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The Fastest Navigation Layout for a Three-Level Menu

When users navigate an interface, there’s a need for speed. The faster it is for them to find what they’re looking for, the more time they’ll save on their task. Speed is essential for menus that contain multiple levels. The more levels a menu has, the longer it takes to navigate. A common navigation pattern is a three-level menu. You’ll often find...

Why Radio Buttons and Checkboxes Can’t Co-Exist

Radio buttons and checkboxes have long been components that cause users confusion. These components are often used in the same context, but look completely different. Designers and developers know the difference, but that’s because they learned it through their work. What about users who were never taught the difference? The fact that users need to...

When to Use a Floating Call-to-Action Button

Flick, flick, flick, flick! That’s the sound of the user’s finger scrolling through your long mobile landing page. Eventually, they’ll get flick fatigue and abandon your page if they don’t see the call-to-action button. The user’s attention and energy are finite resources. Once it exceeds a certain point, they’ll call it quits and move on. If they...

Why Infield Top-Aligned Labels Beat Floating Labels

Form field label alignment has evolved. It’s been five years since I first introduced infield top-aligned labels and its advantages over both top-aligned and infield labels. Many designers and developers have adopted them, but it seems many more have adopted its counterpart, floating labels. This is unfortunate because infield top-aligned labels are...

Improve Your Sign-Up Form with Off-White Text Fields

When designing an app, most designers put all their effort into the content pages but overlook the sign-up form. What users end up getting is a form that’s visually unappealing, stale, and clinical. A white background, plain text fields, cluttered text, and harsh black outlines everywhere doesn’t motivate users to sign up. If your form looks like this,...

Why You Shouldn’t Use Solid or Underlined Text Fields

Text fields have evolved stylistically over the years. Designers are getting more creative with them, but sometimes a little too creative. One particular style that’s caught the eye of many is the underlined text field. Its novel and minimalist appearance may attract you in using it, but when you understand how it affects user behavior, you’ll think...

ProtoPie: The Interaction Design Tool UX Designers Need

Many UX designers prototype, but very few prototype with dynamic interactions. The difference it’ll make on your design is night and day. ProtoPie is the only prototyping tool that allows you to add delicious interactions to your interactive prototypes. Rather than showing your users and clients a prototype with plain, boring click-interactions, you...

Porkbun: Your Very Own .design Domain for Free

Whether you’re building a portfolio, blog, or product, a design-related website needs a memorable domain name. AirBnB, and Uber are popular brands that understand this. That’s why they use a .design domain as the place for their designers to share articles, tools and resources. You and your company can do the same by grabbing your very own .design...

The Aesthetic-Accessibility Paradox

Every interface has a subset of users that make up the majority and minority. The majority of users usually have normal vision, while the minority have some form of visual impairment. There’s a big difference between what normal visioned users see versus what color blind and low vision users see. These users tend to experience blurry text and faint...

Vettery: The Hiring Marketplace to Land Your Dream Job

You’ve updated your resume and portfolio, and you’re ready to go job hunting. You apply to company after company and hear nothing back. This commonplace approach to finding a job is stressful and taxing. Instead of filling out application after application, how nice would it be if those companies reached out to you? Imagine getting job offers and opportunities...

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