by anthony on 09/02/14 at 10:27 am
The more you know about your users, the better you can design for them. That’s why it’s important to have a quality heatmap and analytics tool to track user behavior and activity on your website.
Managing clients is a big part of freelancing. Many freelance designers have their own way of working with clients. But a lot of them do it in a way that works against them.
Have you ever spent a long time reading a web page? It might have seem long to you because of the large amount of text. But research shows that margins and line lengths affect reading speed and comprehension.
Do you know how users are using your website? If not, you’re missing valuable opportunities to convert them into paying customers. With so many elements on a web page, it’s hard to know what’s keeping users away from signing up.
According to a recent study, a quarter of all Americans use mobile devices only to access the web. One out of every five people in the world own a smartphone, and over half of those people use it to surf the internet.
Do you love user experience? Nothing shows how much you love it more than this “I <3 UX” T-shirt. The shirt graphic features a light version of the American Typewriter typeface used in the original design.
When users are on the go, the best mobile app experience is a fast one. Although a mobile device’s connection speed is out of your control, you can still make it seem like your app loads lightning fast.
Did you know that your website navigation can affect your conversion rate? Several studies have found that minimizing navigation on signup pages increases conversion rates.
A box with a page title and arrows pointing to other boxes isn’t a sitemap that communicates much information. It doesn’t allow others to visualize the page-to-page user experience you intend to design.
There are many challenges to traditional user testing. You have to recruit users in your local area, bring them to a testing lab and moderate them throughout the test.
A website study found that out of 3 million home page visits only about 1% clicked a carousel slide. How could a large, graphical element on the home page get such few clicks?
There are many user interface elements that can go on a form. If you don’t know how to use them properly, you could make filling out forms difficult for your users. One element that’s commonly misused is the select menu.
Masking passwords is an age-old practice that’s commonly found on sign up and login forms. It’s used to prevent over-the-shoulder snoopers from catching a glance of the user’s password.
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.
Everyone has scrolled to the bottom of a web page before and seen that row of numbers. That row of numbers is a website’s pagination. Pagination is a user interface pattern that divides content into different pages.
Designing a website that gives users a pleasant experience requires attention to detail. But there are so many aspects to designing a website that it’s hard to remember all the details needed to make it easy to use.
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.