Mobile UI Design Patterns: 10+ Sites for Inspiration

Mar 29 2012 by Jacob Gube | 7 Comments

Mobile UI Design Patterns: 10+ Sites for Inspiration

User interface design patterns are solutions to common design challenges, such as navigating around an app, listing data or providing feedback to users.

Mobile apps and sites have unique UI design requirements because, compared to their desktop counterparts, they’re used in smaller screens and, at least with today’s modern mobile devices, rely on fingers instead of a keyboard and mouse as input mechanisms.

Whether you’re designing a mobile app UI for the first time or in need of specific design solutions, these mobile UI design pattern resources will surely help!

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With Great (CMS) Power Comes Great Responsibility

Sep 26 2011 by Katie Methe, Jason Mark | 27 Comments

With Great (CMS) Power Comes Great Responsibility

One of the biggest advantages of using a content management system (CMS) is that it allows developers to empower site owners with unprecedented control of their website.

Giving website owners the ability to create, edit and manage their web property has many benefits. However, having too many features and site-management capabilities can burden the client and can wreak havoc on a website.

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Essential E-Commerce Website Features: Tips and Examples

Jul 8 2011 by Mohammad Moradi | 27 Comments

Essential E-Commerce Website Features: Tips and Examples

There are many different approaches you can take when designing an e-store. However, you might notice that effective e-commerce websites have certain site features that are absolutely critical to the shopper’s experience.

We will look at these common features that you will find in almost all e-commerce websites.

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Is It Time to Rethink Website Navigation?

Jun 27 2011 by Jason Gross | 35 Comments

The hyperlink has been a staple of the Internet since it began. The Web simply wouldn’t be a web at all if we didn’t link from one web page to another. Links make the Web work.

So it would make sense to put a lot of time and effort into how we design our links and navigation systems.

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10 Important UI Design Considerations for Web Apps

May 30 2011 by Marc Gayle | 19 Comments

10 Important UI Design Considerations for Web Apps

When I finished building my first web app (CompVersions, which allows you to collect feedback from clients), I was surprised at the number of user interface decisions and considerations I hadn’t accounted for at the beginning of my journey. I’d like to share some of those things with you.

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Designing Effective FAQ Pages

May 24 2011 by Mohammad Moradi | 23 Comments

Designing Effective FAQ Pages

FAQ stands for "frequently asked questions." As the name implies, it is a type of web page (or group of web pages) that lists questions frequently asked by users, usually about different aspects of the website or its services. The answers are typically shown with the questions.

FAQ pages aim to make finding answers easy for users. The ideal FAQ page helps people use the website without the need for outside assistance. More often than not, unfortunately, this ideal is not realized.

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Effective Website Help Systems: Tips and Examples

May 10 2011 by Mohammad Moradi | 14 Comments

Effective Website Help Systems: Examples and Best Practices

Web designers should regard every user who comes to our websites as potential newcomers, providing enough instruction and guidelines for them to complete their tasks and get familiar with the site.

Almost every type of website has to help its users, but in different ways. The type of website will determine the type of help system you should be providing.

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