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 can be built, enabling the user to smoothly navigate a website and perform actions in a comfortable way.
Responsive Web Design is more than just adjusting a web experience to different screen sizes. Becoming device-agnostic is an important step for creating future-proof websites and here are a couple of thoughts on that.
Design critiques are not only the way to an improved design, they are also a great educational opportunity for all parties involved. If held properly by following some basic guidelines they can bring along a great collaboration experience and positively influence the progress of a project.
Being creative is a state of mind and finding that creative state of mind can be difficult. Here are some ideas and tips on how to get out of a creative slump and what to do in order to stay in a creative mind set.
Proper admin panel or dashboard design is an often neglected part in a web app. Designing and building dashboards is not an easy task and it’s good to know what the key elements for a successful and great dashboard are.
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 should invest the time in creating one for your brand/website.
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 duties of architects, the similarities are compelling and it leads to one conclusion: web designers are architects.
Light effects have been spicing up graphic designs for years. It’s a great way to add interest, realism, abstractionism, or even energy to a bland experience. Used properly, light effects can help your mobile web design become more impactful and improve user experience significantly.
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 in mind. Mobile (web) apps need an ordered and visually appealing design for a comfortable and enjoyable user experience.
We’ve all seen them, we’ve all navigated through them, we’ve all made those painful subscription choices, and we’ve all had some pretty bad experiences with them. But more and more sites and services are focussing attention on their subscription pages and discovering that a well-designed page is very important to new user sign ups.
I constantly struggle with design, it’s sort of a never ending three sided war: my imagination vs. design knowledge vs. design tool proficiency. But I came to a realization a while back that most of us rely too heavily on the last part — the tools — and forget what actually makes a quality design.