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Why UX Design deserves recognition and is valuable? 819 1024 Border Crossing UX

Why UX Design deserves recognition and is valuable?

If it wasn’t for the Foundation Apprenticeship work placement with Border Crossing UX, I…

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Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Framework 600 447 Border Crossing UX

Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Framework

Our application to continue as a named supplier across all four lots, (digital outcomes, digital specialists, user research studios and user research participant recruitment), of the Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 framework has been accepted.

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Merry Christmas and Festive opening hours 2020

As 2020 comes to a close it seems an understatement to say this has been quite a year. For all of us this has been a year of upheaval, worry and fear. But it has also been a moment to come together and appreciate each other. So, we want to say a big thank you to all our Clients, Partners and friends that have inspired, supported and collaborated with us in extraordinary circumstances over the last 12 months.

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Fostering alignment throughout a transformation 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Fostering alignment throughout a transformation

Transformation projects are conducted by mature or larger organisations and generally refer to a programme of projects, that when delivered will have a transformational impact. By their nature these are high risk/reward and always involve a substantial investment of financial and intellectual capital.

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Sharing the accessibility improvements we’ve made

Investing in your competitors isn’t a common business decision. However, this is precisely what we decided to do at the start of lockdown.

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Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you’re reading this over the coming weeks we hope all is well with you, your family, friends and colleagues. Over the past few weeks we’ve been monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus. Responding to guidelines and maintaining safety is now our primary priority.

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Our services are now available via the DPS for Digital Technology Services 1025 780 Border Crossing UX

Our services are now available via the DPS for Digital Technology Services

Border Crossing UX are delighted to announce that we’ve been added to Scottish Procurement’s DPS 2.0 for Digital Technology Services Lot 1 (Digital Projects) & Lot 2 (Digital Resources).

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We’re now IASME Standard, GDPR & Cyber Essentials Certified 1000 735 Border Crossing UX

We’re now IASME Standard, GDPR & Cyber Essentials Certified

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve recently completed an important internal project. We’ve now passed the IASME Standard assessment which includes GDPR requirements as well as Cyber Essentials.

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Thank you for an awesome 2019 from Border Crossing UX

2019 has been quite a year. Despite everything that’s going on in the World, we’ve had one of our strongest financial year’s. So, we’d like thank all of our amazing clients, partners and friends – you’ve made it a truly spectacular year!

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Our Services are now available via the Digital Marketplace 600 447 Border Crossing UX

Our Services are now available via the Digital Marketplace

We are delighted to be named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists 4 framework. The aim of this framework is to facilitate the digital transformation of public sector services.

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Our top places to go and things to do at the Shore 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Our top places to go and things to do at the Shore

It’s been over 5 years since we left the city centre of Edinburgh and set up Research and Facilitation Studio at the Shore. So, we thought it is about time to share our top things to do in one of Edinburgh’s most creative quarters.

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User Testing: Radical innovation through human insights

On September 20th 2019 User Testing will be hosting, Radical innovation through human insights. User Testing will share key insights from their UK financial services customer study and host a panel discussion with industry leaders in CX.

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Are you heading to LBG’s ConnecTech 2019? 700 437 Border Crossing UX

Are you heading to LBG’s ConnecTech 2019?

Are you going to the Lloyds Banking Group: ConnecTech conference? Then we’ll see you there, as Border Crossing UX has been invited to deliver a talk on Why UX Matters and two workshops on how to use Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking.

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Innovation Festival 2019: Enabling the Rural Revolution 1836 940 Border Crossing UX

Innovation Festival 2019: Enabling the Rural Revolution

For the 3rd year running, CGI has invited us to design and co-facilitate their design sprint at the Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) Innovation Festival. We’ll be exploring: ‘How Might We enhance rural communities and the environment using emerging technologies?’

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Why Digital Transformations fail (and how to stop them) 1120 840 Border Crossing UX

Why Digital Transformations fail (and how to stop them)

Digital Transformation is no longer the new kid on the block. But the need to deliver a transformation efficiently and effectively has never been more important. That’s why I was pleased to see the immense turnout for DIGIT.FYI’s 4th Annual Digital Transformation Conference.

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Festive opening hours at Border Crossing UX 2018

2018 has been a great year and we’d like to say a massive thank you to all our wonderful Clients, Collaborators, Partners and Friends. We’ve worked on some great projects this year and with some great people across sectors and have solved some truly interesting business challenges.

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What we’ve been up to at Border Crossing UX in 2018 1920 1440 Border Crossing UX

What we’ve been up to at Border Crossing UX in 2018

2018 has been an incredibly busy year for us. Which is why we’ve been looking forward to the Summer, as it’s normally a bit quieter. But not this year … we’ve been flat out with projects, talks and festivals! So, here’s our latest round-up.

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DIGIT Fintech Scotland 2017: Conference Review 860 472 Border Crossing UX

DIGIT Fintech Scotland 2017: Conference Review

Dynamic Earth once again provided a unique but intimate location for Fintech Scotland 2017. Fintech leaders from around the UK attended the conference exploring innovation and regulation within the financial services sector.

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Infographic: The Growth of FinTech in Scotland 1300 6876 Border Crossing UX

Infographic: The Growth of FinTech in Scotland

Fintech Scotland 2017 was another great event from the team at Digit.fyi bringing together talent from across the sector. After two days of debate and discussion here’s our infographic of how this multi-billion pound industry has grown.

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Turing Fest 2017 – our top conference highlights 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Turing Fest 2017 – our top conference highlights

Last week Calum and I went to the EICC for Turing Fest 2017. With a pen and notebook in hand, we took advantage of what the Strategy and Product streams had to offer. Here is a round up of my top three talks and takeaways.

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Turing Talks 2017 – using technology for good 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Turing Talks 2017 – using technology for good

The Turing Talks took place last month. A day packed with disruptive insight that challenged attendees to think differently. As proud sponsors of the conference and the Turing Trust, there was no chance we were going to miss this event!

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Supporting Strathclyde University Chamber Choir 305 227 Border Crossing UX

Supporting Strathclyde University Chamber Choir

Strathclyde University Chamber Choir is a Glasgow-based charity boasting European performances and live BBC Radio broadcasts. They wanted to reach a larger audience online. We worked with them to help their music reach more people.

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User Centred Design for the Internet of Things (IoT) 1451 1335 Border Crossing UX

User Centred Design for the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the front line of innovation. Found all around us, its applications present challenges for both hardware and design. To overcome those challenges, designers need to adopt the right process: user-centred design.

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Don’t miss out on UX Scotland: 7th to 9th of June 2017 560 420 Border Crossing UX

Don’t miss out on UX Scotland: 7th to 9th of June 2017

UX Scotland 2017, now in it’s fifth year, is the conference for all with an interest in user experience (UX) and design. With less than three weeks to get your tickets now for the opportunity to connect and learn from industry leaders.

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What can VR learn from 3DTV? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

What can VR learn from 3DTV?

After years of excitement, promise and disappointment, the 3D era is over. Now, VR appears to have taken over the reins. As both are troubled by similar problems, I wanted to discover what lessons VR can take from the demise of 3DTV?

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UX Design Predictions 2016 – Were They Right? 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Predictions 2016 – Were They Right?

Experts and professionals often attempt to predict what the next big trends will be. But do they get them right? I’ve had a look back at articles and headlines. Here are 3 of the biggest predictions that caught my eye and how they really did.

