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  • Ad Placement for Mobile

    July 5, 2015

    Extra care is required when designing mobile page layouts that include advertisements, due to the limited screen real estate available. Ads must be displayed where they will not create false floors nor block users from reaching relevant content.

    The Roots of Minimalism in Web Design

    June 28, 2015

    Many popular web-design trends originate in minimalism, a movement that aims to reduce information overload by presenting content in its simplest form.

    Low-Contrast Text Is Not the Answer

    June 7, 2015

    Low-contrast text may be trendy, but it is also illegible, undiscoverable, and inaccessible. Instead, consider more usable alternatives.

    Accordions on Mobile

    May 31, 2015

    Accordions conserve space in mobile designs but they can also cause disorientation and too much scrolling. Easy design fixes improve the usability of these UI elements.

    Overuse of Overlays: How to Avoid Misusing Lightboxes

    May 25, 2015

    Poorly implemented overlays and lightboxes are not only frustrating for users, but can also be disastrous for conversion and task completion. Use the five W’s – Who, What, When, Where, and Why – to determine whether an overlay is truly the most appropriate design solution, and how you should implement it.

    The Apple Watch: User-Experience Appraisal

    May 17, 2015

    Smartwatch apps should rely on gestures more than on navigation elements, prioritize the essential, support handoff, and create tailored, standalone content.

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