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Why good design increases your website’s revenue

June 5, 2015

Most websites are tools to generate revenue. Learn how good web design can be very beneficial to your business’ bottom line.

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Why you should be adopting style guide driven development

April 2, 2015

Style guides are a documented UI library that contains all the site’s components and styles for that particular website alongside explanations of when it is appropriate to use each one.

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Improve your website through customer insights

March 5, 2015

I take a look at a number of valuable methods that enable you to gain actionable insights for your website.

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Why your logo should be smaller than you think

February 3, 2015

“Make my logo bigger” is an often cited joke amongst web designers and developers. It’s something that comes up in projects time and time again, and its frustrating for everyone that contributes to the website design. However it doesn’t have to be.

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Notes on Madrid

January 27, 2015

Madrid is a magnificent city. Here’s a few places I enjoyed visiting; this is for personal reference for when I return to Spain’s capital city.

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Part 2: Design process for The Tomorrow Lab

November 27, 2014

Part 2 of my process for redesigning The Tomorrow Lab’s website. Expect wireframes, prototypes, typography, user testing and more.

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My favourite places in Leeds

November 14, 2014

I spent 7 months living and working in Leeds, between 2013 and 2014, so I thought I might put together a little list of my favourite places to visit, drink and eat in.

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Part 1: Approaching the redesign of thetomorrowlab.com

October 13, 2014

How I approached the redesign of our agency website purely from a planning point of view before stepping into code.

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Designing forms to increase conversion

July 29, 2014

Often how a website’s forms are designed have a large impact on its conversion rate. Learn to remove unnecessary fields and streamline the User Experience (UX) to lead to impressive gains.

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Review: Jawbone UP

June 29, 2013

After an understandably long wait - even more so in the UK - I was finally in the position to purchase a Jawbone UP - a product I’ve closely followed from first discovering it over a year ago.

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Football games attended – 2012/13

May 27, 2013

Over the past year I’ve been collecting data on the competitive football games I’ve attended, and now have collated the information to produce some analysis.

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Trialing Style Tiles

April 19, 2012

As created and promoted by Samantha Warren, Style Tiles are “a design deliverable that references website interface elements through font, color, and style collections derived alongside a site map, wireframes, and other user experience artifacts.”

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A dozen photos from Amsterdam

December 3, 2011

I spent last week in the beautiful city of Amsterdam with my good buddy Ka-Chun and my camera.

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Thoughts on Build 2011

November 17, 2011

Back for a third year, Build is a week-long design festival crammed full of workshops, lectures, practical sessions as well as the internationally reknowned conference itself - all hosted in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Being my third Build I knew what to expect - at least I thought I knew what to expect. This years’ event was more thought-provoking, more well-rounded and more inspirational than the previous editions.

Here I’ve broken down my experiences to explain some of the engaging conversations discussed and how they’ve contributed to my personal improvement.

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