Category Archives: Web site effectiveness

Tips (no tricks) for genuine web site success.

HP MediaSmart Server and Flash demo usability

A nice feature on the HP Media Server flash demo is the ability to mute the volume on the demo before it starts playing. It’s an impressive yet simple touch that saved me having to turn off my own music. … Continue reading

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New illustrations for Fingal County Council

I’ve been working on a series of illustrations for the Biodiversity department at Fingal County Council. The 5 pieces form a series of illustrations to highlight the unique habitats found in Fingal County and will be featured on the new … Continue reading

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Microsoft Analytics preview in Dublin

On Friday I spent a few hours at Microsoft’s European Product Development Centre in Dublin with Reeves Little previewing project Gatineau and running through some of the new features being built into their upcoming website Analytics program. I’d been a … Continue reading

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Meteor banners

Below are examples of a series of web site banners designed for Meteor.ie. I maximised the amount of information that Meteor could display in this small space by creating a mini slide show with up to 3 or 4 screens. … Continue reading

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Shopping online – One size fits all?

One of the barriers to buying goods online is often just making it past the ‘Buy Now’ button. Poorly thought out form fields and unusable shopping cart systems are eCommerce killers! Here’s a journey I took recently that is possibly … Continue reading

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Goolge analytics update

Google have just announced that their free Analytics tool is due for an upgrade and users should see an updated user interface kick in over the coming weeks. This looks like a global upgrade as opposed to a phased, regional … Continue reading

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On the way up

What could a site redesign do for your business? All numbers are going in the right direction for this client after their site was relaunched by EdenWeb in early December 2006. We took this screenshot of their website statistics in … Continue reading

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Modern Captcha – protect online forms from spam.

Inspired by Seth Godin and developed further by Nicolas, the ModernCaptcha offers a more accessible Captcha solution for people who want to protect online forms from spam bots. It’s not without it’s problems as obviated by some of the comments … Continue reading

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EdenWeb updated

The EdenWeb homepage has been updated with a new top banner and an updated value proposition. I’ve also added a new Company and Design Services page which I’ll be updating over time (some services are not yet listed). Interestingly enough, … Continue reading

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Podcasting for Housing Development

I was pleasantly suprised to see some signage in Liffey Valley last week for the St Edmunds development that promoted a PodCast for the Apartments. It’s great to see some new marketing techniques being pioneered by the Irish estate agents. … Continue reading

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