Unlike other news providers, ITV News publishes images, updates and articles to a news stream. This model would work really well for hyperlocal websites.
Good copy tells readers how something will benefit them, rather than the ins and outs of using it. Apply this knowledge whenever you’re updating web pages and you’ll make your meaning clearer. Here’s an example of a sentence I changed today. It describes a service: Information about support and services to help you get on [...]
But in the Sudetenland, news of the Anschluss provokes an extraordinary enthusiasm. Suddenly people talk only of their ultimate fantasy: being reunited with the Reich… Beneš will write in his memoirs that he was stunned by this mystical romanticism that seemed to suddenly seize all the Germans of Bohemia. He [Hitler] was reportedly seen throwing [...]
Website designers need to get the typography of headings right in order to help editors write content that’s easy to interpret. The proximity of heading and content is a common mistake.
Web content audits are worth carrying out whether you’re redesigning a website or adopting an evolution not revolution approach to change. They reveal immediate website problems and help you establish a process for managing website changes.
I started working for Suffolk Libraries last week. Over the next few months I’ll be rebuilding our website. If you take a look now, you’ll see why. Libraries and the internet seem to share an uncomfortable relationship. I can see a few reasons for this. The main one is that Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs) [...]
A month or so ago we bought a new television. We’d used a trusty 20 inch Toshiba for 10 years or so, but it had begun to act a bit strangely. We did our internet research and decided on a Samsung. It was cheap and had lots of good reviews but it had one problem. [...]
It’s all well and good writing amusing error messages for when your visitors encounter a problem. I guess the idea is that something informal makes the error seem less machine like (and perhaps makes the visitor feel less culpable). Personally, I prefer something human and factual. It’s not really that funny when the computer messes [...]
Penguin founder Allen Lane hired Jan Tschichold to design the publisher’s book covers in 1947. Tschichold made an immediate impact: “…nothing compared to storm when Jan Tschichold arrived. Mild-mannered man with an inflexible character. Screams heard from Edinburgh to Ipswich and from Aylesbury to Bungay.” This was the result of Tschichold’s immediate effort to raise [...]
A bunch of people seem to find >20 pixel body text readable/preferable. Something weird afoot here. And… Yes, the further away from the screen you are, the bigger the text should be, but I don’t think many people read screens from 2 meters away… Joni Korpi There are two things here. Firstly, the gut reaction [...]