All posts for "Web Design" category

Online photography — tips from our user testing

Published
15th May 2014
by 
Matt French
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Online photography — tips from our user testing

Photography is one of the most powerful ingredients you can use on your website. This article gives some insight into what makes a good picture for user testing and helps you organise your photography content.

Using content priority wireframes to assist in copy production

Published
27th August 2013
by 
Jon Fisher
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Using content priority wireframes to assist in copy production

As the resurgence in content strategy has continued to grow I have encountered much anecdotal evidence from my peers regarding the delay in projects due to a lack of decent copy. Copy production can often create a chicken and egg scenario where the team is unable to progress without the copy, or the design (using lorem ipsum) does not reflect the copy being produced.

Invisible Design

Published
17th March 2011
by 
Simon Norris
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Invisible Design

Design is a very complex subject and it has many definitions but one I particularly like is ‘to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully’ (dictionary.com). Design is a highly skillful activity and requires dedication and creativity. Good design is a process and one that is made up of many elements. It is the successful combination of elements that deliver a great design that make it compelling, engaging and ultimately, invisible.

New Nomensa Design - style meets user experience

Published
28th February 2011
by 
Tom Waterhouse
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New Nomensa Design - style meets user experience

A little while ago we released the new Nomensa website! We're all really proud of it, but it's certainly gone through some transformations to get to where it is now. Now it's had some time to settle in, I thought it would be nice to share some of the thinking and initial concepts we went through to get to this point.

Accessible forms using jQuery's Validation plug-in

Published
2nd December 2010
by 
Matt Lawson
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Accessible forms using jQuery's Validation plug-in

This post looks at how we can begin to deliver a better experience for our users when it comes to displaying form errors. As jQuery is my preferred library of choice and the Validation plug-in provides an excellent starting point, we will use them both to form the basis of this article.

Three rules for creating accessible forms

Published
22nd August 2010
by 
Dan Stringer
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Three rules for creating accessible forms

As part of my role at Nomensa I have spent a significant amount of time evaluating the accessibility conformance on a range of websites. When auditing these websites I have been consistently surprised at the way in which web forms have been implemented. Forms can be a source of confusion for everyone, not least for people with cognitive disabilities and visual impairments.

Designing accessible icons (Part 2 of 2)

Published
23rd July 2010
by 
Tom Waterhouse
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Designing accessible icons (Part 2 of 2)

If you remember back, I set myself a short brief for creating icons for our Content Managent System. They had to be Accessible, Web-based and designed for our CMS.

In the first part, we looked at sensory characteristics and cultural differences that can affect an icon design. Today we’ll be looking at the more visual design aspect of creating icons.