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.
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.
There have been many studies on attention with very significant results coming from the area of cognitive neuroscience and psychology. It is an interesting challenge to translate those results into the domain of web design and use it as a tool for creating a meaningful impact.
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.
The right background style can really set the tone for your website. We’ll explore some great examples and current trends in website backgrounds that include large images, bright colors and bold patterns.
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.