Colorblind users are more common than you might realize. It’s not hard to design your website to make it easy for colorblind visitors to use. In fact, it will often make your designs more effective for all users, not just those with atypical sight conditions. Learn how to design your website around colorblind users to […]
It should be noted that slide-out panels are indeed less accessible than fixed navigation options. They’re harder to discover and understand. Screen elements appearing and disappearing can confuse users and frustrate visitors. However, they’ve maintained their position as a consistently popular design choice, especially when screen space is limited, like on mobile devices. Their modularity […]
The correct font for your project depends on its use. Consider what your website is for, and what the user will do when they arrive. Do you have long stretches of text, or just smaller headlines and descriptive language? Chose the best font based on how the website works, not what you like the look […]
The space between letters is just as important for legibility as the text itself. If your website is hard to read, don’t just consider the typeface: consider the white space as well. With kerning, leading, tracking, and other spacing tools, you can make your text more readable without a major design overhaul using these text […]
Slow motion effects can be attention-grabbing tone setters in your website. Careful use of animation helps users better understand a changing user interface. When to Animate Your User Interface When we see an interface visually animate from one state to the next, it helps the user understand “where” they are in the metaphorical spacial plane […]
There’s a careful balance to be struck when adding customization options to your user interface. You need to provide a real degree of control, or dictate your design completely. Here are some things to consider when applying customization options to your user interface. Theme Options If you’re providing the option for your user interface to […]
How many programming languages should the average developer learn? While most programmers are expert in one or two languages, how many should they be familiar with?
HTML error codes are just as familiar to web developers as the tech-phobic. The only real difference is that web developers are supposed to know what they mean!
Web tables are antiquated technology. If you don’t know this, welcome to the club that everyone else joined in 2010. Tables as a layout tool are a hack, a corruption of HTML used to create layouts that the code hadn’t thought of yet. When tables were added in HTML in 1996, this was in the […]