by anthony on 11/19/14 at 10:22 am
Ever wanted a simple t-shirt that shows your support for UX? I designed a classic black UX t-shirt just for you. It has a UX emblem on the front and the words ‘user experience’ on the back.
User research has proven that the larger a target is, the faster and easier it is to click. That means if you turn a link into a button, you can increase your click-through rate.
What if you could see through the eyes of your user? This is one advantage you need if you want to optimize your website for higher conversion rates.
There are websites that offer information and ones that tell a story. What do you want your website to do? Most sites that try to tell a story are hard to follow because they use a traditional page layout.
Did you know that the way your body text wraps can affect how users read it? Orphans are short lines that appear at the end of a paragraph.
Tired of opening new tabs and logging into different accounts to get all the information you need? Having all your personal data on a dashboard would make it less frustrating.
Imagine walking into a small and crowded store full of junk. A shop clerk hassles you into buying something you don’t want. If this happened, you’d leave fast and look for another store.
What most designers do best is design. Coding the design is a different story. When clients hire someone to design their website, they expect to get a product that not only works, but is easy-to-use.
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.
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.
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 you can put on a form. If you don’t know how to use them, you could make it hard for users to fill out your form. One element that’s often misused is the select menu.
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.
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.