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Minimal landing pages

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Minimalist website design has been with us for years, yet it remains strangely alluring and ever popular. There’s something innately beautiful about a crisp white page, a succinct tagline or a perfect typeface that never fails to wow.  Read more

Improving website experience with interaction

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The way in which your visitors use and interact with your website plays a critical part in its success. If your webpages are clunky and unresponsive, if they take a long time to load and movement between pages and elements isn’t flowing and intuitive, it won’t be long before your users click away from your site and go somewhere else instead.  Read more

Protecting a responsive design

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WordPress is the world’s most widely used CMS. But because of the system’s ease of use, low cost, high accessibility, wide range of easy-accessible themes and plug-ins, there are many areas for error and the integrity of your site can be easily damaged, particularly if your beautifully created responsive design is administered by somebody who has little knowledge of RWD or of your CMS.  Read more

Gamification and user engagement

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wikipedia defines gamification as ‘the use of game thinking and game mechanics to engage users in solving problems’. They also say that it is used to ‘improve user engagement, return on investment, data quality, timeliness and learning’.  Read more

A visitor’s emotional engagement

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The purpose of good design is to create an emotional reaction. Psychological studies have show that the majority of people buy according to how they feel rather than what they think, and our emotional responses have direct impact upon our judgement, thoughts and actions.  Read more

Sketching your design ideas

Monday, September 02, 2013

With so many computer-based tools available nowadays for illustration and wire-framing, the humble pencil and paper may at times seem a little out-dated and unnecessary. Yet sketching remains a critical part of the design process, whether you’re revamping a company logo or putting together a responsive website. Here’s why.  Read more

How to design data

Monday, August 12, 2013

From mind maps, bubble charts, cartograms and wordles to waterfall charts, dot plots, candlestick charts and sparklines, data presentation can get a bit overwhelming. So if you have a range of important and interesting facts and figures that you need to get across to your audience, and you want a bit of artistic flair to boot, what’s the best way to do it? Enter the infographic.  Read more

8 rules of website redesign

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

With desktop, mobile and social technology developing so rapidly, websites can all too quickly seem clunky and outdated. But whilst it might be tempting to start afresh on a blank page, don’t be too hasty.

Okay, so there might be times when a site is receiving little or no traffic anyway, or is so old that starting again might be the best option, but before you delete anything, you might find that there are more advantages to starting with what you already have.  Read more

Complete Google Map customisation

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Whether you want to show street directions for customers visiting your company headquarters or want to pinpoint your branch locations, adding a customised map to your website can provide useful information and extra detail for your users. Incorporating your own logo and including locations such as train stations and parking areas make it both functional and user-friendly. But that doesn’t mean it’s exciting.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways in which you can add character and creative flair to what can otherwise be somewhat dull and uninspiring.  Read more

Flat design trends

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Probably the biggest UI design trend this year, flat design wholeheartedly embraces the ‘less is more’ approach. Stripped back, simple and clean, its aim is to focus on honesty, integrity and functionality, where beauty of form is dependent upon content.  Read more

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Web design trends in 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Web design trends in 2020Web design has changed an awful lot over the years. Most people would assume that web design is as changeable as fashion design - a constant flux of styles and trends which are hot one second and not the next. But, one of the biggest overarching movements within web design has been the growing dominance of focusing on user feedback to guide design decisions.  Read more

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