by Yona Gidalevitz on 05/24/16 at 9:15 am
Why do some sites captivate us in ways others can’t? The technology used to develop a site plays a role in the experience, but it takes a back seat to content and design.
What if you could see what your users saw when they had trouble using your site? You would be able to refine and redesign your site to meet their needs better.
If you’re ever lost in a large territory, the first thing you’d want to know is where you are. Once you know that you can figure out how far you are from your destination.
Ever wanted to convince clients, team members or stakeholders to see the design your way? Now you can with this limited edition UX T-shirt.
There’s one thing all ecommerce sites have in common. You have to click a button to select the items you want to purchase. But the text labels on the buttons aren’t always the same.
All caps text is like a spice, you don’t want to overuse it. A little can go a long way when you use it on content and menu headings to show contrast from regular body text.
All clickable user interface elements need visual cues that signify clickability. Without cues, users won’t know to interact with them. Most buttons and links use color, location, and shape for a strong visual cue.
The color gray comes in many different shades. You can find them on different elements across most sites. Dark gray is often used for headings and body text.
It was just another day at the office until we got a quote request from a website owner in California. It was a first time for our team, as we only provided web design and development projects so far.
The use of color is one of the best ways to communicate visual hierarchy on a design. But on a wireframe, it’s one of the worst. Most designers think they need to use color on a wireframe.
How easy is it for users to scan your form? If your form is hard to scan, it could take longer than expected for users to complete it. This leads to form abandonment and loss of potential sign ups.
Sign up forms are one of the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form elements affects the conversion rate.
No matter who you are, forgetting a password sometimes happens. That’s why most login forms offer a ‘Forgot Password’ link to reset the password.
Accordion menus are a type of display widget found on desktop and mobile apps. They allow you to display a large number of menu options while conserving space.
What tool would you use to hit a nail in? Only a hammer comes to mind. This is because a hammer’s form meets that specific function. It’s form matching function gives it its utility and value.
Did you know that the way your paragraph text wraps can affect how users read it? You could create orphans that hurt readability. Orphans are short lines that appear at the end of a paragraph.
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.