I’ve written a few articles to share my knowledge on a variety of topics including responsive and mobile design.
How to design a large scale responsive site
17 Jan 17
In 2011, I wrote an article describing the process of designing one of the first responsive sites, but now that the concept is no longer in its infancy let’s take another look.
Interview – Insights from Quidco
11 Aug 16
If you’re not familiar with cashback, I normally explain it to people like this. In the mid 90s affiliate programs were created to drive traffic to e-commerce sites. Site owners were…
Designing for Mobile, Part 3: Visual design
10 Jun 14
As a direct response to platform capabilities, the first mobile sites were an exercise in ‘compromise’ rather than ‘craft’. Today’s more full-featured devices, however, give us…
Interview: Think of Your Customers First
26 Apr 13
Elaine McVicar, a digital interaction and visual designer, recently took some time to give Content Ping her take on the debate around responsive design and mobile-specific sites
Designing for Mobile, Part 2: Interaction Design
26 Mar 13
My first mobile phone, a Nokia 5110 (purchased in 1998!), offered very few features: I could call, text or play Snake. What’s more, these interactions were completely controlled by the manufacturer. With the advent of smartphones, touch screens…
Designing for Mobile, Part 1: Information Architecture
25 Sep 12
Around 1993, my dad brought home a large, brick-shaped mobile phone. We were all incredibly excited by the new technology, even though none of us thought it would have a massive impact on our lives.
Mobile and tablet specific guidelines – Part 2 Design considerations
28 Aug 12
Developing mobile and tablet guidelines involves creating a balance between standard mobile design patterns, OS specific guidelines (where appropriate), alongside existing online brand guidelines.
How to design a responsive site
25 Oct 11
To build a mobile site or not to build a mobile site; this is a question at the forefront of many a discussion. There is, however, another option: responsive web design. When, why, and how should you go about designing a responsive website?