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5 Ways Web Design Impacts Customer Experience

More than just a pretty face, strong web design not only looks great but also has the power improves the usability of your site and increase conversion rates. Check out this article to find out more about how web design influences your customer experience.

Web design is one of the most important parts of any Internet marketing strategy. It has a huge impact on the digital customer experience in several different ways. Your site’s aesthetics, usability, any other crucial factors are essential to your company’s long-term online success. But how dramatically does it actually impact your bottom line? In this post, we’ll take a look at five major aspect of web design and how you can improve all of them.

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How to Improve the User Experience of Your Contact Forms

This is what we keep saying!  Only ask for information you need.  The more frustrated the user feels the higher the chances that they may drop off and you will lose the sale / donation.  Keep it simple and don't ask for information that is irrelevant to the purpose!

The shorter your forms are, the lower the drop-off rate. I know we’re not here to discuss conversion rates and how to improve them, but put your expectations aside for a while. This is important to know.

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Making logos work for the web

The logo design process Here's some principles to help to make sure your logos are working for the web!

When you design for the web, no matter the industry, there are expectations that must be met, and realities that must be accounted for. Although this is true for all forms of web design, it is especially true for logo design.

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What’s New for Designers, October 2016

Stay up to date with the latest resources for designers for the month with this list of resources. Both Chloe and I are liking the look of Hero Patterns!

n this month’s edition of what’s new for designers, we’ve included color tools, icon sets, automation tools, design tools, printables, Sketch plugins, and more. And as always, we’ve also included some awesome new free fonts!

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Myth #3: People don’t scroll

People hold on to a lot of preconceived notions about the web, but behaviours are changing! UX Myths helps prove how users are really using the web

Although people weren’t used to scrolling in the mid-nineties, nowadays it’s absolutely natural to scroll. For a continuous and lengthy content, like an article or a tutorial, scrolling provides even better usability than slicing up the text to several separate screens or pages.

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Magical Lessons for Muggle Developers

Although many people in today's world see developers as 'Internet Wizards', not many would be able to tell you the similarities of coding and magic. This article provides a fun insight of what it's like to be a web developer.

What do the wizarding and coding worlds have in common? If it’s not something you’ve considered before – but you’re as avid a Harry Potter fan as I am – then read on for a magical perspective.

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Better web typography in 13 simple steps

The web is made of text! It’s time to upgrade your typography game with these tips that you can apply today to improve your web design.

"Web typography on the web is not as daunting as you may think. One can go a long way with a few basic tips.”

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8 Best Practices for Designing a Helpful Contact Page

There are many factors to take into consideration when creating a contact us page, depending on your type of service of course, will determine how detailed your contact us page needs to be...

A well designed contact page directs people to the answers they need and helps them ask their questions more effectively, significantly improving their experience on your site

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32 Chrome extensions for designers and devs

Here are some handy tools you might want to add to you chrome extension arsenal. 'Whatfont?' and 'ColorZilla' are some of my favourites.

There are a ton of free Chrome extensions to help make your life easier – we select the best.

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Mastering Responsive Web Design: The Dos and Dont’s

Building responsive web sites is a lot more complicated than it sounds. There are so many extra things to consider - and this article touches on several of the main ones, though it's nowhere near an exhaustive list.

Web design for mobile platforms is not about cramming all of your site’s content onto a smaller screen. You may have worked for years to optimize your content, but the long and short of it is this: mobile web design is a whole different animal. The goal is not to shrink your current website, but to redesign it for a mobile platform.

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365 Awesome Designers

Looking for some design inspiration? Check out these designers who are doing some awesome work in their field! A new designer is added to the list daily!

365 awesome designers is a small project by WILD, where they post one designer each day for one year. It’s curated by Damian Kidd.

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Building the UI for the new The Times website

This article gives a fascinating insight into the process the team went through in redesigning the web site for a large newspaper.

My name is Pedro Duarte and I’m a front-end developer specialising in UI and user experience. News UK hired me to focus on the UI development overhaul of the new The Times & The Sunday Times websites. And for the last year, this is what I’ve been up to…

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19 Ways to Raise More Money From Donation Pages

Top 19 tips on making a kick-ass donation page that every not-for-profit should know when creating their unique branded donation page!

What makes a kick-ass donation page? Is it the words? Images? Where buttons and fields are located?

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