Loading UX: make users not care about having to wait

An article about the psychology of waiting and how you can make this a positive user experience. Waiting. It’s something we all do every day. Waiting for a response to that message you sent, our food to be delivered, the traffic lights to turn green, and our computers to start at the beginning of the… Continue reading Loading UX: make users not care about having to wait

3 things to consider before you implement CAPTCHA for accessibility

What are you bothered by the most when you use digital products? For me, it’s e-mail and phone verification, pincode, setting complex passwords and not remembering them… and I especially find one particular thing obnoxious, and it’s CAPTCHA. Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) is a tool very commonly used… Continue reading 3 things to consider before you implement CAPTCHA for accessibility

Are Modals In Web Design A UX Disaster?

Modals, a nifty little feature that allows you to display different messages at the top of your website, have been touted as extremely useful. Some even claim that they are helpful enough to completely replace the banner ads we all hate so much. But are modals in web design a UX disaster? If you are… Continue reading Are Modals In Web Design A UX Disaster?

Designing for scalable Dynamic Type in iOS

Designing for scalable Dynamic Type in iOS for accessibility When we wanted to implement accessibility settings on our iOS mobile app, I had to figure out where to start. Looking online, I could only find engineering resources. It was all about code and how to implement it with UIKit or SwiftUI with plenty of great… Continue reading Designing for scalable Dynamic Type in iOS

Measuring Empathy for Accessibility

After my previous blog on the Two Pillars of Accessibility, I was asked on LinkedIn from a peer in the accessibility field how a program could measure and report the empathy pillar of an accessibility program i.e. how much does your company care about accessibility. Measuring the impact of accessibility is relatively easy — you can track… Continue reading Measuring Empathy for Accessibility

10 Best Real Estate Listing Plugins for WordPress

Are you having trouble finding a high quality real estate listing plugin for WordPress? Do you need a full-featured real estate plugin that helps make your real estate transactions more efficient? WPL Pro Real Estate is one of the many high quality MLS WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon Create a robust database of properties for your… Continue reading 10 Best Real Estate Listing Plugins for WordPress

Flyer Templates

Welcome to this comprehensive guide to flyer templates. We’ll look at what flyers are, why to use them, and how to create them. And we’ll also look at plenty of flyer design inspiration. Let’s get started! What Is a Flyer? At its most basic level, a flyer is a small sheet of paper containing printed… Continue reading Flyer Templates

20 Best New Websites, November 2021

Welcome to this month’s round up of what has caught our eye on the web. As it’s November we’re going to help chase those winter blues away with some color. Color does so much of the heavy lifting in visual design. It can create a mood, reinforce a brand identity, establish a hierarchy, differentiate sections,… Continue reading 20 Best New Websites, November 2021

UX and UI Logo Trends

26 Shares With the advent of online and mobile working culture, UX/UI trends have experienced a significant transformation over the years. Yet 2021 is just no exception. As a UX/UI professional, it is vital to keep updated about these continuously shifting trends and follow and recreate good UX design examples. The COVID-19 issue has transformed… Continue reading UX and UI Logo Trends

The Importance of Including Accessibility in Your Web Design

When it comes to a company’s online presence, a fully functional website is key. Beyond making it easy to order products or add an item to the cart, the website must also be simple to use for every person that logs on, regardless of their physical or mental limitations. This is called accessibility, and neglecting… Continue reading The Importance of Including Accessibility in Your Web Design

WordPress Troubleshooting: Error Establishing a Database Connection

In this quick article, we’ll discuss how to troubleshoot and fix the Error establishing a database connection error on a WordPress site. The Error establishing a database connection error is one of the most common errors which WordPress users can encounter while visiting your website. It’s pretty similar to the white screen of death (WSOD) error,… Continue reading WordPress Troubleshooting: Error Establishing a Database Connection

How to Identify a Font

Trying to figure out how to identify a font? Whether you’re working on how to identify a font on a website, how to identify a font in a logo, or how to identify a font by image, we’ll help you get started. Learn about font basics and common font traits so you can narrow down your… Continue reading How to Identify a Font

How to Check if a File Exists in PHP

Many times you will either need to move files around or store some data inside them in PHP. In either case, knowing beforehand whether a file exists or not can help us avoid some unexpected behavior. PHP comes with a variety of functions to handle different types of queries related to files. In this tutorial,… Continue reading How to Check if a File Exists in PHP

I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete Beginners

Do you struggle with a simple circle from the first step of every tutorial? Do your straight lines keep bending, no matter how hard you try? Do you seem to be unable to draw two points with a given distance between? Do your pictures look wrong even after repeating carefully every single step from a… Continue reading I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete Beginners

Custom neural voice: designing for human-centered policy

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Co-authored with Josh Lovejoy Credit: Delivering the benefits of Custom Neural Voice What’s in a voice? What is it about the way someone speaks that makes them memorable? Why do subtle imperfections in speech — like the thoughtful pauses and false starts when thinking on one’s feet — help us perceive a person as sincere or… Continue reading Custom neural voice: designing for human-centered policy

DIY Hacks to Make Your House Automated

3 Shares Have you always been dreaming about an automated home? Until recently, automation was pretty expensive, and the majority of people simply couldn`t afford it. What about nowadays though? Now, you can either purchase any automated item you might need or you can even build one, with the needed actuators. We have collected for… Continue reading DIY Hacks to Make Your House Automated

4 Quick Steps to Make a Website Responsive

Responsive web design as a concept has been around a long time now; in fact, it’s the de facto way of building websites nowadays. Right now people are accessing websites with mobile phones more than any other device, so it’s really important to ensure that your website is suited to small and large screens. It’s… Continue reading 4 Quick Steps to Make a Website Responsive

Using the PHP Switch Statement

In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of the switch statement in PHP. Along with the syntax of the switch statement, we’ll also go through a couple of real-world examples to demonstrate how you can use it. What Is the Use of the Switch Statement? In PHP, the switch statement is considered as an alternative… Continue reading Using the PHP Switch Statement

Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In a recent professional experience, I was unexpectedly sent to Spain for a user test of a system I did not design with the promise of a translator. Once there, no translator. Nice. But the possibility of capturing the video of the faces of the users and their interactions with… Continue reading Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

Is It Time to Reset HTML?

HTML is one of the foundational building blocks of the Web. But just as web design best practices and techniques change over time, so does the code we use. As HTML evolves, some of its older markup has been deprecated while other parts have been repurposed. Does that create more problems for us, though? Would… Continue reading Is It Time to Reset HTML?

A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Ordering & Reordering

The flexbox layout module allows us to lay out flex items in any order and direction. Flexbox ordering is, in fact, easier than ordering with floats or CSS grid, even if you might not think so at first. As flexbox is a one-dimensional layout model, as opposed to CSS grid which is two-dimensional, you only have… Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Flexbox Ordering & Reordering

Crash Course in the PHP Ternary Operator With Examples

In this article, we’ll discuss the ternary operator in PHP. Along with the syntax, we’ll go through a couple of real-world examples to understand how it works. What Is the Ternary Operator? The ternary operator (? and :) is a conditional operator which allows you to execute a condition, and based on the result of… Continue reading Crash Course in the PHP Ternary Operator With Examples

Microcopy: an essential guide to becoming a more literate designer

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Illustration by David Hall Designers should not be mere decorators, but have an understanding of language and microcopy, a crucial design skill, now more than ever. Look at these two images: Onboarding screen A and B The obvious difference between these two onboarding visuals is that option A is devoid of words and is… Continue reading Microcopy: an essential guide to becoming a more literate designer