Here are some quick tips for layout out content on your page. Defining the importance of a page • Pages have purpose, always go back to the purpose and ask if the page meets the purpose. • Laying out copy in a hierarchical format. • Use your grid to display content. One great example of […]
Make your pictures happy. When resizing your photos, ALWAYS maintain proportions. Without maintained proportions, your photos will look squashed, mushed, or worse. (Of course, those are the technical terms.) Do your website a favor. Make your pictures happy by following the quick tips listed below. If you have additional questions, send them our way. Here […]
Adobe Photoshop may be the most common digital photo-editing software program for designers, webbies, and marketers, but we don’t all have the resources to acquire it. If you have Photoshop or another photo-editing program, fantastic. For the rest of you….No photoshop? No problem! We’ve got a few resources for you….
Good content is arguably the most important aspect of your website. How do you organize content? How do you determine user context? How do you know if your content is useful?
The Case District IV awards were just announced and some of OU’s projects made the list!
How to Test for usability These are direct solutions from the Federal 508 standard, so make your website 508 compliant. (a) Alt Text on non-text page elements. If your image has text on it, your alt text needs to say everything that your image says. If you use special non-web-friendly fonts for logos, and you’ve […]
We’ve received some great feedback lately about the OU Campus Calendar and wanted to share what has come out of this: advanced search features! This little box you see underneath the calendar grid highlights our recent phase of calendar development and will hopefully prove extremely useful while searching and browsing for events.
As many of you may have already noticed, the University campus map underwent a major overhaul for this fall semester, introducing a new interface and adding several new features to improve the overall user experience. A lot of hard work went into making this possible, but it started with a single question; “how can we […]
Usability Testing. Ask anyone in our industry and they will agree it’s an important phase in web development. Most will also agree that it can be confusing, expensive and a bit intimidating. It doesn’t have to be! Usability testing can be done in as little as a few days with as little as a couple […]
We all know about Photoshop’s crop tool, but did you know you can control it down to the pixel? Let’s use this nice colorful image and make a few thumbnails. Let’s assume we will be using these thumbnails on the web, so we have already optimized our image and got it ready to save for […]