by anthony on 09/02/14 at 10:27 am
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.
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.
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.
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.
Signing up for a website is a big commitment to most people. Users who sign up for your site are giving you their personal information. If you misuse their personal information, you could abuse their trust.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.