User-Centered Design Process Map

The user-centered design process is composed of several methods and tasks related to website development. The type of site you are developing, your requirements, team, timeline, and the environment in which you are developing will determine the tasks you perform and the order in which you perform them. Choose a topic to learn more about how to complete each…

Why Does User Experience Matter?

User experience – notably poor user experience – has been a hot topic in recent months with the much-publicized launch of HealthCare.gov and its subsequent issues. User experience is a part of the design process that you don’t hear about unless something goes wrong. But it is something that should be an integral part of…

25 hottest web design techniques

Leading industry experts reveal their top tips on building a more efficient web. A better web means a better experience for everyone. Users should be able to reach what they need without worrying about how they’re accessing the internet. Developers and designers should be creating sites that can be smoothly maintained and updated. A better…

11 great free UI kits for web designers

Save time and effort when designing a user interface: we round up the best UI kits for developing in CSS. There are so many great examples of UI design on the web that some may think it’s easy to create an attractive, easy to use interface. But as any web designer worth their salt will know, it’s…

5 Big Mobile Design Trends of 2015

I remember the predictions like this back in the late 2000’s. They sounded a little outlandish at the time, but it’s 2015 and the predictions were right, kids! In fact, Comscore had us passing the ‘tipping point’ early last year. While it no doubt varies from site to site, for general purposes we can think of desktop…

Make your type look good on any device

Clarissa Peterson shares her tips for ensuring your text is easy to read, no matter what screen it’s on. Typography can often seem like the easiest part of designing a web page – after all, how hard is it to put words on a page? But on responsive websites you are challenged with using media…

How to master responsive email

Jennifer Wong tackles tables, inline styles and inconsistent CSS support to show you how to design modern, responsive emails. It’s the moment you’ve been dreading: the project of redesigning all consumer-facing emails and making them responsive becomes yours. And you’ve heard the rumours – designing emails means coding like it’s 1999, creating tables and adding styles…

7 Top UI Design Trends for 2015 & Beyond

Grabbing the user’s attention is crucial within the first few seconds of visiting any website. Since attention spans are becoming shorter and shorter for the average user, website design needs to be effective enough to keep users interested. There are so many ways to deliver content, and over the past few years we have simplified…