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How to Make Your Form Error Messages More Reassuring

How to Make Your Form Error Messages More Reassuring

Filling out web forms isn’t always an easy task. No matter how simple you make your form, users will make mistakes. When these mistakes happen, do your form error messages give users a feeling of worry or comfort?

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Skeuomorphic Design Should Convey Functionality

Skeuomorphic Design Should Convey Functionality

Skeuomorphism is a fancy word and technique that’s often used in the world of user interface design. However, many designers misuse skeuomorphism when they use it solely for aesthetic appeal and not for conveying functionality.

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Design Your Tablet Interfaces for Horizontal Swiping

Design Your Tablet Interfaces for Horizontal Swiping

Tablet usage is exploding. One study estimates that “90 million americans will use a tablet device in 2014″[1]. With this statistic, understanding how to design tablet interfaces is more important than ever.

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Avoid the Pains of Pagination

Avoid the Pains of Pagination

Everyone has scrolled to the bottom of a web page before and seen that row of numbers. That row of numbers is a website’s pagination. Pagination is a user interface pattern that divides content into different pages.

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Stop Misusing Select Menus

Stop Misusing Select Menus

There are many user interface elements that can go on a form. If you don’t know how to use them properly, you could make filling out forms difficult for your users. One element that’s commonly misused is the select menu.

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Top 5 UX Articles of 2012

Top 5 UX Articles of 2012

It’s time to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013. Before we usher in new year, I’d like to share with you the most popular articles of the year based on pageviews.

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Why Password Masking Can Hurt Your Sign Up Form

Why Password Masking Can Hurt Your Sign Up Form

Masking passwords is an age-old practice that’s commonly found on sign up and login forms. It’s used to prevent over-the-shoulder snoopers from catching a glance of the user’s password.

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How Designers Can Save Time by Using WordPress Themes

How Designers Can Save Time by Using WordPress Themes

Building a website from scratch is no easy task. It takes time to sketch, wireframe, design and code. This takes even more time if you’re working with a client. Luckily, there’s a way you can cut your work time in half and still deliver great results.

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How Sans-Serif Typeface Styles Affect Readability

How Sans-Serif Typeface Styles Affect Readability

Almost everywhere you look on the web, there’s a sans-serif typeface. Sans-serif typefaces have long been the standard for on-screen text due to their increased readability for low screen resolutions.

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8 Best Resources for Interface Icons

8 Best Resources for Interface Icons

Nothing can make a text link more clear and elegant than placing a relevant icon next to it. Icons serve multiple purposes on a user interface.

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