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Moving Office

Andrew Backhouse has moved office! Yes, I am talking about myself in the third person but then I am talking about a project I have seen grow from an idea in a passive fashion, too. I do not know if you remember my work for Jem Henderson at...

D&Ad Membership

After sitting on the fence for some time, I took the plunge and applied for Full Membership of D&Ad - the global association for creative design. I am now a member and have all of the associated perks - but is it worthwhile? I'd like to...

Redesigning The Parish News

I had a bit of a troubled nights sleep last night - no real big deal, it is something I have to live with. During the time I was awake, I spent it redesigning The Parish News. In fact, it was a complete re-branding. The...

Blogging Tips & Tricks

I may not be a blogging expert, but after working on the Andrew Backhouse Design Blog for more than three years (and having my own personal Adventure Blog, Ijo Pona, for seven years) I have a few tricks up my sleeves! I have a loyal audience and...

Bias Boutique

I first met up with Sally Hindle a few months ago - the brief was to take on the mantle of Social Media Manager for her shop, Bias Boutique on Coldbath Road. I quickly realised that their website was not up to scratch. Yes, they were getting the...

Silent Disco

A re-hash of an old idea that had been kicking around allowed me to build a great little one-page site for a friend. My good friend, Allan, is an AV (Audio Visual) Wizard and is branching out into silent disco. The name of the project is Shuffle...

There’s A New Vegan Shop In Harrogate

There is a new Vegan Shop in Harrogate and I got to design the website. It was a Wordpress build with a credited E-Commerce engine at the back-end. But, What of the business, The Online Vegan Market? Claire Rose has been the proprietor of 4a...

Building A Website For Baby Castings

A Couple of months ago (late July 2018), I was trying to get out of washing the dishes by looking at Facebook - one of the businesses I follow on Facebook is Crafty Chops Castings - Leeds. The proprietor, Marie, put out a call for web designers...

Methodology For Web Design

In this blog post, I hope to tell you about my own personal methodology for web design. Design is often defined as the creation of a plan, a plan for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction. Most of the time, the...

Arty Shenanigans

I have changed domain and changed CMS for my Art Portfolio. My (art) Portfolio used to be housed at Baffled Geography. However, there have been murmurings and more and more people are expressing an interest in me as an artist. So, I needed to...

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