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What Grid System Architecture and the Golden Ratio Do for Web Design. Good design in any discipline usually carries a structure of order and harmony.

What Grid System Architecture and the Golden Ratio Do for Web Design

Since the Renaissance, artists and architects have used a strong understanding of proportions to create aesthetically pleasing architecture. Many of these classical design principles have followed us into modern times and can be found today in effective web design. Take an A4 piece of paper for example. If you take it and halve it, the resulting size is A5 with the same exact proportions. No other proportion has the same properties. 16th century architect, Andrea Palladio knew this well.

Transparency First — Cover Culture. Cover is driven by the heart of awesome dining experiences — enjoying great meals with friends.

Transparency First — Cover Culture

The app splits and pays the check automatically so you can enjoy the moment. Why Infield Top Aligned Form Labels are Quickest to Scan. By anthony on 04/28/15 at 4:42 pm.

Why Infield Top Aligned Form Labels are Quickest to Scan

Why Experience Design is The Next Big Thing [Op-Ed] A scary article about the death of web design swept through the internet this summer making the web design community ponder about the future of the industry.

Why Experience Design is The Next Big Thing [Op-Ed]

There were many different responses from different quarters that claimed that web design is not dead, just changing a little more quickly than other industries. Change is real, and sustainable businesses need to move forward and swim with the stream. In this post we will take a glance at the changes that indicate the necessity of switching the way how we think about and do design. New Tech Require a Broader Approach. Designing for User Habits and Routines - Tuts+ Web Design Article. For the last couple of years I’ve been paying close attention to my own habits, looking at my routines to find out what makes me more productive and happier.

Designing for User Habits and Routines - Tuts+ Web Design Article

After deliberately adopting one habit I’d then move onto the next one. Playing with my own routines I’ve decided to allocate some time and write a book. After doing some research, I’ve become very curious as to how habit building theories are applied in designing digital interfaces. In the age of social media and affordable smart devices, people are prone to suffering from digital addiction. Introduction - Material design - Google design guidelines. Design Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app - Windows app development. Form Design For Dummies: 10 Simple Tips On Designing A Form That Converts. Web forms have become an integral part of most websites and the internet in general.

Form Design For Dummies: 10 Simple Tips On Designing A Form That Converts

Their primary purpose is to help both users and businesses achieve their separate goals by establishing a relationship or initiating a conversation between the two. Registration forms are what allows people to become members of online communities or services. The Definitive Guide to Form Label Positioning. Photo: nightthree When it comes to the design and development of forms, one of the most popular topics is the positioning of labels.

The Definitive Guide to Form Label Positioning

There are a range of different options, but many articles on the subject touch on only some of the advantages and disadvantages of some of these options. How do you put all that disparate information together to make a good decision, especially if you’re in a hurry? It was clearly time to bring everything together in one place. Read on for the different options for form label positioning, and the complete list of advantages and disadvantages for each. If you haven’t got time for that, the main thing you need to know is: The most usable and accessible option is to have labels always visible, and located above or beside the field. There’s also a handy guide to choosing between these options. Options for positioning form labels For English-based forms, the main options are: Some of these choices are much better than others. 1.

Advantages Disadvantages 2. 3. 4. 5. Forms: The Complete Guide–Part 2. Forms are one of the most important parts of any site or app—they are the most common way for our users to give us the information that we need to help them do what they want to do.

Forms: The Complete Guide–Part 2

But in many instances, we design forms statically, often as wireframes. But so often, what makes or breaks a form is what it’s like to interact with it. When the user clicks on a particular radio button, some additional inputs appear. How does that happen? More importantly, does the user understand what just happened?

Forms that work: Designing web forms for usability - The design of forms. Hangry UserTesting: Domino’s Pizza Mobile Site and App. Every Tuesday, UserTesting’s Research Team studies a different product to share here on the blog.

Hangry UserTesting: Domino’s Pizza Mobile Site and App

We hope you’ll learn some nifty research techniques and get inspired to run some insightful tests of your own. Enjoy, and check back in next Tuesday! Ordering a pizza should be an easy task. Unless you’re ordering for a little league team and splitting the bill between several parties, there’s not much to it. You pick your crust and toppings, add any extras, and voila!

But when it comes to actually being responsible for ordering a pizza, almost no one ever wants the job. If only. How could such a simple task go so wrong? The study We conducted a remote, unmoderated study to find out if customers preferred using an app or mobile site to order a pizza, rather than calling in the order. 5 UX Tips to Capture the Audience You’re Probably Ignoring. Have you ever tried comprehending a dense article while reading on a crowded bus or train?

5 UX Tips to Capture the Audience You’re Probably Ignoring

Did everything sink in right away? Or did you have to go back and re-read a few sections—if not the entire article? Capturing—and holding—your reader’s’ attention has always been a challenge. Argos Tackles Shopping Cart Abandonment - eCommerce Insights. According to the Baymard Institute, a UK web research company, an average of 67.45% of online shopping carts are abandoned without completing a transaction. That’s a shockingly high statistic! It means for every 100 potential customers, 67 of them will leave mid-way through the ‘journey’.

Why is it so Easy to Get "Mobile First" Wrong? - Deep Design. There’s definitely some logic to the underlying philosophy of the “mobile first” approach to design, but there are also some hidden problems that cause even experienced designers to make some fundamental user experience mistakes. Doing it wrong serves only to reverse the underlying problem, creating a painful desktop experience instead of a painful mobile experience, which only moves the problem around rather than actually solving it. First hints of trouble I first started wondering about the possible pitfalls of mobile-first design after Apple’s much-criticized 2013 redesign of their iWork office suite.