Tagged ‘Usability’

How to Make Unique Front Page Teasers for WordPress Posts

Want some distinction between your blog’s front and post pages? Wish your post displayed differently when viewed in a list? With WordPress, it’s easier than you think.

In this post we’ll highlight an incredibly useful, but often overlooked WordPress tag.

Five Minute Upgrade – Using CSS Borders for Emphasis

I’ve noticed recently that many of the techniques used by top designers are actually quite simple. It’s how these simple elements are pieced together that makes a design brilliant. Today we’ll be looking at the first one of these highly effective, yet strikingly simple design methods with the use of CSS borders.

Don’t Click Here! – Placing Links in Context

If you’re interested in reading this article, click here. On second thought. Don’t.

It’s a common usability problem. Links that don’t mean anything. How are you using links on your website?

Quick Tip – Blur Links With jQuery

This quick tip covers a quick usability upgrade for links on AJAX pages. By most browser’s default a dotted line stays around the link after it has been clicked. This becomes a problem with AJAX because the pages are often not reloaded.

Turning it off is simple with jQuery without any impact to the functionality. Give your links some love now and make the appearance smoother for the user later!

Below the Fold: Why Scrolling Isn’t A Bad Thing

“I want a website. It will be cutting edge visually impressive. It will have a wealth of information available.  All of our brochures, a full directory of employees, and a shopping cart. I don’t want it the user to have to scroll all over the place though!”

Ever hear this from a client describing their vision? Somewhere along the line having to scroll for information started to bother people. Scrolling isn’t the make or break of a page. Use it to your advantage, and you’ll have a site that seems almost intuitive.

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