Web Design Trends for 2017

Author Haley Gould
  • Date December 07, 2016
  • Reading Time 8 minutes

As 2016 comes to a near close, our creative team here at Dock9 reflected on what we consider the rising web design trends of 2017. Like any trend, these go in and out of fashion and may not necessarily suit all our users. However, we like to think of each trend as an “additional tool” to our designer tool box, where we pick the right ones for the job at hand. This week we’ve compiled a list of 9 key trends we believe have been prominent in Web design this year, and we predict, likely to continue into 2017.

Dear Father U-Xmas...

Author Laura Martin
  • Date December 01, 2016
  • Reading Time 3 minutes

It's officially that month of the year where people lose things; their sense of style, any kind of self-restraint and all of the credit in their bank account. While the children of Dock9 are busy writing/dictating their letters to the big jolly guy up North we thought we'd let our UX team join in the fun and tell us, instead of socks or a basket of soaps, what they'd really like from Father U-Xmas...

Dock9 design and build Vida Homeloans website

Author Mark Lusted
  • Date November 30, 2016
  • Reading Time 6 minutes

Vida is a new challenger mortgage lender, focussing on understanding market niches, designing well targeted products and clearly communicating the benefits of their proposition which will enable them to be a challenger within this market. Vida selected Dock9 to develop their brand guidelines, design and build of their website and re-skin their broker portal platform.

Back to School for Dock9 at D-Day 2016

Author Laura Martin
  • Date November 16, 2016
  • Reading Time 3 minutes

BIMA Digital Day is a nationwide event that links agencies with schools to raise awareness of the careers available in digital, and inspire the next generation of digital talent. Our team had the pleasure of visiting Sherington School in Charlton, London for D-Day 2016 and we soon discovered that the students were very much aware of what digital means and eager to find out more.

A Project Manager's Time Management Tips

Author Laura Martin
  • Date October 17, 2016
  • Reading Time 4 minutes

PM’s have many projects and clients to juggle at once, all in different phases and all needing different levels of attention, but luckily there are some tips and tricks we can utilise to make the day manageable.

Robo Advice - Revolutionary Concept Or The Latest Fad?

Author Laura Martin
  • Date September 28, 2016
  • Reading Time 6 minutes

Here at Dock9 we’ve been thinking about robots. Not just our dream of finding one to make our coffees and wash the mugs up though, we work with several mortgage providers and we’ve been looking at robo mortgage advice

Why are insurance websites not keeping up with cutting-edge UX?

Author Laura Martin
  • Date September 22, 2016
  • Reading Time 6 minutes

While large aggregator sites and a few notable direct insurers are trailblazing ahead, on the whole, the insurance industry is lagging behind other industries in user experience. Dock9 hosted a roundtable at the Gherkin on 8th September 2016 to discuss.

Never Stop Testing

Author Jason McCarthy
  • Date August 25, 2016
  • Reading Time 4 minutes

The importance of user research is well established and widely documented, however, I still find myself having conversations with companies that are not testing at all