User Experience

Most recent blogs in the User Experience category

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production Featured

These tablet experiences suck

I love my tablet. Until I was given one a couple of years ago, I never thought I'd like tablets as much as I do now. But that's not to say there aren't a few things that annoy me - and it's not the fault of the device. Fair warning, if you're not interested in a self-indulgent venting of certain tablet design 'faux pas' then move on. Otherwise, let me enlighten you as to why it's time to put an end to these all-too-familiar scenarios.

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production Featured

A touchy subject

It's been nearly 10 years since Apple launched the first touch screen smartphone in 2007. Did you know however, that the first touch screen was actually invented in 1965? That's nearly fifty years ago to the day! Yet I wonder, would anybody have believed it, if told that by the year 2015, there'd be more touch-screen enabled smart phones and tablets, than human beings on the planet? Or by 2020, it is estimated that there will be 4.3 internet connected 'things' for every person?! That's something like 33 billion devices, with a hell of a lot of touch screens.

Matthew Bruce Team : Web Production Featured

Is your site ready for Mobilegeddon?

A little known tweak to the Google search algorithm is going to have some pretty big impacts on site rankings. From tomorrow, April 21 2015, any website that is not mobile-friendly will take a dive in search results. What does this really mean, and is your site as mobile-friendly as you think? More importantly - does Google think your site is ready??

Jayde Smith Team : Web Production Featured

Your website is losing sales because..

Here are some of the top 7 issues that can prevent your retail website visitors from converting to customers.

Sandra Stepien Team : Web Design

Top Picks From Around the Web #2

Here's some creative designs to check out this week.

Sandra Stepien Team : Web Design

Top Picks From Around the Web

My top website picks from around the web.

Sandra Stepien Team : Web Design

Why you should avoid hamburger menus, and finding their alternatives

For such a seemingly innocent UI element, those three line icons you see in the corner of many responsive websites and apps have generated a lot of controversy.

Karl Hahn Team : Front End Developer

Annoying Website Features

We’ve all come across them – Extremely small, budget websites that look like they were made by your pre-pubescent cousin. These gems often include some of the most annoying design and functional elements on the internet. Here is a list of things to avoid when asking your cousin to make you a website.

Roanne Estacio Team : User Experience

Importance of Clearly Defined Requirements

Imagine developing a software without requirements. How do you start? What do you develop? What do your stakeholders expect?

Simon Miller Team : Web Development

TLDR; or, The Importance of Documentation

Nobody can be expected to recall the events that occurred in a meeting six months prior to release of a project. We document so that everybody understands the scope of work in such sufficient detail as to produce outstanding work.

Edwin Antonian Team : Web Design

See Think Do Framework 

Lesson, remove the “jump into bed with me now” experience, with “buy now” button.

Edwin Antonian Team : Web Design

End of passwords. Fingers crossed.

Google is trialling phone-only sign-in. No more remembering obscure passwords, this also should add extra layer of security.

Jessica Kriklewicz Team : Design

6 ways to reduce your websites bounce rate.

These tips are sure winners for reducing bounce rates on your website.

Kathleen Shrimpton Team : Web Production

In the micro moment

When a user makes a snap decision in the moment where they either need something, want more information or want an answer right now, THAT is a micro moment.

Josh Shardlow Team : Web Production

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?

Tom Nason Team : Producer

Is cart abandonment killing your business?

An example of an eCommerce site that NEARLY got it right. Learn what they did wrong and how you can avoid the same pitfalls.

Josh Shardlow Team : Web Production

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.

Jessica Kriklewicz Team : Design

Inspirational examples of video used in web design.

Video is becoming an increasingly popular on the web these days. As we all know web design is all about telling a story and conveying the right message to your user. Using video is a great way to get your point across, get user participation and interaction, and bring your design to life.


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