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27th August 2013
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User Experience, Web Design

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 […]

8th April 2011
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Web Design

Detecting font smoothing with JavaScript

A look into how we can detect font smoothing using JavaScript to improve visual styling for different users.

17th March 2011
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Web Design

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.

28th February 2011
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Web Design

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.

2nd December 2010
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Web Design

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.

23rd August 2010
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Web Design

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.

23rd July 2010
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Web Design

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.

16th July 2010
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Web Design

Designing accessible icons (Part 1 of 2)

I love icons. Someone once described them to me as mini works of art – and that’s not far off. They can be miniature designs representing something huge, all to be understood within a blink of an eye.

Not too long ago I was tasked with creating a brand new interface for our Content Management System (CMS) Defacto. With the new interface came a new family of icons and I thought I’d share some insight as to the process of designing these icons.

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