Breadcrumb trails can be a useful secondary navigation tool for large sites such as online stores. Read More
Buttons are a small but critical part of a web site design. In the best designs they create a strong call-to-action — add to cart, sign up, or learn more — as well being one of the details that reinforces the overall quality of the design. Read More
Compared with the current state of design across many areas of the web (look at all the great themes being developed for WordPress, for instance), the state of forum design leaves much to be desired. Read More
A free trial has become something of a pre-requisite for a subscription-based MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game). In fact, of the major MMOs only Age of Conan does not offer a free trial.
With so much competition for players to choose from it is critical that MMO free trial landing pages are effective at communicating their value proposition and answering potential questions in order to convert visitors into trial accounts.
In doing research for some ecommerce work I wanted to see how online retailers approached the layout of different types of store pages.
Perhaps my Google skills were lacking, but I couldn’t find any examples of where someone else had done something similar. I’ve seen showcases of shopping cart icons and add to cart icons, but nothing where the layout of a whole page is examined.
An important part of designing any kind of registration or login form is how you handle when things go wrong — a required field is missed or data is entered incorrectly. How do you inform the user that they have made a mistake and help them in fixing it? Read More