User Experience (49 articles)

  • heatmap blog

    5 Heatmapping Apps That Improve UX and Increase Conversions

    Have you ever walked through a department store and wondered why in the world they organized it the way they did? You become frustrated because what you thought was going to be a 15-minute in-and-out trip turned into a 45-minute scavenger hunt for your grocery list. This is what happens when you don’t take user experience into account, and it happens within physical stores but also on the web, all the time.Continue reading

    Jun 05, 20198 min read
  • image optimization

    10 Tools to Optimize WordPress Images for a Better User Experience

    No one likes a slow-loading website. Long load times aren’t just horrible for the user experience; they can also negatively impact a website’s SEO. For many WordPress sites, long load times are due to unoptimized images. These pictures, literally, bog down traffic and potential profits. However, large files aren’t the only reason your UX could tank. You also need to choose the right images for conveying your message.Continue reading

    May 08, 20198 min read
  • moodboard blog

    Mood Boards: Don’t Skip This Step in the Web Design Process

    Mood boards are to designers what outlines are to writers. They are a way to collect and organize the thoughts and ideas for a design project; from color palettes to typography. Mood boards help designers and stakeholders visualize where a project is going, before it even starts. You can make your mood board physical or digital, either way, using a mood board is ideal for communicating a project’s visual direction and is more effective than a verbal discussion.Continue reading

    Apr 03, 20199 min read
  • Footer Blog

    What to Consider When Designing Your Website Footer

    There are countless articles out there about what your website footer needs. They’ll say you need this, and don’t forget that, and they’ll tell you how it’s the perfect place to hide all those small lonely pages. Well we asked industry professionals a few questions about the crucial elements of a great footer to help you design this prime real estate on your website. Continue reading

    Mar 20, 20197 min read
  • 15 tips for wireframing

    15 Tips for Creating Efficient Wireframes

    As you approach a design project, you no doubt want to dive in and put your creativity to work. But before you identify a color palette, logo, and imagery, it’s best to start with a wireframe. Wireframes a crucial step in developing UI, or user interface. Wireframes are a simple, often black-and-white display of how page elements will look on a screen. It drives the UI that will lead the design.Continue reading

    Mar 07, 201910 min read
  • UX Design Portfolio

    How to Create a Slick UX Design Portfolio [Visual Guide]

    If you’re just getting started in user experience (UX) planning, then there are a couple of things you need to get hired: a portfolio that wows, and a resume that makes you look your best. But how do you get this done when you don’t have a lot of experience? It’s a vicious cycle. Potential clients and recruiters want you to have experience, but you can’t get experience till somebody hires you.Continue reading

    Feb 20, 201911 min read
  • Favicon Blog

    5 Creative Uses for Your Website Favicon

    Do we even remember a time before favicons? Those little emoji-sized logos we see in our browser tabs and windows are often overlooked, but essential to a brand’s full experience online. However, favicons are more than just an essential brand element: They’re also vital for users who like to bookmark. These little icons help identify bookmarks quickly and easily. If your brand grows, your favicon can even become more recognizable than your logo.Continue reading

    Feb 06, 20197 min read
  • Design Terms

    Understanding Digital Design Terms: IA, UI, and UX

    If you’ve spent any time in the world of web, you’ve probably been inundated with acronyms like UX, UI, IA, and beyond. You’ve likely read about them, and surely have seen job opportunities for them. But what exactly do they mean?Continue reading

    Jan 04, 20197 min read