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How Margins and Line Lengths Affect User Reading

How Margins and Line Lengths Affect User Reading

Have you ever spent a long time reading a web page? A large amount of text may take a while to read. But research shows that margins and line lengths also affect reading speed and comprehension.

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HotJar: All-in-One Platform for User Research

HotJar: All-in-One Platform for User Research

Do you know how users are using your website? If not, you’re missing valuable opportunities to convert them into paying customers. With so many page elements, it’s hard to know what’s keeping users from signing up.

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How Hamburger Menus Can Increase Your Conversion Rate

How Hamburger Menus Can Increase Your Conversion Rate

Did you know that your website navigation can affect your conversion rate? Several studies have found that minimizing navigation on signup pages increases conversion rates.

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FireTuts: Web and Mobile Layout Tiles for Sitemaps

FireTuts: Web and Mobile Layout Tiles for Sitemaps

A box with a page title and arrows pointing to other boxes isn’t a sitemap that gives much information. It doesn’t allow others to visualize the page-to-page user experience you intend to design.

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3 Best Vector Wireframing Tools for Designers

3 Best Vector Wireframing Tools for Designers

What’s the best tool for wireframing? This is a common question among designers. It’s hard to answer because each designer has different needs. What makes it harder is that there are too many tools to choose from.

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How the Hermann Grid Illusion Affects What Users See

How the Hermann Grid Illusion Affects What Users See

Imagine looking at a grid of images and gray ghostlike blobs appear on your screen. This isn’t a hallucination, it’s what users see when the hermann grid illusion takes effect.

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Why Every Terms of Service Page Needs Summaries

Why Every Terms of Service Page Needs Summaries

Have you ever read the terms of service agreement that you have to agree to when you sign up for a website? A survey shows only 7% of users read the full terms when signing up for online products and services.

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Light Freelancer: Every Document for Any Project

Light Freelancer: Every Document for Any Project

Picture yourself as a client who hired a freelance designer for a project. This freelancer has good design skills, but doesn’t handle project logistics well. If this freelancer is you, clients won’t want to do business with you again.

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Where to Place Icons Next to Button Labels

Where to Place Icons Next to Button Labels

Icons placed next to button labels are like bullet points placed next to items in a list. Both can make information easier to find and scan, as long as they’re placed in the right spot.

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Why Users Aren’t Clicking Your Home Page Carousel

Why Users Aren’t Clicking Your Home Page Carousel

A website study found that out of 3 million home page visits only about 1% clicked a carousel slide. How could a large, graphical element on the home page get such few clicks?

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