User Experience, Practical Techniques, Vol. 1

User Experience, Practical Techniques, Vol. 1

Are you familiar with the term User Experience (UX) and the principles that determine a user-friendly website? If yes, then all you need to do is to learn some more useful techniques that will make your user interface designs even better!


This eBook features seven selected articles on usability principles which will help you design user-centered websites by showing you helpful examples of the best practices and which common mistakes to avoid in your next project.


  • 9 Common Usability Mistakes In Web Design
  • 10 Principles Of Effective Web Design
  • Five More Principles Of Effective Web Design
  • 10 Useful Techniques To Improve Your User Interface Designs
  • 12 Useful Techniques For Good User Interface Design
  • An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability
  • 10 Usability Nightmares You Should Be Aware Of

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 149
  • Language: English
  • Released: February 2012
  • Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
  • ISBN: 978-3-943075-25-0

Excerpt From Chapter 1

10 Principles Of Effective Web Design — by Vitaly Friedman

Usability and the utility, not the visual design, determine the success or failure of a web-site. Since the visitor of the page is the only person who clicks the mouse and therefore decides everything, user-centric design has become a standard approach for successful and profit-oriented web design. After all, if users can’t use a feature, it might as well not exist.

Excerpt From Chapter 7

10 Usability Nightmares You Should Be Aware Of — by Vitaly Friedman

Sometimes you just want to get the information you’re after, save it and move along. And you can’t. Usability nightmares — which are rather the daily routine than an exception — appear every now and again; usually almost every time you type your search keywords in Google. In his article “Why award-winning websites are so awful” Gerry McGovern points out that “the shiny surface wins awards, real substance wins customers” and that is absolutely true.

Nevermind what design you have, and nevermind which functionality you have to offer — if your visitors don’t understand how they can get from point A to point B they won’t use your site.

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