Visual Maths: Accuracy in Art

In this instalment of our visual maths series, I wanted to look at real world accuracy in storytelling. As marketers, so much of what we do is in some way designed to tell compelling stories, and balancing the need to engage emotionally with the requirements of showing something that’s true to life. So I thought […]

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Visual Maths: A Brief History of Lighting in VFX

Light. From even before the moment a new-born baby opens its eyes, we’re surrounded by it. From the way the sun shines on a clear or cloudy day, to the difference between harsh and soft lights in the home, our brains have developed an uncanny ability to understand the way light falls on a scene […]

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SVG Examples in Content Marketing

Content marketing is supposed to be about producing problem solving content for our customers. This should always be the case, but it’s competition that drives content marketing innovation forward. There’s competition with other brands, competition to win links, competition with other SEO’s in the same vertical and, competition to catch the attention of our users […]

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Visual Maths: A Brief History of CGI

The web is no longer a thing for HTML pages only. Nowadays, thanks to advances in technology and broadband speeds, people are doing ever more adventurous things in web content production. However, with WebGL getting ever more usable and impressive, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a step back and look at […]

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The Messages Behind Messages

‘Messages In The Deep’ is one of the most successful pieces of content I’ve ever had the pleasure to be a part of. As the resident outreach specialist, my part in the picture was clear – get links. However, being an outreach specialist doesn’t limit your involvement to after a project has launched. In fact, […]

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Exciting webGL Examples in the Wild

Earlier this year I spoke at Mozcon. My topic, building your own interactive content and the importance of understanding how things on the web are built. At Builtvisible, we’re constantly evolving our in-house content development capabilities. We learn through sharing amazing examples with each other. Our policy is to always attempt to break down how […]

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On Infinite Scroll, pushState and SEO

Modern web development techniques are evolving at an astounding rate. You only have to look at what’s on the cutting edge to realise that quite frankly, digital marketers who lack an interest in the front end web development and design community will eventually be at a disadvantage. For marketers there is no such thing as […]

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International Keyword Research with Grepwords & SEOgadget for Excel

The Grepwords API is a powerful, fast endpoint for keyword search volume collection. For a long time, its output was for US and “global” search volumes only, but that all changed thanks to Russ and his team. Now we have search volumes from Google in around 32 countries. SEOgadget for Excel supports these new locations […]

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Mapping the Deep: Digital Cartography with Google Maps

Recently Liam wrote about how we went about creating our massive Messages in the Deep piece, looking at the process and organisation of it. In this companion piece, I’m going to take a look at how we built the largest interactive feature, the map for showing all the deep sea communication cables around the world. […]

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Eye on China: A Look At Baidu and Sina Weibo

China. Land of noodles, pandas, ravenous industrialisation and economic growth, boundless contradiction, and also a place where I happened to spend nearly five of my fledging post-university years working and travelling while gradually fine-tuning my Mandarin. Since my return to the UK last year I’ve been lucky enough to employ some of the skills I […]

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