All posts tagged: Web Usability

Designing a Corporate Site

It’s always tough trying to come up with how to design a corporate site. On one hand, you want to convey an influential image of your company. On the other hand, you don’t want to come across as boring and blend in with every other company. The key to pulling off a great corporate web design is to figure out what your main goals are. From there, you can think about creative ways to present your company and engage the visitor. To help you start brain storming concepts, here are some jump off ideas. Idea #1: A minimalist site with custom photography If your corporate site has clear intentions on what it is supposed to achieve, then a minimalist design can do the job. Combined with custom photography, you can let your copy do the talking while giving an impactful imagery of what you want to portray about your company….

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1 year, 2 months ago

Designing for Web with UX in Mind

I’ll go little in a basics here so please bear with me. I received UI/UX questions from some folks another day on designing experiences so wanted to cover it in form of the post as well. What we are able to do today is: “Design User Experiences” on the web, just up ’til recently much of this was not possible because we had a lot of technological and browser related limitations. But today design of a website become complete experience design, controlling the pathways, user personas and funneling the users thru carefully crafted experiences. Improving a user’s satisfaction when interacting with a websites is part of the User Experience design, or UX design. There are a few standards that we follow to make a site visually appealing, easy to navigate, accessible and usable. Plenty of CSS frameworks have been created in the recant years to help make a website look clean but also accessible. We’ve…

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1 year, 11 months ago

Usability Matters

There is a general trend online towards responsive designs, faster load speeds, less and more efficient code for both design and function, as well as simpler user interfaces. All of this is centered on creating a better user experience and all of this amounts to creating websites that are more usable. At one time, usability had given way to fancy designs and complex page layouts in an effort to differentiate one site from the rest of their competitors. As the internet has grown, users have grown impatient with slow load times, overwhelming designs on pages, and difficult sign-up or checkout processes.

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3 years, 7 months ago

Why Usability Counts

Usability may very well be the Holy Grail of online and mobile app success. The best idea in the world means little if visitors and users have to take time to figure out what they are supposed to do. As nearly anyone can start a website, it makes sense to address some usability concerns that all designers and site owners should take into account. Do Your Users Have To Think? There are a multitude of books on the topic, but the idea can be summed up as: Present content, services or products as quickly and easily as possible Users should not have to click more than three times to find what they are looking for. This is often called the “Three-click rule”. Fancy looking websites with creative and engaging graphics may earn a website the chance to retain visitors, but they have to be able to find what they are…

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3 years, 7 months ago

The Importance of Web Usability

Web Usability is important and shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to new website design and development. It directly reflects on effectiveness of the website and overall user experience, so it’s important to put a lot of attention and analyze elements not just in the begging stage but also frequently once website is launched. There is a link to the post bellow, we did a while back that may help you stay on track with your web usability, it covers following: Begin By Analyzing User Activity Improve The Web Site Design A>B Testing To Find Winners Think About User Interface Design and User Experience Usability for Mobile Sites Read more…

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3 years, 8 months ago