Responsive web design continues to take the world by storm

By |August 17th, 2012|

Developing for a Mobile First world is turning into a very exciting time for architects, developers, and designers of all things digital.  We are creating experiences for devices that have surpassed almost all other forms of media (except possibly traditional television and PCs) in terms of how people consume content.

There is a dynamic ecosystem that we […]

Responsive Design and Mobile First – Look Before You Leap

By |May 21st, 2012|

At the J. Boye Philadelphia 2012 conference, there was quite a bit of talk about Responsive Design to aid us in a Mobile First approach to the web.  It seemed as though almost every slide from the Content Management to the User Experience tracks and everything in between mentioned Responsive Design.

Honestly, I am extremely pleased […]

How Jyske Bank pulled off responsive web design

By |January 16th, 2012|

Jyske Bank is the largest Danish bank headquartered outside Copenhagen. Sometimes they do things a little differently. When they recently re-launched their web presence they managed to introduce responsive web design; a new and useful web design standard.

One of the major benefits is that responsive web design moves the focus away from technology and […]

UPM explores the one page website

By |October 20th, 2011|

Microsites tend to be everything but smart little websites. They are overcrowded with information, complex to navigate, outdated shortly after launch and impossible to maintain. One page websites aim to change all of this by providing the user with enough information on a single page to make a decision and act on it.

Think of it […]

Navigation is for losers!

By |September 16th, 2011|

The game is changing and there’s a major shift happening in the way we design websites. I’ve been in endless meetings with heated discussions over website or intranet navigation and information architecture. Should the navigation be aligned following departmental structures, product lines or copied from the competitors?

Once the navigation has been decided, the actual implementation often turns out to be complex and […]

Find the needle in the haystack that is semantic web

By |July 6th, 2011|

Spending time at the IKS Paris Workshop this week, what strikes me first and foremost is the sheer distance; the distance between the skilled state-of-the-art developers and vendors, working with semantic web and the absent practitioner.

One thing is bringing semantic web to web content management. Another more decisive distance that needs to be covered is […]

Online strategy: get those top tasks right!

By |May 16th, 2011|

Are you revisiting your online strategy? Do you want to increase the value generated by your websites or your intranet? Then start first and foremost by getting those tasks right that contribute the most to your business objectives.

This is the key message coming from Mike Atyeo, co-founder and president of Neo Insight, and one of the […]

CMS usability: The overlooked part of digital productivity

By |April 19th, 2011|

Most digital projects focus on converting site visitors to customers, providing citizens with information, extending business processes to employees or collaborating with partners. Unfortunately employees are struggling behind the scenes with Web content management systems that are generally difficult to use and frustrating to create content in, cumbersome to administrate and far from easy to […]

Should intranets be ‘lickable’? The (relative) importance of beauty

By |March 25th, 2011|

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” Keats was certainly not thinking of intranets when he wrote his famous poem. But today’s intranet managers do face many questions related to the aesthetics of their platform: How important is it for an intranet to be ‘beautiful’? Will it increase adoption? Will it increase employee satisfaction? […]

Grundfos: Performance is crucial for the web experience

By |January 11th, 2011|

Slow load times is often cited as one of the key reasons why people leave a website. Making a website really fast is quite complicated though, and unfortunately there is no silver bullet. At Grundfos, the world’s largest pump manufacturer with more than 18,000 employees globally, they built performance into their website relaunch project from […]