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Merry Christmas 2016 from Border Crossing UX 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Merry Christmas 2016 from Border Crossing UX

Merry Christmas 2016! It has been a mixed year for us at Border Crossing UX, a year of change in business and environment. 2016 for us was a year of growth, development and a lot of hard work! We are focusing on our achievements during this festive time.

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Responsive vs Adaptive Design for Website Development 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Responsive vs Adaptive Design for Website Development

Responsive and Adaptive design are two common approaches for website development. Both allow websites to be experienced on different sized devices. But, it’s important to be aware of the key differences before choosing.

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ScotChain 16: Blockchain The Digitisation of Value 860 489 Border Crossing UX

ScotChain 16: Blockchain The Digitisation of Value

I was delighted to attend ScotChain 16, which brought together people from academia and industry. Here is my take on the afternoon and how Blockchain technology means the real digitisation of value, not just information.

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Usability: The Core Principles of Web Usability 720 479 Border Crossing UX

Usability: The Core Principles of Web Usability

Whether it’s a tin opener or a website, if people can’t use it, they won’t. Usability is integral to success. It directly influences the user experience. Poor usability impacts brand perception, employee productivity and your bottom line.

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What is a Prototype and How Do They Reduce Wastage? 1024 681 Border Crossing UX

What is a Prototype and How Do They Reduce Wastage?

Delivering an experience that truly meets end-user needs and goals is difficult. Often, compelling user experiences are the result of an iterative design process. But how do you validate your designs in user testing without wastage?

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Why Do User Experience (UX) Personas Matter? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Why Do User Experience (UX) Personas Matter?

A user experience persona is a fictional character that represents the needs and constraints of a range of real users. It is essentially a design tool used to inform the design at the beginning of a process and validate decisions in the later stages.

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What is a Diary Study and Why Should You Care? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

What is a Diary Study and Why Should You Care?

A Diary Study is a longitudinal research method used for collecting qualitative user data. It is self-documented to promote honest feedback reflecting their experiences. It’s a perfect way to understand what people think and feel.

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Summer 2016 – What We’ve Been Up To 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Summer 2016 – What We’ve Been Up To

Its Summer 2016 and normally, we look forward to this quiet quarter, but this year seems to have been busier than ever. We were sorely disappointed with the result of Brexit – but we decided to make some bold and positive changes.

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Pokémon Go or more likely Stop? (When good games stall) 1024 582 Border Crossing UX

Pokémon Go or more likely Stop? (When good games stall)

It’s the game of the Summer: Pokémon Go. After a couple of weeks of heavy ‘testing’ (or more accurately desperately collecting Eevees) I’ve realised that I spend more time on Pokémon Stop than Go. So, why is everyone talking about it?

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UX Design Links & Resources: July 2016 Round-up 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Links & Resources: July 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the useful UX Design links: July 2016. Great actionable advice from some of the best in the industry. This month features Co. Design, UX Booth, Nielson Norman Group, UIE, Conversion XL and Mind the Product.

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Business & UX Strategy Links & Resources: June 2016 Round-up 1146 651 Border Crossing UX

Business & UX Strategy Links & Resources: June 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round up of the best business and UX strategy links: June 2016. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features Lean Blogs, Astronomer, David Cummings, First Round and Medium. Happy reading!

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User Research Links & Resources: June 2016 Round-up 1147 651 Border Crossing UX

User Research Links & Resources: June 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the useful User Research links that we have come across in June 2016. Great actionable advice from some of the best in the industry. Featuring Nielson Norman Group, Andrew Chen and Medium. Happy reading!

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UX Design Links & Resources: June 2016 Round-up 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Links & Resources: June 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the useful UX Design links from June 2016. Great advice from some of the best in the industry. This month features Apptimize, Disambiguity, Nielson Norman Group, Baymard Group and Medium. Happy reading!

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Join us for a drink at UX Scotland’s social evening 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Join us for a drink at UX Scotland’s social evening

Having been on the panel since 2013, we’re proud to be sponsoring the infamous UX Scotland Hemma Bar party! Join us for the post-conference social event, on Thursday 9th June 2016. Your choice of the finest drinks, Smorgasbord and fab people.

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Mobile UX – User Adoption, Retention and Growth 720 479 Border Crossing UX

Mobile UX – User Adoption, Retention and Growth

Last month I presented my thoughts on Mobile User Experience (UX) at Mobile Scotland 2016. I shared my 3 golden rules of how to deliver a great mobile user experience: 1. Keep it simple; 2. Be personal and; 3. Knowing when to stop.

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Our News: UX Scotland 2016 and Border Crossing Media 560 420 Border Crossing UX

Our News: UX Scotland 2016 and Border Crossing Media

It’s that time again, UX Scotland 2016 is just around the corner. This year it has been extended to 4 awesome days of talks and workshops. As UX Scotland is a must-attend event for us. So we’re absolutely thrilled to sponsor this year.

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What we’ve been up to (May 2016) 860 489 Border Crossing UX

What we’ve been up to (May 2016)

As usual we have been hard at it with new staff, office moves, talks and presentations at Digital Transformation and EventIt, and plenty of client work for NHS 24, FutureScot, Edinburgh Designs and RBGE . Here is our round-up of news.

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Mobile User Experience (UX) Design Links & Resources: May 2016 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

Mobile User Experience (UX) Design Links & Resources: May 2016

Here’s our round-up of the useful Mobile UX Design links: May 2016. Great actionable advice from some of the best in the industry. This month features articles from Google, UIE, Nielson Norman Group, and Apple. Happy reading!

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Mobile User Experience (UX) for Journey Planning Apps

The latest versions of Transport for Edinburgh’s (TfE) journey planning apps are available to download from the App Store and Google Play. Shameless plugs aside we wanted to share what it’s been like working with Lothian Buses’ team.

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User Research Links & Resources: May 2016 Round-up 1147 651 Border Crossing UX

User Research Links & Resources: May 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the usefulUser Research links from April 2016. Great actionable advice from some of the best in the industry. This month features The Effective Engineer, UX Matters, and Mike Fishbein. Happy reading!

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Business & UX Strategy Links & Resources: May 2016 Round-up 1146 651 Border Crossing UX

Business & UX Strategy Links & Resources: May 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the best UX strategy resources May 2016. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features insights from Peter Reinhardt, Steve Blank, First Round and Nielsen Norman Group. Happy reading!

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User Centred Design Matters: User Experience for Events 1920 976 Border Crossing UX

User Centred Design Matters: User Experience for Events

We were asked to present a Learning Zone session at EventIt 2016. Find out how applying user centred design techniques will improve the experience of your events attendees, exhibitors and sponsors – throughout the event lifecycle.

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UX Design Links & Resources: April 2016 Round-up 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Links & Resources: April 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from April 2016. This month’s articles and insights from UIE, Conversion XL, Nielson Norman Group, OnStartups and UX Matters. Happy reading!

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User Research Links & Resources: April 2016 Round-up 1147 651 Border Crossing UX

User Research Links & Resources: April 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the useful User Research links that we have come across in April 2016. Great actionable advice comes this month from User Focus, Nielson Norman Group, Andrew Chen and Baymard Institute. Happy reading!

