The Blog

Refreshed Website for Legal Risk Coming Soon

We’re currently developing a new website for local solicitors, Legal Risk.

The refreshed website will emphasise the range of services available, and will feature a full news and publications section.

The new website is due to go live within the next couple of months so stay tuned on the igoo blog for future updates on the project and for all igoo news.

igoo Clients Win Big

We were delighted to hear that a few of our clients have scooped big awards this week!

Abode Estate Agents have won ‘Best Letting Agency’ and ‘Best Estate Agent for Customer Service’ in this year’s, Your Move Property Awards.

The Juice FM’s Style Awards also saw Salt Dog Slim’s win ‘Best Bar of the Year’ and Boudoir Boutique win the ‘Retail Fashion Award.’

A big congratulations to all!

Kind Words From Happy Clients

We love hearing nice words from our clients (especially when they come with doughnuts!)

Thanks Dream Maker Dance Events- we love your website too!

New Blankstone Sington Website Launches

We’re delighted that the new website for investment managers and stockbrokers, Blankstone Sington has gone live this October.

With a client login area and comprehensive guides on their range of services, it is the perfect place to head if you’re in need of investment advice. Their refreshed corporate image has been reflected in the redesign and development of the website to overhaul their online presence.

If you would like to hear more about how we could transform your brand and website, please get in touch with us today.

Curtains Up For Dream Maker Dance Events

We’re currently developing a new brand and website for dance competition coordinators, Dream Maker Dance Events.

The website will showcase their full range of events, providing information for different locations and age groups.

igoo have created the brand identity for the new venture and the website is due to go live within the next couple of months.

Introducing Slim’s Pork Chop Express

Slim’s Pork Chop Express is Open For Business 

We’re absolutely delighted that Slim’s Pork Chop Express have opened their doors on Seel Street, Liverpool and are rapidly becoming a firm favourite in the city centre.

Having already worked with the team on their other venues, Santa Chupitos and Salt Dog Slims, igoo were approached to create the identity for Slim’s Pork Chop Express and to produce a variety of different elements within the restaurant.

XXX, BBQ & Smokes

We began by developing a full custom font and created a hand-drawn illustration of a chicken, pig and a cow, which would make up their final logo design.

The inspiration for the restaurant came from the cult film, ‘Big Trouble in Little China,’ which is a big favourite of the Slim’s team and elements of this has been carried throughout the branding.

Grab a Seat or Take Away

The food menus, featuring the chicken, pig and cow logo, also double as placemats and boast a huge selection of mouth-watering dishes. To contrast with the monochrome design, highlights of pink have been used in the drinks menu and throughout other elements of the restaurant.

Takeaway packaging was a big part of the brand identity so we developed a stamp (complete with animal logo), along with custom stickers, which will feature on all takeaway boxes, bags and cups.

Meats and Cocktails This Way

Their full food and drinks menus have been hand-drawn onto the walls inside the restaurant, by igoo’s Amee, using the Slim’s font and are regularly changed to reflect the current available options.

We have also designed a selection of neon signs, which are featured in the windows of the restaurant and above the food and drink menus on the walls. The neons were custom made using both our hand-drawn font and outlined images of the featured animals.

Big Trouble in Little China vs. Seel Street Smokehouse

One of our favourites elements of the branding is our hand-illustrated mural, inspired by the film, Big Trouble in Little China. Aspects of the brand were incorporated into the design, with the main characters adopting heads of a chicken, pig and a cow.

It was important to reflect the spirit of the city and include references to Liverpool within the artwork, so the mural includes key buildings such as the Chinese Arch and The Liver Buildings- we recommend taking a closer look to spot all of the little intricacies.

Five weeks of detailed drawing (and a very tired hand later!) the completely unique wall art is the centre piece of the fantastic new venue.

Additional walls also feature several hand-picked pieces of framed artwork, which focus on key scenes from the film.

We absolutely loved working with the Slim’s team on the project and look forward to collaborating with them again in the future. In the meantime, we would urge you to check out Slim’s Pork Chop Express for yourself- we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

igoo Clients at This Year’s Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

We were delighted to see some igoo clients at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival this weekend, with stalls from Salt Dog Slims, Slim’s Pork Chop Express and Matou.

Complete with a big red bus and leather couches, the guys from Slim’s were a very welcome presence at the festival and queues immediately started forming to grab some delicious cocktails and tasty food from the new eatery.

igoo created some artwork for the stands for Slim’s Pork Chop Express and Salt Dog Slim’s, including signage and board menus.

Shopping Made Simple with UK Business Supplies

We’re delighted to have launched the new website for UK Business Supplies, a local company that supplies a range of products to help businesses run smoothly, day to day.

The new site catalogues their full selection of products and allows customers to find everything they need, quickly and easily.

With a customer log in area, smooth checkout system and the option to open a credit account, UK Business Supplies makes online shopping simple and straightforward.

igoo Spotlight on W Braithwaite & Son

This month, we’re shining our igoo spotlight on W Braithwaite & Son, a local building contractor and shopfitter with a fantastic reputation.

W Braithwaite & Son initially approached igoo in 2012, needing a web presence that would reflect their strong position in the industry and showcase their impressive portfolio of work.

Their website, which was launched later that year, reinforces the existing company brand and provides instant, relevant and visual information to prospective clients. The site also features a log-in facility, which allows for easy file sharing between clients.

WordPress 4.0 Launches

WordPress 4.0 has launched today, less than half a year after the 3.9 release.

The update, which is affectionately named ‘Benny,’ boasts a range of new features including:

  • New media library grid, with easy editing
  • Seamless video embedding
  • Simple content creation; the editor expands as you write and keeps formatting tools available
  • New plugin installer with advanced metrics, an improved search and a more visual browsing experience

We’re big fans of WordPress here at igoo, with the majority of the websites we produce (along with our own site) being built on the platform.

If you would like to know more, you can get in touch with us here.

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