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Never, Ever, EVER, log in on someone else’s site
I got an email from a client today, from their Gmail address asking my to look at a document contained in a link marked urgent and saying that copies would be sent later in the day. Here is the body of the email with the link removed so don’t worry. “FYI, Please refer to the doc i sent via Google share and treat as urgent. Preview Doc Copies would be sent to ...
Google Game: Data Request
Google, along with a lot of other big names in the internet business have often come under fire about giving access to users accounts when the government requests information to help in building a case against someone who they suspect is up to no good. In response to this and in an effort to show just how fairly their process works, Google have produced a video using a board game ...
I saw this advert, then this happened…
OK not really, but this is considered the first viral advert. Created in 1926 it’s considered on of the most successful ads in history. John Caples of BBDO was the brains behind the ad that has been replicated endless times and seen as a successful inspiration for many viral internet ads. You know the kind; “I saw this photo and it made me cry” or “I can’t believe she did this in ...
Life In A Logo
Quite often we get into conversations with clients about the branding of their new concept and how important a name & logo design are. Choosing the correct colours for the name that represents the idea & perhaps giving it a name that offers a clue to what the purpose is. This can offer a surprising challenge. Then you think of the brands that make the name, rather than the other way ...
That Time Tea Drowned My Mac
Recently I was having a very busy day involving a fast approaching deadline & the usual need my kids have for being driven around to their various activities. So I was lunching at my desk to make the most of the time available on the day for working on projects. As it often is with working on web stuff time is a bit irrelevant or at least can ‘[dis]obey‘ the ...
Importantly Simply
Some entertaining Google Analytics viral videos about the importance of simply giving the customer what they are looking for & doing that in a uncomplicated way. It’s an interesting analogy on the process of online shopping from the customers point of view. These feel very familiar to some of my experiences of shopping online & I think the concept transposes itself to all aspects of how your site interacts with ...
Lost Pages – the 404 effect
We’ve all been in a café reading the menu when the waiter asks for your order & the feeling of disappointment when he tells you that they’re all out of your favourite triple chocolate fudge cake but they do have strawberry sponge, lemon cheese cake or carrot cake, ‘could I get you one of those?’ Imagine if, when you’re ordering your cake, the waiter ignores you and walks off…. Most people ...
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