As June comes around the stereotype of England being a cold, rainy place seems to have vanished – we’ve had one of the driest and warmest springs on record, which has been an absolute pleasure. We spent quite a bit of our time in May getting out and about, enjoying the nice weather and speaking at a few events…
First off, the other Webcredible director, Ismail presented at a recent Figaro event and the video of him presenting is now available online. His presentation was really good so if you get the chance then do check it out. I also did a presentation at The Health and Beauty Association’s Spring Seminar, highlighting some top tips for boosting ecommerce conversion rates. Our usability testing studies over the years have highlighted a number of common themes within the user experience of online retail, so I shared many of these findings.
We additionally did a couple of presentations at Internet World, on ‘Selling through mobile sites’ and ‘User experience, beyond usability’. If you’d like to grab a copy of these – or any of our presentations – then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve also spent much of the past month interviewing for our 2 job vacancies, for a head of business development and account director. We’re coming to the end of the selection process for both roles so should be hiring another 2 new Webcredibles very shortly.
The other exciting news this past month was that we signed the lease for our new office. Our current office is split over 3 floors and is starting to get a bit tired. So a few months ago we took the decision to move offices and finally we’ve signed the lease for the new place! We’re not going too far – just over to the other side of the River Thames near Southwark Bridge – but the new place looks really great. We’ll have the entire office on just 1 floor and are about to start building our shiny new working environment, research labs and training facilities – very exciting!
Our website redesign is also now in full swing, with most of the office contributing to our giant moodboards, helping to shape its creative direction. The design part of our new website will begin this month with the build and usability testing of it happening shortly after.
Finally then, as if this wasn’t enough to keep us busy, we launched another 2 new training courses,HTML5 training and CSS3 training. Both HTML5 and CSS3 have been around for a while but they’re only now really starting to gather momentum and get decent browser support. They both clearly represent the future of front-end web build so we felt it was about time that we created these courses. As with all our courses, they’re highly interactive, have small class sizes and are taught by experts.