Category: UI Design

3 Overlooked Tweaks to Optimize Website Usability

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According to Adobe, given 15 minutes to consume content, two-thirds of users would rather consume something that’s visually appealing, than something plain. But, users also expect websites to load in less than 5 seconds at least, therefore designing a website (or app) for speed and satisfaction should be every designer’s focus. It’s difficult to overlook […]

Introducing Microsoft’s Fluent Design System

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We’ve seen leading companies implementing either their own design languages, or existing ones such as Google’s Material Design. Think of a design language as a well-documented guideline for creating apps and websites with an intuitive, engaging and consistent appearance. Microsoft recently unveiled their Fluent Design System, which is intended for use on a wide range […]

Putting the “App” in Progressive Web Apps

The web is better than ever. You can now build fast, rich app-like experiences. As Googler Zach Coch said: The line between what is web and what is app is more blurry than it’s ever been. And this is a great opportunity to get better at creating those incredible experiences. But the web has its […]

10 Unexpected Sources of Design Inspiration

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There’s a source of inspiration for every type of design you can think of. Struggling to create the perfect font pairing? Head to Typewolf. Searching for ideas for your website redesign, or a specific webpage? Browse Crayon. Looking for all-around epic sources of design inspiration? Check out the latest crop of Webby Award winners. But […]

UX Lessons from Amazon: 4 Hacks Guaranteed to Boost Conversions

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I’ll admit, Amazon’s visual design is awful and kind of outdated. I’m sure many designers and UX experts will agree with me on that, so naturally, an article stating UX lessons from Amazon might raise some eyebrows at first. Bare with me though. While Amazon still has much work to do in terms of visual […]

11 Ways Breadcrumbs Bolster UX Design

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Website breadcrumbs enhance user experience encouraging users to dig deeper into your site’s hierarchy, while also telling visitors exactly where they are on any given page. Google’s breadcrumb schema is another valuable reason to setup breadcrumbs. But the design factor is always tricky so it helps to study examples and gather ideas. These are some of my favorite breadcrumb […]

How Nostalgia in Web Design Captivates Users (with examples)

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Nostalgia makes users feel warm inside. Suzanne Scacca explains the user psychology behind this, and how we can utilize the effects of nostalgia in web design on users for higher conversions and engagement (with examples). ——— Right now, more than ever before, we’re seeing all sorts of nostalgic throwbacks causing us to reminisce about the […]

Can AI Solve Your UX Design Problems?

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One of Mark Zuckerberg’s key New Year resolutions for 2016 was to build his own “simple AI bot” that could help him with the household tasks. Remember the image of the butler, Jarvis from Iron Man? That’s a well-known Hollywood example of how a simple AI works. But, what precisely is Artificial Intelligence and how […]