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Do These 10 Things to Make Your Homepage a Success

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The basic homepage design is so 2012. The supposed magic formula of 10 elements to include for a successful home page isn’t enough anymore for a simple reason — it’s too formulaic. And that can create for a boring homepage that’ll drive users away. That’s not to say those page elements don’t have function — they are still important — but they are lacking what users crave, human interactions along with a delightful surprise or two.

So the list is changing. Don’t worry, we can still boil the requirements for a successful modern homepage down to 10 things in this post.  And you  might be surprised how this list has evolved.

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Free e-Book: Demystifying Delightful Interaction Design

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The newest guide in our free downloadable library is now available.

Demystifying Delightful Interaction Design explores the facets of delightful design from a perspective most useful to UX/UI professionals. Here’s a little of what to expect inside.

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Designing UX for Conversions: Beyond the 3-Click Myth

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Good UX equals good conversions. In this piece, we’ll provide some UX tips for higher conversions and happier users. 

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Amazon’s A-to-Z of E-commerce UI/UX Design

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Nowadays to sell goods and services, you don’t need a traditional brick-and-mortar storefront. All you need to set up shop is a good internet connection, a domain and a site. However, that doesn’t guarantee success. There’s more to an e-commerce site than throwing up a few items and a credit card form. You’ve got to have a solid user interface and user experience to get your customers to open their wallets.

If you want to look at the UI and UX of an e-commerce site, then Amazon is one of the best around.

In this article, let’s take a quick look at the practical takeaways from the UI and UX of the popular e-commerce site.

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Single-Page vs. Multi-Page UI Design: Pros & Cons

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When the desire to be trendy overpowers the need to fulfill user goals, your design is in serious trouble.

Let’s dissect single page vs. multi-page web UI design so you can make the best design decision. 

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Supersize Your UX/UI: Design Lessons From Fast-Food Sites

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Photo Credit: George, Creative Commons 2.0

Fast-food websites are an interesting mix of user experiences. They aren’t hard to land upon since fast-food joints register every domain name imaginable that relates to their name and menu items. This assures you’ll be enticed — brainwashed to run right out for a meal. A perfect mix of UI and UX, images are bold and navigation is obvious to the user.

In this piece, we’ll discuss how you can look at fast-food sites to supersize your UX and UI.

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Getting Started in UX Design: Tips & Resources

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In this piece, we’ll explain how to get started in UX with the least learning curve possible.

We scoured the web and spoke with our own design team for the most straightforward advice. Check it out!

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Google vs. Yahoo: Quick UI/UX Lessons

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When it comes to user experience and user interface design, Google and Yahoo both do a decent job (granted, in different ways). 

In this piece, we’ll quickly explain some practical takeaways from the UI and UX design of each site. 

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Free pocket guide: Color Theory in Web UI Design

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You can read everything you need to know about color theory collected into one easy-reference guide.

Color Theory in Web UI Design is available to download now. Let’s take a peek inside. 

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5 Creative Mobile UI Patterns for Navigation

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There’s no one way to design your mobile navigation… but some ways work better than others.

In this piece, we’ll examine 5 creative yet highly usable navigation patterns.

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