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The Magic of Dark Mode Color Tinting

Many designers are hesitant to implement a dark mode because they think it’ll compromise their brand’s visuals. After all, dark mode is just a combination of gray shades. However, with the magic of color tinting, you can brand your dark mode and boost its visual appeal. Instead of using default grays, your grays will have […] The post The Magic of...

Can Dark Mode Interfaces Reduce Eyestrain?

Nearly 70% of Americans suffer from digital eyestrain (source). The average American spends over 7 hours per day looking at a screen (source). It’s no wonder why eyestrain is such a common problem. Cutting back screen time can reduce eyestrain, but there might be a way designers and developers can help mitigate this problem. Dark […] The post Can...

How Font-Weight Improves Text Readability

It’s a new year and the perfect time to start using font-weight correctly on your text. Stop using light gray for secondary text and the same bold font on every heading. Learn how to use font-weight to improve text readability in this video. This video is based off the following article: How to Optimize Any […] The post How Font-Weight Improves Text...

A More Readable Alternative to Light Gray Text

How do you visually distinguish headings from paragraphs on an interface? Titles from subtitles? Data from metadata? Today, many designers use light gray text for contrast but don’t realize they’re making their text unreadable. Users have to strain and work harder to read light gray text. This extra effort could involve moving their eyes closer […]...

How to Make Confusing Buttons Easier to Choose

Buttons that are similar and confusing will trip you up and slow you down. How do you make those buttons easier to choose? Watch this UX video to learn the quickest, easiest, and most elegant way. This video comes from the following article. Subscribe to the UX Movement YouTube channel for more videos. The post How to Make Confusing Buttons Easier...

How to Make Similar Button Choices Less Confusing

When choosing between several buttons, users have to read the labels and think about each action. This thinking incurs an average cognitive load. However, when two or more button choices are similar, the user’s cognitive load spikes. Now they have to figure out the difference between those buttons. They’re debating in their head which button […] The...

How to Optimize Buttons for Task Performance

It wasn’t easy, but I finally made my first UX video. It’s about optimizing your buttons for task performance. Here’s the article it came from. Hope you find it helpful. Subscribe for more videos! The post How to Optimize Buttons for Task Performance first appeared on UX Movement.

Optimize the Color of Grouped Buttons for Task Performance

Does your interface have grouped buttons that users have to choose from to do a task? If you’re giving each button a unique color, you’re making a big UX mistake. The color of your grouped buttons affects task performance Too Many Button Colors When you use too many button colors, it visually distracts users as […] The post Optimize the Color of Grouped...

How to Design Beyond Default UI Patterns for a Rich UX

If you examine most mobile apps, you might notice they all look the same. They all use navigation bars, table lists, and a linear data display. These default patterns that designers habitually use may get the job done, but they’re not always the best approach for UX. Information structures that are too flat often fail […] The post How to Design Beyond...

Stop Making Users Scroll Long State and Country Menus

When users fill out a form, they want a quick and smooth experience. Any friction can cause frustration, errors, or form abandonment. Two form fields that often give users trouble are State and Country. Users struggle with these fields because they have to scan and scroll through a very long select menu. To get an […] The post Stop Making Users Scroll...

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