Usability articles

You already have a great app idea and are working furiously to build and launch it. Or you're developing a mobile site, to compliment a desktop build. Or perhaps you're refining a desktop design to scale responsively on devices. Whatever your...
You probably pride yourself on being a great web designer, right? But did you know that some elements of your website designs might actually be lowering the conversion rate and revenue of your website without you knowing it? These are often...
By nature, the web is a chaotic place where people hop from page to page at will. Unfortunately, this freedom can work against those websites whose content is best followed in a certain order. Design techniques make it possible to direct users...
UI is the saddle, the stirrups, and the reigns. UX is the feeling you get being able to ride the horse, and rope your cattle. At least that's what they used to say in the olden days. Rather, that is what I wished they'd say. Despite how simple that...
Site speed is one of the most important things about creating web content, and web applications. In fact, it has been noted by various analysts at Google that people don’t often sit through the first 30 seconds of a video, much less the first...
Forms are often considered one of the most painful HTML elements to program. But form design and development has progressed by leaps and bounds; it is not nearly as hard as it once was. That being said, while the industry has made tremendous progress,...
When it comes to designing and building websites, it never seems to happen fast enough. Given this fast pace, many small details that are eventually required to build the website are often left out of the design process. While these details...
Today's post is a big one and it's most definitely one for your bookmarks menu, because from time to time when speaking with clients it becomes necessary to have material to backup the statements which you are making. Sometimes clients will...
Designing for young kids is something not a lot of designers think about until approached by a client who wants to target that age group. But the truth is that kids in the 3-12 age group are using the Internet in surprising numbers. Ten years ago,...
For years, web designers have been using graceful degradation principles to make sure visitors in older browsers can at least see the content on their websites, even if they don't see it exactly how the designer intended. Graceful degradation...
Despite the somewhat provocative title, you shouldn't really stop designing aesthetics. Gradients and colors and contrast are all good, but there's a more important side to web design that many people overlook most of the time: Designing...
Content sliders are extremely versatile forms of navigation that can be used to display all sorts of information, such as images, popular posts, social information and product features. Some have automatic slideshow capabilities or buttons...