Wez Maynard

Wez Maynard

Wez heads up the design team at Vertical Leap. A brand and UX specialist, Wez has spent the last decade travelling the world working with iconic brands in event and digital marketing activation projects. Wez now lives on the Isle of Wight and commutes by boat to Vertical Leap HQ.

Travel UX issues

Design

5 ways to improve travel UX with Google Analytics

Many travel brands have a poor reputation when it comes to user experience (UX). We’ve all come across those annoying forms, endless checkout processes and questionable mobile experiences while trying to sort out a holiday. And we’ve all given up on brands before making the purchase as a result. In fact, the SalesCycle Q4 2016 Remarketing Report puts booking abandonment rates at...

by • posted July 10th 2017

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Design

What is UX and how can it help my business?

UX design is one of those topics you can’t ignore as a marketer because it has deep roots in everything you do for an online brand. It’s something you and everyone in your team must understand, even if you’re not experts in the field. So what exactly is UX and why is it important to every business? This is the question we’ll...

by • posted March 7th 2017

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Design

The pros and cons of using pop-ups on your website

It’s funny how some marketing strategies stand the test of time. Despite breaking almost every user experience (UX) best practice, pop-ups remain one of the most popular methods of generating leads from online traffic. It’s a tug-of-war between design principles and marketing results. Many brands find pop-ups still convert large volumes of traffic – but at what expense? To answer that...

by • posted September 20th 2016

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Design

5 web design trends you should probably ignore

Some web design trends catch on because they solve genuine problems and improve user experience. Sadly, that doesn’t speak for every trend we see in the industry. Many become popular for reasons we can’t quite explain, despite causing more problems than they solve. The problem is, design trends can be hard to stop once they catch on and even the worst...

by • posted July 14th 2016

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Design

Hackers don’t kill websites, lethargy does

The World Wide Web is near the dawn of a new age in its existence. An age where The Internet of Things (IoT) will bring unlimited connectivity into our lives. Unfortunately, what this new age seems to also promise is an era where our kitchen appliances can share personal information across the internet with malicious intent. Now, while I can’t help...

by • posted September 4th 2015

Evolution and revolution

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