by anthony on 05/25/12 at 10:08 am
Sketching isn’t reserved for artists and architects. It’s for interface designers too. Many designers don’t have a solid template they can use to sketch their interface design concepts. Because of this need, Interface Papers was born.
Tablet usage is exploding. One study estimates that “90 million americans will use a tablet device in 2014″. With this statistic, understanding how to design tablet interfaces is more important than ever.
The 200 UI Design Icons giveaway has ended and it’s time to announce the five winners. Thank you to FileSquare for making this giveaway possible, and to everyone who participated.
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.
Do you have a set of icons to use for the user interface you’re designing? Win a set of 200 UI design icons you can use on your next project by entering this giveaway.
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.
It’s time to wave goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013. Before we usher in the new year, I’d like to share with you the most popular articles of the year based on pageviews. Next year I plan on writing even more articles and making them better than ever.
The giveaway for three lifetime prototyping accounts of FileSquare has ended. Thanks to those who participated and the people at FileSquare for making this giveaway possible.
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.
For an eCommerce store, every user who visits the website is a potential customer. A successful eCommerce store is one that converts a high number of visitors into buyers. Everyone wants a high conversion rate.
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.
Building a website from scratch is no easy task. It takes time to sketch, wireframe, design and code. This takes even more time if you’re working with a client. Luckily, there’s a way you can cut your work time in half and still deliver great results.
These days there is a huge variety of specialized wireframing tools to choose from. However, most of them are either web-based, or they use outdated Flash technology.
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.
Rounded corners are used so much today that they’re more of an industry standard than a design trend. They’re not only found on software user interfaces, but hardware product designs as well.
When most designers design websites, they don’t pay much attention to links. As long as the link works and takes users to the right page, everything is fine. However, a great user experience goes further than that.
Wulfsoft is giving away five free PowerMockup licenses (worth $39.95 each) to the readers of UX Movement. PowerMockup is an add-on for creating wireframes in Microsoft PowerPoint.
Nothing turns users off more than a long and complicated form. There are many ways designers can simplify their forms to make them faster and easier to fill out.
Wireframes come in different fidelities. On one hand, you have low-fidelity wireframes that don’t resemble the final product as much, but still capture the user interface layout and controls.