Posts Categorized in Software development

At Redgate, we develop software applications, tools, devices, LEGO, and more. Here, you’ll find posts on what we’re developing, how we go about developing it, and what we value and encourage in our software developers. You might even see a post about building LEGO soon.

5 January 2010

5 January 2010

StackOverflow for UX

Stackoverflow.com has recently taken the developer community by storm. Describing itself as “a collaboratively edited question and answer site for programmers”, Stack Overflow is a significant improvement over horribly inaccessible rivals such as Experts Exchange No registration is required to view answers, its interface is slick, and the clever use of ‘reputation’ and ‘badges’... Read more

31 December 2009

31 December 2009

5 tips for increasing newsletter sign-ups

I’ve recently been looking at the various stages and factors that can help convert downloads to purchases and how to increase engagement with a user. One often recommended technique is to have a newsletter that a user can subscribe to either during the download/entering details process or on a specifically designed sign-up when the... Read more

9 November 2009

9 November 2009

UX Snippets #2: Facebook comments

Facebook users spend lots of time on the site. Inevitably, many will leave a page open in a browser meaning to go back to it later. But since every event on a Facebook page (comments, news items, etc) are linked to the time at which the event happened, after a while the page will... Read more