Free font friday: I Shot the Serif

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Happy Hallowe’en!

There’s no trick here, just a massive treat to all our friends. We’ve commissioned a new font which is available for both desktop use and online as a web font.

The attached ZIP includes the font in OpenType (OTF) format for use on your Mac or PC. It also includes webfonts in TTF, SVG, EOT and WOFF formats, suitable for use on your website.

Use I Shot the Serif however you like. Use it on posters, on your blog, for your brand or even commercially for clients. It’s free forever.

Here’s a preview of the character set, which is particularly great for display purposes.

I shot the serif free web fonts

I shot the serif free web fonts

 

You’re welcome!

Nettl web studios

 

I Shot the Serif is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution v3.0 Licence which allows you to use it for any purpose, even commercially.

Witcham Bakery website fail

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Witcham Bakery Embarrassing Website Fail

Witcham Bakery Embarrassing Website Fail

Oh dear, Witcham Bakery. They just wanted to flog their finger buns and donuts and they’ve gone and made a ghoulish error.

Does your website let you down as badly as theirs? Probably not. But how does it look on your mobile phone? Take a look now. Does it all reflow and rearrange itself, so the text is nice and readable and the images fit the page? Or do you need to zoom in to read it, then pan left and right? If so, then that’s awkward for your visitors and you could be turning them off.

According to a survey last month by Capgemini, we’ve crossed a tipping point. Most visitors are now coming to websites on their mobile phone or tablet. If your website isn’t built with mobile in mind, you risk losing business. With a Nettl :one site, get a website that works on mobile, tablet and desktop in one. Until 28/11/14, save £300 on a Nettl :one site – they start at just £699 £999 or £69 a month (with a 12 month subscription). You’ll get a content management system built in, so you can make changes to text and images without needing to get us involved.

Nettl have web studios in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Dublin. We’d love to work on your next website or web shop. Maybe you want to add online bookings or reservations? Or maybe you would like to sell online and connect your website with your instore EPOS system? We can help. Pop-in or call us to book a free consultation and we’ll talk about the fastest ways to get going.

Happy Hallowe’en!

Trainee Web Designers & Web Developers

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, London.

Nettl.com Web Studios are the evolution of the printing.com retail franchise formula. We make beautiful websites and smart web shops for local businesses.

You’ll join our existing development team and buddy up with an experienced developer. You’ll work on a variety of programming specifications. These could include building apps, brochure websites for clients, coding eshots, installing/configuring plugins for existing ecommerce sites or customising widgets.

Qualifications:
A degree in a design or IT-related discipline or professional qualification is preferred, but we’ll consider any type degree provided you demonstrate an obsession with technology and have the skills below.

Skills:
• You have strong maths skills and your written English will be flawless.
• You’re a self starter who’s a real people person.
• You’ve got a high attention to detail and are proud of the way you present yourself.
• Your friends probably call you a bit of a geek.
• You’re interested in aesthetics and annoyed when a user interface is ugly or irritating.
• You love technology and understanding how things work.
• You don’t flap – you’re cool under pressure.
• Whilst you will be based in Manchester, our other developers are scattered round the UK, Europe and the USA, so you must be able communicate well using your keyboard.
• We mainly use PHP, but experience of other web-orientated languages may be fine.

Please email your CV plus a covering letter to talent@nettl.com. We’d like to see examples of websites you’ve made, so please include some links. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t for real businesses, but you need to demonstrate that you’ve spent some of your own time fiddling and tinkering with web design.

Free font friday: Blackboard Ultra

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Happy Friday everyone.

As a little gift to all our friends, we’ve commissioned a new font which is available for both desktop use and online as web font.

The attached ZIP includes the font in OpenType (OTF) format for use on your Mac or PC and as TTF, SVG, EOT and WOFF for use as web fonts to make your website look snazzy.

Use Blackboard Ultra on your next project – no strings. Use it on projects for clients, or use it on your website, totally free.

Here’s a preview of the character set, which is ideal for imitating handwriting:

Blackboard Ultra

BlackBoard Ultra – a free font from Nettl

 

You’re welcome!

Nettl web studios

 

Blackboard Ultra is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution v3.0 Licence which allows you to use it for any purpose, even commercially.

Snog Gran Videos, website fail

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Snog Gran Videos, embarrassing website fail from nettl.com

Snog Gran Videos, embarrassing website fail from nettl.com

Poor Snogans & Sons. They just wanted to sell grand pianos and organs, but their website is secretly embarrassing them on mobiles.

How does your website look on your mobile phone? Have a look now. Does the text and images scale to fit, or do you need to zoom in to read it, then pan left and right? If so, then that’s awkward for your visitors and you could be turning them off.

According to a survey last month by Capgemini, we’ve crossed a tipping point. Most visitors are now coming to websites on their mobile phone or tablet. If your website isn’t built with mobile in mind, you risk losing business. With a Nettl :one site, get a website that works on mobile, tablet and desktop in one. Until 28/11/14, save £300 on a Nettl :one site – they start at just £699 £999 or £69 a month (with a 12 month subscription). You’ll get a content management system built in, so you can make changes to text and images without needing to get us involved.

Nettl have web studios in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Dublin. We’d love to talk about how we can work on your next website or web shop. Maybe you want to add online bookings or reservations? Or maybe you would like to sell online and connect your website with your EPOS system? We can help. Pop-in or call us to book a free consultation and we’ll talk about the fastest ways to get going.

Another dumb ass website fail

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Website fail

Dumbarton Mutual Asset Management website fail

Ok so maybe your website is not quite as embarrassing as Dumbarton Mutual, but how easy is it to navigate on a mobile? Do you need to pinch and zoom and pan and scale?

Most visitors to websites are now coming on mobile or tablet devices. That’s according to research by Capgemini.  If your website isn’t built with mobile in mind, you risk turning away customers. With a Nettl :one site, get a website that works on mobile, tablet and desktop in one. Until 28/11/14, save £300 on a Nettl :one site – they start at just £699 £999 or £69 a month (with a 12 month subscription).

Nettl is now open in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Dublin. We build elegant websites and webshops. Want to add online bookings or reservations? Or want to sell online? We can help. Pop-in or call us to book a free consultation and we’ll show you how to get started.

 

Balloons of Sackville Street, website fail

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Responsive website design fail

Responsive website design fail

Maybe your website isn’t as embarrassing as Balloons of Sackville Street, but how easy is it to navigate on a mobile? Do you need to pinch and zoom and pan and scale?

According to research, 52% of visits are now from mobiles or tablets. If your site isn’t built with mobile in mind, you risk turning away customers. With a Nettl :one site, get a website that works on mobile, tablet and desktop in one.

Nettl is now open in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Dublin. We build elegant websites and webshops. Want to add online bookings or reservations? Or want to sell online? We can help. Pop-in or call us to book a free consultation and we’ll show you how to get started.