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Now do you think we’re sexy?
Let’s be honest, digital website or media campaigns audits don’t sound all that sexy.
Screwfix has recently upgraded to a responsive website.
Looking through the site, it occurred to me how much ecommerce retailers in other sectors can learn from hardware retailers that have been traditionally catalogue-based.
Here are a few features worth considering.
There aren't hundreds of bells and whistles on Zara.com.
But it's a website I like using and it makes me want to buy stuff (even though I know it looks better on the website than in store).
Here are six reasons why.
Through its fun, intuitive and frankly addictive user interface, Tinder’s simple “swipe right for yes, left for no” approach has earned it a place on mobile home-screens around the world – not to mention a valuation of $1.35bn.
As the popularity (and controversy) of Tinder has grown, many brands have started to copy the brand’s simplistic yes-no interface for their own apps.
This has kicked off a UX and design phenomena rapidly becoming known as 'Tinderisation'.
We recently did a brief analysis about why Chinese websites look 'busy' to people who are used to Western design.
What was originally intended as a light-hearted post to point out the difference between Chinese and Western sites inspired debate both on our site and off.
In some ways, the notion that an institution like the British Library has to market itself at all is fairly new.
Indeed, my step father wrote a paper on exactly that topic (marketing is a family affair, you know).
But not only does the British Library have to create 'customer value', it has to do so online, casting as wide a net as possible and relying on its website to engage and even convert(!).
With the aid of analysis from its brilliant blog, let's have a look at the British Library's improvements to website information architecture.
Jakob Nielsen has been dubbed the 'king of usability' and has been helping to make the web easier to use for more than a decade.
I had the pleasure of speaking to him yesterday, and we discussed the progress of usability, the challenges of providing a great experience across different devices, and the best methods for testing sites.
I've written about car manufacturers' websites before and found most to be lacklustre.
They sort of do the job but are confusing and don't look particularly elegant (see the German and Japanese big three). Volkswagen, however, has a great website - I've previously picked out its homepage for its simple messaging.
I thought I'd highlight five more features on Volkswagen's website that other car manufacturers would do well to emulate. Here goes...
I thought I'd take a whirl through the UK websites of the Japanese big three automotive companies.
What do Nissan, Honda and Toyota's websites handle like for first timers?
Well, they might be known as the big three, but it's the big two and a half as far as web design is concerned.
For some detail on automotive and social media, check out these posts.
Due to the popularity of the article titled, 'Ecommerce product pages: where to place 30 elements and why', a sequel has (finally) been written.
The focus now turns to the main category page, which is used in ecommerce to give shoppers access to a range of products such as 'menswear' before they drill further down to find specific items (e.g. socks, jeans).
This article will add value if you:
- Have little confidence in your current main category page layout.
- Are in the process of redesigning your website and need guidance on the main category page.
- Are bombarded with differing opinions on how the main category page should be laid out by stakeholders, vendors (designs, UX teams) and would like an unbiased opinion.
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an initiative to get people to talk, think and learn about digital accessibility.
So why not try out these five steps to see how well your site is meeting the accessibility requirements?