Whose Fault Is That Breach of Data Security?

The hacker or the company? The latter of course. Saving money by not investing in secure software certainly backfires on businesses leaves your systems open for…

2018 Digital Marketing Trends Are Taking A Turn

2018 will focus on the evolution of marketing, where new developments will slow down print advertising and more companies will realise the benefit of online campaigns…

Gaining quality links through content marketing

On-page optimisation has a considerable effect on creating a successful Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) strategy. Well defined page titles, meta descriptions and…

Benefits of Standing Up and Working on Electronic Desks

Kalexiko have invested in new electronic stand-up desks for the team. A positive change in our studio we never envisaged and now it’s a topic we keep running…

Does your Brand do your Business Justice?

To answer this question we first need to know what a brand actually is, so here’s my take to give you an overview. A company’s brand is more than just it’s logo, it stretches…

Logo Updates for the Mobile Age

In recent times we’ve seen a host of visual refreshments from organisations and companies looking to bring their identity up-to-date. With mobile devices becoming…

Kalexiko Team Attend Land Rover Developer Challenge

Hosted by Jaguar Land Rover Research at Coventry Transport Museum, Kalexiko were one of the 50 lucky applicants qualifying to take part out of 100 applications.

Kalexiko Expands Services To Support Made In The Midlands Growth

Chan (founder of Kalexiko) first met Jason Pitt, the CEO of Made in the Midlands at our first offices in Wolverhampton Science Park over eight years ago.

Google’s Reliance on Good Quality Link Building in 2016

Link Building is the ongoing elections; each time a link is built, the website it points to receives the premium vote status, at least it does in Google’s eyes.

How To Track Companies That Visit Your Website

As a leading digital marketing agency, we often get asked by many of our clients if there’s a way to view the companies that visited their website. More specifically…

The Secure Metric Google Uses To Calculate Page Ranking

Google’s clever algorithms have always been good at prioritising one metric over another. When it comes to Adwords being displayed, Ads with ad extensions receive higher priority…

Kalexiko Sponsor ‘Taylor Transport International’ Shortlisted for MITM Awards

Last Thursday, Kalexiko attended one of the most recognised manufacturing events of the year, the 2015 Made in the Midlands Awards, held at Austin Court in Birmingham.

The Changing Face Of Interface Design

Understanding User Interface design is only effective when the UI designer is subject to a variety of UI devices across a range of platforms and consoles.

Land Rover Invite Kalexiko for the Ultimate Off-Road Experience

As a proud partner of Made In The Midlands, Kalexiko have met several suppliers of Jaguar Land Rover at nationwide events and exhibitions. We believe…

Why Agencies Should Partner With Google

Our journey to become a recognised and trusted Google Partner has been a tremendous and enjoyable learning experience. As a leading organic SEO agency…

Kalexiko’s Forest Segway Escape in Cannock Chase

We couldn’t have picked a more perfect time of the year to burn off the Easter eggs calories. The Kalexiko team ventured out last week to Go Ape for a team building exercise…

How Slack Has Revolutionised Our Workflow

More and more organisations like us at Kalexiko are now introducing Slack into the workplace. “Slack?”, you’re astonished to hear? Slack as in ‘lazy’, ‘careless’ and ‘incapable’?

Going Paperless with Evernote’s SnapScan

We’re now into our third week in our new studio and we’re still settling in. Our biggest challenge has been sorting through the boxes of documents and paperwork…

The Successive Evolution of Viva Livin’s Logo Design

Viva Livin Group Personal Training Camp have helped hundreds of determined individuals to eliminate fat loss and achieve lean muscle goals. Viva Livin’s philosophy has…

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

This is it. As a very busy 2014 draws to a close, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Our Narrative Clip review after 3 weeks of life-logging

Back in October 2012, a tiny camera device called; Memoto appeared on Kickstarter. Beginning with a goal of $50,000 the device topped this figure fast raising over…

Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs at Tech Wednesday

We made an appearance at Tech Wednesday on the 17th September 2014 to give a talk through the history of the company and to offer advice to a beaming audience of…

