Here's some things you need to make a successful web app:
A plan to make an application that helps real people to make their lives easier, solving a well-researched problem
Understand human psychology
Know how design, both in terms of UX flow and visual design
A marketing plan, to tell potential customers that your app solves their problem
A text editor
A web server
Probably some sort of database
A payment processor of sorts
Good security from the start
An understanding of tax laws in your country
…Samsung project called MIEUX, an acronym for "Make It Emotional UX", where " UX" is industry shorthand for "user experience". The acronym is based on the French word mieux, which means "better".
The "better" that the project is going for is "the creation of a more intuitive and emotional Samsung Mobile interface". They argue that the design of Samsung mobile user interfaces at that time was merely utilitarian, not user-friendly, …
You're left with a UX artifact you can use to explore new ideas and help guide your UX roadmap.
I recently did this with Mailgun . It helped identify some areas that we often take for granted, or areas that I wasn't aware how big a problem they were. We also identified some quick wins.
Free template for
Here is a blank template I put together with Omnigraffle. Feel free to download and use it for documenting your CX map.
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…The more fonts are used, the more requests will be made and more bytes will be incurred. The general UX best practice is to keep the number of used fonts at a minimum, which also aligns with our performance goals. Step one: use web fonts, but audit your font usage periodically and try to keep it lean.
Measuring web font latencies
The transfer latency of each font file is dependent on its bytesize, which in turn is determined by the number of glyphs, font metadata (e.g hinting for …
Here's a closer-up shot of Magazine UX:
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Here's Rappler's hands-on video with Magazine UX:
For those people who says that Samsung's software is always derivative of others', Magazine UX just provides more evidence. It looks like a hybrid of Flipboard and Microsoft's " Modern UI", the UI formerly known as Metro. Here's Phonedog's side-by-side comparison of Magazine UX and Modern UI…
Interesting UX exercise : can you guess which button does what?
Empty States chronicles great examples of empty state .
Web Typography: Using The . That's an interesting way to work with rem , but also ... and REM's
Why I dislike the rem unit tackles the problem with older browers, buggy implementations, and media queries. So maybe no rem for me this year.
Bulletproof Accessible tackles … Fonts
Experiment early and often.
A/B testing isn't always conclusive. If the changes aren't intended to produce purely numbers-driven results, use other methods to test.
UX andteams need to work together to find the sweet spot between balancing and needs.
Secondary UX skills in interaction design, front-end development, drawing, animation, or video
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Gmail blows up e-mail marketing by caching all images on . I can see some UX value in this change. Also, turn the dial down on email marketing, increase the value for Google ads. servers
Changes to : 's block behavior
there's nothing false about effectively driving away a large percentage of drive-by harassment
The more years I spend building modern software, the more convinced I am that performance and UX are the true skills in our field and the keys to a successful project. This venture is certainly no exception. The majority of the users of our system have little experience with either …