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9 Small User Experience Details Most Websites Miss

9 Small User Experience Details Most Websites Miss

Designing a website that gives users a pleasant experience requires attention to detail. But there are so many aspects to designing a website that it’s hard to remember all the details needed to make it easy to use.

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Unified Calendar Widgets Help Users Pick Dates Faster

Unified Calendar Widgets Help Users Pick Dates Faster

Booking airline tickets is one of the most common online tasks. Every time users book a flight they have to use the calendar widget to pick a leave and return date.

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How Companies Can Prevent User Backlash After a Redesign

How Companies Can Prevent User Backlash After a Redesign

Have you ever visited a website you loved and found that everything on the user interface has changed? When a company wants to improve their website experience for their users, they redesign the interface.

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How to Use Page Headings to Increase Findability

How to Use Page Headings to Increase Findability

Have you ever been to a website and couldn’t find what you were looking for on the page? Most websites today overwhelm users with content irrelevant to what they’re looking for.

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Hand and Arrow Cursor Image for Your Wireframes

Hand and Arrow Cursor Image for Your Wireframes

Sometimes when you’re wireframing your interface, you’ll want to show what happens when users hover their mouse cursor over a particular element. This is where an image of a hand or arrow cursor comes in handy.

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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 you can put on a form. If you don’t know how to use them, you could make it hard for users to fill out your form. One element that’s often misused is the select menu.

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