The rise of Generative AI-driven design patterns

[unable to retrieve full-text content] How Generative AI advances are helping shape the future of feature design, from enhancing content interaction to more informed decision-making Order among chaos (Credit: Dall-E) The ChatGPT revolution has been unfolding for over a year now. While the specific chatbot may not represent a seismic technical shift, the profound change in… Continue reading The rise of Generative AI-driven design patterns

Better Web Security Means Less Convenience – For Now

The web makes our lives more convenient. We can order a T-shirt or a pizza with a few clicks. We can conduct global research without leaving our seats. It has changed the way we do just about everything. As web designers, we seek to add even more convenience. We employ systems to “remember” users. We… Continue reading Better Web Security Means Less Convenience – For Now

8 Conversion-Driving UX Tactics For Ecommerce Websites

Positive user experience (UX) is a prerequisite for retaining buyers, boosting eCommerce SEO results, and increasing website conversion rates.  In this post, we’ll discuss actionable UX design tactics that’ll help you create a fascinating customer journey on your site which will skyrocket sales and bring in even more brand advocates. 1. Ease the navigation with… Continue reading 8 Conversion-Driving UX Tactics For Ecommerce Websites

What should be the contrast level of inactive buttons?

Using the APCA Readability Criterion to improve the accessibility of disabled controls Disabled buttons. They need to look non-interactable. But they also can’t be completely unreadable. How do I find the sweet spot? I spent a few hours in a deep dive going through a bunch of blogs and accessibility guidelines documentation in search for best approaches… Continue reading What should be the contrast level of inactive buttons?

Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

Ambiguous IDs can cause both your developers and your users a lot of frustration, and may ultimately damage customer relations. A Little Background It’s one of the most common WCAG 4.1.1 violations reported by automated accessibility testing tools such as aXe, and it can cause a fair share of problems for your users. It happens… Continue reading Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

The Dangers of Deceptive Design Patterns (And How to Avoid Them)

UX By Louise North Today As web designers, our role in crafting user-friendly digital landscapes is critical. We are tasked with creating user experiences that make visitors feel comfortable and respected. This, in turn, creates benefits for our clients by improving repeat visits and achieves the site’s ultimate aims, whether that is sales revenue or… Continue reading The Dangers of Deceptive Design Patterns (And How to Avoid Them)

From toy to titan: the activations behind the Barbie effect

The marketing budget for Barbie was $150m, more than the $145m for the movie itself—and it shows. Barbie takes over the streets of Dubai. Credit Eye Studio. Operation Barbie Summer (the internal codename from Warner Bros) is in full swing. Since its release on July 21st, just two weeks ago, the Barbie movie has shattered 11 box… Continue reading From toy to titan: the activations behind the Barbie effect

Design Risks: How to Assess, Mitigate, and Manage Them

It’s impossible to see into the future and anticipate every possible outcome of our design decisions. As a result, every major design decision comes with risks: risk that the design will be unfamiliar or hard to use or unpopular, risk that it will cost too much money, or risk that it will be abused or… Continue reading Design Risks: How to Assess, Mitigate, and Manage Them

10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

Many firms’ design and development decisions are increasingly oriented toward human-centered innovation. Instead of rushing goods to market, these firms are using a user-centered design approach. Design and development teams build high-performing digital products or websites that uniquely meet customers’ demands by concentrating on the user experience. After all, a good web design is helpful… Continue reading 10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

12 Best Email Marketing Services for 2022 (Ranked)

A robust email marketing strategy is a great way to reach your target audience directly. But your email marketing campaign success rests on whether you used the best email marketing services. No two email marketing services are equal. So you must choose carefully. We created this guide and ranked the 12 best email marketing services… Continue reading 12 Best Email Marketing Services for 2022 (Ranked)

AI is going to change UX research forever

The rise of AI will impact everyone. But in what way can UX designers use AI to their benefit? And how do we design AI systems? AI will revolutionize every sector, but unexpectedly UX research might suffer a huge impact. Photo by me. The rise of AI is creating a lot of buzz in almost every modern… Continue reading AI is going to change UX research forever

5 Best Comment Plugins for WordPress

An active comments area underneath each of your posts is a great way to increase the interaction on your website. Comments offer value to your content, show that your readers care about your site, and give visitors a reason to return. However, you must first make a space where your readers want to hang around… Continue reading 5 Best Comment Plugins for WordPress