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Business & UX Strategy Links & Resources: April 2016 Round-up 1146 651 Border Crossing UX

Business & UX Strategy Links & Resources: April 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the best business and UX strategy links and resources April 2016. This month features insights and learning from McKinsey & Company, Sam Altman, Steve Blank and First Round Review. Happy reading!

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Business & UX Strategy Links & Resources: March 2016 Round-up 1146 651 Border Crossing UX

Business & UX Strategy Links & Resources: March 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the best business and UX strategy links and resources March 2016. This month features insight, articles and learning from Jerry Chen, Google Ventures, Sachin Rekhi and First Round . Happy reading!

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UX Design Techniques: Red Routing and Top Tasks 860 489 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Techniques: Red Routing and Top Tasks

In the age of the consumer, it is vital for companies who conduct business online to identify their user’s goals.  By pinpointing the key tasks that people want to carry out on your website, you are establishing your ‘Red Routes’ or ‘Top Tasks’.

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User Research Links & Resources: March 2016 Round-up 1147 651 Border Crossing UX

User Research Links & Resources: March 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the interesting User Research links that we have come across in March 2016. Great actionable advice and insights from UserFocus, Nielson Norman Group, UX Matters and Baymard Institute. Happy reading!

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Using Personas for your Digital Transformation 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Using Personas for your Digital Transformation

A persona is a representation of a user. A good persona should be based on interviews with real customers.  A persona then has the ability to help design teams empathise with the user and appreciate their frustrations and difficulties.

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Digital Transformation 2016: Transform or Evolve? 1200 845 Border Crossing UX

Digital Transformation 2016: Transform or Evolve?

Digital Transformation 2016 was one of those awesome events when a bunch talented people get together and talk. In our breakout session I shared how to understand a problem fully before starting to design the right solution.

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UX Design Techniques: Introduction to Storyboarding

A storyboard is a method in which to illustrate the interaction between a person and a product. They allow a team to visually map out and specify how a user interacts and reacts to a product whilst considering additional external factors.

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Business and UX Strategy Links: January 2016 Round-up 1146 651 Border Crossing UX

Business and UX Strategy Links: January 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the best business and UX strategy links and resources January 2016. This month features insights and learning from Folding Burritos, UIE, UX Matters, ShakeUP and Nielson Norman Group. Happy reading!

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Is your booking process helping or hindering your business? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Is your booking process helping or hindering your business?

Living in the digital age, a restaurant’s website has become the customers first point of contact. So, it is vital that it is user friendly and easy to navigate. The online booking system should be fool proof. But how often are they?

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UX Design Links & Resources: January 2016 Round-up 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Links & Resources: January 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from January 2016. This month’s insights from UX Booth, Conversion XL, Nielson Norman Group and the Baymard Institute. Happy reading!

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User Research Links & Resources: January 2016 Round-up 1147 651 Border Crossing UX

User Research Links & Resources: January 2016 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the interesting User Research links that we have come across in January 2016. Great actionable advice and insights from 3 articles from the Nielson Norman Group, UX Matters and UIE. Happy reading!

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Merry Christmas and Thanks for an Awesome 2015! 596 836 Border Crossing UX

Merry Christmas and Thanks for an Awesome 2015!

Merry Christmas and thank you for an amazing 2015! It has been a busy year for us at Border Crossing Media with some really exciting work, great clients and some really fun events. We wanted to take a moment to thank all of you.

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Service Design for SANTA Inc pt. 4 – The Big Man 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Service Design for SANTA Inc pt. 4 – The Big Man

With only 2 days until the big event we had to share the big man’s persona from our Service Design workshop. With more names than most, and nearly a millennium of spreading goodwill at Christmas, Santa Claus needs to stay on top of his game.

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Service Design for SANTA Inc pt.3 – Production Crew 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Service Design for SANTA Inc pt.3 – Production Crew

You may not have heard of our third persona from SANTA Inc. But believe me, without this guy, noone would get their presents on time – if ever! Bernard has a tricky job, keeping his team of over 1,000 elves productive and focused.

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Service Design for SANTA Inc. pt. 2 – COO Mrs Claus 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Service Design for SANTA Inc. pt. 2 – COO Mrs Claus

Ensuring success as the number 1 Christmas provider for nice children year on year requires strength in leadership and a strong head for numbers. Our second interview was with our project sponsor Mrs Claus.

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Business and UX Strategy Links: December 2015 1146 651 Border Crossing UX

Business and UX Strategy Links: December 2015

Here’s our round-up of the best business and UX strategy links and resources December 2015. This month features insights and learning from Andrew Chen, UserFocus, Percolate Industries, Digital Telepathy and UIE. Happy reading!

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UX Design Links & Resources: December 2015 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Links & Resources: December 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from December 2015. This month’s articles and insights from A List Apart, Nielson Norman Group, Google Ventures and UX Booth. Happy reading!

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Service design for SANTA Inc. – Rudolf from Logistics 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Service design for SANTA Inc. – Rudolf from Logistics

This autumn we were commissioned by a family company run out of the North Pole. Whilst they have been delivering Christmas cheer for centuries they were concerned by the wave of internet disruption to their traditional business model.

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Service Design for the Business Gateway Edinburgh 600 418 Border Crossing UX

Service Design for the Business Gateway Edinburgh

The Business Gateway wanted to identify how they could deliver the most relevant products, services and support to micro-businesses in Edinburgh. We helped them map and design better services for these key Clients.

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Our work: What we’ve been up to November 2015 1920 902 Border Crossing UX

Our work: What we’ve been up to November 2015

Its been really hectic here at Border Crossing Media. From exciting new projects to last-minute presentations, we’ve been up to a strange mix of things over the past few months. So, here’s an overview of what we’ve been working on.

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User Research Links and Resources: November 2015 1147 651 Border Crossing UX

User Research Links and Resources: November 2015

Here’s our round-up of the interesting User Research links that we have come across in November 2015. Great actionable advice and insights from the best including UX Matters, UserFocus, Uber, 24 ways and Wharton. Happy reading!

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UX Design Links and Resources: August 2015 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Links and Resources: August 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from August 2015. This month’s articles and insights from Thought works, Nielson Norman Group, Google Ventures and UX Matters. Happy reading!

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UX Strategy Links and Resources: August 2015 1146 651 Border Crossing UX

UX Strategy Links and Resources: August 2015

Here’s our round up of the best business and UX strategy links: August 2015. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features OnStartups, FirstRound, Smart Bear, UX Matters and Andrew Chen. Happy reading!

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User Research Links and Resources: August 2015 1147 651 Border Crossing UX

User Research Links and Resources: August 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful User Research links that we have come across in August 2015. Great actionable advice from some of the best in the industry. Featuring Nielson Norman Group, Google Ventures and UIE. Happy reading!

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Business & UX Strategy Links and Resources: July 2015 1146 651 Border Crossing UX

Business & UX Strategy Links and Resources: July 2015

Here’s our round up of the best business and UX strategy links: July 2015. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features OnStartups, Steve Blank, Medium, UX Matters and Andrew Chen. Happy reading!

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User Experience Design Links and Resources: July 2015 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

User Experience Design Links and Resources: July 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from July 2015. This month’s articles and insights from Thought works, Nielson Norman Group, Google Ventures, UIE and UX Matters. Happy reading!

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3 Things SMEs can learn from FinTech Companies 860 489 Border Crossing UX

3 Things SMEs can learn from FinTech Companies

The world of FinTech is exploding. Here in the UK we are right at the epicentre of a revolution in financial services. But what can SME’s learn from the successes and failures of Fintech companies? Should you disrupt your own sector?

