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Ladies, Wine & Design: Newcastle

Each month in Newcastle, a group of wonderful ladies meet to drink wine, eat cheese, and have casual conversations on a range of topics covering business, design, creativity, and life. I've been to a few recently, and wanted to let you all know what they're like!

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5 Steps to Growing Quality Website Traffic

I'm always striving for better quality traffic on every website I help take to market.

Of course, it's important to strive for more in terms of volume too - and if you know me, you know enough is never enough - but high volume, low quality traffic shouldn't be what you are trying to achieve. Thousands of site visits a month mean nothing without conversions.

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Flexbox and CSS Grids – I think I’ll Clear Both

Working with CSS for a website’s layout has always been a little bit hacky. Not that using floats or display: inline-block; haven’t served their purpose, it’s just they aren’t the right tools for job; they were never meant to be used for layout and structure. In the past, there have been many workarounds to make a website look like it has structure, some of which had some pros but a higher number of cons.

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Affinity – One Year Review

So it’s been just over a year since my last post on the new design software Affinity. Since then, Serif’s Affinity software has hit a few big milestones. Their two initial programs, Designer and Photo are now available on Windows and they have released version 1.5 on both programs as well.

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