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Posts tagged with Design

Widgets driving traffic to photo websites

Hitwise UK has some interesting figures showing how effective widgets can be in driving traffic to websites from social networks.

Slide.com and RockYou, two providers of photo-sharing widgets, have moved rapidly up the rankings in the photography websites category, according to Heather Hopkins.

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CNN.com to revamp news site

CNN is planning to relaunch its main news site in July with a major redesign and a number of Web 2.0 features, extending the site's choice of video and user-generated content.

CNN homepage

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Plaxo relaunches 'smart address book'

Plaxo has relaunched its 'smart address book' service, which lets users share data between address and calendar programs from Microsoft, Google, AOL and others.

Plaxo 3.0, in addition to simplifying the synchronisation process, is now available in in seven languages, including French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

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Navigation tips for websites

Any decision on a website's navigation is critical to usability, findability, accessibility and SEO. It can be difficult to undo if you select a poor design. So usable navigation is best established early on in a web project.

There are many different examples of main navigation systems, (i.e. the main method for accessing content in different site sections) but the 'three Cs' of convention, consistency and context are important whatever the design.

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Web project management guidelines released

We’ve just published a new report on E-consultancy dedicated to Web Project Management, which turns out to be less of a fine art and more of a social science.

This new research is based on feedback from more than 600 project managers, who we surveyed and interviewed to find out some of the common factors found in successful web projects.

After the jump there's a glimpse of some of the key findings…

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Hellomagazine.com adds social media tools

Hellomagazine.com has added social media tools to its site, enabling users to bookmark stories on Newsvine, Reddit, Technorati, among others.

Hellomagazine.com

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Interview with Jakob Nielsen

In this interview, usability guru Jakob Nielsen takes aim at RSS, Flash and the design failings of the consumer electronics industry.

He calls Google's non-search products a "hotch-potch of weird stuff". He digs into sex and segmentation. And he also reveals his day rate...

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The Guardian redesigns its home page

The Guardian has today unveiled a new look for its homepage, with a more image-heavy approach than the previous version...

New Guardian front page

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Moveme.com plans your house move

Moveme.com is a new website which aims to take the hassle out of moving house in the UK, by providing a tool that allows you to plan all aspects of the process.

The site provides a 'diary' to help you to arrange all aspects of the house move - getting quotes from removal firms, redirecting your mail, organising surveys, and so on.

 Moveme planner

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Keyword Creativity: An online opportunity for ad agencies?

In 2002, AT&T made a major mistake. As part of the launch of its mobile initiative m-life, the company purchased television advertising during the Super Bowl coverage. Nothing wrong with that – along with the Oscars, it attracts one of the biggest audiences in American television and is seen as a creative showcase for the best in American advertising.

But what AT&T missed was how its advertising affected later search behaviour.

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Web video ads 'better than TV and banners'

Web video ads are more effective than TV commercials, and people read online articles in greater depth than print articles, according to new research.

Viewers had better brand recall from video ads embedded in shows watched online than from regular TV advertisements, according to research firm Millward Brown.

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Site redesign tips from Jakob Nielsen

Jakob Nielsen's latest article looks at site redesign tips which will lead to increased sales and improved customer loyalty.

Nielsen has 10 redesign recommendations that are the most likely to increase return on investment for your website, most of which should be relatively simple to implement.

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