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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.

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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.

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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. By comparing the old and new, you can see why the new design is faster to scan and easier on the eyes.

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Light Resume: Easy on the Eyes and Your Printer

Light Resume: Easy on the Eyes and Your Printer

Your resume only has six seconds to make an impression when you apply for a job. Eye-tracking research shows that this is the average time a recruiter spends reviewing each resume they get.

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Inline Modals: Show More Content Without Losing Context

Inline Modals: Show More 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.

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Undo Timers: Comfort Users When Sending Messages

Undo Timers: Comfort Users When Sending Messages

Have you ever sent a message and realized that you made a mistake? Users do this all the time and are left with regret and embarrassment after they press the send button.

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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, but also one that returns correct, reliable user information. This can only happen if you prevent users from giving you garbage output.

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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.

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Stop Duplicate Form Submissions with Progress Buttons

Stop Duplicate Form Submissions with Progress Buttons

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.

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9 Small User Experience Details Most Websites Miss

9 Small User Experience Details Most Websites Miss

Designing a website that gives users a pleasant experience requires attention to detail. But there are so many aspects to designing a website that it’s hard to remember all the details needed to make it easy to use.

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