Alan Ho

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How to Design a Large Scale Responsive Site

Responsive design has evolved considerably since it was first defined by Ethan Marcotte in 2010. The discussion now isn’t whether you should develop …

Eye-Catching App Icon Design: How To

• 11 min read<br>• Mobile, Process, Apps, Wireframing, Workflow<p>Creating that singular piece of graphic design that users will first interact with each time …

UI Design

Five User Research Mistakes To Avoid

There are a lot of mistakes that can be made when conducting any type of research.<p>But almost all research contains some mistakes in methodology, …

UX Design

Minimize Design Risk by Focusing on Outcomes not Features

<b>Summary:</b> Resist the urge to lead with implementation. Once you know what the need is, you’ll know what to build.<p>One of the biggest traps in product …

How to Design Your Site Like Airbnb

Airbnb is a unicorn. Today, they are valued at 25.5 billion according to CBI Insights. Once upon a time, however, Airbnb didn’t have millions of …

#1 Google Keyword Planner Alternative For SEO (FREE)

Enter a keyword, and the Keyword Tool provides a huge handful of long-tail keyword opportunities, organized alphabetically.<p>The first place to start …

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Write Better Headlines

The #1 Headline Analyzer<p>Write Headlines That Drive Traffic, Shares, And Search Results<p>Enter your text to begin headline analysis:<p>Too many tabs …

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Content Idea Generator

• Don't capitalize keywords (except proper nouns)<br>• Use the singular version of your keyword<br>• Revise the result to create your own fantastic (grammatically …

Making and Breaking UX Best Practices

Imagine a website with a beautiful, enticing, full-screen image, where a transparent button leads to pages of well constructed, adaptive content. The …

The UX-factor: why I don’t care where or what you studied

Trolling design establishment. Like. A. Boss.<p>I vividly remember the first time I was about to build my own UX design team for a big multinational …

How to Run an Insightful Usability Test In 6 Steps

Usability testing makes the difference between design thinking (designing for the user) and obsessing over features. In this piece, we’ll outline the …

UX Flows: How to Craft Effective Sign-ups

To work collaboratively with design partners (like us), you’ve got to talk the UX talk. That way, you can get the most out of your engagement (big …

Why You Shouldn't Hire a UI/UX Designer

Today’s guest post comes from Craig Morrison, founder of UsabilityHour.com. Enjoy!<p><b>UX Designer and UI Designer are two vastly different roles and a</b> …

Don’t Overlook These 7 Website Style Guide Sections

When someone mentions style guides, people usually think of typography, grid layouts, or colors, and enough numbers to give you a headache. That’s …

Creating Good User Experiences by Focusing on Content

By<aside class="pull_aside"> <blockquote class="pullquote TOPICPLACEHOLDER">The more you can embed content strategy into every step of your design …

Review research learnings with your team

User research is all about putting the assumptions you are making about your product to the test. It’s about learning what your users are like, and …

UX Design

4 Best Practices for Unforgettable Landing Page UX

As described in the free e-book Web Design for the Human Eye, landing pages are essentially your ‘shop window’ and you have one chance to impress the …

Optimizing Your Design For Rapid Prototype Testing

Product teams in startups and mid-sized and large companies are all implementing usability testing and prototyping as a way to de-risk product …

3 Tips for Resolving Internal Design Disputes

Does this situation sound familiar?Your team is working on a new project, and several stakeholders can’t come to an agreement on a design …

Designer’s Toolkit: Prototyping Tools

Reviews and rankings to help you find the best prototyping tool for the job<p>When deciding how to build your next prototype, the vast landscape of …

Never A/B Test without Doing These 2 Things First

<i>“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the ax.”</i> <br>That quote, made famous by Abraham Lincoln, tells us a lot …

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Example UX docs and deliverables - UXM

Following on from my article about how to create great UX documents, I thought that it would be useful to collate some example UX documents and …

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A/B testing

A/B Testing Mastery: From Beginner To Pro in a Blog Post

A/B testing – for all the content out there about testing, huge amounts of people still mess it up. From testing the wrong things to running the …

Why You Don’t Need To Test With Your Target Audience

by Stefan Rössler on May 28, 2015 –<p>It’s hard to believe, but you don’t need representative users for Usability testing!<p>Again, <i>you don’t need</i> …

4 UX Documents to Help You Fully Understand Your Users

No matter what process or documentation you use, one guideline always remains relevant: design for the user.<i>Photo Credit: “</i><i>Anna</i><i>.” Stefano Montagner.</i></i> …