When it comes down to it, you need to find out if your design works for the end user. That’s what usability testing is all about. As a designer, you live in a small bubble, intimately familiar with the design, fluent enough to navigate complex menus with ease. But will the user attain the same […]
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You know it, we know it, and everybody knows it: looks matter, even when it comes to a website. Change a color, move a button or add a picture and it might be exactly the move you needed to start making sales. Nowadays, people would rather take a fast look over your website than read […]
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As a web designer, it’s easy to jump right in to the visual part of web design. We start messing with templates and wireframing pages right away, excited to start a new project. But that’s really the last step of the process. First, we need to think about how our users will progress through the […]
According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, 26 percent of desktop users employ ad blocking extensions while using the Internet. 15 percent of mobile users employ similar content blockers, with the largest segment of both groups being men between the ages of 18 to 24. While this might be higher among your own peer group of […]
You're reading UX Best Practices for Using Search on Your Website, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! When a website contains a lot of content, your viewers are often not sure...
If you don’t know what the “hamburger menu” is, it’s a mobile app design icon used to indicate the presence of a hidden menu. The familiar icon includes three horizontal lines of equal length stacked on top of each other, representing an abstracted, flattened hamburger in its most basic elements. Its cutesy name has stuck […]
You're reading UX Design and GDPR: Everything You Need to Know, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! The internet is where we spend a lot of our time, whether working, studying ...
Notifications are a crucial part of any app. Not only are they a key part of keeping users engaged with your application: many apps require notifications for their basic functionality. You won’t have much of an email app, for example, if you don’t have notifications. But the line between good notifications and bad notifications is […]
You're reading How to Plan Your Website Redesign for Success, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Redesigning a website is always a challenge because it requires a lot of resou...
Collecting email addresses from users is an important function of most websites. Collecting email addresses is a great way to stay in touch with that audience, and it often falls to developers to design a decent system for collecting email addresses. It’s easy to code a basic pop-up to prompt users for their email address. […]
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Designing effective navigation menus should be a core competency of any decent web designer. A good navigation menu will be short, well-organized, sufficiently descriptive and effective at corralling user intent. There no secret recipe involved: it comes down to empathy for the user and understanding of their intentions. Address The User’s Need Before you build […]
Storytelling is great for design, so long as you aren’t trying to sell a fairy tale… Do you tell your users a story about how you’ll save them from their troubles? It’s not very realistic, and users generally know this. You might try a different approach. Once upon a time in the videogame industry, some […]
You're reading How to Improve Customer Loyalty through User Experience, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! When you establish a bond of trust between a company and its custome...
You're reading How to Improve the UX of Your e-Commerce Website Visitors, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! One of the main parts of a high-level website is undoubtedly a gre...
You're reading SaaS Interface Design: Trends, & Best Practices for Designing a SaaS UI, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
Designing a SaaS product for the web is no easy task. It requires not just an idea, but a clear plan of how it’ll work and which features you’ll support. This also means a lot of UX planning from the early wireframing to detailed mockups. I’ve put together some common trends I see in SaaS websites and […]
Designers draw ideas for website design and best user experience (UX) from everywhere – not just the digital sphere. If it annoys in real life, it can hinder user experience online. If it uplifts emotions or forms connections in the outside world, chances are it can be used for inspiration in designing online experiences as […]
A Floating Action Button (FAB) is a circled icon floating above the user interface. Its shape, position, and color ensure it stands out from the rest of a UI. FAB was popularized by the release of Google’s Material Design principles in 2014. Since this release, the FAB user interface element has been widely adopted in […]
Psychological research has yielded a ton of fascinating precepts that can help us create better websites. By utilizing these psychology hacks, we can improve our websites’ effectiveness, increasing revenue and driving more traffic. Beneficial Defaults In the United States, we have a problem with organ donations: very few people participate. This means that life-saving operations […]
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People often underestimate the power of their website, but great user design drives conversions. When we think of a user experience, a few things jump to mind: headlines, layout, font, color. Symmetry and visual cueing play a large role in how a user takes in content and even how they make decisions. This is the […]
You're reading The Ultimate UX Design of: the Credit Card Payment Form, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
The Peak Point of eCommerce and SaaS – the Credit Card Payment Form If you’re selling something online, you know it’s not the easiest thing to do. You need to find a prospective customer, present your product in a good light, drive her through a process full of forms and finally… collect her money. At […]
Microcopy is a fundamental part of your site’s UX. Let’s check out some microcopy tips for a better user experience. What is microcopy? Microcopy is made up of the tiny snippets of text scattered around your website. It can include things like button texts, form labels, interaction prompts, tool tips and even error messages. As […]
In user experience, friction is anything that prevents users from accomplishing their goals. Friction is a major problem because it leads to bouncing, reduces conversions, and frustrates users to the point of abandoning their tasks. In this article, you’ll find how to improve the UX for your users by reducing friction. The Concept of a […]
You're reading Blogs vs. Online Magazines: Differences in Design and User Experience, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!
The design world is abuzz with the rise of online magazines. But the vast majority of these sites run on blogging platforms like WordPress, and they operate almost exactly like traditional weblogs. So where does someone draw the line between a traditional blog and an online magazine? And if you’re thinking of launching a new blog/magazine […]
There’s tremendous value in consistency of digital interfaces. People browsing the web encounter dozens of websites that all have different styles, yet most feature very similar page elements. Most designers don’t even think about these features. Page headers, navigation menus, body copy, CTA buttons, the list seems endless. By designing with consistency you’ll learn how […]
User experience is an integral part of any website design and there is no doubt about that. However if there’s a single industry where user experience matters more than anything else is, of course, hospitality. Screenshot of the Conca Del Sogno Hotel Website Hospitality is all about meeting and exceeding guest expectations and providing stellar […]