Josh Shardlow

Most recent blogs by Josh Shardlow

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Dr StrangeUX or: How I stopped worrying and learned to love the mega-nav

Mega-navs: a force for good or a source of usability destruction?

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Micro conversion: why the little things matter

Micro conversion points might not seem like much when considered alone but can make a big difference to your overall site conversion.

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Why your site needs a CMS

Not all sites are created equal. Websites that give their owner control over content will inevitably, over time outperform those without.

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Goldilocks and the three micro-UX features

How much is too much, too little and just right?

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The unstoppable rise of video content

It’s time to realise that if you’re not using video as a part of your online content strategy, your website is not realising its full conversion potential.

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Progressive Disclosure

How progressive disclosure can help you in your relationships (and websites).

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I 'heart' Hotjar

There's been a bit of buzz about in the Wiliam office about Hotjar. Here's why . . .

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Don't be content without content

Developing content early in the prototyping phase of your project is essential for a good design outcome.

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User Research - the missing link

Analytics will only get you so far in truly understanding user behavior and perceptions.

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Getting started with Card Sorting

Card sorting might be the ideal first step in your next website project.

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Where do I start with testing?

Don't get frazzled with the vast array of data available through google analytics. Knowing where to start your analytics journey is just common sense.

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How to use behavior flows in Google Analytics

Don't just view top-level user flow information. Cut it back to get real insights into what users are doing on your site.

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Project teams, conflict and my new desk

Perhaps there is an 'I' in 'Team' after all?

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The Ghost of Christmas Present

One of the signature design styles to arise in web design over 2014 was the Ghost Button.

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The (ir)relevance of your homepage

Are homepages really that important?

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The show must go on . . .

The forward march of the ABC into the digital era can't be stopped.

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How to pick the Conversion Cup trifecta

Every day there’s winners and losers in the race to optimise landing page conversion. Here's my guide to the key runners.

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Funding your new website

You've got a great business idea and you’re ready to turn it into reality. There’s just one small problem – building a new website can be expensive. Here’s a few ideas you may want to consider when looking to fund your new venture.

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Navigation and mobile devices

The navigation menu is one of the most important design elements on any website. Is the mobile version of your navigation any different?

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Using Google Analytics Segments

Segmentation has the power to add extra insight to your Google Analytics reporting

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A/B vs Multivariate – What’s the best test?

There's more than one way to approach conversion optimisation testing but which way will work best for you?

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Adwords or Analytics – which one is best for me?

Google Analytics and Google AdWords are designed to provide you with a complete picture of the customer journey but which one is best?

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Lean UX - Why bigger is not always better

Why clients are using a ‘Lean UX’ methodology to define their website purpose and high level architecture.

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Avoiding 'change aversion'

Re-launching a new website? Here's a few suggestions to avoid change aversion and alleviate user anxiety.

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Defining Scope

Defining a project’s scope is one of the most critical aspects of web project management.

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Exploring the Brand Building Pyramid

One of the fastest ways of developing a new brand identity is to build a ‘brand pyramid’.

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The Real Problem with Stock Photography

Is stock photography really the root of all evil?

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Things to consider when starting a blog

Take a minute to consider a few factors that may determine if your blog will flounder or prosper

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Kanban vs To-do

To-do lists can only go so far when it comes to properly managing a website project.

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Defining project responsibility in team environments

Project responsibility and apportioning it, is key.

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My New Year’s Website Resolutions

It's just turned 2014. These are the website resolutions I'm going to keep.

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Three things I thought I knew about the design process . . . but didn’t really.

I've jumped from client-side to agency-side and as a new Producer at Wiliam, I have learned a few things I previously didn't know.


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