Author Archives: Alex Poole

The New Yorker has a great new responsive design… shame the adverts spoil it

The New Yorker unveiled its new responsive redesign today, and was reviewed positively. It’s true that it is very nice, but I think the adverts pollute the clean aesthetics, and worse, they think responsive break-points don’t apply to them!

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UX is for the whole life of a site, not just the design stage

This is the branch locator page for BNP Paribas on the French island of La Réunion. As you can see, the default zoom level in the Google maps widget is set a little bit too low! I’ve adjusted it to … Continue reading

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Eurostar – please don’t use misleading advertising, it damages your brand

Spotted what I thought was an amazing offer the other day on the Guardian : Turns out it was €1 per child – and children under 4 don’t pay anyway. Thanks for nothing Eurostar!  

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Lazy confirmation message with 12 conditional clauses

I just chose my seats for a trip to London – but despite the Eurostar site knowing the exact number of seats, passengers, and journeys involved, it was too lazy to show an appropriately worded confirmation. Continue reading

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Sean Bean error message

This cinema app from Allocine injects a bit of humour into an otherwise humdrum error message. Quite appropriate really, since Sean Bean is known for his bad luck…

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Forcing function on door stops you forgetting your bags

Placing the bag hook on the door frame means that you have to take your bags before you can open the door Continue reading

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