Designer Terminology: Fonts, Files, Acronyms and Layout Definitions

Common terminology utilized by designers of graphics and layouts for the web and print.

Time Spent on User Experience Results in Higher Sales

Econsultancy’s User Experience Survey Report, conducted in association with WhatUsersDo – an online usability testing and user experience research site – uncovered quite a statistic. 74% of businesses believe user experience is key for improving sales, conversions and loyalty. What is User Experience? According to Wikipedia: User experience (UX) involves a person’s emotions about using a particular product, system or service. User experience highlights the experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction and

5 Easy Ways to Improve your Site’s Readability

Most people don’t read web sites in the typical sense. People scan articles from top to bottom and catch headings, bullets, images, keywords and phrases that they are watching for. If you’d like to improve the way readers consume your content, there are ways to optimize your layout. Put dark text on a white background. Other soft background colors might work, but contrast is key, with the font being darker than the background. Try larger,

Blog-Tipping: Alpesh Nakars’ Blogosphere

The last couple of weeks has been brutal. I’ve started a project Wiki to keep up with the projects I’m doing, I’ve hired a young developer to assist me, I’ve resigned from my employer and accepted a new position with a local startup. I don’t want to burn any bridges with my previous employer (who I loved working with and for) so I’ve been mired in conversations with employees, leaders, and a couple special clients