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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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Why Motor Impaired Users Need Skip Links

Why Motor Impaired Users Need Skip Links

How well could you use a website if your hands had limited muscle control and movement? One task you’d have trouble doing is scrolling through web pages.

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Where to Place Your Accordion Menu Icons

Where to Place Your Accordion Menu Icons

Accordion menus are a type of display widget found on desktop and mobile apps. They allow you to display a large number of menu options while conserving space.

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Ptengine: Boost Conversions with Heatmaps

Ptengine: Boost Conversions with Heatmaps

Google Analytics is one of the most popular analytics tool on the web. It’s free and gives you all the data you need. Ptengine is just like it, except it can track user engagement through heatmaps.

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The Navigation Bar Is an Affordance, Stop Removing It

The Navigation Bar Is an Affordance, Stop Removing It

What do you notice about the website above? It doesn’t have a navigation bar. The text links are floating in space and obscured by the background image.

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Why Passphrases Are More User-Friendly Than Passwords

Why Passphrases Are More User-Friendly Than Passwords

A user’s account on a website is like a house. The password is the key, and logging in is like walking through the front door. When a user can’t remember their password, it’s like losing their keys.

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