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User Research Links & Resources: July 2015 Round-up 1147 651 Border Crossing UX

User Research Links & Resources: July 2015 Round-up

Here’s our round-up of the useful User Research links that we have come across in July 2015. Great actionable advice from some of the best in the industry. Featuring UX Booth, Folding Burritos, UserFocus and Google Ventures. Happy reading!

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UX Scotland 2015: talks, tutorials and workshops 560 420 Border Crossing UX

UX Scotland 2015: talks, tutorials and workshops

François was at UX Scotland 2015 a few weeks ago with the great and good from UX across Scotland. With a full programme of brilliant key note speakers, tutorials and workshops here is his round-up of this year’s event.

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Business and UX Strategy Links and Resouces: May 2015

Here’s our round up of the best business and UX strategy links: May 2015. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features Steve Blank, A Smart Bear, Strategyzer and For Entrepreneurs. Happy reading!

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Long term care revolution – ready for the challenge?

Last week I was fortunate to be part of something new. Something I hope to be big, something I know will change our world: The long term care revolution. And now I’m going to challenge you to become part of that too.

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A beginner’s guide to pre-launch landing pages

In an ideal world we’d all like to launch a beautiful, complete and bug-free product, on-time to a captive audience of prospective customers. But the truth is you’re more likely to launch a buggy product or service late to your pals.

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User Research Links and Resources: May 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful User Research links that we have come across in May 2015. Great actionable advice from some of the best in the industry. Featuring UX Booth, Baymard Institute and Medium. Happy reading!

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How to develop a pre-launch plan for your start-up

Over the years I’ve come across and contributed to a diverse range of start-up launch plans. A key ingredient of the successful start-up launches I’ve observed has been a willingness to invest time and thought into an objective-driven plan.

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User Experience Design Links and Resources: May 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from May 2015. This month’s articles and insights from Thought works, Nielson Norman Group, UX Check, UX Matters and Learn by Shipping. Happy reading!

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Planning an effective website – where should you start? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Planning an effective website – where should you start?

Building effective websites can be tricky. Getting an awesome website that does what you want, fulfils your user’s needs and looks great can be like tightrope walking. So how do you know how to balance on the rope? It’s all in the planning.

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Why you should pre-launch your start-up (not your product)

Why are so many start-ups not willing to pre-launch their businesses? When lean start-up or minimum viable product are becoming such well known terms. As UX consultants we collaborate start-ups to pre-launch their business, not their product.

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Conversion rate optimisation: process matters

Conversion rate optimisation (CRO) is a process used to increase the percentage of visitors that complete a specific task or action. Generally this relates to financial or data transactions but what that task or action is, doesn’t really matter.

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Expert usability reviews: when (and when not) to use them

A formal or informal expert usability review is a common starting point for most of our projects. Oddly enough it’s also one of the only methods in user centred design that doesn’t directly involve people who will use the product or service.

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The rise of user experience: is a little knowledge a dangerous thing?

Over the last 12 months we’ve noticed a substantial spike in the demand for our services. This indicates that there’s increasing buy-in from senior decision makers. Which isn’t surprising given the increasing prominence of user experience (or UX).

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The Apple customer experience: a story of innovation and iteration 860 489 Border Crossing UX

The Apple customer experience: a story of innovation and iteration

Apple have a track record of going against the grain. But what’s interesting is that they’ve always been willing to take business risks. Not just with their hardware and software but the customer experience they deliver.

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Email marketing: how to build your email database

Despite the changing ways in which we receive and consume content, one thing that has remained a constant in a professional context, is email. In fact email marketing is still one of the most effective methods for reaching, converting and establishing a long-term relationship with your customers.

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UX Scotland 2015: Are you going along?

Are you heading along to UX Scotland 2015? Held in Edinburgh this conference is aimed at those with an interest in UX, service design and product development. This year’s conference is scheduled for the 11-12th of June with the pre-conference workshop happening on the 10th.

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Customer mapping: the basics

Customer mapping or customer journey mapping is key to delivering an excellent customer experience, whether you operate online or not. It allows you to identify what your customers need, desire and feel when they interact with your company.

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Business & UX Strategy Links & Resources: April 2015

Here’s our round up of the best business and UX strategy links: April 2015. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features Steve Blank, Andrew Chen and MIT Technology Review. Happy reading!

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FinTech insights: What Consumers Want

Want to know what people really want from new FinTech products and services? Well so did we so we went along to the first Techstars FinTech Speaker Series powered by Datamonitor Financial to discover: What Consumers want.

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UX Design Resources & Links: April 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from April 2015. This month’s articles and insights from Cone Tree, Nielson Norman Group, PDF, Yiibu and ReadyMag. Happy reading!

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User Research Resources & Links: April 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Research resources and links from April 2015. This month’s articles and insights from Thought works, Nielson Norman Group, GOV.UK and Google Ventures. Happy reading!

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Is your online business helping or hindering your offline business?

Making the right impression first time whether online and offline is the best way to drive sales. The way that customers now interact with retail companies using both online and offline touch points mean it is vital to ensure you have a consistent experience.

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Business & UX Strategy Resouces & Links: April 2015

Here’s our round up of the best business and UX strategy links: April 2015. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features Wired Magazine, Intercom, Angel VC and Onstartups. Happy reading!

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UX Design Resources & Links: March 2015 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Resources & Links: March 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from March 2015. This month’s articles and insights from Smashing Magazine, UIE, Crisp’s Blog, Nielson Norman Group and Accessibility Project. Happy reading!

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User Research Resources & Links: March 2015

Here’s our round-up of the interesting User Research links that we have come across in March 2015. Great actionable advice and insights from the best including GOV.UK, Fortune and the Baymard Institute. Happy reading!

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Business & UX Strategy Resources & Links: March 2015 #2

Here’s our round up of the best business and UX strategy links: March 2015 #2. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features Andrew Chen, A Smart Bear, Medium, Intercom and Steve Blank Happy reading!

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Business & UX Strategy Resources & Links: March 2015

Here’s our round up of the best business and UX strategy links: March 2015. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features Dan McKinley, Inside Intercom, UIE, The Effective Engineer and Nielson Norman Group. Happy reading!

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UX Design Resources & Links: February 2015 1150 647 Border Crossing UX

UX Design Resources & Links: February 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from February 2015. This month’s articles and insights from UIE, Baymard Institute, Neilson Norman Group, UX Booth and Medium. Happy reading!

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User Research Resources & Links: February 2015

Here’s our round-up of the interesting User Research links that we have come across in February 2015. Great actionable advice and insights from the best including Mozilla UX, Laura Klein, GOV.UK and User Focus. Happy reading!

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UX Scotland 2015: Early-bird Tickets & Call for Speakers

Now in it’s third year, UX Scotland 2015 will be held at Dynamic Earth (Edinburgh) on the 11th-12th June. If you’ve been before, you know what you’re getting, so grab your early-bird ticket before the 27th of February. But why not answer their call for speakers too?

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User Experience Talk for Up Techmedia Accelerator

Last week we delivered an introduction to user research and user experience for an incredibly talented and committed bunch of entrepreneurs from UP Techmedia Accelerator. Based at the Creative Exchange Leith, the remit was to make UX inspiring.

