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User Experience and Website Navigation

Today, let’s talk about user experience, also referred to as UX, which is the positive, negative or neutral experience someone has on your website, blog or social media. In the following example, I’d like to talk about website user experience,

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Website Design 101: Never Forsake Function for Design

Not all design is good design — especially if it forsakes function for aesthetic. Although we’re talking about website design here, I’d like to take a step back and share a real-world experience that shows how choosing form over function

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User Experience Tips: Make Finding Things Easy!

The other day I received a catalog from The Company Store, and what did I see on the cover? Penguins. This was kind of a big deal because my wife and I have been Penguin fans for years. So, I

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Analog User Experience: The (Sometimes) Simple Act of Opening a Door

Have you done much thinking about the user experience (UX) of doors? Unless you’re a UX expert, probably not. That said, have you ever walked up to a door and pushed (or pulled) — and the door didn’t budge? I’m

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Conversion Faux Pas that Obliterate the User Experience

I tried to go shopping online the other day on a website that shall not be named (to protect their identity for the faux pas they made). When I arrived on the site, I was instantly greeted by a pop-up

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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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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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