We’re going on a cookie hunt
Whilst undertaking a cookie audit of our website, a requirement of the new EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive, I was reminded of one of my kids favourite stories. Half way through We’re going on a bear hunt the family “stumble, trip, stumble, trip, stumble, trip” through a dark, deep forrest. Now that’s exactly how I felt whilst trying to log and identify each of the cookies on our website. I trialled a number of tools and processes so I thought it would be useful to share the the approach I ended up settling on.
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The Nielsen Norman Group is coming to Edinburgh
The Nielsen Norman Group are bringing their usability week back to Edinburgh. From the 19th – 23rd of March 2012, they will be running 18 full-day tutorials. Sadly this means you can’t attend all of them.
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Get the best of UI16 OnDemand
User Interface 16, the User Experience and Design Conference developed by the amazing team at User Interface Engineering, was held in Boston, MA (USA) back in November 2011.
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Why create a sitemap when planning a new website
If you are commissioning a new website or undertaking a redesign then you should include a sitemap in your brief. Doing so provides a valuable reference point that immediately helps external providers understand the scope of your requirements. You should see your preliminary sitemap as a working draft. As it is highly likely that your sitemap will be altered and refined throughout the research, design and development process.
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How to manage comments and reduce spam
In the past month three different website administrators have asked us whether or not they should remove the ability to leave a comment on their blog posts.
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How to plan a successful website or redesign
Businesses often throw themselves into web design or web development projects. It may take a while for it to happen but once a project is green-lit there’s normally a mad scramble to compile requirements, source quotes and kick-off the project as quickly as possible. This is totally understandable but it can get in the way of doing the research, planning and testing needed to deliver successful outcomes.
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Do page load times matter and how to improve them?
We’ve all known for a long time that snappy page load times are key to a positive user experience. Google understands this more than most due to their extensive testing of how much “speed matters“.
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Beginner’s guide to tracking a marketing campaign
Tagging your marketing campaigns can help you measure their return on investment. Given how easy it is to do this for your online campaigns there’s no excuse not to apply these techniques to your offline campaigns too.
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24 hours left to get free User Interface 15 resources
User Interface 16 is a user experience and design conference. This year’s conference will run from November 7th – 9th 2011 in Boston (MA, USA). Check out this year’s agenda and list of speakers.
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Gain insights by profiling your competitors domains
Back in January some interesting data on the the technical purchasing decisions of YCombinator startups was released. The data shared was a showcase for a simple but incredibly useful tool called domain profiler.
Developed by Joël Franusic this tool helps you find the following information on domain(s):
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