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Are you awesome? Ambitious web developers required

0-2 years experience – agency experience not essential

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Triple award-winners

Gold and two bronze awards – bespoke responsive website design and development Sussex Digital Awards April 2017

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How to improve Google ranking without being penalised

Knowing how to improve your website's Google ranking isn't easy, is it?

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HTTP Vs HTTPS:
Important changes & SEO Benefits

Is your website secured by HTTPS with SSL/TLS and certificates yet?

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How do you restore a WordPress website after it has been hacked?

Addressing WordPress' vulnerability and security issues. A wordpress website becomes the vicitm of hackers, and on more than one occasion. Find out how we resolved the problem…

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Are your saved Adobe Photoshop files missing their extension names?

Are you a frustrated Adobe software user, in particular with Photoshop, who is continually having to go to your finder and add file extensions manually?

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12 ways to make your website faster
(A 5and3 case study)

If you've learnt anything from the story of tortoise and the hare then forget it! Your site needs to make that hare look like a weight lifter in a running race.

Frustration is poison to your websites traffic and the biggest frustration to any user is speed, or lack thereof.

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What is HTML and how has it changed?

I've been playing around with HTML for around 10 years now and have been blown away by how much has changed in that time.

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East Grinstead Foodbank
– A good (local) cause

We decided back in December that rather than spending money on our usual cards and gifts for our clients, we would look for a local good cause to donate to instead.

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Calculating road travel distances using Google's distance matrix API and PHP

A taxi and courier client contacted us to develop an online calculator that would reliably calculate the distance between two locations (pickup and drop-off points), allow the user a choice of vehicle types ie. bike, van, car for the parcel(s) and provide an estimated delivery cost based upon the locations and vehicle types chosen.

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Drupa Exhibition stand design for our client River Graphics

The event was a resounding success…

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Implementing a related projects area to a website's portfolio

We have created an interesting way for users to navigate around our project/work portfolio page…

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We love it when our clients' are happy with our work

Our client cellXica are over the moon with their stand and meeting room at Mobile World Congress 2016

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It's all about caring this Christmas

…please share a thought over the festive period for those people who may not have the luxuries that we all take for granted…

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Creative Graphic Designer required to join our expanding East Grinstead studio

Are you a Graphic Designer who can demonstrate a level of creativeness that is equal to two years agency experience?

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What is a responsive website?

Effectively, it is a website that adapts itself to the device you're viewing on, whether it be desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile.

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So this is our first news article of 2015!

It's almost spring and we're all wondering were the time has gone as you probably are too. Both branding, digital and technical sides of 5and3 have been flat out since Christmas. We look forward to sharing with you, over the next few months, a number of projects:

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Yes, we are still here

…and no, we haven't disappeared in an attempt to compete with the John Lewis and Sainsbury's ad agencies!

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Remembering old brochure designs

The Woodland Grange identity and brochure was designed by our Creative Director, Chris, back in 2008. A prestigious collection of traditional-style homes in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, for property developer 'Milestone'.

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Pay in a snap with Cash on Tap

Refreshing revolution in mobile payments from EE

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More ways of saying hello

There are 100s of ways to say hello. A unique business card is just one of them…

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Traits of the best graphic and website UX / UI designers

What it takes to become the best… (We tick many of the boxes!)

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The truth about who causes free pitching

Agencies and designers are often asked to pitch creative ideas for free. Is it right or wrong?

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Buckmore Park 45min enduro event: The Go Karting results are in…

5and3 win 1st and 2nd place in the 45min endurance solo event, with cellXIon in 3rd place and Concise Controls in 4th.

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Who will be Karting champion…

The build up and office banter has began before next weeks Go Karting challenge

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3 day deadline to design, artwork and print a corporate brochure.

We delivered a bespoke brochure design and printed solution within 3 days and in time for our client, Arnold & Baldwin Chartered Surveyors, who was attending a corporate exhibition.

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Old brochure designs remembered

Chris Heighton, Creative Director at 5and3, shares visuals and his thoughts on this creative project for Lucent Technologies, who later became Avaya. He also discusses the technologies and processes used at the time, reminiscing and going off on a few tangents, as he usually does when he's enthused!

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Make your website work harder for your business.

How well does your website perform in these key areas…

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Remembering an old brochure design from 1999

Marconi Communications (1999) brochure design

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Bespoke brochure design for Expo World Travel

Our creative team designed and produced a unique brochure that encapsulated our client's brand and services.

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How do you win at digital marketing?

An insightful article into digital marketing, Red Bull are clever!

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Typographic recruitment advertising

Our Creative Director, Chris Heighton, has recently designed a typographic recruitment advertisement for Arnold & Baldwin Chartered Surveyors.

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A Website solution fit for any touch screen device

It's been over a month since we posted our last website project. In this time our branding and digital team have created an awesome new brand identity, designed a fantastic brochure and produced an extremely user-friendly and multilingual website for our new client Controllis.

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What makes a great brochure design? How to design a great brochure

Designed and presented right, a brochure can be a deal-clincher for your sales team.

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SagePAY form integration

A test page to illustrate how to implement a PHP solution and effectively test a SagePAY Form Integration. Read on…

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iOS6 or iOS7

Once you switch you can't go back! Despite over 200 million downloads, many are unhappy with the changes to the operating system

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Three SEO tips to drive more traffic to your website.

Follow these three SEO tips to drive more traffic to your website. They could even land you on Google's front page!

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Colour selection can have a huge impact on a brand

Design trends and cultural associations can influence our colour choices

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Creating a successful cross-platform brand

Clients' want the latest technology as well as the all singing and dancing solution, but are they prepared for the cost associated with such a feat?

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