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09/2012 09/18/2012 18

BrandExtract wins 5 WebAwards!

Good to see professional recognition for the stuff I have been working on. Read the BrandExtract press release

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4G networks are here and so are 4G enabled devices. Yet we worry about adding little scripts and bloating CSS files because we want to make our sites load fast on mobile. OK, here’s something to wrap your brains around. I just got my 4G enabled Android smartphone and now I am enjoying speeds up […]

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Here’s one for anyone who uses social media plugins, widget or badges on their website. You could be slowing your site down by doubling the size of your documents! I just realized that my social plugin added a whopping extra 300Kb to my site. So my page load doubled from about 300Kb to 600Kb because […]

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08/2012 08/04/2012 4

Peter Boersma: UX Beyond UCD

Attended an excellent presentation by Peter Boersma last night called called UX Beyond UCD. Peter, who’s on vacation in Seattle, took some time out to tell us how we as UX professionals can influence many aspects of the User Experience that might extend beyond our traditional realm. UX Beyond UCD (Seattle) from Peter Boersma

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Breadcrumbs provide context to your page and might be the answer to solving your mobile website navigation problems. One of the challenges in mobile (handheld) website design is to design the main navigation. With so little available real estate on a small screen, your first instinct is the minimize the navigation by hiding it behind […]

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08/2012 08/02/2012 2

Third Party Validation

Companies are struggling with trust and user’s anxiety. Third party validation is a great way to put a user’s mind at ease. Do I know you? Ever visited a website and thought “My God, who are these people?”. It happens to me several times per day. It’s no biggie, unless they have something I need. […]

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02/2012 02/02/2012 2

I Want to Date Your Website

I don’t know your company. Your company has something I want, but I need to know if you can deliver, if your trustworthy and what others say about you. Sound familiar? If not, replace the word “website” with “prospective employee” and you may get my drift. But I like to take things one step further. […]

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12/2011 12/01/2011 1

A clear call to action goes a long way

When researching websites, I often see a lot of call to actions like “Read more” linking to an article or deeper content. There are a number of reasons why this is not a great idea. The most obvious is that the “Read more” description isn’t a description at all. It doesn’t tell me anything about […]

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When it comes to making and keeping your website successful, content strategy should take an active role in your organization. What is content strategy? Content strategist extraordinaire Kristina Halvorson describes content strategy as: “planning for the creation, publication and governance of useful, usable content”. In other words, it is a strategy – you got to […]

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10/2011 10/21/2011 21

The pixel width of email blasts

My colleague Kathy asked me what the design width of email blasts should be. I had to admit I had no idea. So I did a little research in my inbox, measured my recent html email blasts and notifications and here are the results. Pixel width is approximate, I might be off a pixel or […]

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