I’m currently in the early stages of redesigning a local newspaper’s website. I’ve been compiling statistical information such as the most trafficked pages and what time of day is the busiest and also where users are clicking on each page. Crazyegg.com allows me to log click activity and compile that information into something useful.
What I’ve noticed is that while the home page has links to almost all of the current edition’s articles, very few people users are venturing past the page fold. Also, over 60% of the clicks occurring on the home page are on four links. Continue reading »
At work we just implemented a ‘Corner Peel’ Flash Advertisement. You can view an example over at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. I had a problem when putting this ‘Corner Peel’ flash ad onto the home page, you see we run a handful of advertisements of various sizes throughout our website. One of those being a leaderboard ad (728 x 90 px). When the corner peel is ‘peeled back’ it lays on top of the leaderboard.
When I saw this for the first time, the leaderboard advertisement was a flash ad and was laying on top of the corner peel ad and thus looked very funny. This little problem caused me quite the headache today. I thought I’d show you the little trick that saved me an even bigger headache. Continue reading »
The ultimate goal of Design Float is to, hopefully, categorize the huge amount of design-related content available on the web into neat and easy to navigate pages of articles in order of importance/relevance as decided by the community.
I ran across an extremely large WordPress resource today. Over at Mashable.com they’ve compiled a list of 300+ Tools for Running Your WordPress Blog. This is a great resource of plugins and templates to extend WordPress way beyond its initial intention.
Designing a website for a corporation can be troublesome. The term “design by committee” comes into play quite frequently. Don’t get me wrong, getting feedback on a design is very helpful, and I would argue, a necessity, but when there is a handful of directors, managers and editors telling you how it should look, that’s when the problems start. Continue reading »
I’m a baseball fan. Specifically a San Francisco Giants fan. Yes, I know they are horrible this year, but that’s what makes me a real fan…I don’t care if they win or lose. One sentence in to this post and I’m already off topic.
MLB.com has a mobile website that, in my opinion, is one of the best and most useful mobile sites around. Today I’m going to dissect there mobile home page and tell you exactly why I think this site is so great. Continue reading »
This is an exciting time for web designers married to their windows boxes, myself included. Safari is, in my opinion, the fastest rendering modern browser available. Not to mention the first of only a handful of browser to pass the Acid2 Browser Test.
Today is a good day!
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