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Oliver McGough

Marketing & UX @ Usabilla. Interested in design, marketing, the games industry and all things sports. Can often be found wandering Amsterdam, lost; or having a good time with friends. Feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Linkedin.
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The Best UX Articles of February 2014

With spring slowly arriving earlier than ever, we can finally start spending more of our time outside. As you’ve been rejoicing outside in the sporadic showers or rare glimpse of a cloudless sky, you could be forgiven for not keeping up with the constant stream of great content.

So, with so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at February 2014. We’ve compiled February’s best 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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Pagination: Why there’s life in the web’s old dog yet

As web technologies continue to improve, so are the ways in which we experience the internet. In the 23 years of the web, many trends have come and gone. We’ve seen Page Counters come and go, Flash rise and fall, and we’re currently seeing Flat Design’s minimalism take the fore at the expense of skeuomorphic and ‘realistic’ 3D effects. The web is ever-evolving. Trends come and go, this is only natural – as we see in the world of fashion. Unlike fashion however, the web’s evolution has much to do with technological change.

Devices have got faster, bandwidth has increased, and our browsing methods have evolved from desktop to mobile. At the heart of these changes has been the method in which we structure our content.
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The Best UX Articles of January 2014

The new year has finally been ushered in. We’re begin to become accustomed to writing ‘2014’, the days are getting ever longer, and the sun is starting to make a reappearance. With January having whizzed past, it’s time to look at what you may have missed,

So, with so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at January 2014. We’ve compiled January’s best 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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The ABC of Usability Part 12

The latest instalment in our monthly list of User Experience terms and definitions.

Each month, we are adding new terms to our existing glossary of Usability and UX definitions; terms we deem useful, interesting or – hopefully – a mixture of the two!

Discover new terms, learn more about the ones you thought you knew and find out interesting, little known, details.
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Record exposure of 2 Billion monthly displays for Usabilla Live

The team here at Usabilla has had an exciting 5 months. In September, we added focus to our efforts beyond Dutch borders, hiring country managers for France, Germany and the UK. A website redesign followed, adding both French and German language versions to cater for our ever growing international customer base.
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Our 5 Favorite UX Articles (December 2013)

The new year has finally been ushered in. Writing ’2014′ still seems a tad odd, drawing up our new year’s resolutions, and beginning to look toward an exciting 12 months. Yet, with so much to look forward to, it is worth looking back for a moment to see what the previous 31 days had in store for us.

So, with so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at December 2013. We’ve compiled December’s best 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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The Best UX Articles of 2013, from the Usabilla Blog

As 2013 draws to a close, we say farewell to another year of blogging. Over the past 12 months, us here at Usabilla have been producing an average of two articles a week. My primary school maths tells me that is over 100 pieces of new content out there – providing all manner of tips, tricks and discussion.

Admittedly, this may be a bit much for you all to wade through. So to ease that experience, our most successful UX articles of the past year have been summarised here for you to get a feel of just what’s happened in 2013.
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The Skeuomorph is Dead, Long Live the Skeuomorph

2013 saw a new king of design take the throne. This has been the year of Flat Design. 2012 ended with Microsoft bringing Flat to the mainstream with Windows 8, and Apple revamped iOS a year later. Casting away their skeuomorphic principles of old and refreshing the interface with a Flat approach.

As one of the defining design events of the year, this exemplified the changing trend of digital design. Apple, formerly so staunch in their support for skeuomorphic design under Steve Jobs, opting for the popular kid.
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