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A More Efficient Way to Display Data Tables

Tables are one of the most popular ways to display data. They’re effective at providing structure and organization to data, but they’re difficult to scan. Users often have trouble differentiating various data types at a glance. They have to read each column header title to do so, but this requires extra cognitive effort. Here’s a […] The post A More...

3 Small Ways to Make Large Sidebar Menus Scannable

Large sidebar menus can frustrate even the most advanced user. The reason for this is the way designers display the menu items. When they all have the same visual treatment, menu items are hard to scan. If you don’t fix this, you can slow users down when they navigate. The issue arises when you give […] The post 3 Small Ways to Make Large Sidebar Menus...

Design Techniques for Strong Hierarchy on Content Layouts

Content overload is a common problem that’s not only caused by a high quantity of content. It’s also caused by the way all that content is displayed. You can’t control how content grows over time, but you can control the way you present it. This is why layout hierarchy is crucial for reducing content overload. […] The post Design Techniques for Strong...

Color Contrast Mistakes on Buttons

Imagine a user stuck with indecision when they encounter a pair of buttons on your interface. The user looks to the left one and then to the right one, comparing them. After doing some thinking, they make a selection. Their selection comes late and uncertain because your buttons lack hierarchy. To establish a strong and […] The post Color Contrast...

BugHerd: Gather Website Feedback Without the Long Email Chain

Have you ever had non-technical clients or team members give you feedback? It probably involved long email chains of back and forth messages and attachments. This much documentation is hard to manage, especially if you’re working with different clients. Getting feedback and tracking issues on websites doesn’t have to be a pain anymore. BugHerd will...

A Faster Way to View Search Results with Fewer Clicks

Searching for information on websites isn’t as easy as you’d think. A typical search query generates many results that require users to sort through each one. Most search results pages don’t allow them to do this easily. How you design your search results page affects how fast and easy users can find information. Search results […] The post A Faster...

10 Usability Mistakes Most Designers Make on Checkboxes

Before you use a checkbox on your interface, you got to ask yourself a couple of questions. Is a checkbox the right component to use in this context? If it is, what’s the most usable way to display them? Many designers fail to ask these questions and automatically use checkboxes without much forethought. As a […] The post 10 Usability Mistakes Most...

Why Signups & Logins Should Open in a Right Form Drawer

The way your signup and login form opens can make your interface less engaging. You’re likely opening your form in a new screen. That won’t hinder users from signing up or logging in, but it can disrupt their task flow and increase their cognitive load. Interstitial Signups & Logins Not all users will click the […] The post Why Signups & Logins...

Porkbun: One .design Domain for One Year Free

Behind every great company is a design and creative team. If you want to build up your team, you should give them a voice and presence. The world’s biggest brands are doing this with a .design domain. They’ve all dedicated a new domain to their design team with their company name plus .design at the […] The post Porkbun: One .design Domain for One...

Why Your Flow Maps Should Show Microinteractions

Flow maps are designed to represent all possible navigational paths of an interface to help designers plan. However, there are more that users do on interfaces than navigate. A flow map that only illustrates navigation doesn’t represent interfaces realistically. It fails to account for the various interactions that occur on each screen. If flow maps...

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