If you run an ecommerce website or app, it’s likely that 30-50% of your transactions involved your site search. That’s why it’s critical that your mobile site search is well optimized, both in terms of functionality and user experience. (more…)
The United States Federal Reserve banking system is broken up into 12 districts or regions, each of which is overseen by a regional bank. Don’t ask me how but I was recently looking at the websites for these banks.
As I did so, I started thinking about navigation design. I am always interested in the similarities and differences in the way that different people organize information that covers the same subject matter.
Whether it is the grouping of information on a home page or the ordering of links in a main navigation bar, it is fascinating to see what conventions are followed and (for better or worse) where these trends are ignored.
This 404 error page best practice from online store Ballard Designs, seems so obvious I’m surprised I’ve never seen it mentioned before. In addition to providing your visitor with the usual links to home, search, customer service, etc, why not provide them with actual product recommendations?
A web design element that I have commonly used is the image carousel or image slider. However, I recently caught up with some articles that highlight usability issues with them.
This has caused me to question my fondness for them as a way to present hero content above the fold when space is limited. (more…)