Author Archives: philty

About philty

UX professional working for major financial services player in the UK

What a piece of string under my utility room cupboard told me about design

Ok, strange title. But it grabbed your attention right? I was making glitter Christmas tree cards with my daughter yesterday and afterwards hung the cards on a clothes line we have in the garage to dry – and this got … Continue reading

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Time to drop IE8?

The announcement Microsoft made last month around only supporting the latest version of IE available for a supported operating system from January 2016 led to a plethora of excited ” Woop woops” from some developers and commentators across our industry. … Continue reading

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Test everything twice – then test it again !

Test everything ! That’s always and will continue to be a popular mantra of mine. And it’s still as true today as it ever was. A  recent project I’ve been working on involved building a responsive form for a client. … Continue reading

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Can Sliders be part of Seductive Design

Confused.com's Slider

Exmaple of Confused’s slide bars

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M & S Banking

Am loving the new M & S Banking site. It’s light and simple, uses great imagery, and has all the content in one page which is labour (finger ! ) saving. The reward programme seems good although I could do … Continue reading

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Extendable navigation buttons

Quick note for future reference from the Nike site – I quite often use this site as inspiration and this is one I’ll keep in the locker for when I need it.  They have a clever button which extends to a … Continue reading

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BBC launches new homepage Beta version

I think they’ve done it again – it doesn’t seem 5 minutes (it was 2008) since they last revamped their homepage – allowing us to personalise (a little) the website to our own liking and change our colour scheme. Current Homepage The BBC is … Continue reading

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