Our top 5 web design trends for 2017 #2

Number 2 on our top trends list is original content. When we talk about trends, it’s easy to imagine many websites looking the same. The easy availability of stock images and tendency towards marketing jargon only exaggerates this effect – resulting in much of what we see online not being memorable. Using original text and images created… Read more.

Welcoming Our New Non-Executive Director

Vanilla Active are pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Temple, Chairman of the IPM, as our new non executive director. “I am delighted to welcome Graham as a non-executive director and we are looking forward to working with him closely over this exciting period of development.” – Neil Mandel, Managing Director of Vanilla Graham brings… Read more.

Testimonial from Russell Black

We love receiving positive feedback from our clients! “Russell Black’s website was very basic and in need of updating. Neil came up with some superb ideas and transformed our website. Vanilla Active has created an attractive site generating a positive impression and driving more visitors to our site. An excellent service and I would have… Read more.

Testimonial from Sobell Rhodes

Dear Neil I am writing on behalf of myself and my partners to thank you very much for the design and implementation of our new specialist website for solicitors. You incorporated the branding of our main website seamlessly and the results are greatly appreciated by myself and my partners, plus extensively praised by many solicitors…. Read more.

A word or two to end the year…

As 2015 draws to an end and I start to wonder how I am going to get through TWO Christmas meals next Friday, I wonder yet again where the time has gone. It seems only yesterday that I cleaned up my desk, removed the last set of Christmas cards and the left over mince pie… Read more.

Don’t let your website SCARE people away!

Don’t let your website SCARE people away! Everyone has stumbled across a scary website in their time – one that blasts music the moment you open it, one that is glaringly orange or transports you to the 1990s. Let’s take a look at three of the most terrifying, and the reasons why they’ve become (scarily)… Read more.

Award-winning?

We at Vanilla Active are excited to announce our short-listing for the IPM COGS awards online category. The awards celebrate well thought out and well executed projects in the world of promotional marketing, and we are thrilled to be taking part this year with our entry – the Avery 2014 Reward Scheme. For four years,… Read more.

Ode to Vanilla Active

Is your website dull or slow? Was it built ten years ago? Doesn’t work on your device? We can offer some advice   Muti-national? One man-band? We can help promote your brand Designing, building, tweaks, assessment See return on your investment   Start today and be proactive Mail or call Vanilla Active.     www.vanillaactive.com

New ways to Network

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Business Networking is a great way to make connections, generate leads and pass referrals. But only if you keep track of the people that you meet and the businesses they run! If you are new to a group and want to build up your network, or you are a seasoned networker with a bulging… Read more.

Introducing… Barry M Cosmetics

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest website, barrym.com for Barry M Cosmetics.   Barry M is the leading British colour cosmetics company – famous for offering a wide range of colourful, cruelty free products at affordable prices. The prestige of the brand will now be reflected in a new website with… Read more.

Make your small business ROAR!

A state of the art website will keep you ahead of your competitors, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With our special offer template site, we do all the work for you – designing and building your personalised website from concept to completion. After all, how would you feel if, having paid an… Read more.

Predicting web trends for 2014

So FIFA 14 came out in September as well as many other games for 2014. But it was only September I hear you say!!! Why do they and all other companies do this? Basically it makes the product and service fit for the future and not out of date within a couple of months. So… Read more.

Why WordPress?

WordPress hit the online streets in 2003. It was primarily used by individuals in order to blog without having to write code from scratch.   12 years on and blogging is just one off the many benefits of WordPress. Now WordPress is used to build some of the most dynamic and complex sites on the… Read more.