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The BBC has finally switched off its old desktop site and is now redirecting mobile users away from its .m site to its brand new fully responsive news site.
BBC News’s previous iteration was four years old, and although it regularly broke records for attracting worldwide traffic (64m unique visitors in January 2013) the site has been need of a multi-screen compatible upgrade for some time. In fact since inviting users to trial a beta version of the new site in December, BBC News has seen 65% of its users now accessing the site from tablets and mobiles.
It's becoming more popular for websites to hide its navigation off screen, only revealing a menu when you interact with an element.
The interaction can be a click or a hover, the element is normally a hamburger menu, but occasionally its text or symbol based. Either way this practice is a good way to clean up the clutter of your website.
Here are 10 examples, each providing a slightly different take on the trend.
I don’t know about you but I’m getting sick of the bitter wind that’s barreling its way down the streets of my adopted city with all the lip-chafing might of a hard-skinned rhino.
It’s definitely time to escape, even if it’s just a psychological one rather than a physical one. After all, temperature’s just a state of mind, right? Right?
Simple animation, fluid transitions, dynamically changing results, micro UX… all these design elements can not only make your website easier to use but delight your visitors too.
I’ve rounded up 16 examples of great little animations from a variety of ecommerce sites, some of which are integral to providing the best user experience possible, others which merely provide a creative icing to an already tasty cake.
It’s also an excuse to test my new Gif generator tool. Enjoy!
If you’re trying to sell food, nothing’s more important than the menu.
Recently I was looking back through some older Econsultancy posts (because I live a fun-filled, rock 'n' roll life), and came across this post on mobile hamburger menus.
We published our 17 crucial web design trends for 2015 a couple of weeks ago, and this is part of a series of posts looking at each trend in more depth.
This week, the thin permanent menus found across the very top of larger websites we have decided to call 'super-navigation'.
We published our 17 crucial web design trends for 2015 a couple of weeks ago, and this is the first in a series of posts looking at each trend in a more in depth manner.
This week, the meeting point between flat design and skeuomorphism: material design.
There is nothing new under the sun. So spoketh Solomon and/or Shakespeare, depending on who you believe.
Either way, it’s unlikely they were referring to web design, but as we enter into an uncertain future, there’s no denying there’s a strange comfort in nostalgia - Hey, look at hipsters for starters.
Please do not mistake me for some kind digital prognosticator, soothsayer guru, evangelist, swami, samurai or whatever risible term is currently popular in digital marketing circles.
I am but one writer who has spent the last year immersed (and only occasionally floundering) in previously unchartered waters in my first 12 months of writing for Econsultancy.
This isn’t just a list of trends that I’ve noticed during my own research, but also ones discovered by my many venerable colleagues, various friends of the blog and passed on to me by Dan Barker or compiled throughout the year by Chris Lake.
You will no doubt notice that we have a new site design. It’s a completely refreshed and fully responsive experience that should hopefully put the user first.
It’s also a work in progress.
Micro UX is a small element in a product’s design, focused entirely on a single task.
These simple interactions and effects are primarily designed to create an interesting and hopefully unique experience for the user.
Here we’ll be finding out how these little details can make a big difference.