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A User Experience Design Publication

A User Experience Design Publication
What Testing Won’t Tell You What do users think and feel while setting up an online store? This week, Lynsey Thornton from Shopify tells us what the Shopify team learned while investigating this very question. WYSIWYG Round Up The conversation surrounding what content management systems and their accompanying WYSIWYG editors do, could do, and should do is a complex one, with myriad potential solutions. This week, Marli Mesibov brings us up to speed on the arguments for – and against – the next generation of WYSIWYG.

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How to ask for design feedback “Oh, it's good.” “I like it. It looks nice. Good colors, dude... I gotta get back to work in a minute.” How to Create a Grunge Web Design in Photoshop Photoshop is often the right tool for web design, especially if you're creating a design using numerous images and brush effects. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a complete grunge home page design. We'll design the header, sidebar, body, footer, and style everything to work together in a heavily textured and worn design. Step 1 This time we're going to create a full web design in grunge style using Photoshop and a lot of stock images.

Measuring Usability Blogs & Articles: MeasuringU What are the Odds? Jeff Sauro • January 19, 2016 Percentages are popular because even when people know little about the underlying measure, they can more easily interpret a percentage: they work for any sized sample and are generally bound from 0 to 100%. Graphic As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business card can demonstrate your creativity and talent. This week we’re looking at ways business cards can generate positive interest in your design. The following three examples all use shape to convey the nature of the business.

This Door is the Epitome of User Experience Design — My User Experience Journey This Door is the Epitome of User Experience Design So why do most software companies struggle to adopt its brilliant formula? It’s a door You’re right. It is just a door. There is nothing special about this door whatsoever.

Design Watercolor Effect Menu This is a two-part tutorial on how to create an artistic and un-typical CSS list menu as seen on Web Designer Wall. In the first part (this article), I will show you how to design a watercolor effect menu in Photoshop. Then in next tutorial, I will show you how to slice the menu and code in CSS. If you need some inspiration on creating an artistic menu, visit our previous post on artistic websites.

A Guide to User Testing Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at the wireframing and prototyping app UXPin. For advice on how to conduct 30+ different types of usability tests, check out The Guide to Usability Testing. Usability testing is a technique used to help discover problems or bottle-necks in your design. COLOURlovers Pixlr Express is making a COLOURlovers Expansion Pack! This is going to be a such a fun and unique contest open for all talent-types utilizing our very own familiar tools. If you're crazy impatient and want to skip further reading, go here to submit designs right away! A Pixlr Expansion Pack is used in photo overlays, borders or stickers in their impressive and fun photo editing apps. Remember to use #PixlrPop on social media to tag and follow the fun!

The science behind Netflix’s first major redesign in four years Back in March, a developer named Renan Cakirerk wrote a small piece of code that made a big impact on Netflix. Cheekily named "god mode," it addressed one of the most annoying aspects of trying to use Netflix in your browser: scrolling through the company's ever-growing list of movies. Once enabled, it would simply give you one, big list.

Creating the “Perfect” Portfolio Many articles are floating around that tell web professionals exactly how to build an online presence. Techniques, best practices and all the other “what to do’s” can be great motivation, but that is exactly what this post won’t do. Instead, we’ll go over how to create the “perfect” portfolio, one that suits your individual needs as a web professional and that gets optimal results. By creating a perfect portfolio, you can gain more clients and have a more successful and sustainable career. To start with, we have to differentiate between “perfect” and “the right way” to do something.

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