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Newsletter issue #75 - 4th June 2010

This issue

Welcome to the June 2010 edition of the Webcredible newsletter!

In this issue:

  • Feature article: Designing visualisations - Applying user-centered guidelines
  • Blog highlights in May
  • New articles in May
  • Useful program: Lipsum generator
  • Top link: Ecommerce poll results


Feature article: Designing visualisations - Applying user-centered guidelines

A visualisation is created by translating data of any form into pictures, something that's becoming more and more commonplace within website and application interface design. Our feature article this month highlights how you can provide fancy-looking visualisations that are actually usable and useful to your users.

Read this article in full

Blog highlights in May

Our most popular blog posts this month include:

  • Poll results: Online retailers need to be transparent and upfront

    A lack of transparency and the request for upfront details when purchasing on line is the biggest cause of drop offs according to our recent ecommerce poll. The research polled over 1,200 online users, asking why they would abandon an order when shopping online...

  • What's happening at Webcredible

    As we roll into May we're just 2 days away from the UK General Election, and this year's election looks to be one of the most exciting in years. The Internet and digital is unsurprisingly more involved with helping us choose who to vote for than ever before...

  • Guest blog - Speech recognition: talking the talk

    Due to my dyslexia and dyspraxia, I find handwriting impossible. This made essay writing at school incredibly frustrating as I wasn't able to get all my ideas down and subsequently scored terrible marks. I tried learning to touch type but this was a long and gruelling process...

Our other blog posts were:

New articles in May

Top 5 tips for maximising social media presence

Everywhere we turn, we see the constant reference to social media. So it's little surprise that an understanding to social media is a must for every type of organisation and the key element to success is content - targeted and constant.

But social media is no different to traditional marketing and communications activities and getting back to basics will help ensure your organisation optimise their social media presence. Read on for our top 5 tips for maximising your social media presence.

Read all our articles

Useful program: Lipsum generator

Need to generate dummy text for a website or design? The Lipsum generator is a nifty program that will create a precise amount of text, based on exactly how much you need. It also explains what Lorem Ipsum text is, in case you're interested!

Check out this useful program

Top link: Ecommerce poll results - Why would you abandon an order when shopping online?

Our recent poll asked 1,200 online users why they'd abandon an order when shopping online. Having to register before buying and hidden charges at the checkout came out as the top reasons, with plenty of other interesting insights.

Check out this useful link

Usability, focus group & training facilities hire

Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities are available for hire! From our London-based offices, we can provide:

  • Usability lab hire
  • Focus group & market research facilities
  • Training facilities & room hire

Find out more about hiring our facilities

Training courses

Come on one of our training courses and become a web guru! Our 18 courses are run across 5 training streams:

Training courses are held every 2 weeks in London and are fantastic - small class sizes, highly interactive and taught by experts.

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