Kalexiko show their colours at Birmingham’s first ColorRun™

Inspired by the life and work of a particular young man from Birmingham, Kalexiko’s own Chan Dhillon and family decided to do something to make a difference; to put…

Vincent Connare on how he created the “world’s most-hated font”

Comic Sans creator Vincent Connare spoke at the fourth annual Boring Conference on how he created the apparently “world’s most-hated font” alongside…

Google Search Quality Rater Guidelines Leaked Revealing Vital New Insights

Over the past week or so the talk of the town among webmasters and SEO professionals has been the leaked copy of Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines…

Without Polish, Your Shoes Become Neglected

The shoe polish you’re sold with the purchase of your new shoes, is like the SEO for your new website. Your website being an asset walking you across the globe to…

Are Successful Projects Always Delivered On Time, On Budget?

When it comes to project delivery, each web project is unique based on our individual client requirements, their industry type, image and branding, budget and…

Does Working from a Coffee Shop Fuel Productivity?

During the Easter break, I thought I’d treat my children to a chocolate and cream ice cooler at the coffee shop at the end of the row of shops we were trawling through.

Happy 25th Birthday Internet!

Last week we saw the internet turn a quarter of a century old. A development which has progressed with immense speed within such a short space of time.

Clearabee’s Big Brand Revamp

Clearabee approached us in Spring 2013 needing a complete brand revamp. Needless to say, it was a huge challenge,an exciting and innovative one at that…

Why Squarespace’s $10 logo is no big deal for designers

Squarespace’s $10 logo design service has caused explosive outrage on Twitter. If Squarespace’s ‘Logos Made Simple’ service has got you worried, don’t worry, if…

Web Design Trends Coming In 2014

With 2013 now deposited into the archives of the past, now is a better time than ever to look forward to the year in front of you. 2013 was an exciting one for…

Have a very holly jolly Christmas!

2013 has been a great year for us here at Kalexiko. We have met some great new people, worked with some great new and existing clients and most importantly, had…

Writing your e-commerce site’s history: with breadcrumbs

68% of e-commerce sites have got their history all wrong, in that is a user can’t trace their history when using their site. The question is, which e-commerce…

Creative Brief: the difference between project failure and success

One of the biggest problems that those in the creative industry face is disagreements with a client once a project is off the ground running.

Why Japanese web design is so different to ours

Japan: the land of the rising sun, zen gardens, delightful tea ceremonies and the foundation grounds of some of the most awe-inspiring digital inventions…

You can now see your PageSpeed scores & suggestions directly in Google Analytics

A user prefers a website, and businesses benefit much more from it as faster sites have lower bounce rates. With Google’s new added feature you can now see your PageSpeed…

Google’s Hummingbird is great news for content marketing

Just when you thought your SEO was safe from the threat of Google’s beasts, Google unleash another algorithm that is certain to shake up content marketing and SEO.

Our 10K run for Teach First – sponsor us!

Teach First and Kalexiko appreciate any donations that are made, regardless of their size. This is a great cause to donate to and every child should be given access to…

Breaking down a project: 5 questions before you begin a design

Initial meetings with clients are exciting times, and some of the most creative. When discussing a project at the onset, your mind races with ideas and plans on how…

Google launches Web Designer App

Only a few days ago, Google launched its new advertising application in beta; Google Web Designer. The company have said that the tool is for creating…

Our 5 favourite iOS 7 app redesigns

The launch of Apple’s iOS 7 has caused a stir throughout the world of digital tech, dividing enthusiasts and cynics with a mixed chorus of ‘ums and ahs’.

Get ready for Safari Push Notifications

Apple’s upcoming next generation operating system OS X Mavericks is heading our way this Autumn, bringing with it a whole host of exciting new features.

Using photography in web design

Nothing commands the eye like great photography, especially in web design. In an industry where there are far too many impersonal ‘stock jobs’, employing some…

Is your site speed affecting your SEO?

We all know the sheer frustration that arises when trying to navigate a slow website, it’s almost enough to drive you away to a competitor site. In fact this is…

Is your responsive website up to speed?

