For the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines, a sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences. Contrary to some printed content, where column inches signify importance, your users may not even SEE every word on your web page. Words take up space, and can often be removed… Continue reading Spring pruning improves design
People who are blind can read books, use maps and even play specially designed video games. They can do anything they want to unless we build things that stop them! BCP Council have just gone live with a redesigned homepage. Not only did their design carefully consider smaller screen sizes like phones and tablets, but… Continue reading New BCP design is not just for sighted users.
We are delighted to announce that a refresh of CORAM’s Childcare Finder site is now live. We are pleased to be able to continue to work with CORAM to deliver this site that connects to many of our customers’ Family Information Services websites. You can view the refreshed site here: http://finder.familyandchildcaretrust.org/
We have now released a new version of our user authentication module. This release has added a simple Google reCaptcha check into all new user registration forms. This check will actively prevent spambots from creating any spurious and unverified user accounts in your User Manager.
Studies by internet service providers, now show that one of the most common internet browsing devices in the UK in 2021, is a mobile phone. Designing a site for phone users to use WELL is a challenge, but we love a challenge at Idox! Mobile users don’t sit still, they “dive in” and start scrolling… Continue reading Know your audience
User Experience design is something of a passion for our team at Idox. A psychological observation that has become known as Miller’s law, states that the number of objects an average person can hold in working memory is about seven. Applying this principal to user choices on your web page, if your users have more… Continue reading Somewhere to store data or somewhere to find data?
We have recently completed a piece of work with Salford City Council to migrate their user surveys away from SurveyMonkey and into their directory. These short, optional surveys are now presented to users in a modal window, which pops opens after the user visits their 6th page on their website (configurable). A cookie captures whether… Continue reading New User Feedback Surveys go live at Salford
We’re pleased to announce that our new data harvest in partnership with IMIN has been developed and is ready for implementation. The integration means that physical activity listings, such as family swimming classes and group classes for young people, will be directly searchable within your directory platform, alongside your other records. IMIN are also increasingly… Continue reading New IMIN Data harvest
An increasing number of individuals may be searching your directory for information relating to sensitive subjects such as domestic abuse. To assist these users, we can implement a “Quick Exit” feature on your directory pages. Clicking on the “Quick Exit” button will automictically open a new website page (such as BBC Weather or News) and… Continue reading Website “Quick Exit” feature
Please click on the link below to view our latest Directory case study with Bedford Borough Council Read more in our latest insight paper