Thank you for having us…

Yesterday evening we travelled up to London to attend an Eleven Magazine exhibition in association with The Architectural Review hosted by KPF;

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Top: Eleven Magazine // Bottom: London Snaps & Tidy Blayne

It was great to hear such positive feedback on the website, meet people from AR (The Architectural Review) and get a mention from Andrea (Eleven Magazine, Editor in Chief) when he did his speech.

If you are interested in architecture, design, travel or innovation then please check out the Eleven Magazine website, the stories and articles they post are very cool – keep up the good work!

Thanks again for having us, although we didn’t get to stay for the after party (maybe next time) we did have fun and meet some interesting people.

Networking in London

Later today Tidy Design will be heading to London. One of our clients “Eleven Magazine” is hosting an event in association with The Architectural Review, showcasing the work from a recent competition they organised…

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We can expect lots of networking in Covent Garden this evening, luckily we have our new business cards – thank you for the invite guys!

Tidy Goals for 2016

A slightly belated Happy New Year! Last week was pretty hectic; lots to map out and catch up on following the festive break… Throw in a couple of meetings, a few new enquiries and lots of web work; it was “all systems go” at Tidy Design HQ in Old Portsmouth…

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So, week one of fifty-two is almost over (says Mike, blogging away on a Sunday evening)! Here at Tidy Design we have some big plans for the New Year ahead, nothing too crazy, a healthy mix of client work, a new in-house project and some intelligent business development.

Rewind twelve months; I am delighted to say we grew as a company throughout 2015 – This was down to our amazing clients, their on-going business and kind recommendations, new enquiries and that all important ingredient, ‘hard work’.

Although growth is great, we are by no means perfect! We do a lot of things very well, but we could become far better. Throughout 2016 our goal is to be more streamlined, efficient, energetic and driven – Improvements can always be made in life and business, we do not plan to stand still!

Christmas Festivities

So its official, Team Tidy has gone Christmas crazy! We have our tree up, the tinsel is out, and the three of us are in our Christmas jumpers. Even Mike was wearing his Christmas socks last week!

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With a little help from our very own elves Isaac and Jamie, we have made our office look like Santa’s HQ…

Why do we love this time so much? Well it’s the one time of year where we can all switch off and take a well-deserved break. We know that we won’t receive urgent update emails on Christmas Day and we can finally put our phones/laptops/ipads down and our feet up!

So from all of us at Tidy Design, whatever you plan to do, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

P.s. Just a reminder that our office will be closing at 2pm on Wednesday 23rd December, and reopening on Monday 4th January 2016.

Rosie Ward

Christmas 2015

Afternoon tidy blog readers! So, it has been several weeks since we last posted any news, freebies or web design tutorials – Why?

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Well, life at Tidy Design has been pretty hectic to say the least; a full diary, mucho meetings and a busy web development schedule has resulted in minimal time to tweet, blog or reflect on life and business…

Good news – over the next few weeks we aim to wind down for Christmas and complete our to-do lists. Come Wednesday 23rd December at 2pm our office will be closed, reopening on Monday 4th January 2016 – Yippee!

Until then it is business as usual. Tidy Design will be working very hard to complete several projects and keep on top of client updates and web work. It’s going to be busy, its going to be fun! The reward being time off with family and friends, mince pies and wine – Happy days!

PHP Developer Job Portsmouth

We are looking for someone who is willing to work on a part time basis, and who has competent knowledge and experience of PHP/MySQL.

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Team Tidy already has two great designers, so now we are seeking a programmer to come and join the Tidy Family. As well as having all the necessary attributes of a PHP developer, applicants must be prepared to work in a quirky environment consisting of a rugby mad welsh man, a man that will put your lunch to shame when we brings out his home made burgers, and a slightly bossy and hormonal book keeping lady.

We invite you to send us your CVs and portfolio, and send them to rosie@tidydesign.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Rosie Ward

The Importance of Planning

We all know that planning ahead helps us become more proactive, it is therefore a good idea to plan. Effective plans should be revised and updated regularly, just like a website (if you want it to do well on Google).

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Earlier today I set aside an hour to start mapping out the final quarter of 2015, a spot of prep work for next week. I looked back at previous months, recent web design enquiries, assessed new project work, clients and repeat business… This is an interesting (and important) exercise for any company (big or small), something I’d certainly recommend every quarter.

A Surprisingly Busy Summer!

Summer is generally a quiet time for us all. The kids are off for the holidays, most of us are holidaying abroad somewhere to catch some sun, and for those people who did see the sun in the UK, were making the most of it sitting in their garden or trying desperately to top up their tans on Southsea beach. But for those in the vicinity of the Royal Naval Club in Old Portsmouth, they would have heard the faint but fast tapping of keyboards from within Tidy Design HQ.

Throughout the summer, Tidy Design has been busy with a handful of new and exciting projects. As well as the Royal Beach Hotel mentioned in another blog post, the summer months also saw the launch of local opticians Cameron Davies and saw the development of total helicopter solutions company, Heli Operations.

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Cameron Davies brief was simple, to develop a modern, fresh and simple website to showcase their services and glasses. We were provided with some brilliant photos of glasses that had been taken in front of Portsmouth landmarks, and it was without hesitation that we put these straight onto the homepage. A lot of website tennis was going on, with us and Cameron Davies going back and forth with ideas and edits to make this website as best as it could be. The result being exactly what they had asked for, modern, fresh and simple!

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Although Heli Operations was not launched till September, for the last couple of months Team Tidy have been exceptionally busy with the development of this site. The finish result was always in our mind, to build a site that was slick, corporate and exciting. With the team of Heli Operations exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show later this month, it was extremely important to get this site launched on time and looking first class. We say it each time we launch a new site that ‘it’s the best site we have done’, and with this site we feel no different and are truly very proud of it!

Rosie Ward

New Websites, Great Clients!

Over the bank holiday weekend Tidy Design launched a new website for the Royal Beach Hotel in Southsea, Portsmouth. Over the years we have designed several hotel websites, working closely with hotel owners, duty managers and key staff to deliver results…

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We are very happy with the new site; it is great to have another hotel on our books and to be working with established local businesses such as The Best Western Royal Beach Hotel. Stay tuned for more news and more new websites; we have another going live tomorrow – Yippee!

FREE Clipboard Icons

Yes, another freebie icon set, hand crafted by Tidy Design. Are you looking for a flat clipboard icon with a list, some stats, a graph or tick?

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Download Icons

These FREE clipboard icons can be used on commercial or non-commercial projects, all we ask in return is not to re-sell or distribute our work via any third party websites. Like them? Please link back to this post our FREE Stuff page, help us spread the word, sharing is caring… We hope you find a home for these tidy free clipboard icons, thanks for visiting!