Popups: 10 Problematic Trends and Alternatives
by Anna Kaley on June 30, 2019
Summary: Whether modal or not, most overlays appear at the wrong time, interrupt users during critical tasks, use poor language, and contribute to user disorientation.
The Nielsen Norman Group explains it well. Again.
By most accounts, more and more people are automatically blocking the ads in their browser.
Source: Seth’s Blog: Ad blocking
Summary: Placeholder text within a form field makes it difficult for people to remember what information belongs in a field, and to check for and fix errors. It also poses additional burdens for users with visual and cognitive impairments.
via Placeholders in Form Fields Are Harmful.
I do so dislike placeholder as label. Begone!
To help users quickly find what they need, anchor text should stand out from the body content and accurately describe the page that it refers to.
via Writing Hyperlinks: Salient, Descriptive, Start with Keyword.
Three principles form a foundation to the graphical user interface: Discoverability, Stability, and Visibility.
via Providing Predictable Targets | askTog.
Using a series of cautionary (and hilarious) YouTube videos, Google Analytics shows examples of poor web design and digital marketing — but in real life.
via Google Analytics Shows You What Bad Web Practices Look Like in Real Life.
Through fluid grids and media query adjustments, responsive design enables Web page layouts to adapt to a variety of screen sizes.
via LukeW | Multi-Device Layout Patterns.
Good mobile user experience requires a different design than what’s needed to satisfy desktop users. Two designs, two sites, and cross-linking to make it all work.
via Mobile Site vs. Full Site (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox).
Not sure that Molly will approve.
7-inch tablets have either a glorious future or will fail miserably. I doubt there’s a middle path in their future.
via Kindle Fire Usability Findings (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox).
So will the Fire sell in the millions? or will it be a fire sale?
All check boxes have labels, but not all check boxes use label tags to dis play their labels. This can cre ate click ing prob lems for users. Check boxes are small and hard to tar get. With out the label tags, users can’t click the check box labels to tick the check box. Instead, they’re forced to tar get and click the small check box itself, which can cause user frus tra tion, espe cially for motor-impaired users.
via Why Your Form Checkboxes Should Always Use Label Tags – UX Movement.