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How to Design a Walkthrough That Users Will Read

How to Design a Walkthrough That Users Will Read

If a new app is a new product, then the walkthrough is the instruction manual. A walkthrough appears when new users open an app for the first time.

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Why a Clock Widget Is Easier for Picking Time

Why a Clock Widget Is Easier for Picking Time

Scheduling events and meetings online require user time input on a form. But selecting a time isn’t easy when users have to use a select menu.

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Adobe XD: Experience Your Design

Adobe XD: Experience Your Design

Wireframes and mockups are a staple of user experience design. These deliverables describe how a site will look and feel like before it’s developed.

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Why Users Abandon Forms with Select Menus

Why Users Abandon Forms with Select Menus

Form abandonment is like someone agreeing to meet up with you but then canceling last minute. Users who are interested in what a site offers have no trouble starting a form.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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