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User Experience

Pay-By-Selfie? Amazon files patent for new payment system

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The rise of the selfie appears unstoppable. The online retailer Amazon first patented one-click purchasing; now they have gone one step further by submitting a patent application for payments by selfies. The patent application shows that while many approaches rely on a password to be entered for user authentication, these passwords can be taken or… more »

Spring Trends for Digital Interaction

You are building a relationship with people who may continue to use your product for the next 25 years. Those interactions that you have, particularly through social streams that you can get through digital, are super valuable. It would be a shame not to invest in that. Chris Moody, Creative Director at Wolff Olins, speaking… more »

Print vs. Digital: Which is Best?

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Print media is often neglected these days as a less important part of branding and marketing. With tighter budgets and deadlines I can see why it is falling by the wayside, in favour of shiny new interactive media, but I still think it has great value. Henry Jenkins, celebrated author on the topic, writes about… more »

In need of a new playlist?

Sian

Hello there. I’m the newest member of the First Internet team, so be kind! I hail from North Wales with a background in digital marketing and promotions, largely working in the music and arts industries. Music is a huge passion of mine as a performer and as a gig-goer, Manchester’s rich culture and history steeped… more »

When it comes to online, teamwork counts!

Richard Blamire

In the pursuit of excellence in all things digital we often find ourselves brainstorming ideas or searching for the latest websites and online tools from which to gain inspiration and insight for our clients. This research and passion for staying at the cutting edge is what enables us to deliver exciting and innovative projects for… more »

Bing’s four steps to SEO and usability success

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While Google remain relatively tight-lipped when it comes to individual ranking factors, Bing’s senior product manager Duane Forrester has revealed his four steps to SEO and usability success in a new Bing Community blog post. First up is SEO – and perhaps surprisingly for some webmasters, he recommends completing meta description tags, along with well-written… more »

Fresh is best

Tom Parson

Keeping your website fresh with current, relevant content can be a challenge. However, the benefits are numerous: New visitors will be more engaged and will perceive you as current and relevant It will give returning visitors a reason to come back to see new content Search engines will view your site as up-to-date and rank… more »

Redesigning Our Design

Tom Parson

We’re changing the way we do things around here. Chasing waterfalls A traditional model of the design process is known as the Waterfall Model. It is so named because there are several distinct stages to the process that each flows into the next, and the next stage in the process is not commenced until the… more »

Responsive web design a must as tablet retail searches double

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A 100% year-on-year increase in searches for retail-related terms on tablet devices has hammered home the importance of responsive web design to a whole new extent. Tablets have been the fastest growing source of retail searches for several months, and the latest BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor report confirms that this was still the case in… more »

Increase Conversions with User Experience Design

Tom Parson

Maximising visitors Last year website owners spent $42.5 billion advertising their sites using Google AdWords. We’re clearly very keen on getting the most people possible to visit our websites. We’ll shell out huge amounts of money to ensure our hit rate increases and visitor counts are healthy. We may indeed succeed in doing this, and… more »