When elements of a design come together in harmony it feels like pure and total bliss. But as designers there are times when it’s our duty to work against our own intuition, and at the expense of our own bliss, because sometimes bad design decisions make good sense.
Managing the website for a higher education institution can be challenging when trying to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Start your site off right with the proper navigation for your audience.
Is Responsive Design always the best solution for mobile websites? We look at how it should and shouldn't be used.
There's a notion that optimizing for mobile means optimizing for touch- it's high time we decouple the two. Here are five touch friendly tips to get you started.
Sometimes, as more features are added to a site over time, it can become harder to understand for new users. Learn how to avoid this complexity creep from a designer's point of view.
Often when trying to design simple interfaces, we have a tendency to want to hide information inside of panels and tabs. But be careful you aren't doing more harm than good. Here are some considerations for designing simple interfaces.
If you're struggling to develop your mobile strategy, learn how to kick your project off right, build consensus within your team and pave confidently forward.
Your customer's form an impression of your brand based on their experiences across channels. With increasing expectations for anywhere anytime access to your products, services and support, I hope you're doing better than my post office!
There are many aspects of page loading times that are uncontrollable, but one part you can control is your images. Here are some tips to compress your images.
WSOL offers their thoughts on the strategy behind dayparting, sending customized communication to your clients based on the time of day.
Although on the surface, design may seem like a simple task, there are many factors to consider when creating the best experience possible for users. Read on to find out four common web design myths.
Discovery is often thought of as the first stage of a project, but learning shouldn’t begin and end there. By baking learning into your long-term workflow you can ensure you’re celebrating a site launch, not a site funeral.
We all know how important our company's mobile presence is, but it may be harder to convince your boss to spend the budget on mobile. Here are 10 Reasons to Go Mobile Now that are sure to convince your boss too.
Intranets increase efficiency throughout the entire organization daily but, when it comes time to making changes or implementing a new intranet it is vital to make sure that process goes smoothly. WSOL has put together 7 Tips to help you along the intranet adoption journey.
Links and resources mentioned in Dennis Kardys' talk at 2013 Breaking Development conference in San Diego.
When it comes to talking to users, many sites end up tongue-tied, having trouble keeping focus on who is talking to whom. Here are a few tips on how to refer to your users, and when to use "your" vs. "my" in your interface.
When an agency suggests investing in Discovery for your web project, you may be thinking, "What's the point?". But Discovery is a critical step toward paving your project's success. Here are seven reasons why!
With new design techniques becoming commonplace, we're seeing a lot of exciting changes to the traditional design process. Here's a look at how we went about adapting our workflow to incorporate more prototyping, better design conversation, and new types of deliverables.
With over a bajillion sessions at SXSW 2013 to choose from, I've narrowed them down into a shortlist of ones I think look interesting and hope to catch.
Over the last few years we've helped a lot of organizations integrate
mobile into their web strategy. Most of the people we talk to realize
that they need a better way of serving content to their mobile audience,
but aren't sure about how to get there.
Think of accessibility not as a feature, but as an objective. If you
think the purpose of web accessibility is to reach a miniscule number of
impaired or disabled users, I’ve got news for you, it's a lot more. When accessibility is your objective, you're reaching for the future.
It seems like everywhere you turn there’s a new post
about responsive design. You might even feel like it’s getting played
out. Do we really need another post on this topic?
The answer is emphatically, “yes”. We need a lot
more of them.
People often ask about what the current standard width for websites
is these days. But rules of thumb like this no longer apply, and perhaps
they never did.
that you are not your website user seems like common sense. But being
able to set aside your own preferences and think about things from your
audience’s perspective is more challenging than it sounds.
A guide to building a blueprint to help make your website design project a success.
As the number and range of internet enabled devices
on the market continues to grow, designing fixed dimension websites just
doesn’t seem to make sense anymore.
If you really want to communicate with your audience you need to have
a more adaptable website.