I will talk about a few interaction design concepts and best practices that when applied will result in the creation of great UIs.
What is a good user interface? As you read through the following ideas, you will see two reoccurring themes: Ease of use and simplicity.
Mobile is no longer on the sidelines. If you’re not already thinking mobile first, you should at least consider it. Let’s go over compelling data that demonstrate the importance of focusing on performance for mobile devices.
Digital typography is relatively old. With digital type having been around for 30 years, it’s surprising to me that we still haven’t moved much outside of the concepts we have borrowed from print.
Only 5.3% of the world’s population speaks English as their first language. Research shows that in order to reach 90% of Internet users, we need to be able to support 21 languages1.
If you are trying to reach a global audience, language localization is an important factor to consider when developing a website.
As an active member in the WordPress community, I was able to take part in the latest major version release: WordPress 3.9.
If you’ve seen a lot of web design agency sites lately, you might have noticed that they all share a few common traits:
- Needlessly vague wording (if I have to hear "integrated solutions" or "innovative solutions" one more time, I may break).
- Clean design.
- Absolutely no pricing details whatsoever. Prospective clients are forced to fill out a quote request form to get even a general price range.
The last point is what I’ll be talking about.