A recent Webcopyplus online poll has revealed that almost 25% of web users surveyed indicated “poor visual presentation” along with 50.9% of users indicating “slow load times” were the main reasons to abandon a website. “Weak web copy” sat alongside design as a major factor.05 June 2009
Whilst ‘click-here’ and ‘more >>’ may be fairly obvious to most web users, its’ certainly not best practice. It can be difficult to avoidâ¦25 February 2009
As proud and nationally recognised proponents of web standards, Propeller have been quietly basing all of our work on and occasionally loudly selling the many benefits of designing with web standards since our inception in 2004.30 January 2009
A new study from Opera finds that the overwhelming majority of web sites donât adequately support web standards. The good news is that compared to previous studies, more web sites are valid today than they were in previous years. The bad news is that just 4.13% of the URLs included in the studies sample size which was over 3.5 million web pages â passed the W3C validator.03 November 2008
Excerpt from a recent interview I did with Peter Moulding from TXPQ magazine.
Damien Buckley is one half of Propeller Global, a one stop web & graphic design studio based in Brisbane, Australia that does advertising, brochures, business cards, copy writing, creative artwork, digital imaging, domain name registration, e-commerce, email marketing, flash animation, flyers, hosting, leaflets, logo design, packaging, point of sale, posters, print, stationery, shopify themes, web design and web hosting amongst other things09 October 2008
By Gerry McGovern
The average advertising agency fundamentally doesn't get the Web. Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO Worldwide, J. Walter Thompson and Ogilvy are great advertising agencies. When it comes to managing their own websites, however, they are rank amateurs. They bring their print and TV thinking to the Web with embarrassing results.
Over 600 delegates attended WDS07 along with a raft of exhibitors and international speakers from all disciplines and areas of web design; Andy Clarke, Aaron Gustavson, and Chris Wilson to name but a few. The premier web conference in the Southern hemisphere, WDS07 is sponsored by Microsoft, Adobe, the W3C, Glass Onion and Wired Sky.28 September 2007
Named in memory of noted Australian web pioneer Nigel McFarlane, the McFarlane Prize aims to recognize and encourage excellence in web design by Australian web professionals.24 September 2007
In response to some interesting demographics emerging from the 2007 A List Apart Web Design Survey, Jeffrey Zeldman calls for dedicated Web Divisions in business. Its a sad reality that most companies large enough to have either I.T. or Marketing departments tend to let them loose on the company’s website with oft ordinary results.03 July 2007
As a web standards compliant developer we at Propeller can outline numerous major advantages in building websites which are compliant to current web standards. Accessibility, Search Engine Optimisation, Ease of Expansion and Future Proofing to name but a few. There are a whole host of business benefits in using web standards though if our client doesn’t understand the technology or the basis for the arguments, it can be a difficult message to communicate.20 June 2007