Someone emailed me yesterday, and mentioned they were going to make “a” wireframe to figure out how their site/app would work. Here’s my response… Wireframe are about QUESTIONS not answers. You should check out the website “whichtestwon.com”. They have a free test every month that you can see. It’s amazing because such subtle changes can… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Website Design
When we make user personas, we focus on the content, not the visual display. That being said UX Alive has a fun collection of very attractive and fun to make User Personas… View story at Medium.com
We don’t use GitHub for issue tracking currently but the idea of being able to easily get customizable reports like these make it much more likely we will.
Someone asked me today where they could “learn about our industry”… here was my answer: Lynda.com is a great resource for intro materials. They have courses about everything from search engine optimization to Drupal and WordPress development and do a good job of covering the technical side of what we do. I tend to like WebDesignerDepot.com quite a… Read more »
Don’t get me wrong, there’s a place for bullshit. If your client is asking for a “clean, simple, easy to use” website, by all means use those words back at them, but as Robert Hoekman Jr says in Wired: “Clean,” for example, can be measured in degrees. It can mean very different things to people depending… Read more »
I’m a sucker for these sorts of articles. Convey Your Value Proposition using Compelling Headlines. Lead Visitors to Next Step with appropriate Call-to-Actions. etc. All good stuff which we should be doing every day.
WordPress is a great platform… but the things that have really held it back in my mind are: The User Experience – Sure it’s better than Drupal out of the gate. Hell, out of the box even Excel is easier for a noob than Drupal… but WordPress’ UI is fully of clunky… issues. Things that you can’t fix… Read more »
So with my sabbatical in Italy with the wife and kids this year I’ve carved out a little time to learn Bootstrap and Meteor. Both amazing platforms, but of course I had to figure out a dev environment. I started with Sublime, but shifted over to Coda after a while. Here’s how/why: Sublime Text on Mac… Read more »
Historically, the biggest advantage to monochromatic design has been cost. More recently 4, 8, or 16 color GIFs take up much less bandwidth than full color jpg (or png) files. So I group duotones on web pages the same way I view 80’s hair or 90’s plaid. Campy and goofy, but certainly not professional. But as… Read more »
If you just have a request for proposal where the client says we need X, Y, and Z, that really just gives you the shopping list… It’s sort of like saying, I need a pair of pants and a shirt. But then, where are you going to wear it, how much are you going to… Read more »