Stay updated with Crowdin by signing up for our newsletter
If you’re already a pro at localization, you probably think that localization is an excellent way to reach target audiences from a specific region. If you’re starting out, localization means the whole process of adapting content to suit a different regional audience.
Today, we’ll talk about the place of localization in UX and web design. In the past, localization may have been considered separate from the entire web design process. Maybe even an afterthought. But in the current, more vastly globalized web development scene, that mindset can lead companies dangerously closer to irrelevance.
Localization first, not last— this is one of my team’s common mantras at Tomedes, a localization services provider, believes in and applies in our customer projects. We’re adapting the client’s content from one region to another. We’ll tell you more about our experience of putting localization first and how Crowdin helps us with this approach.
If you have a software product that is used in more than one country, you know how important localization is. Incorrect translation, misinterpretation of cultural finer points, wrong design – all these are examples of low localization quality that leads to poor user experience.
High-quality localization implies not only seamless translation but attention to the tiniest details such as to design and use of the right metrics (for example, kg vs pounds or cm vs inches). At Alconost, we place the primary focus on localization quality, so we decided to share our best practices for ensuring the highest quality of translation and localization projects.