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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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Global vs. Scoped Search: Which Gives Better Results?

Global vs. Scoped Search: Which Gives Better Results?

Search is an essential feature for websites to have. Without it, users would have to rely on the navigation to find what they want. With it, users can find specific information faster.

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Why Hover Menus Do Users More Harm Than Good

Why Hover Menus Do Users More Harm Than Good

Do you know how your hover menu is affecting users? Hover menus are a popular way to navigate. But the way they open can cause 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? They do this because users follow a natural pattern when they visit a new site.

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How Color Contrast Affects Tab Navigation

How Color Contrast Affects Tab Navigation

Most are familiar with tabs found in files and folders. But tabs are also a metaphorical way for users to navigate through content. A tab navigation should function and behaves like real tabs.

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Infinite Scrolling Best Practices

Infinite Scrolling Best Practices

Infinite scrolling is a trending user interface technique popping up on many websites. It allows users to browse content without having to click on a pagination link and waiting for a new page to load.

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Accordion Pagination: A Faster Way to Paginate

Accordion Pagination: A Faster 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 vs. Vertical Bars for Separating Links

Whitespace vs. Vertical Bars for Separating Links

Many websites have a common habit of using vertical bars in their link navigations. The purpose of using 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 debated this issue for a long time. Many have drawn their own conclusions, but others have mixed feelings.

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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 items at once. This happens when the user opens a dropdown menu in the navigation.

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