We've been working with Morley College and Hunterlodge Advertising to launch a brand new morleycollege.ac.uk! We're excited to show you all this new project that we've been working on.
The difference between the needs of the user and stakeholder opinions and how feedback can affect a project
When it comes to redesigning a flagship website, a prospectus, or virtually anything that requires design input, there is a 99% chance that the client will have an opinion and thoughts to feedback (rightly so, they are paying for it).…
Accessibility is a hot topic right now. The deadline for UK public sector institutions to demonstrate a thorough commitment to meeting accessibility regulations is fast approaching.
We recently wrote about our chosen design system - UXPin. One of the reasons we chose UXPin is its prototyping power. In this article, we'll take a look at how prototyping has evolved and the value it now brings to our educational clients.
Content is the stuff that websites are made of. And with the sheer amount of content migration that can come along with a website redesign, a plan is needed to help smooth the process. Nowhere is this more true than in the education sector.
At SMILE, we use GatherContent to manage our own website's copy and media content. We have learned that the ability to easily arrange and view our content in this way has highlighted how this system can be further used as a powerful tool to identify or improve site map and menu architecture. Here, we share some of our key learnings.
These are some SEO Tips for writing content in a way that will benefit your search engine ranking. Search Engines like good content. So don't let these take over your writing. A lot of these tips are simply good writing pointers in general. Google is clever enough to see past the old loopholes and rewards good citizens.
University College Birmingham valued individuals: so much so that they wanted to run a personalised campaign. SMILE worked with the college over two years to deliver a personalised video campaign that returned unbelievable results.
To rebrand the university, replace the hosting infrastructure, CMS and design of the Newman University flagship website, including the design of a course database system as well as overhaul and replace the current intranet system with a bespoke offering from…
Background video is a useful tool in a web designers toolkit. I’ll show you how quick and easy it is to pull together. You can see it on a whole swathe of websites now — probably (in part) due to technological reasons. It’s easier to code it up and it’s widely supported by browsers.