Category: design

Site map design for local fishing lakes

You may not know this but OHM are not just web designers – we’re also graphic designers!

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Social media design services

There’s an increasing number of what we now call social media ‘influencers’, that’s to say people gaining traction on

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New logo design for new business

Logo’s coming in thick and fast as we tweak our Google SEO keywords. Roots Home Renovation business owner saved himself a shed load of time and money by delivering a very good brief for their new logo. Embracing renewable vibes with property care, the new design can be used for all media inc: web, print, signage and workwear. When designing a logo it is important to consider future use which may also include different colour backgrounds such as workwear and vehicles. Print and web are usually white backgrounds but vehicles and clothing can be dark substraights so an alternative design is always worth considering. Likewise, a ‘mono’ version could be...

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OHM clients get Black Friday 2021 discount boost

Every year Oast House Media offer all their clients a range of discounts as a big thanks for their continued business. We think it’s always nice to give a bit back so for example, this year we’re offering: £100 Amazon voucher for any new web design client referrals 50% off existing client second website (minimum saving £225) WordPress website upgrade (redesign) 50% off (minimum saving £100) Old HTML website upgrade (redesign) 25% off (minimum saving £75) 50% off logo re-design (minimum saving £50) 50% off any print design (minimum saving £75) FREE legal pages (terms, privacy etc) added to your website* (worth £25 each) FREE Google SEO performance and competition...

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Microsoft Word template designs

Following on from our Microsoft Word PDF editing article this week, it’s worth mentioning some other Word creations completed last month for our long term web design clients Joiner Holdings in Herne Bay. Marketing manager David Mann was looking to update their in-house invoicing templates but lacked the design knowledge to create 3 Microsoft Word invoice designs that will work with their local office laser printers. The problem with Microsoft Word is that it is a ‘live’ document, that means it is affected by local settings, ie: fonts on the resident PC, printer tolerances, screen colours etc therefore you have to go through a trial set up design process to...

printers and print designers in Kent

Updating PDFs using Microsoft

A rare request for us, long term print design client Make Time for Music based in Folkestone have been using Oast House Media for printing and print design for nearly 10 years. Primarily web designers and Search Engine Optimisers, we don’t showcase our print as much as our web expertise but director and media consultant Nigel Stevenson was originally from a print background. Make Time for Music director James Walker wanted to move away from high volume print and distribution for his school sales literature so asked for a new design and PDF export that he could edit and customise then upload to his website. Microsoft Word like many other...

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Nigel Stevenson Consultancy new web design

A rare moment to blow ones own trumpet, Oast House Media director Nigel Stevenson is also a media consultant working in Kent with new and established businesses on their corporate web and print design requirements. “I’ve been in the media business now for over 40 years and created the consultancy company for over 10 of these but the old website was not sending the right message. Using the content of ‘On Your Marks’ written for new businesses I’ve redesigned and populated the web pages with factual content and images. There are also many ‘top tips’ to help anyone buy media save time and money” The new web pages are packed...

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Client re-design special offer

We’ve recently offered existing clients a discounted re-design or re-skin of their older websites. As web designers we are fully aware of the changes within the web design trade that can affect our clients websites, especially the older web page designs. This is the first of the new website re-designs that replaced a 6 year old website (in this case 3rd generation design). The whole process was completed within a day so minimal impact on this high traffic site. We also took the opportunity to give the clients content and SEO (search engine optimisation) a quick health check and made some tweaks to accommodate Google’s page layout requirements. Client’s comments…...

corporate website and print designers in kent

The importance of corporate website and print design

New businesses without the right tutelage can bungle through their ‘branding’ without realising the potential of professional corporate design. So what is corporate design? First consider where your branding is going to be used as this may affect the design, for example (in order of resolution/quality) Work wear (embroidery) 42 Website and Social media 72 Printing (stationery/flyers) 300 Large format printing (banners/signage) 300 Vinyl signage (lettering) vector As you can see there are figures at the end of each line indicting the lines or dots per inch plus vinyl cut vector signage which is the best quality you can achieve. Once identified you can progress to a logo design remembering...

holistic website design in kent

Holistic web design in East Kent

Holistic website design? Web pages are just part of what we call in the trade ‘web presence’. Nothing spooky going on here, we’re just stepping back and looking at the big picture from a holistic perspective. An holistic website will only work well if all the components are working together. Here’s a summary… [NEWS UPDATE: this news blog goes top of Google in 24hrs, see:] What is a website? For the browser, it’s the visual experience of seeing content, ie: images, text, animation, links; the human view but is it the most important? If you’re a search engine, it’s coding that makes the web page work, especially some of...