With any complex process, it’s important to separate pre-prescribed solutions from the ultimate goal. It’s important to fully understand the problems and the “whys”—and to avoid jumping to preconceived conclusions.
A bit of an experiment in the spirit of curiosity and continual learning, the Lucid Design Store is now live!
I originally created The Foodbank Project as an evenings-on-the-couch side-project. It was an experiment to use my skills and knowledge from Lucid to see if it would be possible to build an e-commerce website using Shopify as a platform to run a charity—where every product purchased is given away.
The last 6 months have been an eventful period for our Shopify app Redirectify. It all started with Google’s Search Console update, resulting in many challenges for us, but ultimately resulting in a better app.
How do we achieve work/life balance when we are considering headspace and heartspace as well as actual, tangible, sitting-at-your-desk work?
Do you want to simply replatform with bare minimum changes to simply get up and running on Shopify as quickly as possible? Or do you want to use the migration as an opportunity to undertake a full design and usability refresh?
You have probably seen this when clicking into a text field, on a button, a link, or any other interactive element on a website. A border appears around whatever you have just interacted with. It’s not always a blue line; depending on the browser that you are using, it may be a fuzzy grey line or a black dotted line.
I've recently been experimenting with building a simple Shopify chatbot in Slack using Zapier and Google search.
For anyone starting an ecommerce business, it’s unlikely you’ll find a better solution for setting up an online store than Shopify. It’s quick, easy, elegant, and affordable.
Over the coming weeks and months, my intention is to document the process of using Shopify and various other apps and services to build a business from scratch.
One of the more important aspects of a successful online business is the look-and-feel of the storefront. This is the first thing your visitors will see and you need to make a lasting impression while conveying the appropriate feeling and emotion for your brand.
At Lucid, our philosophy is a bit different. Rather than focusing on how much something is going to cost, we prefer to find out as much as we can about the project so we can start a discussion about what an appropriate scope of work might be. We want to find out as much as we can about the people, their story and ethos, the potential market and competitors, and the size of the opportunity. We want to determine where we can best add value to the journey.