Posts tagged as: Hong Kong

“Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion” in the European Union

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the EU from 25 May 2018.

While Hong Kong is not in the EU, you may wish to consider taking steps to comply. You may have some of your global audience in the EU, or simply wish to apply good practices to your corner of the web.

In any case, in Hong Kong we have the PDPO, which is a set of principles, contravention of which are not directly criminal offenses (but could result in an enforcement notice from the Commissioner, which is enforceable). We like to see a healthy interwebs, with trust and good behaviour being the norm.

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Hong Kong Workshop: The Progressive Web: Building for Resilience with Jeremy Keith

Last week we attended this one-day workshop in Hong Kong, led by Jeremy Keith. He is a founder of one of our favourite agencies, Clearleft, in the UK.

It was an interesting take on the nuances of modern design and development for the web. Primarily, the need to get away from the ‘pixel-perfect’ mindset that permeated the design thinking of yesteryear.

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The importance of Google Plus for your business location

Google Plus is the second largest social network by registered users after Facebook. But that is not the only reason your business should spend time setting up a presence there.

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While most businesses see the value of creating a Facebook page to promote their business and interact with users, many seem to opt not to bother with Google +. Businesses often have resource constraints when it comes to marketing and social media, and it’s not a surprise that they often decide to concentrate efforts on a few channels.

But Google Plus is more than another social media channel. It’s the starting point for having your business show up in Google Maps, or to have reviews and author information appear in search results. In other words, it helps with your SEO efforts.

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Branding Design – Hand Embossers for your Logo

We can design a hand embosser or desktop embosser for your business logo, and arrange the manufacture and delivery.

Hand embossers will emboss ordinary cartridge paper, so that you can place branding on envelopes, invoices, compliment slips, and other documents.

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The maximum diameter is 38mm.

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Why does Web Design in Asia Seem so Backwards?

Some thoughts on web design in Asia. Randomwire wrote a piece back in November that I’ve just stumbled upon, exploring the technological, linguistic, and cultural reasons behind why Japanese websites appear old fashioned and hopelessly cluttered. It is excellent and thought-provoking.

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Reflections On The Ubiquity Of Poor Design in Hong Kong

Hong Kong can be a cold hard place for the curious designer.

Every street corner reveals ill-conceived design choices, aesthetic horrors, and evidence of typographic neglect. It can be hard to keep your bearings. To grasp tightly one’s moral compass and keep fighting the good fight.

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Native App vs. Web App; Why Hong Kong Mostly Gets It Wrong.

In Hong Kong, there are many examples where a popular website or business decides to release an app. In this sense, ‘app’ is short-hand for a native application; a downloadable thing that creates an icon on your homescreen, be it on an Apple mobile device (iPhone, iPad, and iTouch), or on an Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, or Windows device.

But there is another type of ‘app’. It’s called a web application, or web-app for short. In this context it usually refers to a website that, one way or another, works well on mobile devices. And it’s usually the better option.

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Forgive me Hong Kong, but we are generally a little backward when it comes to this sort of thing. Let me reveal a little secret: most websites do not need a native app. Let me explain.

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