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Feb
17
2016
Client Advice
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Websites as an Investment Part 3: What will it cost?

Some web agencies will charge you £1000 and others £10000 but why? What's the difference? We try and break down the true costs and value of building a website.
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Julia Krajewska - Product Manager

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Julia Krajewska

Product Manager
Feb
10
2016
Client Advice
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Websites as an Investment Part 2: The 5 rules of selecting a web team

When you start thinking about your new website, you'll need to select a team who will drive success. Here are some great tips on how to do that.
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Julia Krajewska - Product Manager

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Julia Krajewska

Product Manager
Feb
3
2016
Client Advice
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Websites as an Investment Part 1: What exactly do I need?

When it comes to building a new website you'll need to think 'plan' before you think about 'budget'. What do you need to do to get ready to take the leap?
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Julia Krajewska - Product Manager

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Julia Krajewska

Product Manager
Jan
25
2016
Client Advice
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Responsive Design Part 4: Overcoming the drawbacks of responsive

Are there any drawbacks of responsive design and if so what can we do to minimise the impact? We explore many of the concerns we've heard from clients.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jan
18
2016
Client Advice
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Responsive Design Part 3: The seven deadly sins of responsive

Responsive design can be good, but sometimes it can go bad and even ugly. We explore the 7 deadly sins of responsive design. It's not going to be pretty!
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jan
11
2016
Client Advice
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Responsive Design Part 2: Why do I need responsive website design?

Responsive design isn't just a fad that will fade away. In fact it will make a tremendous difference to your online presence in ways you might not imagine.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jan
4
2016
Client Advice
An Asian lady with long brown hair enjoying a responsive website on her Apple iPad

Responsive Design Part 1: What is responsive website design?

Everyone and their cat has a responsive website now don’t they? But what is a responsive website? We'll arm you with all the information you need.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Dec
14
2015
News
Julia (a blonde lady), Barry (a man with short brown hair and a short beard) and Darren (a man with longer brown hair and a large beard) are eating Real Life Digital branded cup cakes

Cody Technology Park Free Coffee & Cake Event

We moved on to Cody Technology Park back in August 2015 but still hadn't met a lot of other tenants so we decided to give away coffee and cake to meet people!
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Nov
4
2015
Client Advice
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Why you need a Branding Document

Your brand is the face of your business, and you need to be thinking and laying down rules about how your brand is communicated to your customers.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Oct
21
2015
Drupal Tech
Technology
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Kickstarting with Drupal 8 themes

Drupal 8 has many new exciting features, but perhaps the most exciting of all is the new approach to themes. Our developer Alex gives us the lowdown.
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Alex Benjamin - Drupal Developer

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Alex Benjamin

Drupal Developer
Oct
2
2015
News
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We went to DrupalCon 2015 in Barcelona

Once again we joined others in the Drupal community for the 2015 European Drupal convention which was held in the city of Barcelona in sunny Spain.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Sep
16
2015
Drupal Tech
Technology
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Drupal 8 is coming!

Drupal 8 is now due an official release so we sent one of our developers Alex on a mission to get stuck in with it and share his first impressions and findings.
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Alex Benjamin - Drupal Developer

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Alex Benjamin

Drupal Developer
Sep
14
2015
News
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What happened to Real Life Design?

After 7 happy years as Real Life Design we decided to re-brand ourselves as Real Life Digital. Apart from the name and the look, nothing else has changed.
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Barry Fisher - Director

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Barry Fisher

Technical Director
Mar
3
2015
Opinion
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From Print to Web: The journey of a 20th century Graphic Designer

Six months ago our digital designer Darren was a stuck-in-a-rut print designer, utterly unaware of the opportunity that lurked just around the corner.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev
Jan
9
2015
Opinion
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The new meaning behind 'design sign-off'

We controversially suggest that design sign off is an archaic practice which has no place in modern web design and we think you'll agree after reading this.
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Darren Fisher - Designer & Frontend Dev

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Darren Fisher

Designer & Frontend Dev