User Experience (51 articles)

  • 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
  • poor user experience

    Don’t Let Poor Photos Ruin the User Experience

    Your website is almost done. You have your design sketched out. The sitemap has been approved. All that’s left to do is add a few pictures… But wait! Before you grab some random stock photo, put some thought into the images you choose. Photos are more than just design; they are a critical part of branding. If you aren’t careful, your pretty pictures can lead to a poor user experience.Continue reading

    Oct 17, 20188 min read
  • Brand Story Blog

    Creating (and Protecting) Your Brand Story

    A brand is a powerful asset for any business, and your website is just one piece of the story. Even with the best design, factors outside of your control, such as user reviews, social media, and even other employees can quickly derail even the best branding strategy. This article will explain how to not only create a website that supports a brand story but also how to ensure that the story remains Continue reading

    Oct 10, 20188 min read
  • Mobile Apps

    5 Ways Slickplan Can Help You Build a Better Mobile App

    Google’s 2018 mobile-first algorithm shook up the game of search results, rewarding mobile-friendly apps, and websites with better ranking. But did you get left behind? If you’re in the process of catching up to this major change, these five tips can help you strategize your app development and implement change using Slickplan’s suite of solutions.Continue reading

    Sep 05, 20189 min read
  • User-First Generations

    What Different Generations Need From User-First Design

    Website design should always start with an understanding of your target user. But besides your personas and their goals or aspirations, what does their age or generation say about how they use the web? These tips can help you design your user-first web experience for children, teens, adults, and seniors.Continue reading

    Aug 22, 201810 min read
  • Empathy Map

    How Empathy Maps Can Revitalize Your UX

    Is your website failing to impress your users? If so, it might be time to focus on improving your user experience. Typically, that means user research in the form of usability testing, focus groups, and direct-request feedback. But sometimes, that just isn’t enough. While there are many ways to learn about your user, communicating what you’ve learned to everyone on your team can be more of a challenge.Continue reading

    Aug 15, 20188 min read