If there was an award for the web design buzzword of the decade, then it certainly would go straight to responsive design. In our world of multi-screen…

All you need to know about Local SEO

In the past year local SEO has evolved. Once the slightly neglected area of SEO campaigns, Local SEO is now becoming a formidable element of any company’s…

How to create engaging responsive design

We touched upon responsive design not too long ago, in our article 4 Things you need to know about Responsive Web Design. Responsive design is becoming increasingly…

Web Design Agency vs Freelancers

Web design agency or freelancer? It’s a long running debate and one that every company will need to face, choosing the right person or team for your digital services is…

10 Great Free Font Resources

When it comes to fonts, every great designer knows that using the wrong one can lay a design in shambles. On the other hand, a great font can scoop a mediocre design off…

9 SEO tools I could never live without

The world of digital marketing is competitive; extremely competitive. With so many companies trying to get to the top of search rankings you know competition is tough.

A Guide to Great UX

It would be safe to say that we all have our own ideas about what makes a good User Experience (UX). We have all experienced good and bad UX, but how do you…

Weird facts about Wimbledon Infographic

After Andrew Murray’s storming victory at this years Wimbledon tournament, we figured that we had to do something to celebrate. Rather than your average run…

Unmissable Digital Marketing events in Birmingham

As you will have seen from our recent TEDxBrum article; Birmingham is a city that’s never short of interesting things going on, particularly in the digital industry.

4 Things you need to know about Responsive Web Design

The control which designers know in the print medium, and often desire in the web medium, is simply a function of the limitation of the printed page.

5 killer ways to bond with your blog’s audience

We have been talking a lot about SEO lately at Kalexiko HQ, with good reason. As you will know, Google’s algorithm update has revolutionised how companies…

Flat Design and minimalism; is this the future of web design?

Digitalism is taking a minimalist turn. With digital design turning its back on the skeuomorphic and re-embracing minimalism, it leaves us asking whether the vogue of…

A letter to Jodi Ann Bickely

Those of you who have read the Kalexiko @ TEDxBrum article will be familiar with the name Jodi Ann Bickley. If you haven’t then you’re missing out on one of the most…

Kalexiko@ TEDxBrum: Marking the map

TEDx returned to Brum on the 8th of June 2013; hosting a series of talks and discussions that promised to be insightful, inspiring and innovative. Naturally, I was there to check it out.

How to successfully submit a guest blog

Guest blogging is great; it really is. People lose out a lot by glossing over it. Believe it or not, guest blogging is actually one of the most effective ways to grow your brand…

‘It’s not what people buy: It’s why they buy it’

“It’s not what people buy. It’s why they buy it”; a notion that has become something of a maxim in the Kalexiko HQ. Across all industries the successful figures, companies…

Penguin 2.0: the aftermath

It has been two weeks since Google rolled out the Penguin 2.0 algorithm; the update that promised to be ‘big’ and left SEOs everywhere biting their nails in nervous anticipation.

5 techniques for thinking outside of the box

During these long dog days of summer, sometimes it can be difficult to keep the creative juices flowing, come on; we have all been there. Trying to keep at the top of your…

Getting smarter: using the Buffett Formula

Inspiration brings knowledge, that’s my opinion anyway. The problem is one can’t exist without the other, and inspiration doesn’t always bang on the door in the dead of the night…

The problems with outsourcing

Running a web design business is tough; period. With deadlines constantly looming around every corner and the work pile towering like an unconquerable mountain…

Cern to put the first ever web page back online

As part of a web-archaeological excavation, the world’s very first webpage is to be put back online. Cern, the company that introduced he World Wide Web to the world are putting…

Happy 7th Birthday Kalexiko

The 18th of May 2013 marks the seventh birthday of Kalexiko and boy, does time fly! It is hard to believe that the seed that was planted in the summer of 2006 has…

Yahoo buy Tumblr for $1.1bn in cash

Blogging platform Tumblr was bought by Yahoo yesterday for an astonishing $1.1bn in cash. The deal is the biggest that Marissa Mayer has made since she took…

The real power behind CSS3

CSS3 is still in its infancy, and web browsers are still slowly trying to catch up with the power and the possibilities that CSS3 offers developers to create some amazing websites.

