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Mastering UX Design for App Development: The Power of MVP and Testing

February 15, 2024
UX design for startups In today's fast-paced digital landscape, startups face fierce competition when it comes to app development. To succeed in this competitive environment, startups must prioritize user experience (UX) design from the very beginning. A well-crafted UX can be a game-changer, attracting and retaining users, and ultimately driving the success and growth of a startup. In this article, we will explore the importance of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and testing in UX design for startup companies. The Significance of MVP: When it comes to developing an app, startups often have limited resources and tight budgets. This is where the concept of the Minimum Viable Product (...

The Perfect Blend of UX and Me: My Journey with IxDF

October 31, 2023
Hello! My name is Edina Gardos. As the founder and creative director of Just Pointblank, a digital agency in the beautiful city of Cape Town, I have always been passionate about creating digital products that are both useful and impactful. With a background in interior design and extensive experience in the hospitality industry, I understand the importance of building products that not only look good but also provide exceptional user experiences. To enhance my UX design skills and take my work to the next level, I turned to the Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF) online UX d...

Custom Website Development: Tailored Solutions for Online Success

August 25, 2023
In today's digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for businesses of all sizes. A well-designed and functional website is the foundation of any successful online strategy. While there are many website builders and templates available, they often lack the customization and flexibility that businesses need to truly stand out and meet their unique goals. This is where custom website development comes into play. Understanding Custom Website Development Custom website development involves building a website from scratch, tailored specifically to a business's requirements and objectives. Unlike pre-made templates, custom websites are designed and developed to align with a brand's identity, target audience, and desired functionalities. This level of customization allows businesses to create a unique onli...

African Excellence Awards 2023

August 25, 2023
We are excited and proud to announce that Just Pointblank has been honored with the prestigious title of the BEST UX AND UI DESIGN AGENCY in South Africa by MEA Markets African Excellence Awards 2023. 🏆 "MEA Markets is a quarterly publication dedicated to researching and publicising the major moves and ...

Pantone Color of the Year 2022

January 3, 2022
Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light.

Pantone color of the year 2021

January 5, 2021
PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.A message of happiness supported by fortitude,...

Prestige Award

September 9, 2020
We are proud to have been recognized as the best film and video production company in South Africa. Big shout out to our dedicated team of designers, illustrators and animators and thank you for our amazing and loyal clients for the nomination.

Payment Gateways for South African e-Commerce websites

June 17, 2020
Picture If you run an e-commerce website or online service and want to accept credit card payments online, you need an account with an online payment gateway. But what is a payment gateway exactly and which one should you choose to help run your online business?  How online payments work? ​There are typically two different ser...