Usability

  • Mobile Interface Myths You Should Throw Out The Window

        If anything’s clear in 2017, it’s that lying is back in fashion (if it ever left us at all). From the heated fake news debate to the false data provided by Facebook, lying is all the rage these days. A white lie here and there is no big deal. We’re all guilty of […]

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  • Things to consider when building a website for a yourself or client

    1) Collaboration between Designers and Developers It is better to be in liaison with the website’s designer, to deliver the best results to your client. Statistics show that website design has become prominent in shaping a business’s online presence. Web developers who collaborate with designers will deliver better results than those who do not. It […]

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  • 6 Subtle UI Changes in iOS 11

    With the unveiling of iOS 11, Apple continues to iterate on the existing user interface and push the envelope in terms of what can be achieved within a mobile operating system. As with many of the previous iOS versions, the changes tend to be minor but are consistently improving the design one small aspect at […]

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  • Simple WordPress Snippets to Enhance Your Secondary Navigation

    One of the great things about WordPress is the ability to reuse snippets of code over and over again within your themes. With that, you can build in ways to make websites easier to use. In this article, we’re going to explore ways to enhance secondary navigation. In other words, navigation that is in addition […]

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  • Reactive UI’s with VanillaJS – Part 2: Class Based Components

    In Part 1, I went over various functional-style techniques for cleanly rendering HTML given some JavaScript data. We broke our UI up into component functions, each of which returned a chunk of markup as a function of some data. We then composed these into views that could be reconstructed from new data by making a […]

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  • 3 UX Rules for Conversational UI Design

    You may have heard that “conversational interfaces” are the new hot trend in digital product design. Industry leaders such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook are strongly focussed on building a new generation of conversational interfaces. Several trends are contributing to this phenomenon—artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies are progressing rapidly—but the main […]

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  • Defining and Measuring Usability and UX. The Big Difference Between Usability and UX

    Everyone knows that user-friendly websites and apps are vital for the overall success of a business. We know that design quality indicates credibility and trust and that those things drive results. We know this. So how do you know that your site or app is easy to use? What steps do you take to know […]

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  • 10 Essential Rules for UI Design

    Design never really used to matter all that much. It’s hard to imagine now, but before Apple’s meteoric rise to global popularity, design usually took a backseat to functionality. Today, design has become a world onto itself, and the community of designers and developers have united to develop a coherent set of rules for the […]

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  • FullStory Click Maps Show Exactly How Users Interact with Your Website

    For designers, it can sometimes feel like we’re simply guessing as to what elements a user will like and interact with. Figuring out what users are looking to accomplish and how they’ll ultimately get there is vitally important. Yet, no one has provided us with a comprehensive roadmap on how to achieve our goals – […]

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  • Mobile UI Optimized for Touch Gestures

    In any circumstance, the objective of touch gestures is to reduce the number of icons or UI elements on a screen, and to simplify typical user actions. There are so many touch gestures we can use, while maintaining a completely natural and unobtrusive user experience when executed effectively. Below we are going to take a […]

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  • Copy If You Can: Improving Your UI Design Skills With Copywork

    Copy If You Can: Improving Your UI Design Skills With Copywork By Erik Kennedy February 16th, 2017 InspirationTechniquesWorkflow 10 Comments There’s a technique for improving one’s user interface design skills that is the most efficient way I know of expanding one’s visual vocabulary but that I’ve rarely heard mentioned by digital designers. What’s going on […]

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  • 15 Fundamental Tools for Testing Your Website’s Usability

    Get our posts emailed to you with our monthly newsletter, subscribe here. If you have a website, you probably know the frustration it makes when you need to know the usability of the site. We need to get a lot of information for that. These days, it is much easier. Because by using various tools, […]

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  • Essential Free UI Kits for Mobile App Designers

    There are a number of ready-to-use UI kits available, which are immensely handy for designing mockups. Additionally, it is not just the expert designers who can use these kits to their advantage, but also rookie designers, who are looking forward to learning the ropes fast. Here is a roundup of some of the most fascinating […]

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  • 7 key attributes of a quality UI

    User interface design is a hot topic these days and for good reason. In a world where digital experiences are such a large part of our lives, the value of a quality user experience is higher than ever. Not only is it important now, but the quality of user interfaces is bound to be even […]

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  • How Does a User See Design?

    Typography is Good or Bad Designers love typography. Beautiful characters. Long swashes. Serifs with charm. Sadly, many users don’t know Arial from Helvetica. (Nor do they care.) When it comes to type, users know one thing. Can they read it? That doesn’t mean you can forget lettering in projects. It actually means quite the opposite. […]

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  • UI Design Trends that Will Rock 2017

    Trends in app design change constantly—some fade with time, while others continue to grow and evolve. Most trends are worth considering, however, because with each new fad comes innovation. Our contemporary trends allude to those of the past. Excellent UI design is all about simplicity and effectiveness. This is why designers strive to achieve functionality—they […]

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  • 20 Free Material Design UI Elements

    Material Design was created and released by Google in 2014 and has grown in popularity ever since. It is an innovative design trend that offers a great user experience across all devices and has beautiful, simple aesthetics. Today, we selected 20 free Material Design UI elements to help you build gorgeous, fully-functional user interfaces for […]

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  • Applying Paper Texture to UI Design Work and Free Paper Textures to Download

    Paper textures are extremely useful and versatile in web and graphic design. Whether it is brown paper, notebook paper, wrinkled paper, or something else, they are frequently used by designers. In this post we’ll feature some of the best free paper textures. Always be sure to check the license and terms before using. At the […]

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  • Freebie: UI Interface Icon Set (100 Icons, PNG & SVG)

    By Speckyboy Editors Jun 14th, 2016Icons, UI In web design and mobile application design, one of the most frustrating and time-consuming tasks a UI designer will ever have to undertake is creating a uniform collection of icons or glyphs to compliment the user experience of the project. Thankfully, this week’s free file (courtesy of Freepik), […]

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  • Using Load Balancing For Large Volume Usability

    Most users of the web are blissfully unaware of the sheer scale of the process responsible for bringing content across the Internet. There are literally miles of Internet between you and the server you’re accessing. To make things worse, sites that become extremely popular have to deal with consistent increases in monthly traffic, which can […]

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