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You can’t help but notice the so many coffee shops springing up in Brighton. Digital Marketing Consultant Nick Johnstone is one of SiteVisibility‘s biggest coffee drinkers, so we asked him to find the best baristas in Brighton. You can read more about Brighton coffee houses on his blog, Coffee Pot & Kettle.
Coffee is the new tea. These days you can get your caffeine fix on every street corner (and lots of straight bits) of Brighton. With so many coffee shops to choose from, it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed with which one to go with, which is why I’m here to tell you my top ten coffee shops in Brighton & Hove (in no particular order). In the name of good old fashioned debate, these are my favourite choices. Feel free to join the conversation and suggest other worthy entries.
1. Red Roaster
One of the oldest independent café’s in Brighton and still one of the best. They really know their coffee and offer a chilled atmosphere (although it can get ridiculously busy) that’s ideal to sit by yourself, with friends or a small meeting. I do wish they’d bring back the piano player though, I miss the live music accompaniment while I imbibe caffeine…
2. Café Coho
In under a year Café Coho has quickly become one of Brighton’s best loved coffee houses. Offering an intimate experience with a lounge area upstairs or the more traditional table & chairs offering downstairs, what matters is the coffee and Coho has taken the time to get the coffee right. Read on
It’s the big day. For weeks you’ve worked on your website, ironed out the bugs and now it’s ready to go live. It’s done. Your website is live and you systematically start checking your emails for the orders & enquiries to start raining in. But they don’t. As the days go on realise that your site isn’t the overnight sensation you thought it would be and people aren’t getting as excited as they should be about it.
If this sounds like you then you’re in the right place.
It’s highly likely that just being online is going to be enough for your million dollar idea and you’re going to need to promote your website to get it publicity. But what approach do you take? There’s almost definitely a right and wrong answer to this but I’m not here to preach which one is right, you can make your own decisions, I’m just going to tell you what those answers are:
As with any kind of business promotion you shouldn’t ignore any options when it comes to shouting about your company and telling everyone to see what you can offer, and it’s no different when it comes to websites.
Directories are often seen as the dull yet necessary part of promotion. In “real” world terms this is usually done by getting listed in the Yellow Pages or telephone directory, but online it’s a whole different story and one that can be very beneficial to your site.
So we’re here at the Brighton SEO event and Malcolm Coles, Director at Digital Sparkle has just taken the stage to talk about Karen Gillan’s underwear (better known as Doctor Who’s assistant Amy Pond). So this should be interesting…
Oh. Turns out it’s not so much about her underwear as how content creators can integrate SEO into their everyday workflow. We’re promised a look at how to embed SEO best practice with writers and what free tools are available to use…and naked celebs, hurrah!
“Dark Patterns – Black Hat user interfaces” is a talk being held by Dr Harry Brignull – Senior User Experience Designer at Clearleft (http://clearleft.com).
The talk is about the tricks and traps of bad user interfaces that are designed to trick people, usually into paying more for something, or ticking a box they don’t actually need to.
First example up is the NHS donor register and how in the UK you have to opt in to be part of it. In other countries you automatically get entered into donor registration and have to opt out. The result is that the rate of people opting out is much lower than those opting in, resulting in a healthy amount of organ donors. Read on