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Using plain English

If I started to write elaborately, or like someone introducing or presenting something, I found that I could cut that scrollwork or ornament out and throw it away and start with the first true simple declarative sentence I had written. Ernest Hemingway I recently joined the web team and have been working on some sites […]

Do you really need an app for that?

Very insightful article by Paul Boag.

February 28 2015

Research Resources

content strategy Mobile

Responsive design won’t fix your content problem

Even companies that want to take a “mobile first” approach can’t just throw off the shackles of their desktop content. For some, suggesting the organization “start fresh” with new content would be organizational suicide, touching the political third rail of stakeholders and competing interests. Others acknowledge it’s time for a new approach, but need processes […]

November 28 2013


content strategy Responsive Design

Because the internet can’t replace everything

Books are still a fundamental part of the web design and development toolkit. Indeed, an increasing amount of web design books are being published – ones that focus on the beauty of the printed page and the tactile joy of a beautifully set, bound and illustrated volume. I’m a huge fan of books, and can’t […]

October 9 2013

Background Resources

“Press” here

Cennydd Bowles thinks: Users used to tap phones and click mice. But the latest high-end devices combine the two, and it’s now highly likely your interface needs to be designed with both touch and mouse/trackpad in mind. So, unless I’m sure only one applies, I’ve stopped saying “click” and “tap”. Instead, I say “select.’ That’s smart […]

September 30 2013


Responsive Adverts

Whether we like it or not, ads on the web (in some form) aren’t going anywhere. And because of the responsive web design movement, more and more discussions are taking place surrounding how to handle ads (especially large ones) at certain breakpoints.

September 30 2013


Responsive Design