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Assumptions about mobile users

UX myth: Mobile users are distracted The rise of mobile has also given rise to myths about how people use it. The idea that mobile users are more distracted than users of any other devices does not hold water. For this…

Designing in the browser

As we begin to transition towards a mobile-friendly design and workflow, I’m thankful that for the last five or six years we’ve been designing primarily in the browser, rather than in graphic editing applications such…

The perils of hiding navigation

Side drawer navigation could be costing you half your user engagement The side drawer navigation menu is similar in function to the hamburger menu, as used on the Study at St Andrews website. The side drawer /…

Touch screen usability

How to adjust controls for touch This interesting video is a great explanation of some of the challenges we face when designing for touch screens. Over 75% of all mobile users use one digit to select options, and not…

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…

Lessons learnt from responsive design

Rolling out responsive BBC News worldwide: what have we learnt so far? This article looks at the rollout of a responsive web design for BBC News in multiple languages across the world. The experience of BBC News…

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…