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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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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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What happens when I click this button?

User experience (UX) is not only about layout, it is also about messaging. Intuitive design relies on an understanding of presentation and on user expectation. How often have you been on a web page, presented with a couple of options, wondering what happens after you choose each option? Sometimes it’s like Neo in The Matrix torn between the red and blue pill....

by • posted June 8th 2016

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The three reasons why people visit your website

If you want to cast a critical and impartial eye over your website, to evaluate its likely effectiveness, ask yourself whether it meets the only three reasons that bring people to websites in the first place. You might be selling DVDs, offering a collection of funny videos, blogging about your gap year in Moldova or running a petition against the price...

by • posted April 26th 2016

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What makes a great landing page?

Landing pages are different to homepages; their purpose is to encourage users to perform a specific action, which is why getting the design right is key. In this blog, we explain why landing pages are so important and provide you with some useful design tips to boot. Why do companies use landing pages as opposed to their actual website? A landing page allows a business to...

by • posted January 5th 2016