by anthony on 10/07/15 at 4:15 pm
Links contain text, but they should never look like text. When users read a web page, they need to be able to distinguish what’s clickable. If your links don’t have enough contrast, users could miss them.
On any project, the team is looking for a slam dunk. But this won’t happen if each team member isn’t aware of their role. The designer’s job is to design a user interface and communicate it to developers.
Managing teams is hard. Imagine it’s Monday morning and your team doesn’t know what they’re working on for the week. Plans change and schedules change with them. Spreadsheets weren’t built for this.
2015 is around the corner, so here’s a look back at the top 3 articles on UX Movement for 2014. These articles garnered the most page views out of all the articles published this year.
Have you ever clicked a wrong button by accident? Users make wrong decisions on modal windows when they’re not guided in the right direction. Many modals prompt users to act without making the different actions clear.
The difference between good and bad UX isn’t easy to explain in words. This shirt shows a true comparison in an artistic and elegant way.
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.
Users can get frustrated if they can’t find a specific action on your website. They experience this when you hide actions in dropdown menus. One context where this often happens is sorting content.
User research has proven that the larger a target is, the faster and easier it is to click. That means if you turn a link into a button, you can increase your click-through rate.
What if you could see through the eyes of your user? This is one advantage you need if you want to optimize your website for higher conversion rates.
There are websites that offer information and ones that tell a story. What do you want your website to do? Most sites that try to tell a story are hard to follow because they use a traditional page layout.
How easy is it for users to scan your form? If your form is hard to scan, it could take longer than expected for users to complete it. This leads to form abandonment and loss of potential sign ups.
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?
Sign up forms are one of the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form elements affects the conversion rate. The designer’s job is to figure out which elements they should include or exclude.
No matter who you are, forgetting a password sometimes happens. That’s why most login forms offer a ‘Forgot Password’ link to reset the password.
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.
Designing a website that gives users a pleasant experience requires attention to detail. But there are so many aspects that it’s hard to remember the little details that make a site easier 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.