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UX Design Resources & Links: January 2015

Here’s our round-up of the useful and interesting User Experience (UX) Design links from January 2015. This month’s articles and insights from UX Matters, Neilson Norman Group, UIE, Usability Net, UXmas and Peterme . Happy reading!

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Business and UX Strategy Resources: January 2015

Here’s our round up of the best business and UX strategy links: January 2015. Get insights from other people’s successes and failures. This month features Google Ventures, Steve Blank, GOV.UK, SaaStr and Nielson Norman Group. Happy reading!

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User Research Resources & Links: January 2015

Here’s our round-up of the interesting User Research links that we have come across over the festive period. Great actionable advice and insights from the best including Biz Community, Baymard Institute and GOV.UK. Happy reading!

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Merry Christmas And Happy 2015

What a year 2014 has been! We’d like to thank all of our clients, friends and family for helping us have such a momentous year.

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Business & Strategy Links: Dec 2014

Here’s our round-up of the best business and UX strategy we’ve come across in December 2014.

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User Research Roundup: Dec 2014

Here’s our round-up of the user research and customer development resources we’ve come across in December 2014.

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Business & Strategy Links: Nov 2014

Here’s our round-up of the best business and user experience strategy resources we’ve come across in November 2014.

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The Importance of User Experience

Our article, The importance of User Experience, for Business Comment Magazine has generated a lot of positive feedback.

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Are you running Drupal 7.32 or lower?

A significant security issue has been found within the code of most Drupal 7 installations and a patch has now been issued for versions below 7.32. 

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Our Bookmarks: October 27 – 31, 2014

Here’s a round-up of the valuable user research and user experience design resources we’ve bookmarked this week, October 27 – 31 (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: October 20 – 24, 2014

Here’s a round-up of the valuable user research and user experience design resources we’ve bookmarked this week, October 20 – 24 (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: October 13 – 17, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: October 13 – 17, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – October 13th – 17th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: September 22 – 26, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: September 22 – 26, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – September 22nd – 26th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: September 15 – 19, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: September 15 – 19, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – September 15th – 19th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: September 8 – 12, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: September 8 – 12, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – September 8th – 12th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: September 1 – 5, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: September 1 – 5, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – September 1st – 5th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: August 18 – 22, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: August 18 – 22, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – August 18th – 22nd (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: August 11 – 15, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: August 11 – 15, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – August 11th – 15th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: August 4 – 8, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: August 4 – 8, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – August 4th – 8th (2014).

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User Research and Testing with Children

Remember the old adage: “Never work with animals or children”? Well here’s a high-level overview of how to successfully conduct user research and testing with children.

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Our Bookmarks: July 21- 25, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: July 21- 25, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – July 21st – 25th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: July 14 – 18, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: July 14 – 18, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – July 14th – 18th (2014).

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UX Gamer Acquisition, Retention and Conversion

This year at UX Scotland 2014 I had the pleasure of collaborating on UX for Gamer Acquisition, Retention & Conversion with Claudio Pires Franco.

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Our Bookmarks: July 7 – 11, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: July 7 – 11, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – July 7th – 11th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: June 30 – July 4, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: June 30 – July 4, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 30th – July 4th (2014).

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Events in July

Here’s a round-up of the local events we’d love to attend over the coming month. We’ve also included UXPA London 2014 as if you can this really is a must-attend event.

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Thanks to all for UX Scotland 2014

UX Scotland was back in Edinburgh and it was every bit as good as last year. It was great to run into familiar faces and make new friends – I’m always blown away by how warm and welcoming our small community is.

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Our Bookmarks: June 23 -27, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: June 23 -27, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 23rd – 27th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: June 15 – 20, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: June 15 – 20, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 15th – 20th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: June 9 – 13, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: June 9 – 13, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 9th – 13th (2014).

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UX Scotland is just around the corner

UX Scotland 2014 kicks off in a couple of weeks with a series of workshops which will be followed by the 2 day conference. Last year’s conference was a great experience; much was learnt and many friends were made.

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Learn How To Improve Your Website

The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce have confirmed that our next Plan to Succeed: Learn How to Improve Your Website training course, will be held on Monday 23rd of June.

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Our Bookmarks: June 2 – 6, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: June 2 – 6, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 2nd – 6th (2014).

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It all started with fish and chips

Following the final session of UX Scotland 2013 I was confronted with two hungry speakers, Andrew Zusman and Avi Itzkovich, who were searching for the best fish and chips they could find.

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Events in June

June is going to be a busy month as it’s rammed full of events we’d love to attend. We won’t be attending them all but we’ll certainly be at UX Scotland 2014 so if you’re heading to that do let us know!

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Our Bookmarks: May 26 – 30, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: May 26 – 30, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – May 26th – May 30th (2014).

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UX Scotland Here We Come

UX Scotland 2014 announced their call for speakers a few months ago. Even though things have been incredibly hectic of late we knew we had to make the time to get something together for this year’s conference.

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Our Bookmarks: May 19 – 23, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: May 19 – 23, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – May 19th – 23rd (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: May 12 – 16, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: May 12 – 16, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – May 12th – 16th (2014).

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SEO & Anchor Links: Updated Advice 860 489 Border Crossing UX

SEO & Anchor Links: Updated Advice

Up until recently it was considered a search engine optimisation (SEO) best practice to optimise the anchor text (the specific text used to create a link) in use on your web pages and blog posts by including keywords you wish to rank for.

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Our Bookmarks: May 5 – 8, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: May 5 – 8, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – May 5th – 8th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: 28 April – 2 May, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: 28 April – 2 May, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – April 28th – May 2nd (2014).

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Events in May

Here’s a couple of local events we’d like to attend over the coming weeks. Check out the descriptions to learn more and follow the links provided to reserve your tickets.

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Our Bookmarks: March 21 – 25, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: March 21 – 25, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – March 21st – 25th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: April 7 – 11, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: April 7 – 11, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – April 7th – 11th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: 31 March – 4 April, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: 31 March – 4 April, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – March 31sr – April 4th (2014).

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UX Training: Border Crossing Media teams up with Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce 860 489 Border Crossing UX

UX Training: Border Crossing Media teams up with Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce delivers a broad range of training courses and services aimed at SME’s. They recently announced that they were looking to develop some new training and development courses.

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Our Bookmarks: March 24 – 28, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: March 24 – 28, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – March 24th – 28th (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: March 17 – 21, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: March 17 – 21, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – March 17th – 21st (2014).

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Our Bookmarks: March 10 -14, 2014 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: March 10 -14, 2014

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – March 10th – 14th (2014).

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Festive Opening Hours

Merry Christmas!!! After a busy year at Border Crossing Media we hope that you are looking forward to the break as much as we are. Our opening hours for the festive period are:

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Zhong Guan Cun DCIA visit to the Creative Exchange

Last Monday we were lucky to have a delegation from China visit the Creative Exchange which included representatives from the Beijing Municipal Commission of Commerce.

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The Creative Exchange, Responsive Design & more

We’ve been busy bees here at Border Crossing Media moving to our new office, building a responsive design website for ourselves and much, much more….

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Our Spring Events Top Picks

It’s supposed to be the first week of spring and whilst the temperature is still dancing around zero degrees the conference and networking season is starting to warm-up.

