Posts tagged with Design

16 awe-inspiring immersive websites

Lose yourself in a world of web design gorgeousness with these incredible online experiences.

Some are single-serve only, designed to help attract attention or investment. Some were built purely on a creative whim, designed to inspire others to experiment.

Others are fully immersive experiences, where you have to devote significant time to explore the highly detailed worlds on offer.

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Digital Cream 2015

Three key takeaways from our Mobile Experience Trends Briefing

Following Google’s 'Mobilegeddon' announcement earlier this year, creating a customer-friendly mobile experience has been at the forefront of many marketers’ minds. 

It was one of several key issues discussed at Digital Cream 2015, an exclusive invitation-only roundtable event where senior client-side marketers can learn from each other about the latest best practice, what’s working and what’s not.

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Six ways mobile can ease traveler stress and increase bookings

We’ve all been there. It’s the day of travel and you’re scrambling to get to the airport. Tempers are high, boarding passes are scattered, your arms are already sore from lugging that heavy suitcase down the stairs.

But traveler anxiety starts well before the big day, stretching back to the initial stages of the planning process.

During each unique stage of the mobile journey, travelers experience changes in their mindset and behaviors, requiring brands to take a closer look at how to close the gap between what users want and what they are offering on mobile.

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How to optimise PDFs for search engines

Optimising PDFs for search is one of the most overlooked SEO opportunities available today.

The good news is that it's easy to optimise a pdf and, as well as helping your website gain traffic, it also improves usability.

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Google's Mobile Algorithm

How brands should embrace the new Google mobile algorithm

Earlier this year, Google announced that it would expand its use of 'mobile-friendliness' as a ranking signal on 21 April 2015.

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10 sneaky examples of hidden website menus

It's becoming more popular for websites to hide its navigation off screen, only revealing a menu when you interact with an element.

The interaction can be a click or a hover, the element is normally a hamburger menu, but occasionally its text or symbol based. Either way this practice is a good way to clean up the clutter of your website.

Here are 10 examples, each providing a slightly different take on the trend.

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Ashley Friedlein Econsultancy Founder

Three digital marketing mega trends for 2015

Let us start with the bombshell. There isn’t anything new on the digital marketing horizon for 2015 that excites me much in isolation. 

In previous years entire new disciplines emerged. Last year was big for content marketing, data, native advertising, programmatic.

Before that we had marketing automation, inbound marketing and going back further still social, mobile, video and so on. “Search engine marketing” was coined as a discipline back in 2001. 

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Brand logos in a responsive design age

You will no doubt notice that we have a new site design. It’s a completely refreshed and fully responsive experience that should hopefully put the user first.

It’s also a work in progress.

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What is micro UX? 14 joyful examples

Micro UX is a small element in a product’s design, focused entirely on a single task. 

These simple interactions and effects are primarily designed to create an interesting and hopefully unique experience for the user. 

Here we’ll be finding out how these little details can make a big difference.

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In strategy and design, simplicity is the good manners of our age

In a world which demands 'more, done better, and faster,' simplicity has taken on the power of a moral imperative.

In America, the average hours worked per week is now 47 hours, that’s nearly a six day work week. As parents, professionals, and members of little used gyms, the admonition to 'Be All You Can Be' is a self-escalating puzzle.

In the context of the more specialized and complex requirements faced in life, making one’s communications simple may be as important as making them polite.

So, simplicity equates to credibility and also the ability to fit with your audience’s over-stuffed lives. To time-strapped consumers, if it’s not simple, it’s not welcome.

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Kayak

30 things I love on mobile websites

I've been trawling through some mobile sites to find features I like.

Previously I published probably my favourite 15 mobile features but here's 30 more I like to see on the smaller screen.

As ever, check out the Econsultancy Mobile Web Design and Development Best Practice Guide for more guidance and come to the Festival of Marketing in London, November 12-13th, to learn more.

Right, let's get stuck in with the screenshots!

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Instagram

Three Instagram accounts every marketer and designer should follow

I have found it virtually impossible to find credible Instagram accounts around marketing and digital topics, why is this?

For someone who works in social media, I was restrained to get involved with the Instagram hype.

Having been a Twitter user since near launch, I regarded them as fairly similar products and didn’t really want to condemn myself to even more social network hours a day.

However, my love of food got the better of me and now, as an avid Instagrammer, I do not look back.

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