Blog posts written by Mike

What is an apprenticeship?

What is an apprenticeship?

Tired of being stuck in a classroom? What is an apprenticeship you ask? Not sure if university is the right option for you? Not to worry! If you are age 16 or over there is the fantastic opportunity of gaining quality, practical and on the job experience in the working sector of your choice WHILE […]
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July 25, 2016
Long, Lost Logo Lookalikes

Long, Lost Logo Lookalikes

As more and more companies are becoming popular, more logos are being designed in the process. This has lead to some strangely-similar logo designs. Similar looking logos have been spotted from the book “The Alphabet in Design: Trademarks and Symbols of the World” (published in the late 1980s) and gained popularity through social media such […]
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July 13, 2016

What’s it like to work within a web design team

What’s it like to work within a web design team

Webdezign is more than just a company that makes fancy webpages or complex systems.
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April 1, 2016
New responsive website launched… finally!

New responsive website launched… finally!

Building your own website when you are a web design company is like the mechanic who drives about in an old and battered car that is for ever being scheduled to be fixed up, but never does.
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August 11, 2015
Magento E-commerce For Fashion Retailers

Magento E-commerce For Fashion Retailers

Industry experts are in agreement that Magento has the ability to save time, allow you to offer a more engaging service to your client and it can help your firm to save money, due to the open source nature of the platform.
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January 22, 2015
Web designers in London

Web designers in London

Our team of web designers in London who founded Active Webdezign fifteen years ago have all been able to evolve and grow with the company thanks somewhat to its location.
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September 22, 2014
Ed The Intern doing work experience

Ed The Intern doing work experience

What happens when you have a London lad and three web designers in the office while the boss is away? We had Edward visit for work experience a few weeks ago and we tasked him with creating a promo video for webdezign.
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January 10, 2014
How to Create an impressive WordPress Gallery on your site

How to Create an impressive WordPress Gallery on your site

Nowadays, there are countless websites out there ! Some websites clearly stand out and attract more and more visitors every day.
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August 5, 2013
Benefits of building your website in London

Benefits of building your website in London

It has been fifteen years since Active Webdezign opened its doors and modem connection to the world of the Internet. Being a web design company based in London, we were fortunate enough to have clients come to us for our services right from the word go.
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May 29, 2013
The stupid EU cookie law in 2½ minutes

The stupid EU cookie law in 2½ minutes

We have spoken about the new Cookie law in the past but today I stumbled upon a video by Oliver at Silktide explaining this problem in more detail.
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April 23, 2012
Steve Jobs RIP

Steve Jobs RIP

It has been a difficult year for all of us as it is, and to top it all up Steve Jobs the co-founder of Apple Macintosh computers and our hero of tech has this week passed away.
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October 7, 2011
New cookie laws un-realistic within grace period

New cookie laws un-realistic within grace period

The 25th of May marks what could be a major turning point of the internet's privacy laws. This may change the way websites are developed forever.
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May 31, 2011
YouTube is down – OMG

YouTube is down – OMG

It was a big shock, but somewhat of a sobering revelation to see that YouTube website was down this morning.
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March 25, 2010
Launch of the all new Back2 ecommerce website

Launch of the all new Back2 ecommerce website

We are proud to announce the most recent launch of the long established central London based ergonomic furniture company Back2.
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November 5, 2009
Pro bono work for local charity

Pro bono work for local charity

Our London based web design and development team at Active Webdezign ltd. have been working hard on a charity website that we have donated to theWingate and Finchley football club as part of an ongoing commitment to help out local charities in need.
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September 3, 2009
Team building day at the Go-Kart track

Team building day at the Go-Kart track

The summer has once again finaly arrived without any sign of a heatwave, but that can be expected in the UK, it's not unusual. Following a stronger 3rd quarter of trading we decided to treat ourselves with a day at the race track in Brewtwood.
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August 20, 2009
Cameron calls Twitts Twats, but what exactly was he implying?

Cameron calls Twitts Twats, but what exactly was he implying?

What a fiasco..>!! David Cameron made a remark, which backfired on him.... Twat! (can i say that?)
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July 30, 2009
Broadband speeds not up to the mark?

Broadband speeds not up to the mark?

It has finally emerged publicly that the speed at which our broadband connections actually operate at, compared with what we are actually paying for, is almost 50% slower on average.
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July 29, 2009
Reading Glasses Direct Launched

Reading Glasses Direct Launched

We recently embarked on an e-commerce project of our own, setting out to prove to ourselves that you can create a successful online retail website from just an idea, hard work and dedication.
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July 23, 2009
Website hosting in London

Website hosting in London

The Webdezign policy on hosting for our clients websites has always been to achieve the highest standard available in the market. Offering safe, reliable and up to date hosting co-located inside the most up do date facilities.
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March 14, 2009
Spam spam spam and more spam, where does it come from?

Spam spam spam and more spam, where does it come from?

Spam Spam Spam and Spam... the only encounter I had of that phrase in past years was the famous Monty Python sketch (I have added the video below for fun and for those of you who have never seen it).
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March 12, 2009
Arbras Gallery new ecommerce development project

Arbras Gallery new ecommerce development project

Webdezign are proud to have been chosen to take on the new ecommerce and web design project for one of our oldest returning clients.
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February 26, 2009
Domain Privacy Protection

Domain Privacy Protection

Some people who own a domain name may already be aware that their personal details are openly available via the who-is database of domain registrants (e.g. www.whois-search.com). This is quite a worrying thought...
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January 29, 2009
Webdezign launches website 2.0.1

Webdezign launches website 2.0.1

The team at Webdezign have been very busy building new websites for our clients during 2008. It was only down to the determination of the guys to use their own scarce moments of spare time, that we finally managed to go live on Thursday the 9th of January at around midnight.
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January 9, 2009
Anoushka G e-commerce site launched

Anoushka G e-commerce site launched

As one of our most established clients, Anoushka G knew from experience that they could rely on Active Webdezign to revamp their website. After all, they instructed us to develop everything from their logo design to their brochures when they were starting out.
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July 17, 2008
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