Web and digital
By Happy Giraffe, posted 17th April 2013 at 3:52PM
We love Google Chrome Experiments in the digital office. Google encourages talented and creative developers from around the world to use the latest technologies alongside Google Chrome to create beautiful, magical and downright awesome websites.
The latest experiment that has us buzzing with excitement is Google Maze. You can take any website and turn it into an online 3D maze where you can race against the clock to reach the end. You can even navigate using your phone. We’ve become slightly addicted, so why don’t you give it a try! See if you can beat our score right here.
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By Happy Giraffe, posted 21st August 2012 at 1:53PM
Go for a pleasurable scroll
The Happy Giraffe Digital team are always keeping an eye on new techniques being developed and implemented in to all aspects of the web and digital realms. What we would like to do is share some of the research and highlight the kind of things that get us geeks excited regarding web design and development.
There are still a lot of people who don’t want their websites to scroll, but look what you can do with scrolling now. With the advance in browser development and the use of HTML5 and CSS3 you can now scroll up, down, sideways, horizontally and even forward... Read Article >
By Happy Giraffe, posted 04th July 2012 at 9:13AM
It was our privilege and pleasure to work with the lovely Andy Hayes over the last ten years on many, many video projects. So it was with much sadness that we learnt of his untimely death last week. Our thoughts are with his son and family. Sad, sad times. But lots of happy memories... eggy sandwiches, the flight lesson (I loved every minute of it - honest!), where's Andy? on most shoots when we would get a last minute call, hours and hours spent filming and editing, working until midnight in your little house in Belbroughton to meet those deadlines. We'll miss you! X
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By Happy Giraffe, posted 24th May 2012 at 2:33PM
In order to comply with the new legislation by 26 May 2012, websites must have carried out a cookie audit and published the results on the site. This potentially involves:
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Making a list of all cookies used
Removing old cookies no longer used
Establishing purpose of each cookie – If not essential, then consent is required to use it
Identifying what data each cookie holds
Confirming if the cookie is linked to other data held about a user
Confirming the type of cookie
Confirming the lifespan of a cookie
Confirming if the cookie is a third party cookie or first...
By Happy Giraffe, posted 17th April 2012 at 12:37PM
We all use social media in some shape or form but do you know when and how to use the right one for you? With Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ all in operation how do you know which platform you should be using?
Here at Happy Giraffe, we often have to advise our clients on the best social media strategies to kick start campaigns. What we do advise is that not all platforms are suitable for all businesses. If you are in the B2C market then Facebook is great. It allows you to reach large numbers and build your brand, however, if you are in B2B you may find that you need to step... Read Article >
By Happy Giraffe, posted 15th March 2012 at 12:46PM
You may have seen on our blog a couple of weeks ago about how brands are updating to the new look Facebook Timeline profiles. Never ones to be left behind we have just put together a new profile for one of our clients. Have a look at www.facebook.com/CampanileUK There are a range of ways to get your brand identity across on the new profile so have a look and see what you think!
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By Happy Giraffe, posted 05th March 2012 at 10:02AM
Last week saw the Global Mobile Awards 2012 take place in Barcelona. The ceremony hosted by comedian Tim Minchin celebrated the best in mobile apps, services and products that the world has to offer. Now in its 17thyear, the awards just keep on growing. This years’ winners included:
Best Mobile App for consumers – Angrybirds Rio. The continuing popularity of this game and the introduction of the Rio edition made this the obvious winner for consumers.
Best overall mobile app – WhatsApp. This cross-platform messaging service allows you to send/receive messages without incurring SMS... Read Article >
By Happy Giraffe, posted 02nd March 2012 at 8:50AM
If you've been logging into Facebook over the last few months you may have decided to opt for the new look Timeline profile. Some people were really quick to get on board with this while others have been a bit more tentative before they commit to changing the look of their page, and then there are others who are more than happy with their profile just the way it is!
At the moment, the timeline profile is a choice, but it probably won’t be long before we all find ourselves having to head down this route. Now, Facebook have decided to give this timeline to brands offering them a different... Read Article >
By Happy Giraffe, posted 15th February 2012 at 1:04PM
In the last few months it hasn’t gone unnoticed that our Facebook news feeds seem to be featuring our friends’ latest scores on the games they have been playing online. Has this been the cold winter nights that have forced people to pick up their laptops or is it because social gaming has an ever increasing popularity? More and more people seem to be turning to these social games to pass away the time and there is no doubt that social gaming is growing massively. It is predicted that by the end of this year the number of people using social gaming will reach 68.7 million players. The... Read Article >
By Happy Giraffe, posted 02nd February 2012 at 9:24AM
Social media is everywhere, it just keeps on growing and everyone is talking about it in one way or another but does the popularity of social media mean the end of email marketing? Will we see email marketing disappear altogether?
Email campaigns have been the best way to reach a mass audience over the past few years, but now with social media the scope and reach of campaigns is widening. There is a common misconception that email marketing is on its way out, but the reality is that email is still going strong. Although social media is a great tool to help boost your campaigns it... Read Article >