June 2, 2020No Comments

What is WebXR

The WebXR Device API replaces WebVR in products such as Oculus Quest, Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.

What does it do? It brings Augmented Reality under the same overarching API as Virtual Reality, opening the door to special effects like the one here (Chrome or Firefox) What does the X stand for? Nothing, it's a wildcard that stands for anything you like- its your reality after all! Maybe this will stop the tiresome debate around whether 360° Photography is counted as VR! Read more

March 23, 2020No Comments

Digital Marketing in times of Corona

At Helter Skelter Studios we've been racking our brains as to what we can offer our local community in these troubled times. We looked on the internet for inspiration and came up with a few ideas..
 
1. Nude self portraits tutorial .... hmm REJECT
2. Cat and Dog portrait tutorial... not really our thing REJECT
3. Free portrait photography... self defeating and not our thing anyway.. REJECT
4. Recipe Videos.. hmm MAYBE - as long as their Viv's recipes and not mine 🤣
5. Video Diary... we're not that interesting - REJECT
 
So we're not planning on offering anything to do with video or photography pro bono - unless somebody comes up with a compelling idea.
 
BUT....

Digital Marketing in times of Corona

 
We have, with slightly less than perfect timing, been working on a new offering in the area of Digital Marketing because we spent significant amounts of time doing that last year - (Funky Frankwell and for a couple of much larger clients in Shropshire). We're launching a new website Helter Skelter Design on 1st April dedicated to this side of the business.
 
We are Google certified (for Google Ads) and we've worked in and around the web design industry for twenty years designing and building sites for clients as diverse as the University of North London (School of Computing), Orange, de Beers (diamonds really are forever).. So we may be in a position to offer something of real value to the community after all.
 
We know there are numbers of small businesses and organisations in the Frankwell Area who are in all probability sitting at home wondering how to make sense of Web Sites, Google and Facebook advertising. Which, Why and in what order? So...
 
If you are Frankwell based and self isolating, we are offering free access to Digital Marketing Advice via Zoom (teleconferencing software that we host). First call will be 20 minutes. For as long as people are self isolating all advice will be free within the boundaries of Frankwell. No catches, no tie ins. Free.
 
If you're interested - mail us at hello@helterskelterdesign.co
 
We'll get back to you with some suggested time slots...

February 15, 2020No Comments

Colour Management & Product Photography

Colour Management & Product Photography go together like cheese and biscuits. You can have one without the other but at best you risk nuance, at worst you have a mouthful of dry biscuits.

Colour Management solves a problem that bedevils all types of photography to some degree. The colour you see when you open the image in Lightroom is not the same as the colour you saw when you shot it. And here's the kicker. If you're colours are off because your screen is uncalibrated then what will look good to you will look different to other people. They will be used to seeing colours consistently even if their screen is uncalibrated  Read more

October 22, 2019No Comments

Why WebVR is important to VR Providers

What is WebVR and why WebVR is important to VR Providers.

First things first. From the WebVR Project: "WebVR is an open specification that makes it possible to experience VR in your browser."  The goal is to make it easier for everyone to get into VR experiences, no matter what device you have. Read more

October 1, 2019No Comments

Septimus the Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler

Septimus the Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler is an Arts Council funded project by Thingumajig Theatre and Shrewsbury Morris. Helter Skelter Studios photographed and filmed the whole project from building the giant to the debut performance in Shrewsbury Square. Read more

August 22, 2019No Comments

Virtual Tour Engagement

Across all our web sites and social media we are finding that Virtual Tour engagement is consistently returning figures of 10% minimum. This is not an average; certain tours have returned figures in their thousands within hours of being made public. Our Funky Frankwell project features Virtual Tours heavily and some have registered views in the tens of thousands, in a matter of days. Read more

July 30, 2019No Comments

Funky Frankwell Website

The Funky Frankwell Website went live today. It is a crowdfunded, VR powered site; one of a kind and it has attracted a lot of interest.

Crowdfunding

We'd never used crowdfunding to underwrite a project before, but for this one we made an exception. Why? Read more

April 12, 2019No Comments

Funky Frankwell Project

Lets put the Funk into Frankwell...

Help us put Frankwell on the map.. we're a bustling vibrant community just a stones throw from Shrewsbury town centre with lots on offer..

We don't want to be Shrewsbury's best kept secret! Our aim is to create a vibrant events based website with entertaining Video and Virtual Tours that bring to life all that this eclectic district has to offer.. and attracts new visitors. Read more

March 22, 2019No Comments

Understanding Google Content & SEO

Google, Content & SEO. What is the relationship and what does it mean for small businesses?

The reason I'm writing this post is that a client of ours was recently advised by her web designer that WordPress couldn't do SEO, that only a hand crafted site would get her on the front page. Now I know, because my site runs on WordPress and it is on the front page for relevant search terms, that the web designer was talking nonsense. So I thought I'd look into the relationship between Keywords, Content and Google Search. Read more

January 24, 2019No Comments

WordPress Sites for Small Businesses

The subject of WordPress sites for small businesses could easily be a book, but here I'm going to whizz through the essentials for the benefit of anyone thinking of going down this route.

WordPress is easily the most popular web building platform, way ahead of rivals such as Drupal and Joomla. This is because it is tried and tested, free and supports a huge range of plugins.  Read more

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