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UX

  • User Experience
    UX Tip: Consider the Empty StatesEm
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    The following article is not comprehensive, or a “must do” by any means. Instead, it outlines three common types of empty state.Read More…
  • Glossary
    Web Design Glossary: What is “Affordance”?Affordance
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    The term “affordance” is one you’ll hear often in the world of web design. It regularly appears in tutorials on Tuts+ too, so this article will serve as a definition just to clear up any doubts.Read More…
  • UX
    How to Display Update Notifications in the Browser TabUpdate
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    In this tutorial, we are going to build a form of user feedback, making use of the browser tab as a medium for notifying users of updates. Let’s see how it’s done.Read More…
  • UX
    Creating UserOnboard Teardowns: My Process and ToolsPrev
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    It’s been a great joy to see so many people finding the user onboarding teardowns that I create so helpful. Many times, it leads to people reaching out and asking me how I make them. This, friends, should hopefully be the ultimate reference on exactly how they’re created.Read More…
  • A/B Testing
    New Course: A/B Testing for Web DesignersAbtest
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    This course begins with the basics of A/B Testing. We’ll look at examples of how it works, and walk you through setting up tests using three major testing platforms. Then we’ll look at the best ways to conduct tests, the interpretation and validity of results, and some more advanced ideas such as testing email campaigns.Read More…
  • Prototyping
    Rapid Prototyping Using Sketch Symbols and TemplatesPre
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    Starting from scratch every time you mock up a design is a waste of time, especially when building on top of an existing product. On Envato Market we already have an established visual look and we’re working on a style guide to collate all our UI elements. What we need is an easy way to create a clickable prototype using our UI library. A template with all the Lego pieces already in there, ready to be built.Read More…
  • UX
    What Everybody Ought to Know About App Design for Windows 8 Windows preview
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    Windows 8 apps are an exciting User Interface challenge for designers and developers alike. The out of the box framework is constantly evolving and rationale behind each aspect of the User Experience is thought provoking. The potential keeps emerging in leaps and bounds in what is still a developing app ecosystem. You may not have had the opportunity to work in this space yet; I’ve outlined some User Interface insights to get you started!Read More…
  • UX
    Stop Putting User Personas in Your Desk DrawerMailchimp
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    Personas are something we have lifted from the advertising industry. Unfortunately too often they don’t fit the web design process. Now is the time to change that.Read More…
  • UX
    Ship Better Experiences with a Lightning-Fast UX WorkflowSmall cover
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    Efficiency is a nerdy fetish of mine. As User Experience Designer on Envato Market, I’ll look into anything that even hints at speeding up the process of getting feedback on a design idea. A shorter feedback cycle means shipping higher quality features faster to the benefit of our community.Read More…
  • UX
    Designing for Trust: Building Confidence in Your WebsiteTrust
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    Improving the trustworthiness of a website can help improve its conversion rate, whether we’re talking about buying a product, downloading an ebook or subscribing to a newsletter. Security, privacy, aesthetics and other factors all play a big role. Let’s see how we can use these elements to improve trust.Read More…
  • Photography
    The Web Designers’ Guide to Photo SelectionFoto
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    Photographic images grab our attention and trigger an almost instantaneous response when we encounter them. They are therefore an important part of any website we create. How do we choose the right ones? Read More…
  • UX
    Using Guidelines to Mind Your ToneTov
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    In this article I’m going to discuss why you need tone of voice guidelines, what to include, how to ensure they are used and refer to plenty of examples of existing guidelines from some well known organisations. This article assumes that you have already identified what tone of voice is most appropriate for your organisation.Read More…
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