by anthony on 02/24/15 at 4:47 pm
Many confuse UX with UI, but they are not the same. They are part of the same circle, but not the same side. This shirt represents the differences through iconography.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Tablet usage is exploding. One study estimates that “90 million americans will use a tablet device in 2014″. With this statistic, understanding how to design tablet interfaces is more important than ever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
Have you ever spent a long time reading a web page? A large amount of text may take a while to read. But research shows that margins and line lengths also affect reading speed and comprehension.