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The Joy of UX – A Drum Magazine Special 860 489 Border Crossing UX

The Joy of UX – A Drum Magazine Special

‘The Joy of UX’ is a Drum Magazine Special Report that was published last month.  The guide features the UK’s leading practitioners, including our own François Roshdy.

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Party Bees new brand and website launched

We’ve just launched Party Bees new branding, packaging and ecommerce store. This full-service project has overhauled every touch point customer’s have with the company.

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SMEs can save time and money by using mentoring services 860 489 Border Crossing UX

SMEs can save time and money by using mentoring services

Today everyone takes for granted the saying ‘time is money’ but in business it is more true than ever. One of the biggest challenges for SMEs is to make sure that they run an efficient and cost-effective set-up.

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Update to the ICO’s guidance on the rules on use of cookies 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Update to the ICO’s guidance on the rules on use of cookies

With less than 24 hours until the grace period ends for websites to comply with the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications regulations, the ICO held a press briefing to communicate updates to the guidance.

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Assessing the invasiveness of your cookies 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Assessing the invasiveness of your cookies

With only 5 days to go to the grace period ends for complying with the updated EU Privacy and Electronic Communication Directive, here is our latest blog post on how to comply.

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Writing the perfect Scottish referendum question 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Writing the perfect Scottish referendum question

On the 11th of May 2012 the Scottish Governments’ consultation on the proposed independence referendum closed. There has been a lot of debate over the proposed question. So we thought we’d look at what makes the perfect question.

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12 days to go to cookie compliance

There are 12 days to go until the grace period for the revision to the EU’s Privacy and Electronic Communication Directive expires.

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Digital 2012 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Digital 2012

Last week was Scotland’s leading conference for the digital, creative and cultural sectors, organised by Interactive Scotland & AmbITion Scotland.

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We’re going on a cookie hunt 860 489 Border Crossing UX

We’re going on a cookie hunt

Whilst undertaking a cookie audit of our website, a requirement of the new EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive, I was reminded of one of my kids favourite stories.

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Google announces new privacy policy

On January 24th Google revealed some major updates to their privacy policy.  There has been a mixed response to the changes that were announced on Google’s Official Blog.

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The Nielsen Norman Group is coming to Edinburgh 860 489 Border Crossing UX

The Nielsen Norman Group is coming to Edinburgh

The Nielsen Norman Group are bringing their usability week back to Edinburgh. From the 19th – 23rd of March 2012, they will be running 18 full-day tutorials. Sadly this means you can’t attend all of them.

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Resolve a path error in Symfony2 when using MAMP under OSX Lion

You have installed and configured your Symfony2 project, added the Entity classes, prepared everything for persisting them into a database and, bam, you end up with the following error message

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Get the best of UI16 OnDemand

User Interface 16, the User Experience and Design Conference developed by the amazing team at User Interface Engineering, was held in Boston, MA (USA) back in November 2011.

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Why create a sitemap when planning a new website?

A sitemap is a visual representation of a website or application’s structure. It should clearly communicate how all the information is organised.If you are commissioning a new website or a redesign then you should include one in your brief. 

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How to manage comments and reduce spam

In the past month three different website administrators have asked us whether or not they should remove the ability to leave a comment on their blog posts.

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How to plan a successful website or redesign 860 489 Border Crossing UX

How to plan a successful website or redesign

Businesses often throw themselves into web design or web development projects. It may take a while for it to happen but once a project is green-lit there’s normally a mad scramble to compile requirements, source quotes and kick-off the project as quickly as possible.

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Do page load times matter and how to improve them? 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Do page load times matter and how to improve them?

We’ve all known for a long time that snappy page load times are key to a positive user experience. Google understands this more than most due to their extensive testing of how much “speed matters”.

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Beginner’s guide to tracking a marketing campaign 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Beginner’s guide to tracking a marketing campaign

Tagging your marketing campaigns can help you measure their return on investment. Given how easy it is to do this for your online campaigns there’s no excuse not to apply these techniques to your offline campaigns too.

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Help for Twitter Direct Message Hacking Virus

On Saturday 15th of October direct messages were sent out from unsuspecting accounts due to a Twitter hacking virus.  We took these steps to protect our accounts.

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24 hours left to get free User Interface 15 resources 860 489 Border Crossing UX

24 hours left to get free User Interface 15 resources

User Interface 16 is a user experience and design conference. This year’s conference will run from November 7th – 9th 2011 in Boston (MA, USA). Check out this year’s agenda and list of speakers.

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Gain insights by profiling your competitors domains 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Gain insights by profiling your competitors domains

Back in January some interesting data on the the technical purchasing decisions of YCombinator startups was released. The data shared was a showcase for a simple but incredibly useful tool called domain profiler.

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Google Chrome: is it really the browser for me? 1024 582 Border Crossing UX

Google Chrome: is it really the browser for me?

Since its release in September 2008 Google Chrome has been the browser of choice for the majority of our team. In fact I’m the only one who doesn’t use it as their default browser.

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Are you attending Etre 2011? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Are you attending Etre 2011?

The clever folks at Etre are putting on a series of workshops in London, October 3rd – 5th. Their aim is to help people “learn everything there is to know about user experience from the people who wrote the books on it”.

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Moving off of Amazon Web Services

We recently decided to rethink how we host this website. Since 2008 we’ve used Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host our live and development websites as well as all of our other tools and software.

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Our work for Cuba Casa

The founder of Cuba Casa, knew how hard it was to book casa (hostel) accommodation in Cuba online. He wanted to change this and make booking a casa in Cuba a simple and painless experience. 

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Exclude specific IP’s from Google Anlaytics reports 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Exclude specific IP’s from Google Anlaytics reports

Worried about your Google Analytics data being skewed by your staff’s usage of your own website? If so, set-up a custom filter to exclude those IP addresses.

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Producing images for an ecommerce store 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Producing images for an ecommerce store

Commissioning and producing high-quality images that really sell a product online isn’t as simple as it sounds. Forget the subjective arguments over what makes a truly great product shot it’s the cost and logistics that’s a killer.

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Which Google Analytics tracking code are you using? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Which Google Analytics tracking code are you using?

Whilst doing a website review I was pretty surprised to see that the old Google Analytics tracking code was still being used.

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EU directives, cookies & the issues of a grace period 860 489 Border Crossing UX

EU directives, cookies & the issues of a grace period

Organisations that operate online should be well aware of the revision to the EU’s Privacy and Electronic Communication Directive.

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Google Apps our transition experience 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Google Apps our transition experience

We recently received our notification that important changes were happening to Google Apps. This means our Google Apps accounts are being transitioned to Google Account infrastructure.

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Why we decided it was time for a rebrand 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Why we decided it was time for a rebrand

When we started out in 2006 we were focused on building cheap and cheerful products. We had a few in the works so we needed a core identity that could be spun out for a number of stand-alone products like Border Crossing TV. 

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Getting website content ready for a release date 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Getting website content ready for a release date

Producing the content required for our recent redesign has reaffirmed a simple rule – content will always take longer then you think to produce.

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Welcome to the new look Border Crossing Media! 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Welcome to the new look Border Crossing Media!

Over the past couple of months we’ve been focusing on finalising our new identity. This has involved a rebrand, a redesign, and an upgrade of our content management system.

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Must watch: The ROI of user experience design

This is an accessible and engaging overview of user experience design and the benefits it provides. This video focuses on the importance of defining the value your work can deliver.

