Why Users Fill Out Less If You Mark Required Fields

Why Users Fill Out Less If You Mark Required Fields

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.

Do’s and Don’ts of Using Light Typefaces

Do’s and Don’ts of Using Light Typefaces

Typefaces come in different forms. The most common forms seen on the web are regular, bold and italic. But there’s an up-and-coming typeface that designers should use on their user interfaces more often.

Readability of the New Nutrition Label

Readability of the New Nutrition Label

Nutrition labels have looked the same for decades. But the FDA plans to redesign them to make them easier to read. By comparing the old and new nutrition labels, you can see why the new design is faster to scan and easier on the eyes.

5 Design Techniques to Incite User Emotion

5 Design Techniques to Incite User Emotion

For years, designers have focused on traditional design factors such as meeting web standards, organizing navigation, choosing layouts and fonts. However, the design world has evolved and inciting user emotion is more possible than ever.

Inline Modal Windows: Content Without Losing Context

Inline Modal Windows: Content Without Losing Context

Most modal windows on the web dominate your screen when they open. They pop up over the web page and block you from viewing other content until you click the X to close it.

Undo Timers: Comfort Users When Sending Messages

Undo Timers: Comfort Users When Sending Messages

Have you ever sent someone a message, read over it and realized that you made a few mistakes, or said something you didn’t mean to say? Users do this all the time and are left with embarrassment after they press the send button.

Form Field Input Techniques to Prevent Garbage Output

Form Field Input Techniques to Prevent Garbage Output

A successful checkout form is not only one that gets filled out by many users, but also one that returns accurate and reliable user information to you. This can only happen if you design your checkout forms for quality input to prevent garbage output.

How to Make Sure Users Don’t Accidentally Delete

How to Make Sure Users Don’t Accidentally Delete

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. This is why it’s important to have confirmation windows when a user tries to delete.

Progress Buttons Prevent Duplicate Form Submissions

Progress Buttons Prevent Duplicate Form Submissions

Imagine a user placing an order on an e-commerce website. They get to the checkout page and accidentally click the “order” button twice. Now they just got billed twice for the same order. They contact the merchant to correct this, but they are not happy.