Mobile-first responsive webdesign

September 6th, 2012

– The way new websites are made

As a webdesigner, if you haven’t yet heard of mobile-first and responsive webdesign, I’m guessing you are either very, very, very busy with client work or you have been locked in a basement for about a year because these words are being used everywhere I look. But I do know some webdesigner have not yet looked into it and that most of our clients still do not know what it is or how it’ll benefit their users.

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Website redesigns – what to think about

April 5th, 2010

I’ve done a bunch of redesigns lately and It’s been a challenge, to say the least. But I’ve learned a bunch about what not to do when you redesign a website. This is especially important when you are redesigning active and popular websites. If the site has been the same since 1996 and there isn’t much going on, it’s quite easy to redesign, but if it’s a popular site you have to be a little more careful in your redesign. These are some of the things that I have been thinking about during the redesigns, I hope they’ll help you too.
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Building a trustworthy website

April 1st, 2010

Let’s face it. Signalling trust on you website and in particular on your landing pages is a big factor in how good your conversion rate is. Problem is, you only have a couple of seconds to make people trust you. So how do you go about building trust in your services and products in the 3 seconds visitors plan on giving you? We all make split second decisions, both on and offline.
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10 jQuery plugins to do graphs and charts

February 20th, 2010

Tables are great for displaying data and getting complex analysis data across. But who are we kidding, this is the internet. I know I for one have the attention span of a goldfish. A picture or a graph say more than a thousand words have never been truer than it is today. I’ve collected a list of jQuery plugins to help you make nice looking graphs and charts from your data.
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Give your visitors a good first impression

January 30th, 2010

First impressions, they are a bitch ain’t they? Everybody has had a bad day when they are not looking their best at a party or an event. And then there’s that feeling. The feeling that no matter what you say, no matter what you do, people are going to keep looking at you funny, like you are not the fastest moped on the harbour, like you are a loser. Guess what, people can give your website that look too.
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5 things to learn from print designers

November 3rd, 2009

Print designers struggle, when they have to make a web layout. And with good reason, websites don’t have the same dimension constraints and a web page calls for a more fluid layout. Some things are not easy, nor smart, to do on the web. Drop caps, Image wraps, large images just to mention some. But we should learn from print designers. They make great designs in the offline world and some it can be used online too. Below you’ll find 5 things to look out for and some examples of webdesigns that already use these techniques.

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