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The Best UX Articles of July 2014

With the baking summer sun outside, there are many places we’d rather be that cooped up in the office. No wonder then if you’ve struggled to keep up with the endless swathes of UX content.

With so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at July 2014. We’ve compiled the 5 best articles from July we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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User Experience Report: Is Responsive Design the Answer to the Growth in Mobile Devices?

Mobile devices are on the rise, we can see it all around us. Mobile traffic alone rose 81% in 2013. Most of us already own a smart- or iPhone, but tablets are becoming increasingly popular as well (rising 68% in the past year).

This presents a problem for websites. Traditionally there was only a single method of viewing them – via desktops – but a rise in smaller screen sizes presents new challenges. Sites need to be optimized to suit all devices: To suit touch and mouse. Handheld screens and TVs.
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Responsive Web Design

So, you’ve invested in a mobile site for your website and think you’re all set for the future?

Then you may want to think again.

Mobile-first remains an important trend with tablets & mobile phones, outselling the “ancient” desktop computer. However, this doesn’t mean that having a mobile website next to your regular site is necessarily the best solution. Whilst the size of phones & tablets keeps changing – not to mention the difference between portrait & landscape mode – a single site can’t scale properly to all of them. The solution: Responsive design.
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The ABC of Usability Part 10

The latest installment in our monthly list of User Experience terms and our first milestone as we hit our 10th edition!

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 of the ones you thought you knew and find out interesting, little known, details.
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Our 5 Favorite UX Articles (September 2013)

With summer now officially over – and autumn beginning to bite – it’s back to retreating indoors and browsing the web as the rain does its thing outside.
Luckily for you, we’ve brought together our favorite UX articles of the last month to provide some distraction from the build up to Christmas(!)

With so much quality content out there, we’ve compiled 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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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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5 Key Concepts For Mobile Web Design To Look Out For In 2013

In July 2012, there were already 6 Billion mobile subscribers worldwide. That’s 87% of the entire world’s population. In December 2012, the mobile share of web traffic across the world was 14.55% compared to 8.04% a year before. In the US, 25% of all web traffic comes from mobile-only users, while in developing countries like Egypt these numbers go up to 70%. If the growth rate continues like that, we can expect mobile internet to take over desktop internet usage by 2014.
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10 Tips How To Handle Responsive Navigation Menus Successfully

Responsive web design is quite a new approach to handling your website on different devices. While your content stays the same, the layout changes according to the screen resolution. Responsive design allows you to create a unique user experience on different platforms and at the same time keep maintenance efforts at a minimum.

There have been numerous articles lately that cover this topic. Some help us understand the anatomy of responsive websites with guidelines and tutorials, others shed light on the role of media queries, and yet others offer inspiring collections of responsive designs.
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