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Healthy Habits

Keeping Healthy in the Office

Having an office job is bound to equal a lot of time sitting at a desk, and everyone knows that long periods of being sedentary aren't healthy. So what can you do to ensure that you're not putting unnecessary strain on your body at work?

Customer Interaction

How to be productive on the internet.

Having a strong online presence is vital for any 21st century company. As your client base increasingly rely on the internet for communication, you too have to keep up to date with what's being posted about you online, and ensure that the lines of communication between you and your customers are well maintained.  

Intellectual Property

Swiper no Swiping

A lot of businesses seem to have trouble coming to terms with the idea that just because someone has posted their work online, it does not mean that it's there for anyone to use, free of charge. Here's a few facts for you to remember if your clients ever start pressuring you to use un-sourced material in the design of their sites. 

Back Ups

Two is always better than one.

We've made a few news articles about the importance of backing up your websites, so we thought it only fitting that Back Ups get their own section at Rhye Smile. Do you have a secure, complete back up of your own site, or of any sites you host?

POP and IMAP Protocols

POP and IMAP Protocols

POP and IMAP are two common email protocols, and Rhye Media's server offers both. As checking emails across multiple devices becomes the norm, POP is becoming increasingly obsolete. You may want to transition to IMAP to ensure that you continue to have the best access to your emails.

Artwork approved

Artwork approved and it’s time to print, your job is done?

Every designer will experience the issue of what the word “approved” means with a client. It seems like a pretty straight forward process...

Where to start when quoting a website

Quoting for creating a website.

This is something that doesn’t get any easier and is something that you should always review for each job. One size doesn’t fit all!

There are lots of variables to consider...

Hiring someone self-employed

Would you be reluctant to hire someone that had their own business?

Firstly, is the position full-time? An employer will want 100% of your skills and effort dedicated towards their business, and may be (misguidedly) wary of you poaching clients or work from them for yourself.

Designing for all resolutions

Set-up for a website design.

When starting your website design you should set up your artboard or canvas to the following specifications; between 2,000px and 1,400px wide. The optimum height varies depending on your content, but anywhere at or above 768px is fine. 

SEO General Information

Search Engine Optimisation. (SEO)

The important thing to note is that SEO is a mathematical equation and you need to ensure your site contains the right information to improve the final search result.