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Clickbait headlines

This blogger found Upworthy-style headlines very annoying. You’ll find his response utterly plausible Upworthy-style (or you might think of them as BuzzFeed-style or simply clickbait) headlines are becoming…

Isolation

"People can feel isolated, starved of inspiration, even when working alongside others, if the organization’s structure and environment make it hard to keep ideas flowing."—Andy Clarke

Web governance

Web governance ensures long term success A selection of articles from Paul Boag and Headscape about web governance, strategy and so on. Now that our first big project has launched, our immediate focus is on sorting out…

Focusing on top tasks

Evidence-based decision making at Cisco support In many models of web management, every 2-3 years the site gets a redesign. This could be called the ‘lipstick on a pig’ approach to website management. The result is…

Coloured lists in Trello

As you probably know, we’re big fans of Trello here in the web team. We have a number of project boards, overseen by one master, everything-we’re-doing™ board called @Web team. It currently has 24 columns (or lists)…

The shift to mobile and tablet devices

When will more people visit Gov.uk using a mobile or tablet than a PC? Mobile and tablet traffic to the Admissions website almost doubled during 2013. Mobile/tablet traffic is rising all the time. But often the largest…

We are all international

Sheffield SU – We are all international students The video makes an interesting point – one that fits with the original ethos of the website developed by the Lean group, which was that the whole website should be…

Whitespace, copywriting and Google Now

Why whitespace matters There is a tendency among non-experts to cram as much information as possible onto a webpage. But you should not think of whitespace as wasted space. Designers know that whitespace is hugely…