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Why the Confirm Password Field Must Die

Why the Confirm Password Field Must Die

Sign up forms are the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form elements affects the conversion rate. The designer’s job is to figure out which elements they should include or exclude.

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How to Remind Users They Changed Their Password

How to Remind Users They Changed Their Password

Doing the same action over a long period is how a habit develops. Users develop a habit when they type in their password to log in. But this habit can cause unexpected login errors after they change their password.

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How to Get Personal Data from Users on Forms Easier

How to Get Personal Data from Users on Forms Easier

Getting users to complete your form is a challenge when asking for personal data. Most users will hesitate to give that out because they’re afraid of getting spammed or hacked.

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Site Flows vs. User Flows: When to Use Which

Site Flows vs. User Flows: When to Use Which

Designing the user experience of a website involves more than figuring out what goes on each page. It’s also about figuring out how those pages flow together.

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WebDesignerNews.com: Curated Stories for Designers

WebDesignerNews.com: Curated Stories for Designers

Designers don’t just like to design, sometimes they like to read. But there are many design articles on the web that go unread because of the lack of exposure.

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How Button Placement Standards Reinforce User Habits

How Button Placement Standards Reinforce User Habits

“It doesn’t matter where it’s placed as long as it’s there.” This is how many who don’t understand user experience think about buttons.

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Flow Patterns: Make Site Flows with Fine Visual Detail

Flow Patterns: Make Site Flows with Fine Visual Detail

Every UX designer knows that site flows are a key part of the design process. They set the long-term vision for the site before graphics or code takes place.

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Placeit: App Demo Video Templates for App Marketing

Placeit: App Demo Video Templates for App Marketing

Every app marketing strategy needs an app demo video. Showing your app being used in context can attract customers and get them to download it.

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Why Users Miss Form Buttons Placed in the Action Bar

Why Users Miss Form Buttons Placed in the Action Bar

Where you place your mobile form buttons can affect task completion and efficiency. If they’re not in a place where users expect to find them, they could abandon their task and your form.

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Absolute vs. Relative Timestamps: When to Use Which

Absolute vs. Relative Timestamps: When to Use Which

Information evolves over time like a living organism. What’s relevant this year might not hold as much weight a few years from now.

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