New Wild Apricot Responsive Theme

Work has started on a new responsive theme for the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce website. This new theme will replace the currently dated theme and bring a fresh, contemporary look and feel to the Chamber’s website.

The new responsive custom theme is being built within the Wild Apricot CMS (Content Management System).

This website update project will enable the Chamber’s user to easily view this website with mobile and tablet devices. Part of this project will include improving the user experience for the Chamber’s audience by working on the user journeys for tasks such as booking a networking event.

This bespoke theme is being design and developed to reflect the Chamber’s brand and will bring a fresh new design to an established website. If you would like to find about our website re-design services get in touch to see how we can help with your next website project.

User Journey (UX)

We’re working on a user experience project for the Four Candles Shop to bring the shop’s vibrant and unique stock line to their online audience.

Four Candles Shop mobile wire frameThe stakeholders are moving to an e-commerce solution and we’re refining the user journey with wire frame work and user testing.

Read more on how we’re taking the current website products and added in e-commerce functionality for online purchasing for the Four Candles Shop.

A requirement is that the purchasing system must be mobile friendly so all product orders can be completed with a smooth user experience.

View further details on this user experience project and how we’re working with clients to enhance their online presence.

You can also view more on our user experience process and if you would like input on your website user’s experience get in touch to find out more.

New UXD Project

A recent enquiry has developed into a new user experience design project for Adur Design.

One of our clients is creating a new website with an e-commerce feature so that products can be created and made available to an established audience. Our client has several thousand followers and contacts which have been built up through interest already generated in an established business.

We’ll be looking at our client’s social media channels and exploring the established audience to give insight based on marketing personas that we will be creating. We’ll provide marketing intelligence to inform our client’s e-commerce design and help to identify product details based on user requirements.

We are pleased to add to this new online venture and we’re happy to be invited to work again with our client. If you would like to find out about how you can improve user interaction with your audience just get in touch to see how we can help.

ReactJS

Just looking at recent developments within the various available javascript libraries one of which is ReactJS. This is an open source front-end view library which has been developed by Facebook and has the advantage of being very fast and multi device friendly.

React is also a good way to develop new, fresh user interfaces (UI) as the view layer is responsive for multi device use out of the box. If that doesn’t mean much to you, and not that it should, it creates a better user experience for your websites and apps by making your website’s pages and functions easily viewable and much more usable with quick loading speed for your audience.

React is a really nice development in javascript and you can benefit from the advancements in this technology, get in touch to find out more.

Better Business Show 2017

We hope that your 2017 is off to a great start, if your thinking of re-freshing your website Ant Tyler will be speaking at the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce’s Better Business Show on the 2nd February.

As part of the Expert Zone Ant will be speaking on how to improve your website and your user experience to increase your website’s interaction with your online audience.

Ant will also be giving an introduction to WordPress for a user friendly content management system for your website.

Find out more about the:
Better Business Show 2017

Hope to see you there!

Do you want a new website? Get a quote for a professional, affordable modern website.

Bridget Thornborrow Yoga

Adur Design has just launched a new, custom built WordPress website for Bridget Thornborrow Yoga. This clean and clear responsive design website show cases Bridget’s yoga work and classes with information and contact form.

This WordPress website is optimised to be viewed on multiple mobile and tablet devices for ease of use and enhanced user experience. Ant Tyler’s Adur Design are proud to say that this project was completed on time and to budget with the minimum of fuss.

This website also features a design refresh and has allowed Bridget to refresh her web presence, Bridget can also login and edit her own page content.

If you would like to know more about this project or how we can help you with a new website just get in touch for a chat.

Happy & Creative 2017

Wishing all clients, customers, suppliers and followers a very happy new year. Adur Design is set for some exciting projects this year and we look forward to a great 2017. We welcome your input so just get in touch if you would like to talk WordPress web design/development, UI/UX design, photography/video or general digital creativeness!

Coombes Farm Website

The latest website launch by Adur Design has just gone live for Coombes Farm in Sussex. This clean and clear WordPress website replaces an older website that was in need of a design refresh. The new Coombes Farm website is mobile friendly using responsive web design for multi device use.

The website owners now have the capability to write and add their own blog posts for their latest updates and edit their own page content as required. Coombes Farm offer a working Sussex farm experience with tours and barn hire for weddings and festivals.

View more of our WordPress website projects on our web portfolio page.

User Experience Design (UXD)

ux user experience designUser Experience (UX) design is how users interact with your website, app or online product. How that experience plays out in the real world with the device being used to interact with your website is your user’s experience. Can your target audience find what they want on your website and if so is this process an intuitive, logical and an enjoyable experience?

Good UX Design
Good UX design will encourage users to stay and look around your website rather than leave quickly and probably never return. A good, positive user experience will leave a lasting impression with a user and help to retain a supportive user and future or existing customer.

Good UX design is seamless so that a user can find information quickly and carry out their intended task without any difficulty during their visit to your website. A good user experience also helps to build trust in your brand which encourages recommendation and loyalty. Good UX design makes life easy for your audience, they can find what they want on your website with clear navigation with a simple, intuitive task flow.

Your Target Audience
Knowing your users is important, this knowledge feeds into all areas of your website and the target audience’s experience. Assessing your audience is a key step in the UX design process, one approach is to create personas for who you are targeting for your products or service. Personas put a face to your audience and help with marketing by identifying what the target audience needs are and help to find out what will appeal to them.

A Little on Usability
Closely related to UX design is usability, this includes an evaluation on how accessible your website is to users and in particular your target audience. Usability is closely related to UX design and these two disciplines feed into each other with common ground. Having a good looking, slick and on brand website is important, very important, but if that website is not usable then your website is not fit for purpose.

This may sound harsh but what are you asking your audience to do? If you are using an e-commerce solution your conversion rates will show you the hard facts of how successful your UX design currently is. Not sure? Try the simple test below which should make you think of how your users feel.

A Simple Test
User testing is an important step in the UX design process, this information can tell you a lot about how your users interact with your website, app or products. So here is a simple test, put yourself in the position of a user and try to complete a task on your own website. Was that as easy and intuitive as you thought? How did you feel whilst performing that and more importantly how would a user feel?

I hope this has been useful and that I’ve helped to illustrate how UX design is important to your business, your website and your company. Helping your audience by providing accessible information and products will go a long way for all concerned. If you would like to know more about your user experience call 07732 614914 or use our contact page to get in touch get in touch.

UX Design Project

WA_Chamber-logoJust starting the user experience work with the creation of personas for the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce website redevelopment. I’m developing personas for the target audience to identify user goals and to aid the design process and the website’s marketing.

We’ll be looking at the user journeys and how the user tasks flow for user interaction for example booking a networking event. This is a good project to be working on as it is a large migration with a wide range of users with very different requirements.

The new website is being built on the flexible WordPress platform which will help with flexibility and allow easy content updating by the chamber’s staff. I’ll post a link when this project is completed and released to live.

We’re also helping out with adapting an online booking system on a related website project to enable smooth booking of hot desk and meeting room space for business users in the Worthing area.

Ant Tyler