Posts tagged with Web Design

Ecommerce checkout progress indicators: essential, not optional

We often discuss basket abandonment on this blog, and one of the quickest ways to lose your customer is to bore them with a seemingly endless checkout process. 

I say ‘seemingly endless’ because, however long the process really is, if you don’t include some kind of progress indicator then people have no way of telling how close to the end they are.

So they might as well assume they’ve got a long way to go, get bored and give up.

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10 ecommerce sites with grand product photography

As ecommerce sites become richer experiences designed to showcase products to their fullest, imagery is getting bigger and crisper.

A small product shot was once par for the course and is now underwhelming compared to those retailers at the forefront of ecommerce.

In our continuing look at web design trends for 2016 and beyond, I thought I'd showcase 10 ecommerce websites that use big and beautiful photography.

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13 examples of websites with confident typography

Our web design trends for 2016 included a continued predilection for bold typography.

So, we thought we'd bring you some typographical inspiration, with some examples from agencies, ecommerce and beyond. Consider us the fo(u)nt of all knowledge.

Why not read the full list of web design trends for 2016.

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15 crucial web design trends for 2016 & beyond

Lots of publishers reveal their annual web design trends at the end of the year.

I thought I'd be different and conduct a meta-study, bringing you what I consider to be the most cogent predictions from across the web.

Hopefully that means this is the only trends post you'll need this year. So, put your feet up and read on, as we explore the larger trends, to the finer detail.

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10 eye-popping websites that use stunning colour contrast

Yes, it's a shamelessly epicurean roundup of some of the most ocularly orgasmic websites on the wider web.

From ecommerce to agency sites, here are some of the most colourful or contrasting.

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AO vs. EE: comparing the 'best' and 'worst' ecommerce sites

Which surveyed more than 10,000 UK online shoppers and asked them to rate their experiences on ecommerce sites in the first six months of 2015.

I thought it would interesting to compare the first place (white goods retailer AO.com) and last place (telecoms brand EE.co.uk) sites to see why they faired so differently.

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10 successful homepages that show the trend for video backgrounds

GIF and video backgrounds are spreading. 

Focus on enjoyable customer experiences has led many to create focused, unfussy websites that provide clear messages and unforgettable images.

Open source platforms and social media have played a large part in perpetuating this trend. The rise of the smartphone means we're more comfortable with scrolling experiences, so content can be dispersed down the page.

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Econsultancy's responsive site redesign: six months on

The effects of Econsultancy's site change are still only just becoming known six months on.

This is what we have learned so far...

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10 neat innovations to make your ecommerce site more interesting

Here on the blog we insist that if you’re running an ecommerce site, you must get the basics right.

If you’re not testing, collecting and analysing data, and iterating your site so it provides the best customer experience possible, then your business will disappear into a fug of mediocrity.

Make the UX of your site as easy to use and customer-focused as possible. That’s the very basic necessity.

However that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. 

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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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26 inspirational web design resources to boost your creativity

As I am in middle of building my own website and drowning in never-ending design possibilities as well as unfathomable bits of CSS I thought I would share with you some inspiration.

These are sites and tools that I’ve been using either on a daily or weekly basis.

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Are banking websites in need of an update?

Many banking websites occupy a space on the web that seems resolutely stuck in the recent past.

Most of the popular high street banks don’t operate responsively designed desktop sites, instead choosing a separate mobile site.

Many have homepages that are text heavy, offering a huge array of navigation and product options, but little in the way of persuasive design.

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