Posts tagged as: Design

Studying User Onboarding can inform all UX design

User onboarding design is a really important, but often neglected, part of creating any web or mobile application. It’s your first impression; a getting-to-know-each-other exercise. One wrong step and your product or service could be in the trash before the fickle user has even given it a go.

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Breaking From The Expected In Modern Web Design

As the modern web matures, visitors are savvier. We would argue that they can smell a design template, a stock photograph, or a cliché a mile off. It might be worth going the extra mile to distinguish your brand.

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An irreverent comment on the futility of using off-the-shelf templates? Sweary words redacted.

The screenshot above is from a joke webpage that pokes fun at the myriad companies using Bootstrap templates for their web presence. Bootstrap is a front-end framework originally designed to allow developers to create Rapid Prototypes of their ideas using simple and repeatable code patterns.

It has since morphed into a quick and cheap way to build simple websites, with off-the-shelf themes available either standalone or baked into countless WordPress or other platform templates.

The trouble is, it shows. Alongside the ubiquitous skyline shot, or corporate shaking-hands-in-front-of-a-fancy-glass-building stock photograph, the same familiar patterns keep popping up. Each time losing potency. Losing the audience’s attention faster than a ‘share this on Twittergram’ button.

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Web Design Inspiration Gallery #2

88and90, Lexington Avenue

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http://88and90lex.com/

 

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Webdesign Inspiration Gallery #1

Presenting our first showcase of favourite recent designs from around the web. Be inspired by them, as we are.

“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.” – Steven Wright

 

Michi ramen

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http://www.michiramen.com/

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Desktop and Web Typefaces – An Exciting New Era for Designers

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Today Myfonts.com announced a new service allowing designers to subscribe to a vast number of desktop typefaces by Monotype foundries. Over 2200 to be precise.

Combined with webfont subscriptions provided by fonts.com (or typekit), web designers now have an incredible arsenal of fonts to try out, with complimenting systems that make experimentation convenient and cost-effective, contributing hopefully to more interesting design.

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The Irregular Grid – The Layout to End All Layouts

We’ve been using irregular grid layouts a lot recently. Of all the options for laying out items of content this one keeps asserting itself as the best tool for the job.

PINTEREST

And here’s why.

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Leverage your existing Analytics to make your new website the best it can be

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Rebuilding a website has a distinct advantage compared with starting out anew. Detailed data on website visitors can provide crucial insight into what content is working and what needs work, as well as help focus your business goals for the new version. Redesign based on facts, not feelings.

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Email Signature Design Etiquette 101

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I thought I would write a small piece advising on some best practices for email footer signature designs, prompted by a correspondence I recently received. In today’s world of work communication, email still reigns supreme, so I’d say it’s pretty important to get right.

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Branding Design – Hand Embossers for your Logo

We can design a hand embosser or desktop embosser for your business logo, and arrange the manufacture and delivery.

Hand embossers will emboss ordinary cartridge paper, so that you can place branding on envelopes, invoices, compliment slips, and other documents.

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The maximum diameter is 38mm.

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Smartphone sensors are about to get a whole lot smarter

There’s a new breed of sensor coming out – they measure the chemical composition of things using photon spectrometry, and these example applications from crowd-sourcing platforms show that there are countless amazing applications for these, in conjunction with smartphone apps.

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