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Modal UI Dialogs and Windows: When Should You Interrupt User Flow for Your Own Benefit?

Most designers do everything possible to give users streamlined experiences without any interruptions. Sometimes, though, it makes sense to interrupt the user flow with a modal that triggers  the user to do something on a website or in an app.. The following article explains various  cases  in which it makes sense to use modal UI dialogs and...

4 UI Animation Examples That Showcase Effective Individual Components

When UI components don’t offer a visible change in response to a tap or click, users don’t always know whether the website or app is working. Think of an animated user interface that shows the progress of a file download. This basic example helps illustrate the importance of UI animations. You can, however, get much more creative to give users fun,...

The 6 UX Methods That Proved to Be Effective in Driving Results

Most designers want to create something beautiful, but beauty alone in the UI & UX world is not enough. If it doesn’t support the goals of your business or your clients – it just won’t last very long.. A product can only last when the client makes money from it. A UX that doesn’t drive results will ultimately fail and disappear. In the following...

How to Create a Wireframe: Step-by-Step Guide + Examples

The user experience of a website often determines its success. As developers, creating a new website for clients means striving for results — not just a pretty picture. The wireframe focuses on this UX factor. It’s the first stage of website design, that focuses on functionality instead of graphics. It’s a crucial process that you can pursue with ease...

How to Organize Information Effectively: What You Can Learn From Information Architecture

At its core, a website is a way of presenting information to users. When the information is organized effectively, it makes it easy for users to find what they are looking for and for the business to accomplish its goals. In this article, we’ll look at how you can use Information Architecture (IA) to create better designs.  What is IA? ...

How To Use Conceptual Models for Better UX and UI Design

When you’re designing for a friendly user experience and user interface, you start with a concept. You have an idea of how it should work in the real world. You just need to communicate it to the rest of the design team. Welcome to the world of what we call Conceptual Models. In this article, we will explain what Conceptual Models are and how to use...

User Interface Style Guides: The Checklist of 5 Things Your Guide Needs

Every product needs a consistent design that helps users make sense of their experience. Without consistency, users will feel lost. Frustration leads to abandoned carts. Your customers will choose an alternative that maintains a cohesive standard throughout its features – and you don’t want that. UI guidelines can help you maintain the consistency that...

Search Bar Design Guide: How to Get Your Users Where They Need to Go

The search bar is an easily overlooked part of a site during the design process yet users depend on it to find specific information. Since the search bar is one of the most used elements on a website, search bar design has a significant impact on user experience. This article will give you the complete guide on how to design search bars that help users...

How a Human Centered Design Process Infinitely Enhances Your UX and UI

The best design is focused on people. Always.  In the world of Web and app design, we often use words like audience, clicks, likes, visitors, and users. Those words remove us a step from the fact that we are designing for people. Behind every click is a human being looking for something — a product, an answer to a question, or entertainment.  ...

Affordances 101: What You Can Learn About User Interactions

Users require physical clues on what they should do on your site and where they should do it. This is where visual clues or affordances come in; they show users what they should do. This article will show you how you can design the best affordances to guide your site users.  What is an affordance?  The term affordance refers to the properties...

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