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Life, Opinion

grapple shorts

Our second perspective on the madhouse. It’s a bit different here at Grapple. We’re a whole bunch of crazy; the special kind. We’re crazy about what we do and how we do it, in order to produce amazing work. With this in mind, we introduce to you, Grapple Shorts. So Read

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Life

no client can ever have a tantrum quite like a one year old

Coming back to work after having a baby can be daunting. You think about what will have changed, can I still do my job? How will I juggle working and taking care of a baby? But it shouldn’t be daunting because you soon get back into the swing of it Read

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Life, Opinion

grapple shorts

It’s a bit different here at Grapple. We’re a whole bunch of crazy; the special kind. We’re crazy about what we do and how we do it, in order to produce amazing work. With this in mind, we introduce to you, Grapple Shorts. So you can better understand us, our Read

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Life, News

welcome to the team!

Welcoming a new member to the Grapple team, Carmelina! Having previously worked as a Digital Marketing Assistant at Leeds Bradford Airport and internships at both Home and Twentysix, Carmelina joins us as our newest Digital Senior Account Executive. Here are a few fun facts about our newest team member… What Read

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Tech

nurturing your site to grow

This is the first in a multi part series from the development team here at Grapple with the story behind how your site goes from a visual to a fully fledged marketing tool. By the time the site lands on my desk I’ve already been present at kick off meetings Read

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Creative, Opinion

age is more than just a number

Age gates…the childproof medicine caps of the digital world. Although, some people may argue much less effective and to a certain degree I agree; they’re not required by law, they create a barrier to the content and are extremely easy to by-pass by anyone not of required age. However, they Read

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Ideas, Opinion

one step at a time

I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationships we form with processes. Some people love them and everything they do is process driven down to the T. There are also others who believe it is a dirty word synonymous with lack of freedom and creative restraint. Personally, I love process. Read

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Creative, Ideas, Life, News, Opinion, Tech

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Grapple talk. April’s inaugural Grapple talk saw the presentation of monthly inspirational videos, industry news, and general agency achievements. Every last Friday of the month, we invite the team to share what they’re working on alongside any videos or content they love. Joff Lumb, Head of Digital Creative says: “Grapple talk is Read

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Creative, Life, Opinion

momentum

Sometimes, during a design project, the mind stalls and you lose momentum. Sometimes, your mind never really starts, and you are left trying to remember what momentum even is. This can be a very frustrating time, and can lead to all sort of feelings. Panic that you won’t be able Read

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Life, Opinion

BOOM! Shake-Shake the Room

I’ve been working in digital for not far off 20 years now. In that time a lot has happened and the digital landscape continues to evolve, so much so that I sometimes become numb to the wonderful and incredible world online. However, every now and then something happens that makes Read

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Creative, Opinion

keep scollin’ scrollin’ scrollin’

“Will people scroll?” is a question we often get asked. In short our answer is simply “Yes, they will”. The idea that users don’t scroll when viewing websites and apps has now become a UX myth. What is the fold? Above fold is a term used to describe the section Read

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Ideas, Opinion

waiting for morpheus

My first experience of a corporate intranet was a little over fifteen years ago when on a sandwich year in industry. At the time it was like logging on to the matrix, an ominous black screen welcomed you adorned with staff memos and notice boards with various links to files Read

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Creative, Ideas, Opinion

i want a website

In the digital arena, branding can often be a victim of neglect. A website is much more than your online shop front. Often, website design and build is requested as a quick win because the digital sphere is hot property, but before you rush into the investment, it’s wise to Read

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Life

telepathic tim

*Drum roll* we would like to introduce you to our latest new developer at Grapple, Tim Stringer. Last Job? For the last 3 years I’ve been developing and selling web based software for a company called Schools OPT In. At the end of my time there I was the only Read

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Creative, Opinion

flee from friction

In interaction design, friction is used to describe every moment that slows a user down from completing their desired task. This can range from unnecessary actions to excessive or distracting design elements. During planning phases of projects it is very important to test your user flow and experiment to create Read