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Essentialism 101: Creating a Better User Experience

Eliminating distraction is part of the essentialism philosophy. The less distraction we experience, the better chance we have of focusing on what’s really important. In order to eliminate distraction, we must first identify what’s essential and what’s non-essential. Then, we

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Essentialism 101: Web Design Trade-offs

We all face trade-offs in our professional and personal lives. When we choose to stop working and spend time with family or friends, it’s a trade-off. When we decide to stay up an extra two hours to get that work

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Ditch the Slideshow for Better Website Conversion

Slideshows are a commonplace strategy for  sharing more information through a series of sliding imagery/offers on a homepage. We’ve all seen them. Each slide sits front and center for a few seconds, and then it’s gone. Avoid this strategy on

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The Perils of Pop Ups on Your Website

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had anyone I know say they liked pop ups. Not one. This comes as no surprise, as pop ups on a website are a poor user experience (UX), and can also diminish

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Are Your Images as Big as Godzilla?

I know, this first thing you thought about when you woke up today was the size of the images on your website, right? Or maybe that was just me … Regardless of how off the radar this topic may be

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Beyond Web Design: Customer Service and the User Experience

As a web design firm, we often talk about the nuts and bolts of developing websites that get found, build trust, and make it easy for visitors to take the next step in becoming customers. But, there’s something just as

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Website Navigation and the User Experience, Part 2: Mobile

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about website navigation and how it affects the user experience on your desktop website. Today, we’re going to turn our attention to mobile … MOBILE NAVIGATION Just when you thought we were

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The User Experience (UX): An Oasis from Complexity

Common sense says that an educated human brain can handle a certain amount of complexity, an this is true. But when someone’s on your website, you’ve got to forget this fact because your visitor is depending on you to offer

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Website Navigation and the User Experience, Part 1: Desktop

When it comes to website navigation (nav), it’s always a good idea to be as clear as possible. Like the Dollar Shave Club homepage example below, you need to ensure that your navigation makes sense and involves 0% guesswork. In

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User Experience 101: Staying Competitive (When it Counts)

The other day, I had a pretty poor user experience that highlighted the importance of staying competitive — when it counts. First off, this is not about keeping up with the Joneses for appearances sake. It’s about understanding what your goals

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