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5 Big Usability Mistakes Designers Make on Carousels

5 Big Usability Mistakes Designers Make on Carousels

A carousel isn’t just a device you’ll find at the airport or amusement park. It’s also a widget that’s found on websites. Designers use them to display visual items in a way that’s quick for users to browse.

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Why Sign Up and Sign In Should Never Go Together

Why Sign Up and Sign In Should Never Go Together

Do your users know the difference between “Sign Up” and “Sign In” on your website? The difference takes a while for most users to mentally process because “Sign Up” and “Sign In” look so similar.

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Why Hover Menus Do Users More Harm Than Good

Why Hover Menus Do Users More Harm Than Good

Have you ever thought about how your menus are affecting users? Menus are a popular way to allow users to navigate a website. But when they open on hover, they can cause a lot of usability problems that most designers aren’t aware of.

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Why the Contact Us Page Always Goes Last

Why the Contact Us Page Always Goes Last

Have you ever wondered why most websites put their Contact Us page last in their navigation? Most websites do this because users follow a natural pattern when they visit a new website.

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Designing Tab Navigation the Right Way

Designing Tab Navigation the Right Way

Color contrast plays an important role in design aesthetics. But for tab navigation, color contrast plays an important role in design usability. Tab navigation is a metaphorical way for users to navigate through content.

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Infinite Scrolling Best Practices

Infinite Scrolling Best Practices

Infinite scrolling is a new interface technique you’ll find popping up on various websites. It allows users to browse through content without clicking on pagination links.

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Accordion Pagination: A Faster, Smoother Way to Paginate

Accordion Pagination: A Faster, Smoother Way to Paginate

When you put too much content on your pages, users can easily get overwhelmed. To avoid this, most sites use a numerical pagination to divide content across different pages.

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Whitespace over Vertical Bars for a Minimalist Navigation

Whitespace over Vertical Bars for a Minimalist Navigation

Around the web there’s a common habit of websites using vertical bars in text navigations. The purpose of using the vertical bars is to visually separate each navigation link.

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Top Navigation vs Left Navigation: Which Works Better?

Top Navigation vs Left Navigation: Which Works Better?

Which is better for users, a top or left navigation? Web designers have been debating this issue for a long time. Many have drawn their own conclusions. Many have mixed feelings. However, the truth is that there is no absolute answer.

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How to Simplify a Large Navigation Menu

How to Simplify a Large Navigation Menu

Most websites with large navigation menus overwhelm users by showing them too many menu items at once. This happens when the user rolls their mouse over a dropdown menu and a bunch of links appear.

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