Changes to the Design of our Corporate Site

Over the last 5 months the :choice brand has evolved, and we felt that the current design didn’t relate enough visually to the developing brand. The original concept of integrating the 2008 prospectus design and the corporate website design was sound. The prospectus has a visually bold magazine style; we hoped to develop a strong … Continue reading Changes to the Design of our Corporate Site

Choice Part 3: Design Objectives

Overview The main objective of the redesign was to include the :choice branding, and to create a consistent visual association with the printed prospectus. We hope to establish a look and feel that will continue in forthcoming marketing campaigns. For this project we have collaborated with Splinter, a Liverpool based design agency. We now hopefully … Continue reading Choice Part 3: Design Objectives

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

Andy Clarke’s presentation at @media 2007 was concerned with international styles in web design, some interesting questions arose. I was interested in why designers felt that they needed to conform to an international design style rather than adapting regional traditions in design to the web. For example would an Italian designer look to adapt Giovanni … Continue reading I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

@media2007: Hannah Donovan: For Example… (Part one)

Hannah Donovan is Head Creative at London based Last.fm, the online music recommendation site. Last.fm has been in the headlines following its acquisition by CBS. I thought Hannah was the most refreshing and to-the-point speaker at the event. The audience quickly warmed to her when she used a rude word to describe MySpace. The presentation … Continue reading @media2007: Hannah Donovan: For Example… (Part one)

@media2007: Nate Koechley: High Performance Web Pages

This was a presentation for developers rather than designers so I was expecting a lot of information to go over my head, it did, but enough has stuck to write a short post. Nate Koechley is a Yahoo! frontend engineer and designer based in San Francisco. The bulk of his presentation was based around a … Continue reading @media2007: Nate Koechley: High Performance Web Pages

@media2007: Joe Clark: When Web Accessibility is not your problem

Joe Clark is the author of Building Accessible Websites and is a former member of The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). He was dismissed from the working group for The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). He has since criticised WCAG 2.0 in the article To Hell with WCAG 2.0, and has formed WCAG Samurai, … Continue reading @media2007: Joe Clark: When Web Accessibility is not your problem