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Welcome, to the DKA blog

Posted: 22 September 2015 by Guest

Firstly, welcome to DKA’s Blog!

It is a great pleasure to welcome you, and be one of the first people to write a post on our shiny new blog.
I can’t remember precisely when we decided to add a blog feature to our website, but someone mentioned it in a meeting and I snuck off to do some research and design, then pitched my ideas to the team.

I got excited at the prospect of blogging, probably because I knew it had the potential to be a real success. Not only are our team a collection of very talented architects, designers and support staff, they’re also an eclectic bunch with a wide range of interests that extend beyond architecture.

Since re designing our website 2 years ago (blimey, time flies!), I have really enjoyed maintaining it and writing news stories, as well as shooting and editing supporting images.

We now feel quite established in the digital world and blogging is our next creative adventure.

So, what is a ‘blog’?

A blog is a frequently updated online journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts, your passions and your skills. Really, it’s anything you want it to be. The DKA blog will be our team’s site that we will post from as individual authors

What makes the DKA blog different from the rest?!

A lot of blogs have been designed using a pre-set wordpress or blogger format. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this and I’ve used them before and still use them today. They work really well. We just love to design, so we thought it would be good to design our blog how we want it. The brief was to introduce a lighter more conversational feel while keeping the website aesthetic because the blog is part of the website, not an extension to it.

We thought long and hard about how our blog should look and the tone it should set, so I researched a lot of other blogs. (It’s a tough job but someone has to do it!) I found some really fun and interesting blogs, but also found some peculiar, confusing blogs. The ones I didn’t particularly like were either too busy or the navigation was confusing – I wasn’t compelled to stay and have a browse. Therefore I tried to avoid all the things I didn’t like and add extra bits I did like.

And as for the tone, well, that’s up to our individual authors. We think you’ll really enjoy hearing the stories in their own style.

What can I expect from the DKA blog?

A mixed bag of interesting tales, lessons learnt, insider tips and general creative musings.

Lastly..

I’d like to thank Robin at Red Nine Design and Alex Bovey for all their help and effort in building our blog, as well as Imogen Woodford (and fellow seminar attendees), for a fantastic seminar on ‘blogging for business’ which I attended in March – I’m still referring back to the notes I took!

We hope you enjoy our blog, and check back soon. You can also subscribe to our newsletter HERE to keep up to date on all things DKA.

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