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6 facts about user-generated content

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

6 facts about user-generated content Whether you’re including user-generated content in your current website, or just curious as to how it might increase your visitors’ engagement and your brand recognition, there’s no doubt that innovative use of user-generated content (UGC) is an intriguing idea.

In this blog post, we focus on six facts to get you thinking about the possibilities.  Read more

Is your homepage working for you?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Is your homepage working for you? In a world of high-speed internet connectivity and content overload, where information is available at the click of a mouse and users are increasingly time-pressured, designing a homepage can be daunting.

With only a few seconds to capture the attention of a visitor's instant gratification, how can you be sure of producing a homepage that users will latch onto?  Read more

How to carry out a website comparison study

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

As well as carrying out an audit of your own site every once in a while, it’s important to see how you’re faring against the competition. In this blog post, we explain which areas you should be looking at when carrying out a website comparison study.  Read more

Paper prototyping in web design

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paper prototyping is an easy and low-tech method of generating ideas and exploring design concepts, often used across a range of disciplines in information architecture, usability testing and rapid prototyping. In the world of websites, it is most commonly used for designing and testing user interfaces. Here, we discuss why it makes sense to use paper prototyping at the early design stage.  Read more

Using opt-in boxes on your website

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Every business wants a large and active mailing list. Despite the huge benefits of using social media marketing, emails guarantee that your messages will get to the right people (even if they don’t always open them), in the format you choose and without huge expense.   Read more

User journeys with with Parallax scrolling

Friday, July 25, 2014

Parallax scrolling is a special technique created with a combination of HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and JavaScript where in essence, background images move more slowly than images in the foreground of a webpage, creating an illusion of depth and realism.  Read more

Website images - a critical marketing component

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Images are a central part of any website and can often be the deciding factor of whether a visitor stays on your site, returns in the future or clicks away. Because images pack such a powerful punch, it’s vitally important to get them just right.   Read more

Using a grid-based approach to web design

Monday, July 07, 2014

Based on its traditional counterpart in the print industry, the use of the grid as a web design tool has been around for a long time. Yet there are some designers who are still reluctant to use a grid-based approach, fearing that the adherence to a fixed structure will stifle their creativity or that their sites will end up looking ‘samey’. In fact, when well executed, nothing could be further from the truth.  Read more

Motion and movement in web design

Monday, June 30, 2014

Of the various tools in the web designer’s toolbox – typography, photography, illustration, layout and so on – movement has often seen as a tag-on extra, even a gimmick. But with last year’s surge in parallax scrolling, video backgrounds and animated GIFs, more and more businesses are looking to use motion in their websites to further engage and motivate their visitors, albeit in a ‘less is more’ way.  Read more

Would you benefit from a vlog?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A video log (or ‘vlog’) is simply a blog through the medium of video. Think of it as type of internet TV, where your customers or clients get to see you and hear what you have to say in person.

There are many advantages to using video as a means of reaching your audience. Firstly, and most importantly, when a viewer can see your body language and hear your voice, there is immediately a greater sense of interaction and personal connection.   Read more

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WordPress Trends in 2020 - Part 3

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

WordPress Trends in 2020 - Part 3The final part in our series looking at what the year ahead has in store for the world of WordPress. As we hit the last instalment, here are some of the theme, collaboration and VR trends we’ve identified for 2020.  Read more

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