Have you ever wondered why you encounter so many bad user interfaces everyday? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think.
There has been a lot of finger pointing at frameworks such as Bootstrap for an apparent depreciation in design standards lately. But, I think that Agile methodologies have something to answer for as well.
Over the last couple of years I’ve heard many people bemoan the fact that a lot of websites “are all starting to look the same”. There’s a certain amount of truth in this.
We have all known the pain of a client interfering in the design process. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
Social media buttons are ineffective, damage site performance and distract from primary actions. Fortunately there is a better way.
I am fed up with hearing web designers moan about their clients. The problem is nobody has taught us how best to work with clients. We just make it up as we go along.
When most of us think about design we focus on aesthetics. But as any designer will tell you, aesthetics shouldn’t be your primary concern.
Without a doubt Agile is a great way of working, but it can be challenging from a user experience perspective. Fortunately there might be a way to make things better.
Do you need to hire a web agency to build you a website? Or do you need help creating a pattern library and design framework?
People often spend too much time on cutting edge technology or ‘clever’ marketing campaigns, when basic things like legibility are not in place.
Designing for the web can be challenging when things change so fast. Fortunately, whether it is 1994 of 2014 some principles never change.
Be careful that your tender process does not undermine the design of your website or mobile application.
As web professionals we often look at the success of companies like Google and Amazon, believing that if we emulate them, we will share their success. That is an incorrect assumption.
In what is often a ‘me too’ culture, it was refreshing to work with the University of Highlands and Islands because they were willing to celebrate their differences.
Our very own Leigh Howells introduce us to the next generation of web design tool.
There seems to be a growing debate in the web community about the role of research and data when compared to creative intuition. In this post I explore which will lead you to the better product.
Most web designers insist that a client signs off a design for their site before site built commences, but is that really the best approach?
Have you heard the term object oriented? Have you dismissed it as something that only applies to developers and techies? If so, think again.
What exactly is the role of design? Is it to impress, seduce and wow us, or does it go deeper than that? Are we approaching design with the right attitude?
Just because we follow web design best practice doesn’t mean our clients and bosses will accept it. What do we do when they adamantly demand things are done their way?