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List vs. Grid View: When to Use Which on Mobile

List vs. Grid View: When to Use Which on Mobile

Figuring out your content layout is a tricky task on a mobile device. Desktop devices give you all the screen space to work with. But on mobile, you have limited screen space.

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Why Your Links Need a Hover Effect

Why Your Links Need a Hover Effect

Links contain text, but they should never look like text. When users read a web page, they need to be able to distinguish what’s clickable.

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Making Selected Button States Clear for Color Blind Users

Making Selected Button States Clear for Color Blind Users

Color communicates a lot on user interfaces. But not as much for color blind users. They often have trouble distinguishing between different colored objects.

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Why the Confirm Password Field Must Die

Why the Confirm Password Field Must Die

Sign up forms are one of the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form elements affects the conversion rate.

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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.

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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 Conventions Reinforce User Habits

How Button Placement Conventions Reinforce User Habits

“It doesn’t matter where it’s placed as long as it’s there.” This is how designers who don’t understand user experience think about buttons. In UX, every detail matters, especially button placement.

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Flow Patterns: Make Site Flows in Fine Visual Detail

Flow Patterns: Make Site Flows in 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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