by anthony on 07/29/14 at 8:33 am
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 original American Typewriter typeface used in the “I <3 NY” design.
Do you design wireframes without knowing who your users are? Knowing the type of user who uses your interface is important in designing a great user experience.
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.
User experience is a field that is growing. More and more people are learning, practicing and preaching UX. And many companies are looking to hire UX designers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Which is better for users, scrolling or clicking? This is the question that designers have to think about when they’re designing page flow. Clicking offers users a menu of links that take them to a new page.
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.
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?
Masking passwords is an age-old practice that’s commonly found on sign up and login forms. It’s used to prevent over-the-shoulder snoopers from catching a glance of the user’s 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.
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.
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.