Arming yourself against the Spambots

Spam; everyone’s unwanted guest. Everyone has been served an unwholesome amount of it, somehow a spammer gets hold of your email address and…

Google takes on Spotify with new music app

Yesterday Google announced the release of its own music platform; Google Play All Access at its giant I/O conference in San Francisco. The release of the music…

“Post-Advertising” and the future of product branding

There is speculation that the traditional way of company branding is dying; if not dead already. No doubt a loaded phrase such as this will cause a few shaking heads, but…

Kalexiko’s 7 rules of website engagement

With the web being the expansive abyss that it is, the success of a website really is down to the survival of the fittest.

Can shock advertising shock too much?

Shock advertising is an old trick. Companies create adverts that are purely design to shock a viewer to the point that they remember the company or the product.

Creating the new Kalexiko blog

As you may have noticed, the Kalexiko blog has undergone a massive redesign. What you are looking at now is months of meticulous planning, dramatic feats of design and…

Great examples of innovative branding

Branding is a facet of a company that is vital in building a solid foundation of recognition, no doubt about it. In fact, branding can be the most subtle or the most…

#throughglass: first Project Glass pictures and user guide revealed

Exciting developments from the Google Glass team have been revealed this week. The first photographs taken using the device have been revealed to the world, alongside…

Kalexiko at Made in the Midlands

The Midlands has always been the nucleus of the UK’s manufacturing industry. Some of the world’s most revolutionary names in engineering and manufacturing had…

How to recover from Google SEO Penalisation

Once you have been attacked by Google’s Penguins and Pandas feeling a bit worse for wear is an understatement. An encounter from either of these two beasts from Google;s …

Does the release of Google Now iOS prophesise a grim future for Apple?

When Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder said in 2004; ‘Ultimately I view Google as a way to augment your brain with the knowledge of the world’, I wonder…

Ten Years of iTunes

It was ten years ago today that an event would occur that would change the way that the music industry would operate; this event was the launch of iTunes.

Effective mediums for crafting business copy

Do you want the secret for making more sales? Of course you do, and I will tell you what it is. It’s simple really, it really boils down to how you write your company’s copy.

How will Penguin 2.0 affect your SEO?

Right, so today is National Penguin day; a strange ‘holiday’ that apparently celebrates the species’ annual northward migration. Also, as many of you are aware Google’s Penguin 2.0 is…

Cultivating your garden: Building up your smaller clients

Apparently we are now well into British summer time, but judging from the strange multi-seasonal weather we have been experiencing lately you could have fooled us.

The importance of gathering client requirements

Do you find that your clients never seem satisfied with your output? Are you constantly going head to head over your output? Are your “ungrateful” client always misunderstanding your ideas?

Young entrepreneurs that impacted digital culture

Sometimes a youngster will appear with such precocious vision and talent that seems so beyond their years it is almost unbelievable.

In honor of the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh

The architype of the “tortured artist”; famously neglected in life and celebrated in death. The 30th of March marks the 160th birthday of the post-impressionist…

Alfred V2: Beanstalk workflow

The Alfred app has been for me a lifesaver. After a week or so of using it I can guarantee that you will think to yourself, ‘how on earth did I ever manage without it?’- I know I did.

Is your Blog your biggest risk?

Earlier this week, Britain saw the toughest restrictions imposed on free-press in the last 300 years. As a result your blog could also be at risk.

The art of practical colour theory

Life is full of colour, and we are fortunate to be able to see all the colours out there. Every element, every pigment, every grain of all the shades and tints of the whole colour…

Basecamp: a Kalexiko user’s guide

Here at Kalexiko HQ, we like to think of ourselves as a small, tightly interwoven collective of what could be described as ninja designers, developers and strategists.

Happy Red Nose Day from Kalexiko!

Red Nose Day, the one day of the year where it is impossible not to laugh; simple. No matter where you are, be it walking to work, in your office, on a bus or just relaxing in front of your TV…

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!

