Top and left navigations are typical on large screens, but lack of screen real estate on small screens makes for an interesting challenge.
As technology has advanced, the importance of how humans interact with systems, machines, and each other, have also advanced into a fusion of disciplines, coalescing under the banner of “user experience.” And though “experience” is a vast and abstract notion that is highly contingent on the user, successful experiences in either service or product design are ultimately based upon solid design principles.
Clearleft’s Andy Budd explains how modern UX is more about sketches and prototypes than reams of documentation.
Folks at Upstatement experimented with how to solve design and layout problems within a responsive framework.
Real-Time UI testing for iPhone & iPad apps
Despite being nearly ubiquitous online, username and password login screens are wrought with usability and security issues. Here’s a small sample of how bad things are.
This article addresses one key aspect of planning UX research: the one-page plan document.
The first ExpressionEngine magazine ever!
This quite handy tool lets you view any webpage in multiple screen sizes, simulating the viewport of different devices.
Interesting insights from Aaron Gustafson on mobile approach.
3 days of inspiration, education and skills development for User Experience Designers.
Leisa Reichelt, a freelance user experience (UX) consultant based in London, posted a note on Twitter regarding a friend of her who calls himself a UX Developer.
Econsultancy published an article about how to be a successful freelancer. As Patricio Robles stated, freelancing isn’t all roses. Most individuals who become freelancers aren’t billing themselves out at thousands of dollars a day, and many fail to earn more than they used to earn (or could earn) as full-time employees. Some, sadly, are unable to find their way and are forced out of freelance-dom.
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With its 350,000 unique visitors in July 2011 (according to Compete), Quora has great potential for UX newbies to ask questions and follow discussions, and for UX professionals to share their knowledge, experience and advices.
We choose 10 most interesting conversations for you:
HTML5Pattern is a source of regularly used Inputs-Patterns attributes.
Elliot Jay Stocks talk about baseline grids; specifically, what he’ve learned from doing a large-scale print project like 8 Faces.
If you’ve wanted to learn more about typography, colour and layout – how to make your deliverables more designerly, how to have better conversations with graphic designers, how to be able to make high fidelity mock ups that look good and work well – here’s the best opportunity you’ll have to not only get the theory but practically apply it in an incredibly hands on two days of workshop with two of the finest web designers in the UK – Mark Boulton and Cheryl Carulli.
Last week I wrote an article explaining why user experience is important. For further reading I suggest you an article wrote by Steve Baty, where he describes different methods and how to choose among them. The choice should be made based on the phase of development, information needed and many other criteria, all explained in the article.
It’s a service that’s super simple to set up – web app developers to point their app’s DNS at Google. In return, Google handles rewriting web pages for performance and does things like concatenating scripts and css files and the other best practices outlined by Google in their Page Speed guidelines.