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14 beautiful designs based around shades of colour

<b>Earlier this year I highlighted monochromatic design and hypercolour as two of my 18 web design trends for 2014. There is a third way that lives</b> …

Shades of Grey

20 essential WordPress plugins

<b>This is the eighth and final instalment (for now) in a series of posts discussing how to set up and run a WordPress blog from a relatively</b> …

Web Design

Consistency in the Omnichannel Experience

<b>Core functionality.</b> Your efforts to achieve consistency should be first and foremost directed at your main offerings. Ask yourself what features and …

UX Design

10 checkout login pages from ecommerce sites

<b>Your customer has added items to their basket, clicked to proceed to checkout, so what should they see on the next page?</b><p>Well, since registration has …

eCommerce

Oka's new responsive site highlights the difficulty of creating great UX

<b>Luxury furniture retailer Oka has become the latest ecommerce business to launch a responsive site.</b><p>For the uninitiated, responsive design is widely …

Web Design

Google’s five questions every business should address on mobile strategy

<b>Google recently launched its new mobile playbook, replacing last year’s edition, in which it gives details on how marketers can improve their mobile</b> …

Mobile Devices

Ecommerce product pages: where to place 30 elements and why

<b>Tackling the topic of product detail page layouts is daunting because there is no short answer.</b><p>Saying one element such as large product images …

eCommerce

12 surefire ways to increase conversions on mobile devices

<b>Smartphone conversion rates are typically lower than on desktop and tablet due to a number of factors, not least screen size and a perceived lack of</b> …

eCommerce

How to optimise your images for SEO

<b>Images are increasingly important to the customer experience and search yet many sites are not optimised to take advantage.</b><p>In the early days of the …

Social Media

The five types of mobile-assisted shoppers [infographic]

<b>Showrooming is a growing concern for bricks and mortar retailers, and there is plenty of debate about the best ways to combat this challenge.</b><p>Some …

eCommerce

Responsive email design: 10 great examples

<b>It seems that more and more brands are jumping on the responsive email design bandwagon lately.</b><p>And rightly so, Litmus announced this month that …

App Store

UI Patterns For Mobile Apps: Search, Sort And Filter

12 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Mobile strategy for small businesses in three easy steps

<b>At a time when plenty of major corporations are still struggling to come up with an effective mobile strategy it’s no surprise that small businesses</b> …

Apps

Digital transformation: why losing control is the future

<b>Last week I was lucky enough to attend our Digital Transformation: Innovation and Agility Breakfast Briefing, chewing the fat (and some very tasty</b> …

Innovation

Mobile: Native Apps, Web Apps, and Hybrid Apps

<b>Summary:</b> Native and hybrid apps are installed in an app store, whereas web apps are mobile-optimized webpages that look like an app. Both hybrid and …

Apps

How to make website scraping easy

<b>September is here again and the kids are back to school.</b><p>We thought we'd also go 'back to basics' and explain how retailers can simplify their data …

Python Programming

Why mobile is key to an effective multichannel strategy

<b>Mobile is often cited as the glue that holds together the multichannel experience as the technology is able to bridge the gap between in-store and</b> …

eCommerce

What does a perfect agile marketing strategy look like?

<b>A few months ago I compiled a list of 26 wonderful agile marketing campaigns, as there are some serious wins to be had for brands that can act …

Marketing

11 useful tips for designing welcome emails

<b>When a customer signs up to an email newsletter they probably expect to receive a message from the brand welcoming them to the mailing list.</b><p>So it’s …

Marketing

Mind games: using heuristic theory to increase customer spend online

<b>I want you to think long and hard about the time you last made a commercial decision. It could be a big decision, like the time you made an offer on</b> …

Critical Thinking

Six key considerations for succeeding with digital transformation

<b>This is a summary of the six key points from a talk I made in Shanghai (with Tencent) on behalf of Econsultancy on strategic management issues in</b> …

Customer Experience

Digital transformation: defining your internal structure

<b>In my last post about digital transformation, I spoke about the need for companies to realign their internal structures, enabling them to react</b> …

Customer Experience

I belong to me: the dawn of the personal ecosystem

<b>The past few years have seen innovative technologies crop up in the market, with an influx of new devices and services aimed at keeping up with</b> …

Internet of Things