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Newsletter #163 Responsive Changes Everything

Posted by Alex on 27 August 2014

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Responsive design is building one Website that serves all screen sizes - the site will respond to your device by rendering it a way that suits.

Responsive design is building one Website that serves all screen sizes - the site will respond to your device by rendering it a way that suits. Last year we talked about Building Your Mobile Version First - this year it is actually part of our design process. Unless you are thinking about how your Website design translates to mobile, you're not designing for the modern user.

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Newsletter #162 Personal Analytics & Why They Matter

Posted by Alex on 29 April 2014

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It's all personal...on Instagram once you reach 11 likes, the list of likes shrinks to just a number. The interesting thing is that Instagram users....

Ian Chee in his article "The Instagram Rule of 11" points out that on Instagram once you reach 11 likes, the list of likes shrinks to just a number. The interesting thing is that Instagram users have taken this number as a form of social validation.

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Newsletter #161 WWW Turns 25 - You Weren't Online in '89

Posted by Alex on 12 March 2014

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On March 12, 1989 Tim Berners-Lee produced a paper that outlined the concept and architecture of the World Wide Web

On March 12, 1989 Tim Berners-Lee produced a paper that outlined the concept and architecture of the World Wide Web...The Internet and WWW is like a brilliantly precocious child, now in its twenties but barely under control.

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Newsletter #160 Three Web Must Dos For 2014

Posted by Alex on 18 December 2013

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On the Web's leading edge things continue to change rapidly and many of yesterday's 'leading edge' activities have turned into 'must dos' during the past year.

On the Web's leading edge things continue to change rapidly and many of yesterday's 'leading edge' activities have turned into 'must dos' during the past year. So what are they?

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Newsletter #159 The 9 Most Common Website Mistakes

Posted by Alex on 21 October 2013

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In 2013 your Website needs to be more than a brochure, it's core to your business.

In 2013 your Website needs to be more than a brochure, it's core to your business. So what are the nine common mistakes organisations (maybe like yours) are still making? Not putting enough resource into the site. For many companies there is a serious disconnect between how much your customers, existing and potential, rely on Websites like yours....

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Newsletter #158 Why is UX So Important?

Posted by Alex on 6 August 2013

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UX is a shortcut for 'user experience'. As we spend more time online, making transactions, looking for information and socialising....

UX is a shortcut for 'user experience'. As we spend more time online, making transactions, looking for information and socialising, our UX becomes more important. Why waste time on a Website or application that makes things difficult? In our business we use competing online services in many areas and we naturally gravitate to those that make our life easier.

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Newsletter #157 Why Security Matters Online

Posted by Alex on 30 May 2013

As the Internet pervades more and more of our daily lives we tend to forget the importance of something central to our use of it.

As the Internet pervades more and more of our daily lives we tend to forget the importance of something central to our use of it. Normally we access our Net-based activities via a user name and password that authenticate us. In many cases we have long forgotten what this combination is; it's saved on our browser or on the site and we are 'auto-magically' logged in.

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Newsletter #156 Build Your Mobile Version First

Posted by Alex on 26 March 2013

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By 2014 (next year) the number of people accessing the Internet on their mobile device will have overtaken those accessing the Web on their desktop...

By 2014 (next year) the number of people accessing the Internet on their mobile device will have overtaken those accessing the Web on their desktop machine (see graphic). According to Clicktale, 22% of all Website visitors are on mobile devices, and perhaps most importantly, 40% of your Website visitors visit on a mobile device first!

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Newsletter #155 Your Personal Cloud

Posted by Alex on 8 January 2013

Soon you won't refer to data as being on 'my PC' or 'my Mac'. Gartner Group says that by 2014 the 'personal cloud'....

Soon you won't refer to data as being on 'my PC' or 'my Mac'. Gartner Group says that by 2014 the 'personal cloud' will have replaced the PC as the centre of our digital lives. It will mean that our files, music, video and all information will be in the cloud, not on a machine under the desk. We will access this store of information via a variety of devices - mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop machine.

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Newsletter #154 Nobody Cares About Your Logo

Posted by Alex on 28 June 2012

"I don't love it, but it will grow on me." said Phil Knight when he chose what would become the Nike swoosh.

"I don't love it, but it will grow on me." said Phil Knight when he chose what would become the Nike swoosh. Carolyn Davidson who was student at Portland State University had originally met Phil Knight in the late 1960s when he was an associate professor. He had overheard her say she couldn't afford to take an oil painting class. At the time Knight was also co-founder of Blue Ribbon Sports who were distributors for Tiger Shoes and he wanted Davidson to produce some charts and graphs in preparation for a meeting.

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