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FullStory: Analyze Your Site from a User’s Eye View

FullStory: Analyze Your Site from a User’s Eye View

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.

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When You Should Use a Breadcrumb Navigation

When You Should Use a Breadcrumb Navigation

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.

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T-Shirt: Trust Me, I’m a User Experience Designer

T-Shirt: Trust Me, I’m a User Experience Designer

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.

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Add to Cart vs. Add to Bag: Which Button Label to Use

Add to Cart vs. Add to Bag: Which Button Label to Use

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.

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How Letterspacing Can Make All Caps Easier to Read

How Letterspacing Can Make All Caps Easier to Read

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.

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A Stronger Visual Cue for Text Fields

A Stronger Visual Cue for Text Fields

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.

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Why Your Gray Text Should Never Exceed 46% Brightness

Why Your Gray Text Should Never Exceed 46% Brightness

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.

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How to Communicate Visual Hierarchy on Wireframes

How to Communicate Visual Hierarchy on Wireframes

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.

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Why Circular Profile Pictures Accentuate Faces

Why Circular Profile Pictures Accentuate Faces

What shape are your app’s profile pictures? Chances are they’re square. A square isn’t the best shape to use because it makes it hard to visually process faces.

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CaptainForm: A WordPress Plugin for Building Custom Forms

CaptainForm: A WordPress Plugin for Building Custom Forms

Building the perfect form takes a lot of time and effort. You have to figure out what information you want from users. Then you have to create the fields, labels and arrange them in a layout.

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