One scroll through our Facebook and Instagram and you’ll see that Start Digital struggled with consistent social media posting in 2020.

So busy doing the deed and helping our clients succeed, social was afforded minimal time throughout the year despite our best wishes otherwise. Social media as a tool to connect, captivate and convert is too crucial to be forgotten about or forsaken in our digital age. That’s the truth for us, for you and for any business looking to seize every opportunity digital offers. So, as 2021 clocked over, our team made a vow to do better. …

It’s no secret that 2020 threw a spanner in the works for most of us. With a global pandemic, businesses proved their resilience by staying afloat in the digital space. As a digital marketing and web design agency, we’ve spent a considerable amount of time admiring the innovative business leaders who’ve excelled within this ever-changing space. With 2021 well and truly underway, we’ve collated some of Start Digital’s eye-catching brands that we’ll be watching out for this year.

Photography and images have the ability to make or break a website. Using professional photography over those taken on a phone will almost certainly improve how your business is perceived. On a page full of text, an image really is worth a thousand words. The right image has the power to create connections that are remembered long after they are seen.

Despite being incredibly important, images tend to be the most common factor slowing down the performance of a site. Is there anything more frustrating than watching the spinning rainbow wheel and waiting for images to load. …

Yep, it goes without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway — Start Digital is big on websites. As a digital marketing and web design agency, we’ve spent a lot of time checking out other people’s websites this year. With 2020 right around the corner, what could be a better time than now to share some of the gems we’ve found? So here are the best 19 sites of 2019 according to Start Digital!

1. Webflow

We live in a world where capturing attention, even for 3–4 seconds, is the difference between a sale and a fail. More often that not a striking feature image and strong call to action is enough to draw viewers in, but sometimes you need to go the extra yard. As network speeds improve (hello 5G) and performance becomes more reliable, video is increasingly being used to communicate with audiences more effectively than plain text and photography ever could. Because let’s be honest, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth at least a million.

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How Much Does a Website Cost in 2019? A cost breakdown by Perth web design agency, Start Digital.

Almost every enquiry we receive asks the six million dollar question. How much does a website cost in 2019? Thankfully not 6 million dollars! To provide an approximate cost we need to understand your business and what you need from a new website.

What type of website are you and your business? Do you need a:

  • Brochure style website that is simply a place for existing customers to discover information?
  • Marketing site designed to promote your services/products and win new clients?
  • Feature-rich, custom built website that integrates with other services, sells products and/or manages and captures large amounts of data?

Marketing has always been a moving target. What works one year is passé the next. In the digital marketing space not only do we contend with visual trends and messaging but also the ever moving advances in technology and changes to way online platforms manage marketing. In 2018 we saw ephemeral videos rise thanks to SnapChat and Instagram stories, data governance grow, the adoption of single customer view and more. Curious about what the near future holds for digital marketing? …

Ever since the invention of photography, we’ve wanted to edit our photos to show the best version of reality #livingmybestlife. Whether it’s for graphic design purposes, adding a fake plastic UFO to landscapes or for getting the rare shot of the Loch Ness Monster, photo manipulation has existed for a long time. Editing photos used to be a difficult, time consuming and technical task. It required paint, airbrushes, magnifying glasses and a steady hand, as well as plenty of practice and a shed load of equipment. …

Once upon a time there was a large book of thin, yellow pages. Often kept near the home phone, it was the be-all and end-all of directories. Old issues were kept for decades, often being used to prop up tables, or elevate monitors. Sadly, for those of a certain age, those days are gone and now the mega search engine Google does everything the Yellow Pages did (except prop up monitors). We do not ‘look for information online’ these days, we Google it. Welcome to our quick shot beginners guide to SEO in 2019.

Despite this we still talk to…

We’re suckers for new design tools and spend far too long looking for assets to help add something fresh to our design work. We’ve scoured the interwebz and discovered the best 30 free design resources for 2019. Want to elevate your design work in 2019? This is a good place to start.

Best Free Icons

Notifications — Adobe XD Icon Set

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe XD

Developed by Burnt Toast Creative in partnership with Adobe XD, the 12 notification icons are simplistic. Playing on recognisable alerts and badges that are common to many of our lives, these icons will add fun to any design project.

Graphic Design & Freelance Icon Pack

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • EPS

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