8 Best WordPress Forum Plugins

Do you want to add a forum to your WooCommerce website? Forums can create a high level of engagement for users of your site.  Example of forums include:  question and answer platforms discussion boards peer to peer support, especially for software  To add a forum to your website you will need a… Continue reading 8 Best WordPress Forum Plugins

Best 7 Icon Maker Software

0 Shares These days you can create icons within minutes. These can be used as logos, for infographics and to communicate without any words. For this you will need an icon to make software. There are a lot of options out there but we were able to find 7 that are just amazing. These are… Continue reading Best 7 Icon Maker Software

Pondering the Future of the WordPress Sidebar

The WordPress sidebar has been a mainstay feature of both free and commercial themes. It seems that, no matter how the content management system (CMS) evolves, the sidebar has triumphantly (and, perhaps defiantly) come along for the ride. How has it survived this long? For one, it continues to serve a useful purpose. It houses… Continue reading Pondering the Future of the WordPress Sidebar

5 Great Landing Page Examples You Can Learn From

1 Share Your landing pages are incredibly important, as they often provide the first experience people will have with your website. They’re typically created with the purpose of converting your website visitors into leads or customers, so they have to be well-designed, attention-grabbing, and compelling enough to convince people to take action.  There are so… Continue reading 5 Great Landing Page Examples You Can Learn From

Key and Surface Tracking Comes to Chrome

[– For those that didn’t spot it: this post was an April Fools joke, no one can track you by the way you type! –] This week Google announced further details of its plan to remove cookies from ad tracking. The strategy, which the ad giant expects to be fully implemented by 2022, has come… Continue reading Key and Surface Tracking Comes to Chrome

The Ultimate Landing Page Checklist for Lead Generation

Web designers often have to wear many hats. It’s not uncommon for designers who are self-employed or work for a family business to also be involved in online marketing campaigns. With this in mind, many designers will appreciate that getting traffic to a website is hard work and often expensive. Whether you are using Google… Continue reading The Ultimate Landing Page Checklist for Lead Generation

Apply for these Web Design and Development Awards for 2021

March 10, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine One of the best ways to buff up a portfolio is to sprinkle it with web design and development awards or recognition. Even the most prestigious recognition needs to be applied for. If not, another individual must nominate you or your work for you to be included in the… Continue reading Apply for these Web Design and Development Awards for 2021

Creating Pretty Popup Messages Using SweetAlert2

Every now and then, you will have to show an alert box to your users to let them know about an error or notification. The problem with the default alert boxes provided by browsers is that they are not very attractive. When you are creating a website with great color combinations and fancy animation to… Continue reading Creating Pretty Popup Messages Using SweetAlert2

17 Best Interactive Websites in 2020

November 11, 2020 by Sangalang Kristine Building interactive websites is one of the best ways to improve engagement and experience for audiences. These kinds of websites create content with which users could interact with. There is a multitude of interactive websites available on the internet. The more playful and controllable a website design is, the more interesting… Continue reading 17 Best Interactive Websites in 2020

UX and Millennials: 5 Design Tips That Attract Millennial Crowd

Millennials have buying power that is constantly growing. Understandably, businesses are interested in doing things to attract millennial customers. It’s estimated that by 2021, millennials will have a buying power of over $2 billion. Baby boomers and Generation X each have their own needs and wants. Marketers have adapted their tactics to address those needs. Now,… Continue reading UX and Millennials: 5 Design Tips That Attract Millennial Crowd

Everything You Need to Know About Websites And Privacy Laws

When it comes to compliance, website developers need to keep their eyes on more than just ADA regulations and Section 508. Privacy laws are a big consideration and decisions on how to build privacy into a website start with architects.  And that’s exactly what website developers (and designers!) are. They build up attractive, functional websites… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Websites And Privacy Laws

Meet MacDroid : File Transfer App For Mac and Android

It can always be such an absolute headache transferring data between a Mac and an Android device. If you are one such user who has had to face this same problem, well, you aren’t alone. Thousands of users often find transferring files from their Mac to their Android device and vice-versa extremely tedious when using… Continue reading Meet MacDroid : File Transfer App For Mac and Android