News

Interesting web and identity news

Your web browser in 5 years

future-webThe next big computing platform won’t be Mac or Windows. It’s already here and it’s the web! And the drive to offer the most compelling window to the web possible, via the browser, is intense.

What will your web browser look like in 2015? Five years doesn’t always bring dramatic change to technology – today’s desktop PC, for instance, isn’t that different from its 2005 predecessor – but browsers are undergoing major changes that will alter our day to day computing lives.

Not only will web browsers become a common place in cars, but they’ll also incorporate voice recognition, text-to-speech and touchless gesture controls for applications where keypads, touchpads and touchscreens can be inconvenient or dangerous while driving, for instance. Browsers will stream internet radio to our cars, and perhaps even adopt a 3D-style interface – only without the clunky glasses.

Tags:
Continue reading
12373 Hits
0 Comments

Facebook Privacy - How to protect your Identity

facebook-exposedFor many people, Facebook is the first stop in any web-surfing session. It has developed into a highly engaging combination of online bulletin board, personal scrapbook and group communication network. But did you ever wonder why, being all those things, Facebook is free?

Continue reading
25050 Hits
0 Comments

Usability Testing – Keeping Testing Simple

usability-testingWhy didnt we do this sooner?

What everyone says at some point during the first usability test of their web site.

Here are the main things we know about testing.

If you want a great site, you’ve got to test.

After you’ve worked on a site for even a few weeks, you can’t see it freshly anymore. You know too much. The only way to find out if it really works is to test it.

Testing reminds you that not everyone thinks the way you do, knows what you know, uses the Web the way you do.

We used to say that the best way to think about testing was that it was like travel: a broadening experience. It reminds you how different and the same people are, and gives you a fresh perspective on things.

Continue reading
11679 Hits
0 Comments

Designing Your Home Page

home-page1

The first step in recovery is admitting that the Home Page is beyond your control

To design your website home page takes a lot of time and planning. Think about all the things your home page has to accommodate.

  • Site identity and mission. Right off the bat, the home page has to tell you what site this is and what's it for and if possible, why I should be here and not at some other site.
  • Site hierarchy. The home page has to give an overview of what the site has to offer, both content ("What can I find here?") and features ("What can I do here?") and how it's all organised. This is usually handled by the persistent navigation.
  • Search. Most sites need to have a prominently displayed search box on the home page.
Continue reading
3961 Hits
0 Comments

Street Signs and Breadcrumbs

 

streetsignnavDesigning Navigation

Its a fact:

 

People won’t use your Website if they can’t find their way around it.

You know this from your own experience as a web user. If you go to a site and can’t find what you’re looking for or figure out how the site is organised, you’re not likely to stay long – or come back. So how do you create the proverbial “clear, simple, and consistent” navigation?

Scene from a Shopping Centre:

Picture this: It’s Saturday afternoon and you’re headed for the local shopping centre to buy a chainsaw.

Continue reading
18795 Hits
0 Comments

Animal, vegetable, or mineral?

 

thinkWhy web users like mindless choices

 

Web designers and usability professionals have spent a lot of time over the years debating how many you can expect users to click to get what they want without getting too frustrated. Some sites even have design rules stating that it should never take more than a specified number of clicks (usually three) to get to any page in the site.

On the face of it, "number of clicks to get anywhere" seems like useful criteria. But over time we have come to think that what really counts is not the number of clicks it takes us to get to where we want (although there are limits), but rather how hard each click is - the amount of thought required, and the amount of uncertainty about whether we are making the right choices.

Continue reading
16429 Hits
0 Comments

ISSBA Business Event - Monitor Winner!

 

issbaThank you to all those that visited the identity stall on the ISSBA business event 28th April.

The event proved a great success with more than a hundred stands ranging from accountants to waterproof cushions! There were some fantastic business at the event giving out free advice and help where needed. Everyone had excellent opportunities to network and build up some good local business relationships.

On the day Identity were giving away a free 20” Dell monitor! The competition was drawn by fellow stall member, Shelli Moyes from MPM Computer Consultants who forfeited her go just for the opportunity!

Continue reading
20729 Hits
0 Comments

Identity attend ISSBA

 

issba

Identity are attending the Issba Suffolk Business Exhibition 2010

2-7pm 28th April at Trinity Park Conference Centre.

 

The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for local small to medium sized companies to network and promote their business. Last year 1300 people attended the Suffolk Business Exhibition, so this year it should be a roaring success!

Win a Dell Monitor!

 

dellTwo consultants from Identity will be available to answer any general or specific questions you may have about the web and your businesses online strategy. 

On the day we will be giving away a brand new 20" Dell IN2010N Black Widescreen LCD Monitor, which you will be able to use for your own personal use. Make sure to pay us a visit and see how you can win this fantastic prize!

Identity look forward to meeting you!

Continue reading
13207 Hits
0 Comments

How Much Does a Website Cost?

cheap-websitesHow much does a website cost? Very often we get asked this question and there is no easy answer for it!

The cost all depends on the individual project, some smaller website projects can cost as little as £800 while others can be £15,000+

Quite often after carefully acquiring all the requirements of a project, and taking time to prepare a full proposal that is as detailed as we can make it including the price required to complete the project, a client may say:

“I’ve seen you can get a website now for £99, why is your quote so high, and can you do it for less?”

We appreciate it’s a recession, and businesses haven’t got cash to spend, but there’s a problem here.

We have an office we pay rent for, computers and software to buy, equipment to rent and service, staffed with web designers, web developers, SEO specialists.

The average experience in identity web design is 10 years to learn and practice what we do, and we spend hours every day learning new skills. It’s a highly skilled practice.

Web design does not only need artistic flare, but the art needs to be translated using web standards, programming languages, server/client integration, HCI and unit testing, relational database and SQL understanding, XML...

Tags:
Continue reading
15327 Hits
0 Comments

Contact Us Ipswich

Contact Us Chelmsford

Accreditations

bark

web design accreditations

Tweet Tweet

identityweb Contact us for a free no-obligation quote or an informal chat about your website & digital marketing goals… https://t.co/FsDlFojXGn