Standard Beagle Blog
November 13, 2018
5 ways your site is driving customers away
Are you not getting the traffic or conversions you think your website should be receiving? There may be things that are detering users from using your website. Here are our top 5 ways your website might be hindering your success. Speed – It is no secret that the longer your website takes to load, the […]
November 6, 2018
What is Inclusive Design?
Digital designers and developers often hear about the importance of accessibility; however, we also need to put an emphasis on inclusion. Inclusive design takes into consideration a larger population that will be able to use and access your website. So what is Inclusive Design? Microsoft says it best: Inclusive Design is a methodology, born out […]
November 1, 2018
Onboarding new users after a redesign — Tips and techniques
After a redesign of a big website or app, figuring out how to best onboard new users always comes into question. The technique used to onboard can leave a lasting first impression on the user which makes it crucial to be executed correctly. There are different techniques that can be used with different kinds of […]
October 23, 2018
How we use Collaborative Design to better our designs
“Design is everywhere, inevitably everyone is a designer,” says Tim Brown of IDEO. Well, technically yes, everyone is a designer, but does this mean that everyone is a professional designer? No. However we all have our own personal aesthetics, style, even ways we interact online with sites may vary from person to person. It’s this […]
February 20, 2018
What does User Interaction Design mean?
You have likely either heard of User Experience (UX) or User Interaction (UI) design, but maybe you are unsure of what they are, or how they differ.
January 23, 2018
Why we say no to speculative work and design contests
Why do people ask designers to work for free? I’ve never understood why people ask me to design for free when they would never ask an architect, interior designer, or coffee shop to hand over a product without expecting to pay. Yet it happens frequently. Clients ask for speculative work and free pitches as a […]
July 13, 2017
Questions for the Team: What is UX Design?
Ever wonder what exactly UX Design is? Is there a difference between traditional design and UX Design? We sit down for a little Q&A to talk about User Experience Design and why it’s a necessary part of the development and design process.
December 29, 2015
Designing the Ecommerce User Experience
For all the talk about new and upcoming trends in design for 2016, the real winners in ecommerce are paying attention to functionality and usability above anything else. Designing a site to ultimately help users find what they’re looking for, in the way they intuitively feel like it should be found, is what will convert […]
November 20, 2015
5 Benefits of Usability Testing
Usability testing isn’t a luxury. It’s the key. How many times have you been to a website and thought, “Why can’t I find what I am looking for?” or, “I really wish I could order online from this website instead of having to call in.” These are common and frustrating issues we experience when visiting […]
November 16, 2015
Six Visual Design Basics for a Strong Design
“Design is one of the few disciplines that is a science as well as an art. Effective, meaningful design requires intellectual, rational rigor along with the ability to elicit emotions and beliefs.” – Debbie Millman At Standard Beagle, we are focused on continuing education. We find it’s an important part of diversifying our skill sets, and consistently […]
October 23, 2015
10 Commandments for Creatives
I keep this scrap of paper, pasted to an old piece of poster board, pinned to the bulletin board right next to my desk at home. It’s not much to look at, but I look at it fairly regularly — The 10 Commandments for Reporters. It’s pretty amazing that I still have it. I think the […]