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    Andy Hobbs13 January, 2015

    Web design principles 2

    Make it interesting Okay, so your website has succesfully completed step 1 and caught your users' attention. Great! But now what? You certainly don't want people to leave your website now, which is what will happen unless you can keep them engaged and spark their interest in what you're…

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    Andy Hobbs11 December, 2014

    Solutions Outsourced Christmas hours

    Skeletons & Christmas hours: Closed from Friday 19th December 5pm Skeleton staff week* Monday 5th - Friday 9th January Back on Deck Monday 12th - Friday 16th January See you in the new year! Contacting Support over the holidays Have a critical request? Click here to see what Siteflex…

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    Andy Hobbs17 April, 2014

    Web design principles 1

    Grab their attention! Recently I was asked what I do for a living and I told them I help make great websites. That led to the question "what makes a great website?" - which is a good question and one that made me think how best to break it down. I would argue that a website is great if it…

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    Andy Hobbs5 July, 2013

    Happy 11th Birthday to us!

    Solutions Outsourced turns 11 years old this week! It's hard to believe as it only seems like a few months ago that we celebrated our 10 year birthday. A big thanks to all our clients, staff and friends who have worked with us over the years. It's been a pleasure and we look forward to more…

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    Andy Hobbs12 February, 2013

    Top 10 websites for design inspiration

    www.dribbble.com Dribbble is a show and tell website for designers. It's a place to share small screenshots of your works in progress and garner feedback in both the form of constructive criticism and praise. Many of us find it to be my number one source of design inspiration as it promotes…

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    Andy Hobbs29 November, 2012

    Mo Season! Day 28

    We are close to the end of and our Movember troops are imagining what victory will feel like tomorrow evening when their dusty razors see the jungle awaiting them on their upper lips. Thank you for your generosity in the past week, the force have gained another $100 for their efforts.…

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    Andy Hobbs2 September, 2012

    10 cover songs that are better than the original

    It's no secret that we enjoy music around the office at Solutions Outsourced. Here are 10 cover songs that we think are as good as (or sometimes even better than!) the original. Think we've missed one? Add it in the comment section below. Johnny Cash - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails)…