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Top 10 Practices for Effective UX Research and Design

If you didn’t already know, UX stands for ‘user experience’. UX research and design is therefore concerned with collecting information that will help you (or the team you are working with) develop effective and enjoyable designs for your end-users. This is carried out for a wide range of product types such as toys, stationary, domestic…

By joanna.angel9251 16/04/2021 Off

Small Business Revisited: Summary of Improvements

Analysis of original site I believe that my original site was quite effective at its job as promoting a bricks-and-mortar arts and crafts shop. Its clear navigation, simple layout and minimalistic colour palette made it easy to use by most. It also incorporated a responsive design so that the website could be viewed comfortably on…

By joanna.angel9251 11/03/2021 Off

What is version control and Git?

Version control uses and definition Version control is the name of any system adopted aiming to keep a record of changes for a set of files (and sometimes a single file) over time. Version control is usually a stand-alone software, however it may be incorporated into various other programs such as spreadsheets and word-processors. These…

By joanna.angel9251 24/02/2021 Off

Examples of good colour schemes

Chocolate Covered Katie Chocolate Covered Katie uses a triadic colour scheme for her website. The yellow, cyan and magenta are all equidistant around the colour wheel. The magenta/hot pink colour has been chosen as the dominant colour for the website. I suspect this is for numerous reasons such as it connoting a feeling of sugar…

By joanna.angel9251 21/10/2020 Off

Examples of good typography

Star Trek official website I thought that the official Star Trek website had made good typography choices as the words are easy to read while still giving that futuristic vibe that the show emanates. I like that the subtitles are white text on a black background which contrasts with the main text, helping them to…

By joanna.angel9251 15/10/2020 Off

What I learnt this week (7/10/20)

I have been working with CSS for a number of years previously and therefore there wasn’t much that was new to me apart from a few extra details such as the naming conventions for IDs and classes. These must be descriptive but not detail any of the actual properties the CSS contains e.g. ‘left-align-text’, although…

By joanna.angel9251 08/10/2020 Off

What I learnt this week (30/9/20)

Already being quite familiar with working using HTML, there wasn’t a whole lot that was new to me. I did pick up a few small things though, such as how the DOCTYPE changes depending on whether you want to work with HTML5 or XHTML. I also found the section about hyphens versus underscores interesting. I…

By joanna.angel9251 01/10/2020 Off

Good web design examples

Sky News I think that the Sky News website has a good design compared to other news sites as it has a minimalistic feel and does not bombard you with a whole load of news stories at once. This can be off-putting to a lot of people, especially if advertisements are mixed in, making it…

By joanna.angel9251 25/09/2020 Off

Good design examples

Skate helmet I think that this skate helmet is a really good design because it has lots of different features that are well-suited to its purpose. For example, there are medium-sized holes on the section that covers your forehead. This means that while you are skating, you can get a nice breeze on your head…

By joanna.angel9251 25/09/2020 Off