The 14th of March is the birthday of one of the greatest scientific geniuses to ever walked the earth; Albert Einstein. Einstein’s contribution to the way we perceive and understand…

2013: the rise of ubiquitous technology

The focus of digital design has always centered around the ethos of comfortable user interactivity with a device or product. Technology has been developed and modified to give…

Designing the Angry Coder Website

It’s a tough life being a coder. The pressure of our day to day work; constantly creating code, fixing code, testing code- sometimes it’s enough to make you want to lock yourself in a room…

Iconic adverts that dared to defy

As members of the general public, we also double as potential customers. Advertisers see us all as their next potential customer and therefore need to communicate with us all the time.

Interflora suffer the full impact of violating Google’s PageRank

The world of online marketing witnessed the heavy extent of Google’s draconian penalties to those who don’t abide their SEO tactics by Google’s PageRank policies.

Raspberry Pi Part 2: Powered by Python

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the Raspberry Pi. That’s right, the teeny device has been leading the creative movement of tiny computers for a year now.

From humble beginnings come great things

Do you remember your first business venture? Whether it was washing cars or baking cakes, we all once made that leap into the world of business at one point.

Kalexiko meets Nick Holzherr

From his rising popularity after his near miss grabbing the investment of Lord Alan Sugar on BBC’s The Apprentice to the launch of his Whisk app..

A glimpse into Google’s looking glass

Have you ever what life would be like through the looking glass; to see how life would be different on the other side; in a different universe, in a different time or even as a different person?

Is your website getting the support it needs from your browser?

The internet will never stop growing and that’s what makes it so exciting. There are constantly new developments happening every single day; every moment even, a new feature will…

Goodbye to CodeIgniter: Hello to Laravel?

When it comes down to PHP frameworks, in my opinion there are only two worth mentioning; CodeIgniter and Laravel. I have been a fan of CodeIgniter for a while now…

Kalexiko case study: The sales-i website

In short, sales-i is the fastest growing sales and customer intelligence service in the UK and America. It is designed to fulfill the needs of busy, frontline and desk-based…

Don’t get hog-tied by a Cowboy web builder!

It’s a wild wide web out there and many a tale have been told about poor goners that have forked over their hard earned dinero on a web builder only to find that they have been had by cowboy.

Is there a secret formula behind a successful viral?

A comparison that I have seen a lot of lately is that of a successful viral marketing campaign being as elusive as the Holy Grail. Indeed this is very fitting…

Talking Majestic SEO with Dixon Jones

For those of you who don’t know, Majestic SEO is the largest commercial Link Intelligence Database in the world. It surveys the internet and has created a map…

Happy Anniversary Facebook (Infographic)

Today is the 9th birthday of Facebook. It is hard to believe that the social media tool that has connected the world is almost a decade old. Furthermore, it is hard to imagine a world without the ease of contact…

It’s Groundhog day: Kalexiko Revelations

The beauty of making mistakes is the wisdom you gain from them. Without making mistakes in the first place it would be impossible for the future to be a success.

Is your company’s social media safe?

While Twitter and other social networking accounts can be used to successfully broadcast your business to the public, what happens when the wrong information gets transmitted?

Kalexiko Inspiration: 25 Books

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world. Napoleon Bonaparte.
When we are asked where do we get out inspiration from, we are often…

Cracking the Kalexi-code

With the new year well underway and plans for 2013 in full gear, we seem to have a surge of young and eager programming geniuses trying their luck and enquiring for available positions.

To stock or not to stock: That is the question

Stock Photography; like marmite you love it or you hate it. Personally, I’m not a fan of marmite or stock photography. Both leave a bitter taste in my mouth; whether…

Words never die, they become timeless

Writing copy, if executed well it will get you a catch; if done perfectly you can control a mind like a quack hypnotist.

Great tools to help you create great websites

I get a lot of questions in regard to which tools and programs I use to develop websites. In response to this I have decided to put together a small list of tools that have helped to…

Lee’s Apps: Revisited

So, just over a year ago I did an article called ‘Lee’s everyday favourite mac apps’, highlighting some of the apps that I used for my work with Kalexiko and in my own pursuits.

