Food labelling ‘at a glance’

Dawn-Ryddner-RubikTrawling through the news, one positive article caught my eye. Food labelling. It is once again in the headlines with a new front-of-pack design to be implemented in the UK in the next 18 months. This voluntary choice has Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, The Co-operative, Waitrose, Mars, Nestle, PepsiCo and Premier Foods in favour of the new system whilst Coca-Cola and Cadbury feel that the use of the Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) is a better system. Although there are pro and cons to the new labelling after a long decade of debate, as a consumer, I am for the bigger, more upfront labels.

Sources: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/front-of-pack-nutrition-labelling-guidancehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22959239

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MCM Comic Con London

MCM Comic Con LondonMCM Comic Con London was not exactly my cup of tea, but the brilliant illustrators I met were, and here are a list of my faves.

As I am getting so many wonderful comments I think I will add this as a page and to include many other talented artists.

Milwaukee Magazine

MILWAUKEE-MAGAZINEMilwaukee Magazine is one of my favourite magazines. It’s creative and full of facts. After a long day, it provides a refreshing read … I get a little homesick!

I am addicted to photography

Christina-Lawrie I am addicted to photography, images, anything visual. Whether it’s a gallery, Flickr or holiday snaps, I can spend hours. Probably boring my friends with their own shots as they try to hurry me through and I want to stop and gaze! Of course. this is the opposite of how most people feel. I was randomly searching through Google Plus and I came across Christina Lawrie. Her wild hair behind her splendid camera beckons! So cool, I give you this link. https://plus.google.com/u/0/113847951893881070422/photos

What a find

Inside FoodI really like it when I get random newsletters. This online mag is real eye candy for designers as well as for foodies! http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3e9fd0e8#/3e9fd0e8/1

I really like this way of showing a portfolio!

The WordPress.com Blog

If you missed Michelle’s announcement about the launch of WordPress.com/portfolios, or Cheri’s  round-up of WP.com Painters with Portfolios, you might still be in the dark about the range of portfolio themes we have on offer for visual artists and bloggers.

Today I want to take a look at a small handful of the hundreds of amazing photographers using WordPress.com, and the design choices they’ve made to best show off their talent:

artborghi

artborghi is the home of Italian-abroad, freelance photographer Lorenzo Borghi‘s work, which has appeared in the likes of National Geographic Traveller, among other places. Leafing through his portfolio, it’s easy to see why. Lorenzo makes use of the premium Photography theme for his site, showcasing some of his most beautiful work right on the theme’s custom home page carousel (learn how to achieve the same effect here):

Artborghi

Digging deeper into his portfolio, we find a…

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Really helpful!

The WordPress.com Blog

We get a lot of questions about SEO here on WordPress.com, and no wonder — you work hard on your site and want to get the word out! SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO recommendations are intended to help your site rank higher and more accurately in search engines, like Google. Say you write a blog about sailboats. When someone Googles “sailboats,” how many pages of results do they have to scroll through before they see a link to your blog? The goal behind having good SEO is to increase your website’s SERP (Search Engine Results Page) ranking.

Ideally, you want your link to be on the first page of results. The best ways to accomplish this are:

  • consistently publish useful, original posts about sailboats; and
  • promote your blog in intelligent ways to people who are looking for information about your topic.

The more traffic your blog receives for sailboat-related searches, the…

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