Are We Prepared the Second Time Around?

24 May 2011

Miscellaneous

Are you going on holiday in the next few weeks or are you on holiday right now and are coming back in the next couple of days. If you are, you could have landed yourself in a spot of bother.

How to Be More Productive at Work

24 May 2011

Miscellaneous

Sat here at a newly uncluttered desk, it always feels better to have a nice working environment. How do we keep this environment positive? At some point in each day we all feel distracted or uninspired, but with deadlines to meet there's only one option, to plough through.

Are You Making the Most Out Of Facebook

24 May 2011

Social Media

Everyone knows the importance of having a Facebook page, if it's for personal use - it's a great way to keep in touch with friends. What about a business Facebook profile, how does that work, what should you post, how does it work? Many people are delving straight into it and eventually wind up feeling as though they are out of their depth.

Amazon Kindle, the game changer?

20 May 2011

Miscellaneous

Recent statistics show that the download market is fast overtaking the traditional form of printed book sales. With this rapid rise in the ebook market, is there a future for traditional print?

The Internet World Show 2011

17 May 2011

Miscellaneous

On Thursday 12th May 2011 I headed south for the annual Internet World Show in Earls Court, London. Here, the best technology and the biggest names in the industry are on show to talk about all the interesting things that are happening in this lucrative business.

The Internet World Show - Part One

10 May 2011

Miscellaneous

A couple of months ago I wrote an article about a travel exhibition in London, due to that being such a success I am now heading back down to Earls Court in London for another exhibition, this time it's the Internet World Show.

Are the big boys taking over?

10 May 2011

Miscellaneous

It does seem that in the world of the internet there are three names that everyone knows, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, these companies have taken over the world wide web and making everything in it their own, and they do not look like stopping any time soon.

How to Avoid Plagiarism Infringement

26 April 2011

Top Tips

If you have a website or if you are the one who writes the content for websites then plagiarism is the one thing you do not want to forget about.

When People Get Lonely They Head to the Internet

26 April 2011

Miscellaneous

With everything being so internet orientated is it any wonder that people, especially the younger generations are lacking in the social skills department.

We're Sponsoring Our First Club

20 April 2011

Business

Rushden Town Cricket Club in Northampton have now been sponsored by FDC for the 2011 season. Cricket is very much a community orientated sport; we all know that very patriotic buzz of sitting in the sun on a Saturday afternoon, a nice pint of beer in hand, watching a good cricket match. I am certainly going to head down soon to check out how good they are!

Spotify Halve Their Allowance

14 April 2011

Miscellaneous

Music is a big part of the day to day here at FDC, the vast majority of the creative department are usually found with earphones hanging out of their ears.

When You Think of Smartphones, Does Your Head Explode?

12 April 2011

Miscellaneous

When did choosing a mobile phone become so complicated, all that used to matter was which phone had the newest version of the addictive game Snake.

What To Know About Mobile Marketing

12 April 2011

Marketing

SMS marketing is a form of marketing which slips under the radar to most people, but Mobile Marketing or SMS marketing is big business to some companies.

Are you ready for space?

4 April 2011

Miscellaneous

Entrepreneur Richard Branson has been a household name for many years, mainly for his work in the music industry and for his Virgin Group brand of companies. Over the last decade his Virgin Atlantic Airways airline has played a huge part in travel technology.

What's In Store This Year at FDC?

1 April 2011

Business

After an extremely successful 12 months for FDC - six of which I have been part of - there's been a lot of change for Leicestershire's multi-faceted design agency.

Spring Clean Your Copy

29 March 2011

Marketing

Spring is a time to clear out the clutter that has accumulated over winter's long, dark months and welcome in a new, brighter season.

Are You Ready For The iPad 2?

29 March 2011

Miscellaneous

Everyone is talking about them, but nobody knows whether they really need one. The iPad 2 is now on sale, but are you going to get one

It Could be Time to Start Scanning

17 March 2011

Miscellaneous

If there wasn't enough already, there is a new way of gaining information - this technology is pretty cool.

My Afternoon Trip to the Printers

16 March 2011

Miscellaneous

This is what I like about my job; people say 'Phil, do you want to come have a look at how this works?' I never say no.

Technicalities to Consider When Building Your Website - Part Two

15 March 2011

Marketing

When it comes to creating a website there are plenty of things you need to consider. It's a mine field of technical jargon. In a previous Top Tip we outlined the various areas of development. In this ensuing article I want to try and make it easier for people intending to build a website.

Paper Books: A Thing of the Past?

15 March 2011

Miscellaneous

Are conventional books a dying breed? In this gadget-saturated era, will the nostalgic custom of dusting off hardback covers and turning their musty pages soon be a thing of the past?

Working In My Pyjamas Doesn't Appeal To Me

8 March 2011

Miscellaneous

I read an interesting article about virtual businesses this morning while I was doing my usual daily news browse on the BBC News website

Technicalities to Consider When Building Your Website - Part One

1 March 2011

Marketing

Are you looking to build a new website, but don't know what to take into consideration technically?

All Hail Technology in the Wake of Tragedy

1 March 2011

Miscellaneous

The past seven days have seen an intense period of chaos and unrest shake the world, including the devastated city of Christchurch, New Zealand, following last Tuesday's earthquake. With power and phone lines disabled through much of the city, people took to Facebook, Twitter and blogs to seek information about family and friends and to share their own experiences.

Losing Jobs at Apple

24 February 2011

Marketing

I think everyone who is interested in technology is watching this space. With Steve Jobs on medical leave from his post as CEO of Apple, questions are being raised about where the company will go in his absence, and what the future holds.