best practices

Labels: Managing User Expectations

By Patrick Cox on

An article about how to manage user expectations by properly labeling UI components. The better users are able to predict what an interaction will do, the more trust ...

A Great UI is Invisible

By Patrick Cox on

A user interface that is invisible and that provides seamless interaction possibilities will help the user focus on their goals and direct them to what they need. ...

Designing with Motion

By Henry Modisett on

Animations in a website or app should be subtle, complex, and natural. The right combination of these can make a UI feel responsive and alive. ...

Do I Really Need A Style Guide?

By Patrick Cox on

What is a style guide and when should you use one? We'll summarize the main properties of a style guide, what it should contain and how you can determine if you shou ...

We Are Architects

By Patrick Cox on

We all have a vision of what architects do, right? They sit in front of CAD all day drawing walls, doors and toilets on floor plans, right? But after realizing the d ...

Designing the Dreaded Form

By Patrick Cox on

As much as they are dreaded, forms play an important role in many websites and designing them should involve careful planning of their layout. ...

Visual Hierarchy in Mobile Design

By Patrick Cox on

Basic design principles, like visual hierarchy, are very important in web design. Unfortunately, many of the new mobile apps are not designed with visual hierarchy i ...

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