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Dog Mushing, Aurora Borealis and Fig Leaf

Posted by Bret Peters on Aug 2, 2017 4:50:55 PM

Take a trip to Alaska! It's the perfect time with a new website launched by Fig Leaf using the Drupal CMS. 

The new guide to experiencing Alaska's Public Lands provides easy access to citizens seeking to visit, or simply learn more about our nation's Alaska treasures.  Visit the Alaska Plublic Lands Information Centers website to learn, explore or plan your trip. 

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Topics: Drupal, Content Strategy, Case Studies, Website Redesign, content management, 508 Compliance, Accessibility, Government, Usability

Usability for CMS Editors

Posted by Jessica Moore on Aug 1, 2017 10:44:32 AM

Jess Moore and Will Kirchheimer presented this morning at Drupal GovCon on an often-overlooked topic: usability for internal CMS users. The presentation covered:

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Topics: Drupal, content management, CMS, Usability

The Case for Better Navigation when Developing Mobile Apps

Posted by Jessica Moore on May 26, 2017 11:01:20 AM

How Current Design Patterns Fail Both Companies and Users

Smartphones have become nearly ubiquitous, and although more of us conduct business, seek out information, and shop on our phones than ever before, navigation for mobile websites is stuck in the dark ages. It’s been a hot topic in user experience for the last several years: how do you get people to the information they need on a 3.5” screen? The answers have been various: either you don’t (“if they really need it they’ll go to their desktop” or “they can search”), or you do it slowly, click after painfully loading click.

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Topics: Website Redesign, Web Designer, Usability, Mobile, Navigation

What is Usability Testing?

Posted by Bret Peters on Apr 3, 2017 4:07:36 PM

Visually stunning design excites users. But users don’t use stunning visuals. They use navigation. They interact with page layouts. They share information. You can have a truly impressive web design and still lose your target audience.  If the navigation isn’t intuitive, the page layout is cluttered, or the information is misleading or hard to understand, your visitors may leave.

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Topics: Website Redesign, Web Designer, Usability, Usability Testing

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