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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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Why It’s Important to Sketch Before You Wireframe

Why It’s Important to Sketch Before You Wireframe

Have you ever had an idea for a website or application? It’s easy to come up with the idea, but the hard part is understanding how that idea will take shape in user interface form. This is where sketching is useful.

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Dominant Colors of Common Website Qualities

Dominant Colors of Common Website Qualities

Choosing colors for your website is no easy task. With so many colors and color combinations to choose from, where does a designer begin? The color of your site is important because it influences how users feel about your site.

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Unified Dropdown Menu: One Menu to Rule Them All

Unified Dropdown Menu: One Menu to Rule Them All

Websites with multiple dropdown menus are known for causing user problems. But how would a unified dropdown menu that displays all of a website’s links in one menu fare?

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Why Your Links Should Never Say “Click Here”

Why Your Links Should Never Say “Click Here”

Have you ever wanted your users to click your links, but didn’t know how to get them to act? When some designers run into this problem they’re tempted to use the words “click here” on their links.

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Interface Libraries 3: Wireframe Like a Professional

Interface Libraries 3: Wireframe Like a Professional

No other wireframing toolkit compares to Interface Libraries. With Interface Libraries, you’ll make wireframes that ooze with beauty and professionalism. Best of all, it’s not going to take you hours to do it.

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How to Make Progress Bars Feel Faster to Users

How to Make Progress Bars Feel Faster to Users

In today’s age of instant gratification, making users wait too long for your application to load is a user experience issue. If users get the feeling that your application loads too slow, they’ll grow impatient, and spend their time elsewhere.

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Interface Papers: Sketch Your App to Life

Interface Papers: Sketch Your App to Life

Sketching isn’t reserved for artists and architects. It’s for interface designers too. Many designers don’t have a solid template they can use to sketch their interface design concepts.

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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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