Dynamic video in FlashTalking instant ads

November 25, 2016 4:30 pm

If you use the FlashTalking Ad Builder platform, this snippet might be useful to you. This snippet allows you to have an instant ad variable which can be completed by your PPC monsters. This will allow any video to be used in a banner creative as opposed to using FlashTalking’s... View Article

Shoppable Videos

November 21, 2016 12:01 pm

I made a thing! This time I made a javascript thing. Wow, right? Tell me more! Well, I made some stoppable & shoppable videos. Watch a video, like a product in the video, click the video and an overlay becomes visible allowing the user to select from products available on... View Article

Is this good?

October 27, 2016 1:19 pm

Would I use this? Would other people use this? Would I and most other people use it more than once? Ask yourself those three questions with every project. If you can honestly answer yes to all three you could be onto a real winner. If you can honestly answer yes to... View Article

Stop using hash symbols in Anchor Hrefs for js triggers

October 26, 2016 11:43 am

Hash symbols in the href attribute of an anchor breaks in-page Analytics tracking. It always has done. I have no idea why this is still common practice. Especially when there is a far easier solution that my man John Hickling clued me up on many moons ago and if I... View Article

Carousels, what about using them on mobile?

September 28, 2016 10:47 am

Occasionally I get asked questions over email by colleagues. If I go mental with an in-depth answer I like to post them here. Mostly, in case they are useful for me later on. If you find something useful here as well, that’s great. I did something useful. Today we are... View Article

Is autoplaying video Dark UX?

August 26, 2016 12:41 pm

Betteridges Law of Headlines provides the succinct answer to this article title. The Next Web has once again said something weird. This time on the subject of autoplaying video; see here: The thing is… nobody asked for autoplay video. It’s a dark user pattern and it’s not something people ever desired or wanted – it only... View Article

How I learn

August 9, 2016 10:33 am

I learn how to do things by doing that thing. I get frustrated when people say “I want to do this” or “I’m going to learn how to do this” (usually followed by inaction). Often as people we have a tendency to think that by talking about doing something we’ll... View Article

Ad blocking thoughts

July 18, 2016 8:36 pm

From Why People Block Ads (And What It Means for Marketers and Advertisers) : Here’s some good news and bad news for publishers losing sleep over the rise of adblocking: The good news is that most people don’t hate all ads. The bad news is that, no, they won’t turn off... View Article

Do I prefer qualitive or quantative data?

July 4, 2016 5:38 pm

Talk about questions no one’s ever asked, here’s my thought on my own unasked question and do you know what? As a personal preference I prefer quantative data for my UX work. You can have as many focus groups as you like and I still won’t get the pure answer... View Article

The Acronym UX

June 19, 2016 1:20 am

UX has become something of a buzzword in the creative industries. A nebulous term that the uninformed sales person may use seemingly interchangably. Now I may just be a lowly Human mouse cursor operator but here are a couple of the things I’ve learnt along the way bout what this crazy... View Article