Ethical Design: The Practical Getting-Started Guide

By now, most people working in tech know and feel the deep concerns related to surveillance capitalism fostered and upheld by the tech giants. We understand that the root of the problem lies within the business model of capitalising and monetising user data. Stories of how people are being exploited surface on a daily basis.

Lead Generation: Website Best Practices

A visitor takes action, a contact form is submitted, a lead is born. A lead generation website has a specific set of pages, each with specific elements. Each element aligns with the expectations and psychology of the visitor and the marketing program of the business. Let’s break it down.

The Front-End Checklist

The Front-End Checklist is an exhaustive list of all elements you need to have / to test before launching your site / HTML page to production. It is based on Front-End developers’ years of experience, with additions coming from other open-source checklists.

50+ Frequently Asked Questions About WordPress

We thought we’d share and expand on some of the most common questions we’ve been asked about WordPress! We’ll cover tons of topics including: About WordPress, Installing WordPress, WordPress Basics, WordPress Blogging, WordPress Pages, Customizing WordPress, WordPress SEO, Speeding Up WordPress, WordPress Security, and Making Money with WordPress.

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow. Being genuinely likable over the long haul is tougher. Building and maintaining great relationships, consistently influencing others in a good way and making people feel better about themselves, those are things relatively few people can do.

Rethinking drag and drop

Drag and drop is an intuitive way of moving and rearranging things. The good people at Atlassian have recently released react-beautiful-dnd which makes drag and drop for lists on the web more beautiful, natural and accessible. The core design idea of react-beautiful-dnd is physicality: users need to feel like they are moving physical objects around.

Designing for Human Attention

Although the design is perceived by our senses (vision, touch, hearing), it is immediately processed by our brain. As designers, we have to understand how to create experiences that go hand in hand with how the human brain evaluates them. While being a designer, you have the power to control the human mind during and even beyond the interaction with the product.

5 UI Patterns: Navigation That Makes Good UX Sense

Accessible navigation guides users through the flow of information in the UI and helps them complete their tasks, boosting your UX and driving up your web/mobile conversion. Likewise, if a user can’t find their way around your site or app, that site/app is useless to them  -  poor navigation design makes for poor UX and causes users to drop off the conversion funnel. It’s no surprise then that poorly designed/neglected UI navigation can have a disastrous impact on your bottom line.

Copywriting for mobile

Reading on a mobile device is different from reading on a desktop, mainly because the screen is much smaller. Texts appear stretched on a mobile device, as people have to scroll much more. Besides that, people reading from a mobile device can be anywhere. Lots of people use their mobile device ‘on the go’, while also doing other things. Their attention span and their concentration are very limited. That’s what makes writing for mobile challenging.