Simple

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Simple

A modern user-focused experience that sits on top of the mechanics of banking. As someone whose bank can’t even manage a half-decent desktop banking experience, never mind anything remotely mobile, this is making me very envious.

Actually, it’s almost too well-designed for a bank-related product. Seems unnatural, somehow. Weird, eh?

I went to site week

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I went to site week…

Greg Storey follows up Happy Cog’s Site Week redesign with some thoughts about the imperfections of the site that they launched last Friday. For a creative agency, I think there’s an advantage to this approach of getting something live quickly and then refining it over time. It highlights the way you work as much as the final product that work creates. And certainly making an event out of the initial creative effort doesn’t hurt.

An imperfect but dynamic, on-going version of who you are is presented, rather than a perfect but static one.

Redefined

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Redefined

Trent Walton describes a journey from Responsive Design scepticism to inspired practice and how he didn’t have to throw away all his old design sensibilities in the process.

20 Months of Responsive Web Design

On January 25th, I presented a talk entitled “20 Months of Responsive Web Design” to TechMeetup Glasgow, at Glasgow University. There was a great crowd out on a fairly dark and stormy night. Thanks to all those who attended. Hope you enjoyed what I had to say. These are articles and other links referenced in and related to the talk.

Presentation Video - The TechMeetup guys were kind enough to film my talk and it’s now up on Vimeo.

Presentation Slides - The slides for my talk, published on Speakerdeck.

Responsive Web Design – the article - Ethan Marcotte’s original articles, published in A List Apart.

Responsive Web Design – the book - Ethan Marcotte expanded on the topic in this book, published by A Book Apart.

Boston Globe - The first responsive design to gain global attention, the Boston Globe’s new website launched in September 2011.

Macdonald Hotels - The responsive site redesign I worked on at Equator in 2011, which launched in September.

RESS: Responsive Design + Server Side Components - Luke Wroblewski talks about the hybrid approach to mobile optimisation taken for the Bagcheck app.

Media Queries - A curated gallery site of responsive websites. Some great examples in here of “big” responsive web design, where whole sites are redesigned from the ground up to be responsive.

This talk was, in some ways, a follow-on from a talk I gave last October at Social Media Week Glasgow. You may find the video and slides to that talk useful as well.

Making Love to Webkit

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Making Love to Webkit

A very nice bit of blog design from Steven Wittens, making use of a whole bucket of cutting-edge web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript). And a much better use of time than making an icon or clock from a hundred empty DIVs.