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User experience matters: 3 tips that will improve yours 860 489 Border Crossing UX

User experience matters: 3 tips that will improve yours

Understanding the way in which your Customers or users interact with your website is vital. If a user has an average or negative experience when using your website it can have serious implications for your business.

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7 things your company MUST have on it’s website 860 489 Border Crossing UX

7 things your company MUST have on it’s website

Is your company a private limited company based in the United Kingdom? Do you know what information your company MUST display on your website? Whilst putting together our new screen designs with Adam from Remote Location we thought it would be best to check what company information you must have on your website according to [...]read more about 7 things your company MUST have on it’s website
An audience with Dr Vince Cable MP 860 489 Border Crossing UX

An audience with Dr Vince Cable MP

Last night I attended the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce event: ‘An Audience with Dr Vince Cable MP’ at the George Hotel.

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Watch the videos from Digital 2011 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Watch the videos from Digital 2011

Organised by Mairi Robertson of Interactive Scotland, Digital 2011 was held at the SECC in Glasgow. Hopefully this will be the first of many.

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A new website for Roots Design Workshop 860 489 Border Crossing UX

A new website for Roots Design Workshop

Roots Design Workshop is a professional Architectural and Environmental design practice that provides services to isolated and remote communities.

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A new website for Pufferfish Displays Ltd

ufferfish Displays produce eye-catching spherical displays and content for clients such as Disney, Coldplay and Eurovision. When you see one of their products – you’re guaranteed to stop and stare.

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A new website for the Centre of Middle Eastern Plants 1024 582 Border Crossing UX

A new website for the Centre of Middle Eastern Plants

he Centre for Middle Eastern Plants (CMEP) is part of the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE).  A world leading authority on the Middle Eastern environment, they work with local partners to develop sustainable and pragmatic projects.

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Why we always ask questions at the start of a project? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Why we always ask questions at the start of a project?

In a previous post, What is getting tacked on to your brief?, I outlined some of the problems we are increasingly coming across in the briefs we receive. This is a universal problem that doesn’t just affect us.

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How Google works, a fantastic infographic 860 489 Border Crossing UX

How Google works, a fantastic infographic

When I first joined Border Crossing Media I spent quite a lot of time familiarising myself with the way that Google and other search engines operate.

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Do we really need the user research & usability testing? 1024 582 Border Crossing UX

Do we really need the user research & usability testing?

This is a question we are often asked by prospective clients. Normally a quick conversation is enough to convey its importance and the fundamental role it plays in the design and technical projects we undertake.

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Kids, work & websites 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Kids, work & websites

Judging by our website you wouldn’t know it but we’ve been flat out over the last couple of months. We’ve had babies, deployed several websites and undertaken more consultancy work than we’ve done since starting out in 2006.

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Planning or developing an App? 1024 582 Border Crossing UX

Planning or developing an App?

If you’re planning or developing an iPad or iPhone application then you need to check out the iOS Reference Library.

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Happy 2011 from Border Crossing Media 1040 720 Border Crossing UX

Happy 2011 from Border Crossing Media

As this year draws to a close we’d like to wish all of our customers, collaborators and friends all the best for 2011. We’ll be taking the Monday and Tuesday off but come the 5th of January we’ll be back up and running.

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Amazon Web Services you continue to delight 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Amazon Web Services you continue to delight

We’ve been using Amazon Web Services (AWS) since 2007 and are very happy customers – even this website runs on a small reserved instance.

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Google releases updated SEO starter guide 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Google releases updated SEO starter guide

Google have updated their SEO starter guide. We always recommend that clients familiarise themselves with this document as it provides a comprehensive and perhaps more importantly free overview of how best to approach search engine optimisation (SEO) from Google itself.

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What’s getting tacked on to your web development brief? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

What’s getting tacked on to your web development brief?

I’ve started to notice a recurring trend in the briefs and request for proposals we receive. Every one we’ve reviewed of late has one line in it that is totally out of sync with the rest of the document’s content.

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Alpha, beta & official releases: What’s the difference? 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Alpha, beta & official releases: What’s the difference?

We do our best not to use jargon when communicating with clients. That said, we do use the terms alpha, beta and official release. These terms are useful because they help everyone understand where we are with a technical development project.

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Our content management framework has arrived 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Our content management framework has arrived

We recently decided to develop a fast, flexible and modern framework for building websites and applications that has a CMS module built-in to the core.

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Why SEO is a core component of a modern marketing plan

I recently currently signed up to the HubSpot Inbound Marketing University.  Today’s lecture was given by Lee Odden from TopRank Online Marketing and was a SEO Crash Course to Get Found (GF102). 

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3 best practices for blogging 860 489 Border Crossing UX

3 best practices for blogging

Here at Border Crossing Media we always try something before we recommend it.  This month I have signed myself up for the HubSpot Inbound Marketing University.

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Review: Online profile hubs – which do you prefer? 1024 582 Border Crossing UX

Review: Online profile hubs – which do you prefer?

When I joined Border Crossing Media last year Frank and I discussed setting up a personal website/blogging platform. There were several reasons for creating one such as building a nice portfolio piece for the company, creating additional link juice for our site, improving my online profile and giving me an additional channel to share my views on dolphins.

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Sharing Bookmarks: A better way

I’ve recently completed testing more efficient ways to share our bookmarks. Previously we shared links internally and with clients by writing a weekly round-up post on our blog.

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WordPress 3.0 has been released 1024 582 Border Crossing UX

WordPress 3.0 has been released

WordPress 3.0 has been released and is available to download. Tip: sign-up for the mailing list to receive notifications whenever a new stable release is made available.

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3 things that made us better

Here are 3 things that I’ve introduced since joining Border Crossing Media. You’d most likely see them in a large organisation but they’ve certainly helped us grow as a company:

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Our approach to collaborating on a design 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Our approach to collaborating on a design

We always prefer to work with a design team throughout a project but when this isn’t possible we’ll provide as much help as we can. More often than not this entails providing guidelines and prototypes that showcase potential improvements.

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Determine your online strategy 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Determine your online strategy

I am going to start this post with a simple assumption –  you have a business plan.

As part of your plan you may have noted that you need to develop a presence online.  

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Defining the scope of a project 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Defining the scope of a project

Now first off I want to state that I have learnt this the hard way. There was no epiphany this is just something I’ve learnt by being burnt.

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What the VoC?

VoC’ or ‘Voice of the Customer’ reports are becoming an increasingly popular topic. But what is a VoC report and do you really need one?

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Our Bookmarks: Feb 1 – Feb 7, 2010 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Feb 1 – Feb 7, 2010

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – February 1st – 7th (2010).

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Must Read: The 10 do’s & dont’s of web development 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Must Read: The 10 do’s & dont’s of web development

This article has to be shared and promoted. Written by the always inspiring Eric Reiss of The FatDUX Group, this is a must read if you are commissioning or project managing the development of a website.

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Our Bookmarks: Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2010 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2010

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – January 25th – 31st (2010).

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Our Bookmarks: Jan 18 – Jan 24, 2010 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jan 18 – Jan 24, 2010

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – January 18th – 24th (2010).

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Our Bookmarks: Jan 11 – Jan 17, 2010 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jan 11 – Jan 17, 2010

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – January 11th – 17th (2010).

