Why the Footer Is the New Site Map

Why the Footer Is the New Site Map

Years ago it was common practice to place a link to your sitemap in the footer navigation. Those days are over because the footer itself has become the new site map.

When to Use “Your” or “My” on Menu Items

When to Use “Your” or “My” on Menu Items

Is the user interface an extension of the user, or is it a separate entity that speaks to the user? This is a question that designers have trouble answering when labeling their menu items.

FullStory: Gain Insight From Watching Users in Action

FullStory: Gain Insight From Watching Users in Action

Creating the best user experience calls for more than following best practices. You have to see what users are actually doing on your site to find out where the real problems are.

When to Use a Switch or Checkbox

When to Use a Switch or Checkbox

It isn’t easy to figure out when to use a salad fork or dinner fork just by looking at them. This is because they’re similar in form and function.

How to Design a Walkthrough That Users Will Read

How to Design a Walkthrough That Users Will Read

If a new app is a new product, then the walkthrough is the instruction manual. A walkthrough appears when new users open an app for the first time.

T-Shirt: I Love UX

T-Shirt: I Love UX

User experience isn’t a field you get into because you have to. You get into it because you love it. And you should love what you do. This shirt is a way for you to say just that.

Why a Clock Widget Is Easier for Picking Time

Why a Clock Widget Is Easier for Picking Time

Scheduling events and meetings are tasks that require time input on a form. But picking a time isn’t an easy task. Users have to scroll through a long list in a select menu.

Adobe XD: Experience Your Design

Adobe XD: Experience Your Design

Wireframes and mockups are a staple of user experience design. These deliverables describe how a site will look and feel like before it’s developed.

Why Users Abandon Forms with Select Menus

Why Users Abandon Forms with Select Menus

Form abandonment is like someone agreeing to meet up with you but then canceling last minute. Users who are interested in what a site offers have no trouble starting a form.