Wireframing is an integral part of our process. Our UXAs (User Experience Architects) use wireframing as a way to convey content hierarchy, content groupings and general structure. As a visual tool it helps our clients to see the weight and relationships of their content in an easy to digest format that content maps just don’t deliver. That’s why wireframing is a staple in our UX toolbox.
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All content has a purpose and an audience. Meeting notes are no exception. And yet meeting notes oftentimes seem to lack both of these. A great way to add purpose and clarity to meeting notes is by accounting for them in a content style guide.
Images play an important role in communicating with your audience. When used effectively, they can work toward achieving your organizational goals. For this reason, it’s important to understand your available resources and create a strategic plan for imagery on your website. Here are some questions you can ask to make sure your images will be employed effectively.
It takes 28 days to form a habit. Today I’ll share seven tips you can use to create a product that users will want to form a habit around.
We engage our clients in a very similar, albeit more expansive workshop to immerse ourselves in their brand and project needs at the beginning of an engagement.
If you are working on a website redesign, 404s are the very real monsters under your bed. Ignore them, and they will wreak havoc on your website’s traffic. Worst of all, by the time you realize what’s happening it may already be too late.
Sending emails with Drupal 7 is meant to work right out of the box, but that's not always the case. Depending on your environment (sendmail, anyone?) you could encounter some significant obstacles. And even if you're all setup to send off emails without any additional configuration, ensuring those emails are reliably delivered can be a different story.
You've been doing Drupal permissions wrong for years (probably). And the fix is pretty simple. The Problem: Drupal permissions are an administrator's nightmare. The settings page is a daunting wall of nondescript checkboxes with overlapping meaning and lots of duplication. This makes bugs hard to find and permissions hard to manage. Worst of all, this user experience poses a security risk. It's just too tempting to scroll and check box after box without thinking too deeply about the consequences.
Drupal is known for its flexibility and ability to be modified at nearly every step. However, it can be difficult to make changes to the structure of your website once you've created real content.
Recently, I needed to move some existing content from one Content Type to another. With all its fields, pre-existing nodes, and small differences between field names and configuration — this seemed like a daunting task.
Whitespace is an invaluable asset to design. It can have a huge influence on overall site usability, which ultimately impacts the success of organizational goals.