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Twitter Picture goes live 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Twitter Picture goes live

Johanna Basford’s latest  Twitter Picture project has just gone live. Over a 24 hour period (9 AM Thursday 14th – 9AM Friday 15th) Johanna will be creating a hand-drawn interactive illustration inspired by Twitter.

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Our Bookmarks: Jan 4 – Jan 10, 2010 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jan 4 – Jan 10, 2010

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – January 4th – 10th (2010).

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Browser Size: A new tool from Google Labs

Google Labs recently released a new tool called Browser Size which provides a visualisation of what a user is likely to see given the screen size of their browser when they visit your website.

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Our Bookmarks: Dec 28 – Jan 3, 2009/10 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Dec 28 – Jan 3, 2009/10

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – December 28th – January 3rd (2009/10).

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Happy 2010 from Border Crossing Media 860 489 Border Crossing UX

Happy 2010 from Border Crossing Media

As this year draws to a close I’d like to wish all of our customers, collaborators, friends and family all the best for 2010.

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Our Bookmarks: Dec 21 – Dec 27, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Dec 21 – Dec 27, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – December 21st – 27th (2009).

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Our opening hours over the festive period

First off, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Our office hours over the festive period are:

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Our Bookmarks: Dec 14 – Dec 20, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Dec 14 – Dec 20, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – December 14 h- 20th (2009).

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AWS CloudFront now does true video streaming 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

AWS CloudFront now does true video streaming

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced that CloudFront now supports Flash streaming (RTMP) in addition to progressive downloads (HTTP). Live streaming is also expected to be rolled out at some point in 2010.

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Our Bookmarks: Dec 7 – Dec 13, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Dec 7 – Dec 13, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – December 7th – 13th (2009).

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AWS Economics Centre releases new cost comparison calculator 860 489 Border Crossing UX

AWS Economics Centre releases new cost comparison calculator

The Amazon Web Services Economics Centre provides access to clear information and easy to use tools and resources that will help you to compare the cost of using Amazon Web Services (AWS) with alternative IT infrastructure.

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Our Bookmarks: Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – November 30th – December 6th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Nov 23 – Nov 29, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Nov 23 – Nov 29, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – November 23rd – 29th (2009).

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Will Amazon Flexible Payments ever reach Europe? 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Will Amazon Flexible Payments ever reach Europe?

Amazon Web Service’s Flexible Payments Service (FPS) allows you to accept payments on your website. It supports the processing of payments using credit cards, bank accounts and Amazon Payments account balances.

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Our Bookmarks: Nov 16 – Nov 22, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Nov 16 – Nov 22, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – November 16th – 22nd (2009).

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Are you getting value for money from your hosting provider? 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Are you getting value for money from your hosting provider?

The truth is some hosting providers are great, and some are downright awful. We primarily use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for our hosting.

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Our Bookmarks: Nov 7 – Nov 15, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Nov 7 – Nov 15, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – November 7th – 15th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Nov 2 – Nov 6, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Nov 2 – Nov 6, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – November 2nd – 6th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – October 26th – November 1st (2009).

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Review: Ankoder’s video transcoding service 1024 582 Border Crossing UX

Review: Ankoder’s video transcoding service

Way back in 2008 we were battling away with a custom install of FFmpeg on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We are really pedantic about video encoding so we had a long list of requirements.

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Our Bookmarks: Oct 19 – Oct 25, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Oct 19 – Oct 25, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – October 19th – 25th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Oct 12 – Oct 18, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Oct 12 – Oct 18, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – October 12th – 18th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Oct 5 – Oct 11, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Oct 5 – Oct 11, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – October 5th – 11th (2009).

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How to fix Codepress not posting text entered into text area 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

How to fix Codepress not posting text entered into text area

We are using Codepress for the administrator application within our custom CMS. 

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Our Bookmarks: Sep 28 – Oct 4, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Sep 28 – Oct 4, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – September 28th – October 4th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Sep 21 – Sep 27, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Sep 21 – Sep 27, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – September 21st – 27th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Sep 14 – Sep 20, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Sep 14 – Sep 20, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – September 14th – 20th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Sep 7 – Sep 13, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Sep 7 – Sep 13, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – September 7th – 13th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Aug 31 – Sep 6, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Aug 31 – Sep 6, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – August 31st – September 6th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Aug 24 – Aug 30, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Aug 24 – Aug 30, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – August 24th – 30th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Aug 17 – Aug 23, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Aug 17 – Aug 23, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – August 17th – 23rd (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Aug 10 – Aug 16, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Aug 10 – Aug 16, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – August 10th – 16th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Aug 03 – Aug 09, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Aug 03 – Aug 09, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – August 3rd – 9th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Jul 27 – Aug 02, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jul 27 – Aug 02, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – July 27th – August 2nd (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Jul 20 – Jul 26, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jul 20 – Jul 26, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – July 20th – 26th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Jul 13 – Jul 19, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jul 13 – Jul 19, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – July 13th – 19th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Jul 06 – Jul 12, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jul 06 – Jul 12, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – July 6th – 12th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Jun 29 – Jul 05, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jun 29 – Jul 05, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 29th – July 5th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Jun 22 – Jun 28, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jun 22 – Jun 28, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 22nd – 28th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Jun 15 – Jun 21, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jun 15 – Jun 21, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 15th – 21st (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Jun 08 – Jun 14, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jun 08 – Jun 14, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 8th – 14th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Jun 01 – Jun 07, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Jun 01 – Jun 07, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – June 1st – 7th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: May 25 – May 31, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: May 25 – May 31, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – May 25th – 31st (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: May 18 – May 24, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: May 18 – May 24, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – May 18th – 24th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: May 11 – May 17, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: May 11 – May 17, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – May 11th – 17th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: May 04 – May 10, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: May 04 – May 10, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – May 4th – 10th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Apr 27 – May 03, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Apr 27 – May 03, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – April 27th – March 3rd (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Apr 20 – Apr 26, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Apr 20 – Apr 26, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – April 20th – 26th (2009).

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Deliver online video using Amazon Web Services

After much research and testing we have settled on two approaches for delivering video content from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Each approach uses a different delivery protocol.

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Our Bookmarks: Apr 13 – Apr 19, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Apr 13 – Apr 19, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – April 13th – 19th (2009).

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Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) Reserved Instances now available in Europe 1920 1091 Border Crossing UX

Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) Reserved Instances now available in Europe

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced that Reserved Instances for Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) are now available in Europe.

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Our Bookmarks: Apr 06 – Apr 12, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Apr 06 – Apr 12, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – April 6th – 12th (2009).

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Our Bookmarks: Mar 30 – Apr 05, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Mar 30 – Apr 05, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – March 30th – April 5th (2009).

read more about Our Bookmarks: Mar 30 – Apr 05, 2009
Why all the news round-up posts? 860 490 Border Crossing UX

Why all the news round-up posts?

For those of you who haven’t come across one of these yet, these posts are just links, there’s no explanatory or summary text. Although I sometimes think adding some would be beneficial I’ve stuck to simply calling out the sources we value.

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Our Bookmarks: Mar 23 – Mar 29, 2009 1053 597 Border Crossing UX

Our Bookmarks: Mar 23 – Mar 29, 2009

Here’s our team’s round-up of the most useful links, resources and industry news we’ve bookmarked this week – March 23rd – 29th (2009).

read more about Our Bookmarks: Mar 23 – Mar 29, 2009