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Charity websites must tackle content design & information architecture

Charities and third sector organisations face a number of challenges when it comes to web design. One of the most obvious is an abundance of content aimed at numerous different personas.

There are beneficiaries, volunteers, fundraisers, donors etc., all of whom need to find certain information on any given charity website.

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A day in the life of... a design strategy lead at Fjord

It's a cracking 'day in the life' this week, as we spend time with John Jones, global design strategy lead at Fjord.

Let's see what makes Jones tick. And remember, if you're looking for a new role, check out the Econsultancy jobs board yourself.

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10 no-nonsense web design trends for 2018

Web design may be maturing, but it's still subject to fads, fashions and whims.

If we're lucky, who knows, some trends might just be user friendly.

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What were the biggest UX trends of 2017?

We've all been ordering our toilet tissue through Alexa, right?

Maybe not exactly. Let's ask the experts about the biggest user experience (UX) trends in 2017.

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How Warby Parker’s newsjacking campaign eclipsed the competition

Newsjacking, or agile marketing as it can also be known, is a tricky thing to get right.

While Oreo succeeded in 2013 – cleverly capitalising on the infamous Superbowl blackout – other brands that followed suit were called out for lazily jumping on the bandwagon. 

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Four big digital trends impacting travel & tourism marketing

Tourism boards have come a long way in recent years. 

Once a forgotten-about resource, now an increasing number are actively reaching out to international travellers, and using their online presence to persuade and motivate people to visit.

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Six charities with excellent online donation user journeys

We’re always talking about the ecommerce checkout process here on the blog. Features like guest checkout, progress trackers, and basket summaries – they’re all helpful for streamlining the path-to-purchase.

But what about when there’s no product at the end of it? This is the task at hand for charities, who are asking consumers to hand over their hard earned money in exchange for the promise that it will be going to a good cause. 

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How Premier League club websites are changing: A Swansea and Stoke case study

The football season is well and truly under way and very happy am I.

If you're a football fan or a fantasy football obsessive, you'll be more than familiar with Premier League and football club websites, and how some have improved immeasurably over the past couple of seasons.

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Six lessons we can learn from the best stationery brands on Instagram

Some people like to follow food brands on Instagram, others are interested in fashion. For some reason, I seem to have a slightly unhealthy obsession with stationery.

Niche, I know. But it seems I’m not the only one. The hashtag #stationery has over 2 million posts on Instagram, with big brands including Primark and ASOS also jumping on the ‘stationery porn’ bandwagon.

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How Wonderbly uses data and personalisation to create a magical ecommerce experience

Back in 2014, an appearance on Dragon’s Den resulted in Lost My Name receiving the highest valuation in the show’s history. The product – a personalised children’s book based on the letters of a child’s name – eventually went on to become a global bestseller.

Three years later, the company is now hugely successful ecommerce business, recently rebranding with a new name – Wonderbly. 

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Luxury ecommerce review: Is Balenciaga's 'normcore' website more than a gimmick?

In March 2017 Balenciaga launched a new website which is pretty remarkable as far as web design goes.

You can see the homepage in the screenshot below. The rest of the website has the same utilitarian aesthetic and frankly looks as if the brand decided that the agency wireframes looked just fine as they were.

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13 creative call-to-action examples and reasons why they work

A call-to-action (CTA) is any copy that encourages someone to act in-the-moment. Be that to purchase a product, watch a video, share content, or even just to find out more information.

For online brands, the challenge is to avoid the age-old clichés and to find creative ways to prompt users into action – as well as ensuring the language fits in with the company’s wider tone of voice.

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