can listen to samples before purchasing tracks on iTunes or AmazonMP3.
Edwards comments: “Its been great to work with you to and thank you for all your work, the finished site really is a marvel.”
Maritime Response Service, London Sometimes when Scottish Borders Website Design is requested to design a new logo, instead of starting from a blank canvas the client will already have a very strong idea in mind (or in this case, an actual sketch). Starting with the client’s sketch we were able to evolve the idea into a crisp, concise and clear identity and provide MRS with a new logo. Onto the website design next!
Looking for some free music icons? Search no further, the following eight music icons are yours to download and use for free. Each icon set contains back, next, stop, pause, play, record, fast forward and rewind buttons on a white tile background with the slightest of drop shadows. 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.