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Designing for Thumbs – The Thumb Zone

Thumbs. The very instrument that makes us human. Separating us from our pet cats and dogs. Passed down through the generations, our thumbs have allowed us to do all manner of things; from gripping wooden clubs, to navigating our smartphones.

In modern life wooden clubs are rarely called upon, unfortunately. Yet all too often we find ourselves standing with phone in one hand, interacting, exploring, talking and texting with our thumbs. Thumbs are more relevant than ever..!
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6 Ways to Improve the UX of Your Email Unsubscribe Page

Lately, email is stigmatized as too ‘loud’ and one-sided – therefore not suitable anymore for the interactivity of the modern web. New means of mass communication – such as social media and community platforms – have been overshadowing email. Yet, they have never quite disappeared and we shouldn’t expect them to any time soon. Email might be ‘old-school’, but it remains a trusted and reliable communication channel – for both sender and receiver.
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15 Responsive Web Design Issues You Don’t Want to Deal With

Responsive web design is not only about pretty layouts and fashionable templates. Your utmost goal is to provide users with a uniform user experience across all devices. Creating independent experiences for each just doesn’t pay off – they’re too resource intensive. The focus should be on creating adaptive experiences, which scale to the user.
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Why so much hate for the Hamburger?

The hamburger leads the way in the ubiquitous web experience. Seeing a new lease of life in mobile design’s rise, the three small bars continue to pop up over all number of platforms. Even as I write this, I see Chrome’s own 3 barred icon looking at me from the corner of the screen. Behind that I can see iTunes with a hamburger sitting pretty aside my favourite song. Even one of my favourite games, Football Manager, has recently employed that ever present hamburger. This simple icon has solved a problem, and in it defined a standard.
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10 Design Flaws Which Can Destroy a Site’s SEO

When it comes to creating a new website, a key dilemma is whether the focus should be on fantastic Design and User Experience (UX), or on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). There are many cases where mind-blowing animated design negatively affects the site’s SEO. Whilst you may expect an increasing number of visitors on a better designed website, in reality you may see the opposite occur. In order to be successful, any website needs to perform well in search engines.

Therefore, searching for the compromise is essential.
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5 New Interesting UX Phrases

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 Web Design, Usability and UX definitions; terms we deem useful, interesting or – hopefully – a mixture of the two!

Discover new terms, learn more of the ones you thought you knew and find out interesting, little known, details.
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Well Designed Product Pages

When working on an ecommerce site, one of the places sapping lots of time and energy is in getting the product page to be just right. There are a number of elements that tend to perform well on product pages, by giving potential customers useful information and by showcasing the product well. Yet there are some that make for a better, more useful product page. As a result, making for happier customers.

So, without further ado, let’s have a look at some of the features that improve product pages.
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