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Journal - Tagged ‘ Usability & Accessibility ’

Some witterings from the team at Hutchhouse...

Discovery workshop


Discovery workshopThe workshop we run is informal with a view to really get to know your business inside-and-out.  We prefer to do this face-to-face so we can let the ideas flow by brainstorming, sketching ideas and exploring all possibilities. It’s a much more natural way to get to know you and what your user will want to understand about your business.

The discovery workshop

We are sure to have already been provided with your top level website or application requirements but to fully understand a project we really need to align ourselves with you and your project in the following ways:

  • User audiences
  • Audience personas
  • User goals
  • Specific business requirements
  • Competitor analysis
  • Existing assets (such as branding, campaigns, applications etc)

Once we have been through the project in the context of these very important areas, we’ll be able to expand on them in a summary discovery document which we’ll deliver and agree upon before we move into the production of your project. It’s not a wordy, lengthy document that you’ll want to store at the bottom of that pile on your desk — the idea is that this project summary ensures that we’re all singing form the same hymn sheet.

Responsive web design webinar notes


Responsive web design webinar notes

Thanks to all those that attended the responsive web design webinar on Tuesday the 28th of August 2012. It was great to share our understanding and experience of responsive design, thanks for your questions and feedback. We’ll be incorporating some of them in an updated seminar.

How to create effective call-to-action buttons


How to create effective call-to-action buttons

Have you ever tried to convert visitors to customers on your website? If so, you’ll know how difficult it is. So what do you do? This post will tell you what you need to know to improve your call-to-action buttons on your website. 

Free responsive web design webinar


Free responsive web design webinar

Free Webinar: Responsive Web Design

Are you losing potential from your website because some visitors are turned away by a user experience that does not suit their mobile or tablet device? This is a question that every website owner should be asking themselves.

Are you catering for the needs of your mobile users?


Are you losing potential from your website because some visitors are turned away by a user experience that does not suit the mobile web? This is a question that nearly every website owner should be asking themselves since a study conducted by Google and Ipsos found that as many as 79% of top advertisers do not have mobile optimised landing pages.  By not being one of those people your site will be in the top 21% amongst mobile users and the rewards are huge as we will discuss.

Like your website design but not so keen on your content management system?


Like your website design but not so keen on your content management system?

Having an aesthetically pleasing website for your company is most definitely a satisfying feeling.  However, a lot of websites suffer once you access the CMS (Content Management System) and realise that you need a degree in rocket science to use it. Frustrating in most cases, infuriating in others, your content management system is off putting and tiresome to use.

Writing hierarchical web content with clear objectives


Writing hierarchical web content with clear objectives

A website’s user interface ultimately needs to fulfil a purpose. Often it can have a single goal such as creating an enquiry or can often need to perform a selection of useful functions like searching, booking and purchasing. However big or small your requirement might be, well structured user interface design and a considered website content strategy will always come into play.

All too often we see websites that perform lots of tasks adequately, but rarely fulfil the objectives of a) the site user and b) the website owner.

Why should you develop a website and a mobile site?


Why should you develop a website and a mobile site?

With the emergence of mobile web in recent years, having a mobile site for your business or charity is becoming more important than ever. Here’s a couple of reasons why…