Category Archives: Design

2013_07_31_featured Design

5 Design Mistakes That Interfere With Your Online Usability

Good usability – what does that even mean? The term has been around for quite a while now; long enough anyways to have gained some serious popularity. In a previous article we even argued that “usability has become a commodity and is no longer a distinctive feature”. That is because people have long gotten used to certain design standards.
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2013_07_24_credibility_featured Design

10 Design Tips That Will Boost Your Online Credibility

Credibility is one of the most important aspects of your website. Being credible means people feel like they can trust you – as a person or as a company. Then again, trust is the base for any good relationship. And that’s what you want to establish on your site, right? A good relationship with your visitors, and as that with your current and potential users or customers.

Here is the good news: There are lots of things you can do to gain more credibility. Adding some personality to your site is just one of them.
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2013_07_22_featured2 Design

Asking “UXperts” — How to Improve Your Landing Pages with @SabinaIdler and @justinmifsud

This article was written by Rob Toledo and first published on the distilled blog.

We’re all “internet” people, right?

We’ve all got a grasp on how everything should work online and know exactly how websites should be designed.

But one thing I have learned over the past four years of working in the “internet world” is that online marketers are always statistical outliers when discussing UX/UI. We are never the average site visitor, and sometimes it can be near impossible to even pretend; it’s too hard to break away from our intricate web browsing habits. Don’t believe me? Ask your mom how she uses the internet and compare this to your own usage. I’m willing to guarantee they’re drastically different.
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2013_07_17_featured Design

16 Inspiring App Landing Pages And 8 Reasons Why They Are Effective

Landing pages. We have all heard of them and most of us know they are important. Why? As the word says: A landing page is where people first ‘land’ when they visit your website. This can be because they followed an add, found your site on google, or simply typed in you URL in their browser window because they know about your site from any other source.
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2013_07_10_featured Design

How Surprising Details In Web Design Affect The User Experience

The internet is maturing by the day. Websites in 2013 strive to be more accessible, more usable, and also more fun than ever before.

Fact is, a lot of them do so quite successfully. That is mainly for three reasons: (1) Web technologies evolve constantly, allowing for more and more advanced designs. (2) Technologies are more accessible than they used to be, empowering more people to use them. (3) People’s awareness of UX is growing, making them eager to offer more than just a working HTML site.
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2013_06_17_featured_mobile-search2 Design

Responsive Design Is Imperative For Any Businesses – Offline And Online

Responsive design – a type of design that insures a website will show up on any size device. Be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or even a large smart television, responsive design allows you to build one website that works across all platforms. A great concept, right? There is no need anymore to cater different screen sizes separately and even your content can finally be managed in one central place.

But is responsive design only popular because its convenience? Or is there more to it?
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2013_05_featured_website_footers Design

How To Design A More Effective Website Footer

It goes without saying that the success of a website depends on many different aspects. For example, the overall usability, the visual design, and the brand consistency all affect whether or not users are happy with your site. How easily can they find their way around? How much do they trust you and your content? Do they think it’s fun use your site?
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2013_05_02_featured Design

Why You Should Care About Web Accessibility

Research has shown that almost 30% of internet users have a disability of some sort. As such, as user experience designers we need to make sure that we cater for these disabilities so that the widest possible audience can use our website or application. This means designing with accessibility and disability in mind, from the outset.
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