The week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back on the week that passed, the best design news, tutorials, resources and other goodies. This week we look at how to profit from UX design, why great design leads to faster growth as well as how to implement user psychology and much more.
Today I wanted to step back from the computer and talk about something a little different. I want to talk about skills. The accompanying video is called The Three Most Important Skills of a Web Designer — but it could be for any creative person, doing any creative work.
As we move into 2015 it’s the perfect time to address “The State of Responsive Web Design”. We’re going to revisit what we know about RWD, what’s been left by the wayside in recent times, the new tricks we can incorporate into our game today, and what’s coming up on the horizon.
Our users are the lifeblood of the products and services we make. We take their needs, desires, and actions into consideration for even the smallest of design decisions. Serious time and resources are spent during weeks, or even months, of design direction for these users, but is it really worth it in the end ?
WordPress as we know it, is not just a blogging tool, it is a CMS (Content Management System). Most of the freelancers out there use WordPress to build custom sites to entertain requirement friendly behavior. Even a basic CMS based project in WordPress demands for a custom login page in WordPress. Today I intend to discuss how one can create a custom login page in WordPress.
Carousels are hugely popular on e-commerce sites. Especially on the homepage. In fact, 52% of the top US e-commerce sites have a carousel on the homepage (of their “desktop” site). While we have yet to finish our benchmark of mobile e-commerce sites, initial benchmarking shows that carousels are popular on mobile sites too.
Attractive people earn 12% more than the rest of us. This is true, I’m not just making this up. A study done in 2012 on real estate brokers found that the more attractive the broker, the more money they made. Wait what? Weren’t their clients just choosing the best broker? The one they were confident would have no problems selling their house?
Everything good starts with a problem. Last Friday, I had one. I couldn’t receive an SMS from my bank in Australia, due to my choice to live, travel and work overseas. It was infuriating. But then I thought: Surely I’m not the only person with this problem? There must be other poor nomads suffering like me.
It’s interesting to think about the amount of information available to an individual online. We are inundated with information, ads, pictures, cat videos and an avalanche of knowledge. As designers, what can we do to influence a user to take a specific action in today’s world?
Feature image curtsey of Markus Magnusson