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Launch of the Thanks and Recognition website

At the beginning of January we launched our very first website of 2012 for Thanks and Recognition.

Thanks and Recognition help to create an environment of trust where people feel empowered to thank one another for good deeds they have done in the day.  It works very simply, if somebody does something that you value and want to recognise, you send an email thanking them for what they have done. Thanks and Recognition can then calculate how many times you say thank you in a period of time. There’s lot of theory around the subject and you can find out more on their website.

12 Days of Christmas blogging bonanza

This year I set myself the challenge of of writing a blog post everyday this month. The posts are inspired by the “12 Days of Christmas” rhyme and have opened my eyes to all things Christmassy!

I chose to blog about different designers festive gifts from “brooches” to biscuits, cards to Christmas wraps, and along the way made a few new friends too!

Launching the Carmen Bar de Tapas website and their lovely testimonial

Our lovely client at Carmen Bar de Tapas sent us a very nice testimonial last week after we launched their new website.

Here’s the testimonial they gave us here at Top Left Design:

“If you think that having a new website or renovating an old one is a bit of a headache think twice; Top Left Design understood my wishes, adapted to my requirements at once, and for me, dealing with them is a pleasure. Above all, they are so creative that they have highly exceeded my expectations in improving my site. They gave me a quote that suited my budget and once you see what they can achieve, you know it’s definitely worth it.”

We have also included Carmen Bar de Tapas as a case study on our website as we’re very proud of this site (as we are with all the sites we produce!).

Here are some more images of the site. are a mobile theming community who contacted us recently to show us their set of 475 SVG icons.

The nice people over there thought that our readers could benefit from these and use them on their own blogs and websites. How nice of them!

So we thought it would be great to post a blog about the icons so that all our readers could take a look.

The icons come in 3 different sizes, .png and .SVG so that designers can edit them as they need to!

Hope you like them as much as we do here at Top Left Design.

Off to see my lawyer - website

Joanna Tall from Off to see my lawyer has been kind enough to allow us to feature her fantastic 5 hot tips on linking as a post on our blog. The content below is full of useful advice and hot tips when it comes to linking to other people’s websites and creating your own website Terms of Use.

I hope you find the article below useful to you and your business.