Category Archives UX

UX Archives

In this category our authors share their extensive web and mobile user experience knowledge with you.

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Building Animated User Interfaces with a Purpose

Direct animations and motion are a big part of the user experience. Not every website will include dynamic animations, but these tend to draw in a crowd of interested users. Stunning visuals can also cross a line and turn into annoying distractions from your content. Building purposeful websites is all about finding a balance between the dynamic elements and static…

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Flat Design and Accessibility

The internet has changed a lot over the last few years, and so has the way we view things online. As such, in this article, we will be taking a look at some of the recent accessibility improvements that Flat Design has brought and helping make the internet that little bit more open and accessible to everyone.

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8 Myths About How Blind People Use the Internet

As a frontend developer of course I’d heard about accessibility. I’d always followed best practices when creating web content that shouldn’t have any problems being read by a screenreader. Like so many other developers in my position though I’d never actually tried a screenreader myself. It always seemed like a difficult thing to do, and I’d heard it was expensive….

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Interface Concepts for Modern eCommerce Web Design

We have seen an ever-increasing list of trends in website layouts. eCommerce websites are especially unique in that designers must focus on product showcases within the layout. User interfaces are not much more complex, but they do require lots of additional metadata such as prices, quantity, and item types. In this article I’d like to go over some relatively universal…

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Techniques for Responsive Website Advertisements

Advertising is big money on the Internet. This is very clearly demonstrated by some of the most popular blogs such as Mashable, TechCrunch, Engadget, TorrentFreak, and others. But so many developers have not considered the possibilities of mobile advertising. More users are getting onto smartphones and accessing websites on a daily basis. There are methods for rendering these websites the…

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Review of Popular Web Design Trends from 2012

The year 2012 has seen an immense burst of creative energy. Many web designers & developers will notice this energy is still carrying us over into the new year. But what have we seen come to fruition over these past 12 months? I want to use this article as a flashback over the year 2012 and review some exciting design…

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The Dark Side of User Experience Design

User Experience Design became a huge trend in the Interactive Industry. Working as a UX designer, UX manager and finally creating UXPin – I soaked up the design field. Even so, this UX revolution came to me as a surprise. Time for UX Design “Design and marketing aren’t just as important as engineering: they are way more important” says Dave…

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The Flat Design Aesthetic: A Discussion

A growing trend in web and UI design lately has been the use of “flat design” and it’s clearly a hot topic at the moment – full of lively discussion and plenty to learn about. I’ve always been drawn to minimalism, so flat design is an aesthetic that has inspired me, especially while working on the recent redesign of QuoteRobot,…

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Design Patterns for Creating Exceptional User Interfaces on the Web

Website interfaces are often very similar yet slightly distinct from website layouts. When you design an interface on the web you are often expecting some type of user interaction. This could be a input form, navigation bar, or some other type of dynamic widget. User interfaces on the web could also be focused on commonplace website elements such as navigation…