by anthony on 03/24/14 at 11:30 am
Your resume only has six seconds to make an impression when you apply for a job. Eye-tracking research shows that this is the average time a recruiter spends reviewing each resume they get.
Are most of your users skipping the optional fields on your form? You might not need that extra information, but having it could help you learn more about users and give them a better experience.
Typefaces come in different forms. The most common forms seen on the web are regular, bold and italic. But there’s an up-and-coming typeface that designers should use on their user interfaces more often.
Nutrition labels have looked the same for decades. But the FDA plans to redesign them to make them easier to read. By comparing the old and new nutrition labels, you can see why the new design is faster to scan and easier on the eyes.
For years, designers have focused on traditional design factors such as meeting web standards, organizing navigation, choosing layouts and fonts. However, the design world has evolved and inciting user emotion is more possible than ever.
Most modal windows on the web dominate your screen when they open. They pop up over the web page and block you from viewing other content until you click the X to close it.
Have you ever sent someone a message, read over it and realized that you made a few mistakes, or said something you didn’t mean to say? Users do this all the time and are left with embarrassment after they press the send button.
A successful checkout form is not only one that gets filled out by many users, but also one that returns accurate and reliable user information to you. This can only happen if you design your checkout forms for quality input to prevent garbage output.
Everyone knows how frustrating it is when you delete something you didn’t mean to delete. Whatever gets deleted is usually gone forever and the user is back to where they started. This is why it’s important to have confirmation windows when a user tries to delete.
Imagine a user placing an order on an e-commerce website. They get to the checkout page and accidentally click the “order” button twice. Now they just got billed twice for the same order. They contact the merchant to correct this, but they are not happy.
No other wireframing toolkit compares to Interface Libraries. With Interface Libraries, you’ll make wireframes that ooze with beauty and professionalism. Best of all, it’s not going to take you hours to do it.
Have you ever wanted your users to click your links, but didn’t know how to get them to act? When some designers run into this problem they’re tempted to use the words “click here” on their links.
PixelKit is one of the best user interface design resources online. Web designers will find an abundance of UI tool kits available. Best of all, PixelKit is giving away three memberships for free!
A form has many user interface elements. If you don’t know how to use them all properly, you could make filling out forms difficult for your users. One interface element that’s commonly misused is the select menu.
Axutopia is offering UXMovement readers 3 licenses ($97 value each) of their most popular bundle – a wide collection of 3,000+ royalty-free Axure widgets and icons for prototyping mobile, web and desktop apps.
Raskin Software is giving away 5 copies of their revolutionary Mac App (each worth $24.99) to the readers of UX Movement. Raskin is a zoomable user interface which shows you a bird’s eye view of all your computer files on a single surface.
FileSquare is a simple tool to make click-through mockups, and collect feedback on your designs. It’s the perfect tool for web agencies, software houses, freelance developers and designers.