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A category dedicated to Universal Design principles, best practices and ideas that are inherently accessible to people of all ages, with or without disabilities. It’s aim is to increase the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals.

In the first part about Call to Action buttons, I talked about the usage of color and how it affects the user’s behaviour. As mentioned in this article, a CTA-button has 4 important tools: placement, shape (and size), message and color. In this second part I would like to give you some pointers about the… continue reading

By combining scientific studies on color with some design principles, you can create a great call-to-action button for your website and improve its conversion rate drastically… continue reading

A tag cloud is a small summary of tags used throughout your website and can be implemented for several reasons: as an alternative navigation, to provide a quick overview of the website, article, pictures,… and an attempt to give the SEO (search engine optimization) a boost. Tag clouds were used on a huge amount of websites back in… continue reading

When I want to subscribe myself for a newsletter, website, online application or want to sign in, I need to put in my password. This is the easiest way to protect websites/applications and it works, but what I really don’t understand is why passwords appear as dots in the textfield. To me this is against… continue reading

UPDATE: The zip file now includes the PNG and GIF formats of the web icons. Start downloading! I don’t know about you, but I had enough of those fancy “web 2.0” web icons.  Sure, they get the attention of the visitors because of the stylish looks (bright colours, reflections and shadows), but do you really… continue reading

„Understanding your users is the first step towards defining the exact problem. does just that!“
- Paul