Month: February 2017


Facebook job posting

By Dave Haygarth   February 24, 2017  
As Mashable put it here, "The fear of a job recruiter stalking your Facebook account just got shook up." Facebook is now planning on letting people post jobs and target them to a huge audience very easily.The vast gaps between the social networks LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook when it comes to audience types and audience engagement can never be taken for granted.  As LinkedIn seeks to move slightly toward the more gutteral middle ground with trending stories and a much more timeliney feel, Facebook step into the hiring sphere, as many had predicted.   We're moving into that place where you share pictures of your dinner AND add a smiley to a video of a kitten falling off a table AND now go job hunting.Sure... it's a long way until these take hold.  But when powered by Facebook's huge marketing engine and market stake, it's too early for us just to ignore it.Only in the USA at present, but we'll be watching this space closely. So should you.

This week’s new releases…. and a moan from Dave about stock photography

By Dave Haygarth   February 3, 2017  
Been a busy January here at RDHQ and a particularly busy end. Two or three very nice sites have gone LIVE in the last few days and that's always a satisfying water shed. Each one with a different designer too - keeping our design portfolio fresh and avoiding that 'samey' look that some of our less passionate competitors seem to end up with.There's sadly more 'skyline' photos though on so many sites. We obviously give content-management to all our clients and need to listen to their wants, but it saddens me a little that people seem to put a city skyline photo on their site as soon as they're let loose on a content-management system.  Opinion, I know. They seem so dull and unimaginative to me. I know that our designers and my colleagues alike would happily never see a stock photo of a city skyline again.Anyway - check out the latest here in our design portfolio and just imagine what they might look like without a city skyline....