by anthony on 12/09/14 at 7:37 am
Have you heard of material design? It’s Google’s new framework for designing intuitive user interfaces. The principles can teach you how to design like Google, but Material UI Kit can help you bring your ideas to life.
Managing clients is a big part of freelancing. Many freelance designers have their own way of working with clients. But a lot of them do it in a way that works against them.
The more you know about your users, the better you can design for them. That’s why it’s important to have a quality heatmap and analytics tool to track user behavior and activity on your website.
Have you ever spent a long time reading a web page? It might have seem long to you because of the large amount of text. But research shows that margins and line lengths affect reading speed and comprehension.
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.
According to a recent study, a quarter of all Americans use mobile devices only to access the web. One out of every five people in the world own a smartphone and over half use it to surf the internet.
Do you love user experience? Nothing shows how much you love it more than this “I <3 UX” T-shirt. The shirt graphic features a light version of the American Typewriter typeface used in the original design.
When users are on the go, the best mobile app experience is a fast one. Although a mobile device’s connection speed is out of your control, you can still make it seem like your app loads lightning fast.
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.
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.
There are many challenges to traditional user testing. You have to recruit users in your local area, bring them to a testing lab and moderate them throughout the test.
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?
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.
Are most of your users skipping the optional fields on your form? You might not need that extra information, but having it could help you learn more about users and give them a better experience.
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.
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.
Did you know that the way your body text wraps can affect how users read it? Orphans are short lines that appear at the end of a paragraph.
Everyone knows how frustrating it is when you delete something you didn’t mean to delete. Whatever gets deleted is usually gone forever and the user is back to where they started.