Kalexiko & Business Report: The Digital Odyssey

Here at Kalexiko we have had the opportunity to work with some really interesting and inspirational clients. Occasionally we like to showcase certain projects we have worked on…

Our web design resources to help you lead the way

Who said that the season of good will was over? To help you overcome the post Christmas hangover (where lack of gifts are always at an all time high), here at…

The Life of (Raspberry) Pi

With my new Raspberry Pi device, coupled with a robotic arm I received from my doting five year old nephew (I do wonder who the present was really for!)…

The Kalexiko Clairvoyant: 2013 Digital Marketing Predictions

Have you ever noticed that throughout the web, the same people seem to work in every career path you can imagine; accountants, doctors, lawyers, astronauts, scientists…

The Kalexiko 2012 Projects Showroom

Without a doubt 2012 has been one of the most exciting years in recent history, the Olympics, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Presidential Election, the release of some of the most…

Kalexiko Went Crackers This Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, we decided that we wanted to give our clientèle something a little bit unique this Christmas; something that…

Kalexiko’s End of Year Digital Retrospective

2012 has been a thrilling year in the digital world. With the new year getting increasingly closer we wanted to reflect on some of the milestones and events that have shaped 2012 into…

Good design is as little design as possible.

The definition of good design is an interpretation that could be viewed subjectively with much debate; every eye perceives differently. Analysing good design principles objectively, takes…

Good design is minimal, modest and discreet. The best design pieces lack exaggeration and excess decoration; with simple lines and no fuss curves, the user is able to adapt…

Promising more than you can deliver..?

So the Olympics are underway, and by the time you read this Team GB, or whichever nation(s) you happen to be supporting will hopefully already be in amongst the medals.

Make your studio awesome.

Creative thinking happens in creative spaces. Your team is more likely to come up with fantastic ideas if they’re working in an environment which is stimulating, fun and a bit out of the ordinary. Making the office into a more creative place doesn’t have to involve a complete re-design, just a few small touches could help everyone to feel that little bit more inspired. Here are our favourite gadgets and gizmos for a creative studio.

How to make the most of your online marketing

Your website is one of your business’ greatest assets. But in the vastness of the internet, it can seem impossible to stand out from the crowd and make your presence known.

We’re hiring an awesome ux and ui web designer!

Kalexiko is a dynamic and rapidly expanding web development/digital design agency based in Birmingham. We require an enthusiastic and talented individual who…

Five techniques for creative thinking

If you’re ever stuck for a new idea or you don’t know how to move things forward, here are a few techniques from the creative minds at Kalexiko.

This is the most amazing time and place to be alive

It is 2012 and we live in a world where we are surrounded by limitless possibilities.We now have the ability to connect with people and communicate in ways that…

5 reasons why your business should be on Google Places

When was the last time you used a Yellow Pages? If the answer is recently then you’ve just ruined this article, so I hope you’re proud of yourself. The Yellow Pages certainly…

Google’s most popular search queries for 2011

For the year 2011, the Facebook Social Network dominated search queries over all others in the UK. Four different variations of Facebook were used in the top four slots including…

The battle of modern day browsers

According to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph, something extraordinary happened recently in the world of web browsers; Google’s Chrome overtook Mozilla’s Firefox in…

Handy tools for start-up and small companies

Famous cosmetics entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash once said that ‘People are a company’s greatest asset’. She wasn’t wrong, but it’s also frequently said that workers are only as good as their tools.

Digital Marketing Trends for 2012

The end of 2011 is fast approaching, and assuming the world doesn’t end, 2012 is shaping up to be a pretty good year all round what with the Olympics, the iPhone 5, a new…

Google Analytics: some of the new features explained

It seems that scarcely a week can go by here without us having to talk about Google. It’s not our fault, they keep doing stuff!

What will Google+ Pages mean for your social media strategy?

We recently discussed in this blog the power of branding on Facebook, and specifically how different companies are taking advantage of the gradual shift in the demographics…

The Kalexiko Wish List

As we career helplessly towards the festive season, it’s probably time to start thinking about what to put on your Christmas list.

