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How to Use Arrow and Ellipsis Affordances

How to Use Arrow and Ellipsis Affordances

Text labels aren’t the only thing that describe what users are clicking. The two most common affordances on menus and buttons are arrows and ellipses.

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Interface Styles 3: Make Mockups Faster Than Before

Interface Styles 3: Make Mockups Faster Than Before

Most designers spend a ton of time and energy to make beautiful, pixel-perfect mockups of their interface. With Interface Styles, you no longer have to. Interface Styles gives you the power to add polish to your interface elements in one click.

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8 Reasons Users Don’t Fill Out Sign Up Forms

8 Reasons Users Don’t Fill Out Sign Up Forms

Signing up for a website is a big commitment to most people. Users who sign up for your site are giving you their personal information. If you misuse their personal information, you could abuse their trust.

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Form Label Proximity: Right Aligned is Easier to Scan

Form Label Proximity: Right Aligned is Easier to Scan

Label alignment on forms is a serious issue. How you place labels next to fields can affect how users fill out your form. There are only three ways you can align labels to fields.

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Finger-Friendly Design: Ideal Mobile Touch Target Sizes

Finger-Friendly Design: Ideal Mobile Touch Target Sizes

In darts, hitting the bulls-eye is harder to do than hitting any other part of the dartboard. This is because the bullseye is the smallest target. This same principle can also apply to touch targets on mobile devices.

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A ‘Username or Email’ Field Helps Forgetful Users Log In

A ‘Username or Email’ Field Helps Forgetful Users Log In

Forgetting your username is like forgetting your keys and getting locked out of your house. It’s a frustrating experience in life, but a ‘username or email’ field can make it less frustrating online.

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Making Helpful Reviews Easier to Spot with Percentages

Making Helpful Reviews Easier to Spot with Percentages

Buying products online is never a sure thing. That’s why most users will read the reviews of a product before they buy it. However, the amount of reviews for a product can get quite large over time.

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Why External Links Should Open in New Tabs

Why External Links Should Open in New Tabs

When most designers design websites, they don’t pay much attention to links. As long as the link works and takes users to the right page, everything is fine. However, a great user experience goes further than that.

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Faceted Overload: Simplifying the Sidebar Navigation

Faceted Overload: Simplifying the Sidebar Navigation

The benefit of using a faceted sidebar navigation for your website is that you aren’t vertically constrained by space. You can list as many links in the sidebar as you need.

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Productivity Papers: Learn to Work Like an Expert

Productivity Papers: Learn to Work Like an Expert

Productivity Papers is a system of printable papers that help you develop productive habits and routines so that you can reach your goals more effectively.

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