Making the right impressions

Category Archives: Zoo Design Chat

F-Shaped Pattern For Reading Web Content

November 22, 2016 none

Summary: Eyetracking visualizations show that users often read Web pages in an F-shaped pattern: two horizontal stripes followed by a vertical stripe. F for fast. That’s how users read your precious content. In a few seconds, their eyes move at amazing speeds across your website’s words in a pattern that’s very different from what you […]

EU Cookie Directive: What, Why, Who, When and How?

September 16, 2016 none

Article 1: That new EC Cookie Directive law thing EC Cookie Directive Lots of fear, uncertainty and doubt about the new EC Cookie Directive… and lots of wrong information out there, too. Here’s the only information you ought to read, direct from the ICO. Basically, in a nutshell, you can’t drop a cookie onto someone’s […]

World’s first ‘tax’ on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7

September 14, 2016 none

The Australian online retailer Kogan.com has introduced the world’s first “tax” on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser. Customers who use IE7 will have to pay an extra surcharge on online purchases made through the firm’s site. Chief executive Ruslan Kogan told the BBC he wanted to recoup the time and costs involved in “rendering […]

iPhone App Development

August 24, 2016 none

This blog is a testing area for iPhone application development. JQuery Mobile Jquery Mobile test 01 JQTouch App_Demos [main] App_Demos [clock] App_Demos [location]   01-Slider Time Zones GEO Location GEO Location2

Tips to running a successful business

August 7, 2016 none

As an entrepreneur or business owner of any sort, you will spend a whole lot of time working on making your business as successful as possible. Starting you own business is hard, and businesses have a high rate of failure, but the rewards can be tremendous. There are quite a few details or aspects that […]

Do Customers Need to Register With PayPal to Make a Purchase?

July 4, 2014 none

Regardless of whether you are using PayPal Express Checkout or Website Payments Standard, your customers do not need to register with PayPal before they make a purchase. Website Payments Standard does not require that your customer have a PayPal account. Instead, when your customers check out, they will be directed to a page that allows […]

The owl is unique among birds

June 30, 2014 none

Unlike most birds, owls are nocturnal with a large head and forward facing large eyes. Their eyes are fixed in their sockets, and some are able to rotate their head up to 270 degrees. With exceptional vision, acute hearing, and the ability to fly silently, they are a stealthy and effective hunter. Solitary Nocturnal Birds […]

What’s the best monitor screen resolution to use when building your site?

June 16, 2014 none

This page automatically updates with the last 30 days users’ screen size and web browser history using Clicky Web Stats. There is none! It’s impossible to design a website to look the same in every browser, platform and screen resolution, so don’t bother trying. Instead, use a fluid, tableless layout for your design, with % […]

Getting results by using the right website design process

May 20, 2011 none

When assessing a companies website there are a number of things you need to understand before you can even think about the design.

 

Site goals

The most important question is what would be counted as a success for the website and therefore the goals. Unless you thoroughly understand this part, the efforts you put into design and build could end up being wasted.

The normal goals for a website are:

  • Raise awareness for the company (eg. SEO rankings, blogs, social networking)
  • Increase sales
  • Bring in new business
  • Promote a product or event

… the bottom line is usually make more money for the client

A simple guide to making a YouTube video

May 14, 2011 none

Basic steps to getting into the world of video podcasting? Have some home movies that you want the world to see? Want to market a product? Are you an unabashed exhibitionist? YouTube is your place. The instructions below are a guide to how to generate the right type of video and upload to YouTube. There […]