Pixel Pioneers Belfast 2018: My Top 5 Moments

Annertechies were once again at the Pixel Pioneers Belfast conference last week.

A nice and easy train connection from Dublin and the hospitality and nourishment of a Belfast resident (and, as it happens, fellow Annertechy) certainly helped to make the experience as smooth as it could have possibly been (despite some frustration attempting impossible tasks such as trying to hail a taxi on the streets of Belfast city).

Let's get straight into it: here are my top 5 moments:

 

Best Wishes to the Asthma Society of Ireland for World Asthma Day (and their new website).

We launch a lot of new sites here at Annertech, but every now and then some launches are more special than others. That's the feeling we have with the new website for the Asthma Societ of Ireland. Why? Well, because today is #WorldAsthmaDay, so it feels great to launch something so great on such an important day.

Championing Simplicity

So you've got a project. It's going to be amazing. You've dreamed up loads of functionality and are just itching to let it loose on the world. It's going to look fantastic, and everyone on the design team is ecstatic about the proposed look and feel.

Building a Website on a Budget

So you want a website. Maybe it is your first website. Maybe you've been here before, but you're starting afresh. You're full of enthusiasm. In your dreams, your website looks like a flashy cruise liner - huge, and with every amenity money can buy. However, your budget stretches to a dinghy with an outboard motor. So how can you rationalise your aspirations within your financial constraints?

You don't have to be a paragon of fiscal rectitude, but you do need to prioritise, and think a little cleverly about how you can approach the project.

10 Questions to Critique a Web Design

Previously I wrote about the hidden power that resides in the hands of a designer. A design can make a project succeed or fail. But how do you know? Here are 10 questions you can apply to a supplied design, and the answers to them, or even the process of getting those answers, can bring a good design through to being a great design for your project. Remember, a design is just a picture until it is implemented, and it is important that the technical implementation is considered at the design stage.