‘Like’ you know, whatever

Naysayers have been arguing for a while now that Facebook may have peaked in the UK. It’s true that their growth is not as prolific as it once was…

A designers 10 commandments

We’ve had a bit of a revelation here at Kalexiko. Here before you are our 10 Commandments for designers. Don’t worry, we won’t strike you down or anything if…

How a great client can make things so much easier

At Kalexiko it’s our job to (amongst other things) design and build brilliant websites for our clients. We’d like to think we’re really good at it, and you need only…

Making Websites Accessible

It’s all too easy sometimes to take for granted some of the wonders of the technological world in which we live. Like being able to effortlessly browse the web…

A/B Testing Explained

If you want to maximise sales from your website it is important that you fully understand A/B Testing. It’s pretty simple and a great way to find out what…

Google Panda: What it could mean for you

Pandas, by and large, are pretty useless creatures. They spend most of their time sitting around eating bamboo or doing nothing, and when they’re…

Responsive Web Design Explained

Imagine, if you will, that the whole internet is a gigantic flowing waterfall of information, perpetually cascading into a constantly growing pool of other information.

What the 1980’s can teach us about great design

Anyone over the age of 40 can remember (usually with crashing embarrassment) their 1980’s fashion disasters.

A simple guide on taking online card payments

At Kalexiko we often get asked about online payments by credit and debit card. It is critically important that this function is easy to follow…

Typography: A Pressing Matter

Most of us would assume that typography was established with the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press in the 15th century.

White Hat SEO v Black Hat SEO

They can be a secretive bunch over at Google. So secretive in fact, that no one outside the company is ever entirely sure what they’re up to; not Kalexiko…

Effective techniques to encourage website sign-ups

Having a great looking website that informs and delights is of paramount importance. However, just because someone is viewing your site

In loving sweet memory of apple legend Steve Jobs.

It’s with great sadness at Kalexiko that we learn of the death of Apple mastermind Steve Jobs after having suffered a long battle with…

Lee’s everyday and favourite mac apps

Mac app round-ups are pretty common across the internet, however the problem with most of them is that they aren’t written by people who actually use them

Your essential guide to SEO success

Search Engine Optimisation is all about improving your website to make it as easy as possible for people to find you using search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.

5 Ways to Turn Page Views into Sales

It’s one thing to get people looking at your nice, shiny website, but the real challenge is how to turn page visitors into paying customers.

A new addition to the family

Here at Kalexiko we always like to keep our eyes peeled for any resources that will help us develop our skill set. We recently came across these little…

Ten things Kalexiko love about Birmingham

The Kalexiko HQ is located just to the east of Birmingham’s dynamic city centre. We love it here and we’d like to share with you a few of our favourite things.

Facebook…the ninth wonder of the business world!

If there is one thing that we at Kalexiko are sure of it is the power of the web, we spend countless hours working with businesses across the UK to ensure…

No ‘off the shelf’ studio for Kalexiko

When it became time to relocate into a bigger and better workspace, a straightforward office move was simply not good enough for Kalexiko.

How do I make a great website that’s easy to use?

Wikipedia tells us that usability is – ‘the ease of use and learnability of a human made object’. Usability therefore applies to anything that we make and interact with.

Tweet to the top…

The internet is the core of the world’s communication and has billions addicted to its offerings but did you know that you could use it’s power to boost your business?

Balancing Colour in Web Design

In today’s business market, each decision we make can often be the difference between success and failure; we have to be right on…

Managing and Delivering Complex Projects

When running any business, project management is a necessity and the difference between the success of a business and crumbling chaos.

The good, the bad and the ugly in web design

Ever been on a website and wondered; one, what you were doing on there? And two, what the website even was? Odds are that you have probably just answered yes.

From Print to Web

Coming from a print background, the transition to web design has been and continues to be something quite unique. Although…

5 mobile apps to help your business become more productive

In today’s economy a job is very rarely the regular nine to five. A job is very much a lifestyle and be it sales, marketing, business, or even journalism…

8 tips on how to exceed client expectations

After working with a variety of clients with different requirements (and demands) over the last 5 years, we’ve learnt a thing or two about customer care.

Why have a corporate blog?

We’ve always been very reluctant to integrate a blog into our website, as it’s a huge commitment (with high maintenance).