Optimizing Websites for Great User Experiences and Increased Conversions [Webinar]

Attracting site visitors requires strategic advertising but maintaining site visitors requires a website that performs well. In order to keep visitors on the site post-click, the site must load quickly, be scalable and be built with mobile in mind. Join Continue reading Optimizing Websites for Great User Experiences and Increased Conversions [Webinar]

Universal Principles Of User Experience Design — Smashing Magazine

(This is a sponsored article.) As designers working in an ever-changing field, it’s important that we develop an understanding of the timeless design principles that underpin everything we do. In the second article in my series for Adobe XD, I’ll Continue reading Universal Principles Of User Experience Design — Smashing Magazine

Designing Friction For A Better User Experience — Smashing Magazine

In experience design, friction is anything that prevents users from accomplishing their goals or getting things done. It’s the newsletter signup overlay covering the actual content, the difficult wording on a landing page, or the needless optional questions in a Continue reading Designing Friction For A Better User Experience — Smashing Magazine

Do Developers Influence the User Experience More Than Designers?

Have you ever wondered why you don’t find job advertisements for “user experience developers”? For that matter, why do designers monopolize improving the experience of users? It is not like designers are the only people who impact the user experience. Continue reading Do Developers Influence the User Experience More Than Designers?

How To Use Underlined Text To Improve User Experience — Smashing Magazine

(This article is supported by Adobe.) An underline is a horizontal line immediately below a portion of text. In our everyday experience, we underline to emphasize key sections of text, sometimes drawing an underline by hand below printed text. But Continue reading How To Use Underlined Text To Improve User Experience — Smashing Magazine

The Evolution Of User Experience Design — Smashing Magazine

(This series of articles is kindly supported by Adobe.) We’re fortunate enough to be working at an incredibly exciting time in our industry. Yes, the challenges are considerable, but the opportunities are – equally – transformational. It’s never been a Continue reading The Evolution Of User Experience Design — Smashing Magazine

Yarn: From Zero to 700,000 User Searches per Month

Since December 2016, Algolia has powered the JavaScript packages search of the Yarn website. This blog post explains how we collaborated with the Yarn team, what the challenges were building such a search interface, and how much this search is Continue reading Yarn: From Zero to 700,000 User Searches per Month

10 Simple Tips To Improve User Testing – Smashing Magazine

(This is a sponsored post). Testing is a fundamental part of the UX designer’s job and a core part of the overall UX design process. Testing provides the inspiration, guidance and validation that product teams need in order to design Continue reading 10 Simple Tips To Improve User Testing – Smashing Magazine

Combining Graphical And Voice Interfaces For A Better User Experience – Smashing Magazine

With​ ​the​ ​appearance​ ​of​ ​voice​ ​user​ ​interfaces,​ ​AI​ ​and​ ​chatbots,​ ​what is​ ​the​ ​future​ ​of​ ​graphical​ ​user​ ​interfaces (GUIs)?​ ​Don’t​ ​worry: Despite​ ​some dark​ ​predictions1​,​ ​GUIs​ ​will​ ​stay​ ​around​ ​for​ ​many​ ​years​ ​to​ ​come. Let​ ​me​ ​share​ ​my​ ​personal, humble Continue reading Combining Graphical And Voice Interfaces For A Better User Experience – Smashing Magazine

Google Is Said to Retool User Security in Wake of Political Hack

(Bloomberg) — Google is preparing to upgrade its security tools for online accounts to better insulate users from cyberattacks and politically motivated hacks, according to two people familiar with the company’s plan. The Alphabet Inc. company next month will begin offering Continue reading Google Is Said to Retool User Security in Wake of Political Hack