June 2020

Get net digital magazine subscription today for pages of tutorials covering topics such as CSS, PHP, Flash, JavaScript, HTML5 and web graphics written by many of the world’s most respected web designers and creative design agencies. Interviews, features and pro tips also offer advice on SEO, social media marketing, web hosting, the cloud, mobile development and apps, making it the essential guide for practical web design.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
Back issues only
kr 63,24

i denne utgaven

2 min
editor’s note

Heard of Bing, Yahoo, Ask, AOL, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex? You probably have, but none of them hold a candle to the world number one search engine, Google, when it comes to market share. According to Statcounter (https://netm. ag/2Jrqac0), Google has just over 92 per cent of the market share with Bing coming a very distant second with less than three per cent. As for the rest they don’t even hit two per cent market share. So it would seem to make perfect sense to focus on Google when considering SEO. And this is exactly what our lead feature on page 48 does in this edition of net. SEO consultant Carl Hendy has been in the business for over 15 years and he gives some invaluable insight on the questions…

4 min

Send your questions to THIS MONTH FEATURING… ROBYN LARSEN A former nuclear engineer from British Columbia, Canada, Larsen is a UX speaker currently working as a front-end developer for Shopify in Singapore. w: t: @robyn_larsen CHRISTIAN HEILMANN A developer evangelist, presenter and JavaScript lover living and working in Berlin, Heilmann is principal program manager for browser tools at Microsoft. w: t: @codepo8 TRINE FALBE Living in Esbjerg, Denmark, Falbe is a UX consultant, teacher, speaker, writer and co-author of The Ethical Design Handbook. w: t: @trinefalbe Should I work for a client I don’t align with or shut up and take the money? Maybe I can influence from the inside? Leslie Haverford, Cumbria, UK TF: It depends on whether the misalignment is in the core business model, an internal process, or on a smaller scale. It also depends on what position you…

1 min
3 simple steps

When designing your UX to work globally, how do you deal with the difference in word lengths between different languages? English vs German comes to mind. Ben Furfie, Merseyside, UK Focus on extremities RL: It’s really helpful to understand the design extremities. Focusing on English to Japanese or German really brings light to the design practice. Use pseudo-localisation Using pseudo-localisation as a design and development practice helps if you don’t have access to the actual translation. There is an amazing article from the Netflix design team that talks about scaling UIs with pseudo-localisation (bit. ly/pseudo-local). UI illustrations In some of our marketing collateral at Shopify, we use UI illustrations (HTML representations of the product) where text and imagery scale. COOL STUFF WE LEARNED THIS MONTH DESIGN MOBILE APPS FOR ONE-HAND USAGE The ever-expanding size of smartphone screens presents new challenges…

1 min
which ux errors are the most irritating?

From our timeline Which books should web designers read? Not strictly ‘web design’ but User Friendly by @ cliffkuang & @fabtweet should be on the list. It explores applied user experiences, tells myriad fantastic stories, and gives practical advice to explore the concepts it presents. It’s so well written to boot! @tomjepsoncrtv Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug may be usability focused but is essential reading for anybody who works in web design and development. If a client questions a web design decision, I can usually point them to a chapter in this book. @TheArtOfAwe Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – an absolute classic and invaluable for designers. The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman – another design/psychology staple, and one that changed how I think about design. Designing for Emotion by…

3 min
how not to make a website

Tell us what your side project does I decided to write a book (How NOT to Make a Website) aimed at developers and business owners to help introduce them to the wonderful world of making websites. Why did you create it? I have over 12 years of experience as a web developer and I have seen some pretty bad sites in my time. I thought it would be helpful to share my knowledge to help others get the most out of their website. What technologies were used in building it? I originally wrote the book in 2014 with Word but have updated it this year, rewriting it using AsciiDocs. This enabled me to output both HTML for the Kindle store, as well as PDF format, which I used to create the paperback. I normally…

2 min
something from nothing

I’ve just finished developing a site for a client who has been a pain in the ass since day one. The client worked in the publishing industry and was trying to set up an independent copyediting service. Apparently he was very well known, and claimed to have designed the logo for the publishing house that he had worked for previously. Even though I had a bad feeling about him, he paid upfront without even batting an eye, so I went ahead. I have since learned I don’t charge enough. Once I get a client, I have a very organised system for content submissions, including a client portal with detailed instructions for how to submit everything that is needed – copy, images, content, etc. I set up links and reminder emails from day one asking for…