6 Tips for Designing Graphics on Mobile Devices

6 Tips for Designing Graphics on Mobile Devices

Designing effective graphics for mobile devices is a challenge. Graphics on mobile are different from desktop devices. Designers need to understand the complexities of working with mobile technology.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Increasing eCommerce Conversion Rates: Category Page

Increasing eCommerce Conversion Rates: Category Page

For an eCommerce store, every user who visits the website is a potential customer. A successful eCommerce store is one that converts a high number of visitors into buyers.