Category: web-design
  • Mobile Web 1.0: Party Like It’s 1999 Brainstorming

    Do you remember the first websites from the early days of the web, circa 1994-95? We laugh at them now, but back then they were all we had, no matter how funny looking or awkward the experience. Brian Massey, Founder of Conversion Sciences, says we're there again, but this time on mobile. Read on and Brian will show you how to turn your firm's mobile experience into a high-converting money-making machine.
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  • Be Your Own Designer - The Best Free Resources for when You’re Short on Time

    Has there ever been a time when you’ve realised you’re a day away from a big pitch, but you forgot to book any design time through your creative department? Or perhaps there’s that last minute blog post that needs some images and banners, but there’s no way of roping in a designer at such short notice! To help you out in such hours of need, I have compiled a list of my favourite design resources for non-designers and designers alike. Oh, and did I mention they’re all free? Read more

  • Story Focussed Data Visualisation

    Towards the end of last year, we completed a project for blinkbox Books that charted the careers of some of the greatest authors of the last 200 years, and showed at what age they published their breakthrough books. The final piece was an overall success, doing well on social media and gaining some excellent coverage online. However, the process of arriving at the final execution and design was by no means straight forward.
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  • For the Love of Good Content

    About a year ago, our head of creative Mark presented How to Produce Better Content Ideas at SearchLove Boston. The slide deck has been really popular, with over 443,000 views so far. With that in mind, I thought our audience might like to see examples of work we’ve made off the back of such... Read more

  • Mobile SEO in 2015 - Is Your Site Up To Date?

    A year and a half ago, I worked with Bridget Randolph to put together a guide to building a mobile site. It takes you through the process of creating a mobile-friendly site, from design to development to analytics. Needless to say, we did a lot of research into mobile site creation. We spent so... Read more

  • Why Letting Go Could Kick-Start Your Creativity

    To make exceptional creative work, we must defy conventions and accept the risk of failure. This was the main lesson shared at ‘ Here London ’ (run by publishing platform ‘ It’s Nice That ’) – a conference I had the pleasure of attending earlier this summer. Whether a creative or a marketer (or... Read more

  • Bridging the Void Between Designers and Developers

    Some say that in the world of web content, designers are from Mars, developers are from Venus and never the twain shall meet. When it comes to content creation, ‘web designers’ are responsible for the visual aspect, which includes the layout, colouring and typography of a web page. Meanwhile, ‘web developers’ take care of the non-design aspects – usually markup and code... Read more

  • The Long and Short of Responsive Design

    This is a guest post from Corey Eastman of design and development whizz kids, Climax Media, the enterprise web architect agency who help both large enterprises and funded startups innovate through connected web platforms. When conjuring up ideas for our Creative month here on the blog, we couldn’t... Read more

  • Expecting the Unexpected: Edge Cases in Web Design

    In 1976, Swiss watchmakers Omega were responsible for constructing the scoreboards for the Montreal Olympics. No gymnast had ever achieved a perfect 10.00, and the IOC maintained that it was “not possible”.

    When creating a user interface, it’s easy to assume that everything will turn out like you expect. Distilled's Front End Developer, Richard Westenra prepares us for the unexpected when it comes to design. Read more

  • Researching Creative Ideas: 10 Dos and Don’ts

    Back in March, I spoke at BrightonSEO on the not-so-SEO subject of design. Slightly taken aback by the love I got from Slideshare and Twitter for my speaker deck, I thought it time to do a quick refresher, focusing specifically on the often-overlooked research and analysis stage in these... Read more

  • DistilledLive Catch Up: Responsive Web Design

    Last Monday, our Seattle office held a meet up about responsive design. We were lucky enough to get Matt Fordham, technical director at Wintr, to explain the fundamentals behind responsive design itself, and I made my argument for why responsive is so great for SEO. If you aren’t lucky enough... Read more

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