Category Archives: Design

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Responsive Design Is Imperative For Any Businesses – Offline And Online

Responsive design – a type of design that insures a website will show up on any size device. Be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or even a large smart television, responsive design allows you to build one website that works across all platforms. A great concept, right? There is no need anymore to cater different screen sizes separately and even your content can finally be managed in one central place.

But is responsive design only popular because its convenience? Or is there more to it?
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How To Design A More Effective Website Footer

It goes without saying that the success of a website depends on many different aspects. For example, the overall usability, the visual design, and the brand consistency all affect whether or not users are happy with your site. How easily can they find their way around? How much do they trust you and your content? Do they think it’s fun use your site?
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2013_05_02_featured Design

Why You Should Care About Web Accessibility

Research has shown that almost 30% of internet users have a disability of some sort. As such, as user experience designers we need to make sure that we cater for these disabilities so that the widest possible audience can use our website or application. This means designing with accessibility and disability in mind, from the outset.
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2013_04_16_featured Design

How To Design For A Cross-Cultural User Experience (part 1/2)

Our culture defines our values and our behaviour – not only in our everyday lives, but also on the Web. What catches our attention, what makes us trust a website, how we search for information, what we consider relevant, what triggers our actions, and how we perceive a website – at the end of the day, it all depends on our cultural background. For web designers, this presents a true challenge: How can we ensure a cross-cultural user experience if we are not truly familiar with cultures other than our own?
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7 Easy Ways To Effectively Maintain Your Website

It’s a bit like having a dog, or a particularly tricky-to-care-for plant. Like a bonsai, say. It looks fantastic when you first get it home, but without regular care and maintenance your miniature tree can pretty quickly start to look a little worse for wear. To cut to the chase we’re talking about your website; have you been neglecting yours of late?
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2013_03_26_featured Design

5 Expert Tips for Improving Your Navigation Menu

If not for the simple purpose of killing time, we usually have a goal in mind when visiting a website. That goal can be finding or sharing content, getting in contact with the site owner or customer service, purchasing a product, or anything else as a matter of fact. In any case, we want to reach our goal as quickly as possible — without getting distracted, lost, or frustrated because we can’t find what we are looking for.
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2013_03_video_featured Design

10 Ways How Video Can Improve The User Experience

We love to get entertained. That’s why we like going to the movies, listening to cabaret shows, or visiting concerts. If we had a choice, our entire lives would be focussed much more on enjoyment, rather than dealing with all the serious stuff. Online we are no different. Sure, most of the time, we have a goal and probably some virtual time frame for reaching it. But what we really want is to have fun and to enjoy ourselves — of course while solving all our problems on the side.
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