E-commerce website developed by Interactive Red scoops top award!

Posted: November 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles, Ecommerce, Web Design | No Comments »

Bombus have today been awarded the E-commerce in Kent Award 2012, judged by a panel of six judges the Bombus website fought off competition from 9 other finalists to claim the top spot of “Best Online Shop”.

Amelia Coward, Managing Director at Bombus was presented the “Best Online Shop” award by Alan Noake, Founder of the awards ceremony – now in it’s fifth year – at The White Cliffs Hotel, St Margaret’s Bay near Dover on Friday 2nd November 2012.


Off the shelf CMS or Web Agency developed package?

Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles, Hosting, Technical | 1 Comment »

Making the decision over what Content Management System to use as the platform for your company’s website is not something to take lightly.

The question is always whether to go with an off the shelf package or something that’s built based on your business requirements.


EU Cookie Law and your website

Posted: May 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | No Comments »

The much debated EU cookie law comes into effect this weekend and leaves many website owners and indeed developers confused about their position in the regulation and whether their website needs to introduce a cookie opt-in system that you have probably already seen adopted by the likes of the BBC and other big websites.


Web design agency or freelancer?

Posted: May 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | Tags: | No Comments »

A freelancer may often be cheaper but you could end up with an ‘off the shelf’ website that has restrictions and therefore doesn’t perform how you’d like. There may be a lack of marketing knowledge that means your website looks great but doesn’t focus on engagement. If using the site doesn’t result in users interacting with the site how they should, (an E-commerce site for example), it renders that site ineffective for your business needs.


How to write the ultimate web design brief

Posted: April 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | Tags: | 10 Comments »

A design brief is an essential document that you produce for your web designer that covers the task at hand, the objectives of the project, the strategic direction of the design and the elements that the website must contain. Taking the time to create this document ensures there’s no second-guessing, assumptions and mistakes meaning the building of your site will run smoothly.


Win a 12 month Spotify Premium subscription

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles, Facebook | No Comments »

Get your hands on a free 12 month Spotify premium subscription by answering a simple question on our Facebook page. No catch, you just need to like our page and fill in the details. The question is even multiple choice – how hard can it be?


Interactive Red are now a Recommended Agency

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | No Comments »

We’ve been appointed as a Recommended Web Design Agency by RAR; a great achievement considering only agencies which have been highly rated by their clients appear on their list of recommended agencies.


Why you should consider a mobile website over a mobile app

Posted: March 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles, Ecommerce, Technical | 4 Comments »

Consumers are increasingly using mobile devices to shop and online retailers have responded with both mobile websites and apps to meet their customers shopping habits. Since smartphones have begun to dominate the mobile phone market, there seems to be an app for everything these days. When it comes to your own digital marketing, you’d be forgiven for thinking that an app might be the way forward…


Hosting FAQ: Bandwidth vs Disk Space

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles, Hosting, Technical | No Comments »

Monthly bandwidth limits and disk space allocations are things that may sound simple to us but there are plenty of people who just don’t get what we’re on about. This guide aims to make things a little clearer for everyone.


How long should a blog post be?

Posted: February 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | No Comments »

How long should a blog post be? This is a commonly asked question and if you search online you will find many different answers. There is a wealth of information and advice out there and whilst there is no definitive answer there are some valuable guidelines that are worth following.


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