How do you design application/data-driven sites differently from content-driven (blogs, adverts…) sites?
As a website owner are you using video effectively on your site? As a web designer, can you offer your client quality video services?
The web standards movement has taught us that having best practices and standards in place makes your site more effective. This doesn’t just apply to HTML and CSS, but all kinds of other areas.
Stuck behind a desk? Lacking inspiration? Have a boss who doesn’t get creatives? Then perhaps Flickr holds the answer.
Do you really know how users are seeing your content? Are they consuming it via your website as one would expect? There is a good chance they are not.
You may have the ultimate picture of who your users are, but can you say the same thing about your organisation?
Adding details to your design may increase customer satisfaction and engagement, but they can often be hard to justify financially.
Why are companies quite happy to invest in the design of their websites, but think the intranet is unimportant? Is an intranet really less important?
As some websites increase their advertising spaces during difficult economic times, do you find this can kill off designer creativity?
We all know that Photoshop and Fireworks are far from perfect for designing responsive websites, but what is the alternative?
Is it really appropriate for web designers to use tools like Photoshop or Fireworks when designing websites that have to adapt to a variety of screen sizes?
Do the websites that you are involved in contain anything that makes your users go oooh? If you want users to remember and return to your site, there are two things (amongst others) that you have to do: You have to engage them with the design. You must project a sense of quality. Both of […]
Apologies for the long delay since I last posted an audio tip. I have been working on redesigning the Headscape website and this has taken a considerable amount of time. Because the site is relatively small and because all those involved in editing it are more than capable of writing HTML, I decided not to […]
Here is the latest question from IQ9A followed by my less than confident answer. Do you recommend increasing image resolutions or creating image sets to compensate for the Apple iPad Retina Display? This is a really tricky one and I would love to hear your take on it in the comments.
As part of my insane year of excessive speaking trips, I will be speaking at HOW Interactive Design in both Washington DC and San Francisco. This promises to be another great conference. If you are thinking of attending make sure you grab the early bird discount that saves you $200 off the ticket. You can […]
Where do you take inspiration from in the off-line world to ensure your designs are original and not just following a trend?
I am currently in the process of writing a post for Smashing Magazine about the importance of providing users with positive feedback. I won’t pre-empt the article here, but I did want to share one example that I didn’t include in the post. It relates to an ecommerce site we built for an audience that […]
Have you noticed how fuzzy some of your site imagery looks when viewed on an iPhone 4? Let me explain why, and how web designers are working to fix the problem.
I wanted to share with you a quick review of a new web application called Workfu. Workfu provides a ‘smart profile’ for your professional life. Think of it as a simplified (and in my opinion better) LinkedIn. Workfu provides a number of benefits I love: It provides a central profile you can refer people. This […]
Adobe thinks it is time for us to create wireframes and collages on our iPads, but I am not so sure.