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Usability best practice, Part 2 – Mega drop-down menus

12 February 2010 | Alex Christie

Following on from the first in the series ‘Usability best practice’ which focused on the use of Tabs as navigation I am continuing with another form of navigation system. This blog focuses on mega drop-down […]

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The browsing experience – Not everyone sees what you see

19 January 2010 | Alex Christie

For years web designers have had to deal with compatibility issues across multiple browsers and for just as many years have had to accept content being displayed in slightly different ways. This is unlikely to […]

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The mobile web – Part 1: The real mobile web and the mobileOK validator

18 January 2010 | Alex Christie

One of the biggest misunderstandings most people have when talking about the mobile web, is that they usually assume that it refers to the web when viewed through a smart-phone device, such as an iPhone. […]

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Usability best practice, Part 1 – Tab navigation

13 January 2010 | Alex Christie

Using tabs as a navigation device has long been an established metaphor and is widely accepted as a user-friendly way to display top-level navigation (primary). But this wasn’t tabs original use they were used to […]

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Web design trends we lost in 2009

16 December 2009 | Sarah Graveling

Do you still think “above the fold” or think that multiple pages are better for SEO? Here I outline how 2009 has seen the thankful demise of a few web design trends or myths: Frames […]

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Drawing attention with related posts

14 December 2009 | Alex Christie

Why are we talking about related posts? To try and improve the effectiveness of the Tamar blog, it was thought important to draw more attention to the related posts to reduce bounce rate. The best […]

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Tamar is Agency of the Year – a 1st for a UK Search agency

27 November 2009 | Tanya Goodin

I am over the moon that last night we were named Agency of the Year by the Financial Services Forum at the spectacular Guildhall in London. It was a nail-biting effort by Team Tamar to […]

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Inspiration – How do you get yours?

24 November 2009 | Alex Christie

Whenever a great idea for design pops into your head, the chances are you’ve been inspired by something you have seen or heard. This is how design trends are formed – an imitation with a […]

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Email Marketing – Campaign Monitor

17 November 2009 | Alex Christie

Sending out bulk emails can be a daunting task at the best of times, especially if you want to track who is opening them, which links they are clicking on and even whether the email […]

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The new W3C website and its overhauled accessibility section

11 November 2009 | Alex Christie

On the 13th of October 2009, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) launched their new website. There was a bit of an uproar when people ran the new site through the W3C’s very own HTML […]