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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.

Why your website needs a top-notch user experience

Are you taking UX design seriously enough?

You only need to look at how much marketers talk about conversion rate optimisation to understand there’s a lot of work to be done after the initial design stage. In fact, the design process never ends; it keeps striving to create a better user experience and improve business results.

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Website redesigns: It might be time for a different approach

Every few years it becomes obvious your website needs a facelift. Design trends and user expectations change, your on-site metrics start to slip and everything starts to feel a little dated. Sooner or later, your conversion rates and other key business KPIs drop, which says something needs updating pretty quickly. It’s time for a website […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Why you should optimise your email campaigns for mobile

Email marketing continues to be an excellent marketing channel when it comes to return on investment (ROI). In actual fact, email marketing generates the highest ROI of any marketing channel. It’s a big deal, the numbers don’t lie. However, for some companies the reality is different. They find their users aren’t engaged and campaigns aren’t […]

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