Sitback is a leading digital agency based in The Rocks, Sydney. Voted top 25 in the 2016 BRW Best Places to Work in Australia, we have built a friendly 40 strong team to bring clients the best possible standards of service available. We specialise in Digital Delivery, UX Research and Design, Development, Support and Optimisation.
Today “Team Dev” rose to the challenge of opening up a lunchtime pop up burger bar to raise money for 1 child Per laptop, a fabulous charity which aims “to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop.”
An optimised technical solution increases performance and enhances User Experience. Symbol fonts are a popular and easy way to add interest to your website. They can be used anywhere on your page, for instructional or decorative reasons. They replace graphical icons on your page, which may be prone to poor scaling and jagged edges when used across multiple device resolutions. Symbol fonts scale easily, so they look correct at many different sizes. This image represents a contrived example of the way a symbol font scales for multiple uses.
An optimised technical solution increases performance and enhances User Experience. Once you've taken the steps to maximise the speed of your site, it's time to look at the server that is hosting it. Traditionally, a server will store a copy of your site and then serve it to whichever location the user is viewing it from. The time it takes from the users’ first request, to the time it takes for the server to respond can vary depending on where the user is located in the world relative to the server. Content Delivery Networks work a little differently to this. Instead of hosting just one copy of your website they host multiple copies of it on various different servers that are located around the world. So, they are able to serve the site from the geographically closest server, ultimately improving site load speed.
When considering Human Computer Interaction (HCI) design principles, heuristics and the overarching user experience (UX), typically designers are encouraged to deviate from familiarity and promote novelty in their designs.
Creativity and science in UX design – the psychology of it reveals that how we connect and use websites has a great deal to do with human behaviour and how we all interpret the world around us depending on our background, education, and experiences.
Today, user experience design is a rapidly growing field, with undergraduate and graduate level programs being developed to train future generations of professionals to design products for the people who use them.