The tag line for Up Front 2015 (Manchester) was simply: A front-end conference for anyone who makes for the web. Education is a continual process so, as part of my professional development, this looked like the ideal place to find out who else does “stuff”, why they do it, how they do it and can […]
As part of a review of the Mobile Libraries web site, we wanted to ensure that the users of the service were receiving the right information in the best format available from the site: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/library/library-servicesforyou/mobile-libraries.htm As we have no immediate experience of what other men feel, we can form no idea of the manner in […]
I’ve been reading a bit recently about using comics to communicate ideas, processes, instructions – anything really. Here’s one I’ve put together as a simple example: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/wastepermits.htm It’s a little rough in parts, but is intentionally simple in order to communicate how the permits scheme works. It wouldn’t replace the more detailed content needed – […]
Proposed change to full width “show more” type buttons to be a little more inviting.
Rough thoughts on managing identities and authentication for services that require secured personalisation.
This might well be viewed as over-reaching in terms of web design and User Experience. That being said, I wanted to share my thoughts and observations on the role and value of the .hants.gov.uk (Hantsweb) domain, and the challenges that would manifest if key services were moved away from it. URL and domain design is as […]
More than anything else, Hantsweb has always been offered as a platform for providing websites from organisations based in, or providing services to, Hampshire. The Hampshire County Council site is the largest, but by no means the only part of Hantsweb. Navigating a wide range of sites, some of which have a deep and complex […]
Generally, most of a web page (and certainly most of the pages we serve) are made up of text. Typography is at the core of the approach we’ve taken with the template. Indeed, a lot of the templates measurements and responsive adaptations are reliant on the typography in the site.
One thing we really embraced from day one of the design process was to sketch, draw and doodle. Even before opening up the browser or a graphics application, we sketched. Sketching as we talked produced some awful, rough, crude and blocky ideas – but they were the seeds – the starting point from which to […]