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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance

We work on a lot of digital projects - many for our clients and some for ourselves. We regularly face new challenges and changes in technology that, once surmounted, pave the path to new creations, solutions, and deeper understanding. Our blog is our outlet for sharing some of that knowledge. Fuelled by curiosity, a desire to understand and – where possible – answer some of the problems we and our clients face.

If your UX is killing innovation, you are doing your UX wrong

I didn't see Espen Brunborg talk at this year's Reasons to conference, but my colleague Matt did - he came back to the studio and sent me a link to this screen in Brunborg’s presentation, showing two conflicting sets of values that are attributed to ‘good’ design and it immediately made me think of the accusations that seems to becoming louder in our industry: that User Experience (UX) methodology is homogenising design and the use of conventions and patterns is knocking out innovation and creativity in web design.

UXBrighton portfolio clinic follow up

UXBrighton portfolio clinic follow up

A run down of common questions that we were asked at the recent UXBrighton portfolio clinic

Raspberry Pi: what is it and why do i need one?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer which has taken the technical world by storm. Originally developed to encourage children and schools to get into programming - the cheap device has been picked up by the development...

Enhancing your website with hamburgers, simplified navigation and drop down menus

Enhancing your website with hamburgers, simplified navigation and drop down menus

Whilst the navigation on a website might be taken for granted, a well thought out use of navigation can really enhance the user’s experience and journey through your website.

4 simple steps to defining your elevator pitch

4 simple steps to defining your elevator pitch

The importance of a well defined elevator pitch is critical to helping you to communicate your USP’s, however this can be (for some companies) a tricky one to define.

4 new year resolutions for your website

So a new year is upon us, and as a website owner you have the opportunity to make a few new year resolutions for your website.

If web designers built houses

As a web design agency we may have become accustomed to some industry practices, but if we translated this to other industries it would be ridiculous.

Let's drop IE8

Let's drop IE8

Support for the browser is soon coming to an end. What does that mean for you and your website?

Measuring your website's success

Measuring your website's success

We all want a gorgeous website, but the reality is that sexy design/styling is not a measurement of the website’s success. Ultimately as both website designers (or owners), we really need to focus on the measurement criteria for tracking the website’s success.

The problem with presenting web designs

Presenting website designs should be a simple and straightforward process, however it can be far trickier than you think.

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